Nvidia’s SHIELD Tablet X1 is spotted on benchmarking site


It’s been an interesting year for Nvidia, what with the worldwide recall of its SHIELD Tablet thanks to some battery issues that caused the tablet to become a potential fire hazard. In recent weeks, the graphics company released a revised version of the tablet called the SHIELD Tablet K1, which has been well-received. Moving on, Nvidia is in the process of developing a new SHIELD Tablet sporting the powerful Tegra X1 processor, which has been spotted being put through its paces on GFXBench.  Read more

Will the microSD card slot return for Samsung’s Galaxy S7?


In 2015, Samsung’s flagship experienced a lot changes. The company ditched plastic, faux leather, and other funky materials for premium metal and glass. The design of the Galaxy S6 is unlike anything Samsung has ever released, especially considering it lacks a microSD card slot. Samsung instead told consumers that they’d have to either play within the limits of their device’s internal storage or look to the cloud for help. Even the most loyal consumers were disheartened by Samsung’s decision and forced themselves to either keep their current device or search for an alternative. To those people, there is now good news.

Samsung is reportedly considering bringing back the microSD card slot for the Galaxy S7.

Read more

In-house chips may be on the way to LG, Sony devices


LG has been steadily improving its position in the mobile device market thanks to a string of successful smartphone launches over the past couple years. Meanwhile, Sony, while producing devices that tend to be well received, struggles to translate that into sales success. Although they seem to be on divergent paths, the two companies have something in common – they are both mentioned in rumors of a move by smartphone manufacturers to transition to in-house production of processors used in their devices. Read more

Xiaomi’s new hardware could come at November 24 event


Next week, a new wave of Xiaomi products could be incoming. The company will be hosting an event on Tuesday, November 24, in Beijing to announce what is expected to be more than just one device. Within the next few months, Xiaomi is believed to be selling the new Mi 5, Mi Pad 2, and Redmi Note 2 Pro; therefore, an announcement of all three could take place at the upcoming event.

Rumors regarding launches have surrounded all three of those devices for many months. But the wait could finally be over for one or more of them in just a few days.

Via: Pocketnow