Exynos 5433-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 4 benchmarked

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is back at AnTuTu and this time there are benchmark scores. The Samsung N910C is powered by a Exynos 5433 (not to be confused with the Exynos 5430 found in the Galaxy Alpha), while the N910S is based on Snapdragon 805.

The new Exynos chipset moves to 64-bit processing with four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53. Those are the successors to the 32-bit A15 and A7 respectively but implement the ARMv8-A instructions set (same as Apple’s Cyclone cores). The Snapdragon 805 uses 32-bit Krait 450 cores.

The chipset also brings a new generation of GPU, the Mali-T760, the third generation of the architecture behind the Mali-T628 that powers Galaxy Alpha’s chipset. The Qualcomm chipset brings a next-gen GPU as well, Adreno 420.

The Galaxy Note 4 will have 3GB of RAM in both its Exynos and Snapdragon versions.

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AT&T confirms that it will carry HTC One (M8) for Windows

It looks like the Verizon Wireless exclusivity of the freshly unveiled HTC One (M8) for Windows will not last long. AT&T announced that it will also carry the Windows Phone 8.1 beast.

gsmarena 001 AT&T confirms that it will carry HTC One (M8) for Windows

Pricing and availability of the smartphone for AT&T are yet to be announced. However, the wireless carrier already has a dedicated sign up page for the overly anxious potential users, willing to get their hands on the device.

Expanded availability of the HTC One (M8) for Windows should hardly catch anyone by surprise. The device is also all but certain to make an international debut as well – it recently appeared on a Dutch carrier’s website.


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Original HTC One is now receiving Android 4.4.3 in Europe

gsmarena 001 Original HTC One is now receiving Android 4.4.3 in Europe

Following in the footsteps of the HTC One (M8), he original HTC One from 2013 is now apparently in the process of getting updated to Android 4.4.3 KitKat.

This has started to happen in parts of Europe, with confirmed updates received in both Slovakia and Romania – in the latter case even for a carrier version of the smartphone, so not only units sold unlocked are part of the rollout.

As you may know, HTC has decided to incorporate the security fixes from Google’s Android 4.4.4 release into its Android 4.4.3 update, so this will probably be the last Android version bump for HTC smartphones until Android L hits later this year.

The update for the original HTC One comes in at around 550 MB, and after applying it you’ll be running Software number 6.09.401.5.

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LG G Watch 2 to appear on IFA with OLED screen

The LG G Watch has just started selling to users and Google Play but already we’re hearing of a G Watch 2.

More so the second generation of LG’s brand new smartwatch could make an appearance as soon as this IFA fair in Berlin that’s set to begin in the beginning of September, according to an LG official speaking to KoreaTimes.

gsmarena 001 LG G Watch 2 to appear on IFA with OLED screen

It’s unclear whether LG will show the G Watch 2 to users or have a media and business clients-only affair.

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LG will bring the G3 UX to low and mid-range devices

LG announced that it will bring the UX interface which debuted with the G3 to its mid-range and entry-level smartphones and tablets. The feature-rich Android customization will appear in most of the company’s devices later this year.

gsmarena 001 LG will bring the G3 UX to low and mid range devices

The flat UX interface of the LG G3 has been receive praise since the handset’s debut. Its features have earned the device three “Best of the Best” award from the 2014 Red Dot Communication Design Award judges.

This is not the first time LG brings a feature from its flagships to models down its product range. Late last year, the company made a similar announcement about bringing the Knock feature that debuted in the LG G2 to the L Series of smartphones.

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Meizu MX4 will be officially announced on September 2

gsmarena 001 Meizu MX4 will be officially announced on September 2

Meizu hasn’t announced the MX4 today as we thought it would, but the Chinese company has at least made the unveiling date for its next flagship smartphone official. It’s September 2, so the first couple of weeks of next month are due to be very, very crowded in terms of new device launches.

The MX4 will run Flyme OS 4.0, the latest incarnation of Meizu’s interpretation of Android. The phone has been rumored to come in at least two different versions, a ‘base model’ and a higher-end version.

The latter should sport a 5.4″ or 5.5″ touchscreen with 2560×1536 resolution, and a 20.7 MP rear camera (supposedly the exact same unit that Sony uses on its Xperia Z2). 3GB of RAM will be in at least one MX4 model, as well as Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 5433 SoC.

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OnePlus One Android 4.4.4 update rolling out now

Although OnePlus may still be having trouble getting units of its One flagship into buyers’ hands, the company has been hard at work making the One units that are out there even better. The latest software update to the OnePlus One is streaming out now, updating the device to Android 4.4.4 KitKat and adding plenty of bug fixes and software optimizations in the process.

gsmarena 001 OnePlus One Android 4.4.4 update rolling out now

Here is a full list of changes:

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