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Samsung Galaxy S8 Announced

Samsung will launch the new Galaxy S8 phone within the next few months, and it will bundle it with an intelligent virtual assistant. According to Samsung, the phone will allow people to perform various tasks and order products and services without having to rely on third party applications.

The AI software will be made available to other devices as well – refrigerators, for example. This means that your fridge will be able to order food whenever you instruct it to do so.

The South Korean company acquired Viv labs Inc., a Silicon Valley startup that was founded by the same team who implemented Siri for Apple’s devices.

Samsung will probably launch the new phone in March or April 2017, just like it did with the previous Galaxy S iterations. The company needs to sell lots of these smartphones, because its profits diminished significantly due to the Galaxy Note 7 flop.


OnePlus 3T Hits the Market in November

I simply love OnePlus 3! So when I heard that an upgraded version of my beloved smartphone – called OnePlus 3T – will be available next month, I couldn’t help asking myself what will they add to an already perfect phone.


According to Weibo, OnePlus 3T will come with a snappier CPU – a Snapdragon 821. I have to admit that this has gotten me a little bit worried. Because a faster processor will always make the battery drain faster, isn’t it? Well, it looks like things have already been taken care of. The new model comes with an upgraded 3300 mA battery, a 10% increase in comparison with the old model, which should cover all the needs of the hungrier CPU and then some.

OnePlus 3T comes with the same 6 GB of RAM, the largest amount of memory in a phone so far. And with storage capacities upgraded to 128 GB, you won’t have to turn on your laptop too often. In fact, some of you may even decide to sell your laptops. We are only years away from the moment when laptops will be replaced by smartphones, and this one may have just accelerated the transition.

OnePlus 3T will use the same 5.5 inch display we have come to love, but it will run the newer Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. The price will probably stay below $500, which is a great figure for a smartphone that does so many things properly.


Asus ZenFone 3 Max

Asus’ newest smartphone has been recently launched and its specs don’t look that impressive at first glance.

First of all, it features the same 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels that lots of phones use these days. Then, it comes with a 1.4 GHz, eight core Snapdragon 430 CPU and 32 GB of internal storage.

So, is there anything special about this phone? Well, there are quite a few things, if you ask me.


Believe it or not, Asus ZenFone 3 Max comes with an SD card slot. I know, it’s not an outstanding feature, but I have come to appreciate it a lot, because fewer and fewer manufacturers use it. And if you take into account the fact that it can host cards with sizes of up to 128 GB, those 32 gigs of built-in storage aren’t that annoying anymore.

Then, this phone comes with a huge, 4100 mA battery. It’s not removable, but at least it’s big enough to carry us through an entire day of intense phone usage. And since we’re going to recharge it less often, I expect this battery to last at least a few years.


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