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Feb 17, 2014

Oppo R8007 Spotted in GFXBench with Dual-SIM Capabilities

Chinese mobile phone maker Oppo might launch a new Android-based smartphone in the not too distant future, one that emerged in the GFXBench database as Oppo R8007.

The handset was seen there with Google’s Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system loaded on top, as well as with a 1.6GHz Snapdragon S4 MSM8226 processor inside, with Adreno 305 graphics. The phone is expected to arrive on shelves with dual-SIM capabilities, as well as with TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1xAdv, and HSPA+ connectivity. The phone is also said to sport a display capable of delivering a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution.

No further details on the device have been provided as of now, but its processor could allow for a camera of up to 13 megapixels to be included on its back. As GSMInsider notes, the phone is expected to be released as a mid-range device, with an affordable price tag attached to it. Stay tuned to learn more on it.

Oppo R8007 in GFXBench
Image credits to GFXBench

Nokia X Leaks in New Press Photo, Its Name Allegedly Confirmed

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has been long rumored to plan on bringing to the market a smartphone running under Google’s Android operating system, and it seems that the device has leaked in a new press photo, one that also confirms its name.

The handset, initially spotted online under the codename of Nokia Normandy, was said not long ago to be launched as Nokia X, and the new leaked photo with it, available courtesy of @evleaks, appears to confirm that. The phone is said to arrive on shelves with a 4-inch touchscreen display and to be featuring entry-level hardware specifications inside. It might sport a 3MP camera on the back, while running under one of the latest Android versions out there.

No official confirmation on the device has been provided as of now, but rumor has it that it will be announced next week at MWC 2014, so stay tuned for more on the matter.

Nokia X press photo
Image credits to evleaks

New NVIDIA Tegra Note (P1761) with Tegra K1, HD Display and Android 4.4.2 KitKat Emerges

After a new NVIDIA Tegra Note reference design was showcased back in January, the slate makes an appearance in the AnTuTu database this week.

At CES 2014 NVIDIA pulled the veil off its next-gen Tegra K1 processor, which is a 192-core super chip bundled with NVIDIA Kepler architecture. Some of you might know that Kepler architecture is behind one of the fastest graphics processing units (GPUS) on the market today, the NVDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti. So basically with the Tegra K1 processor, this performance can be ported to mobile devices, too. Back in Las Vegas, NVIDIA showed a Tegra Note reference design equipped with the new processor and combined with 4GB of RAM. But now the device (codenamed P1761) has been spotted online, specifically in the AnTuTu benchmark database, indicating the prototype might be soon headed towards manufacturing. The new tablet comes with a resolution that has been upgraded to full HD (1920 x 1200 pixels), compared with the previous model which only had 1280 x 800 pixels.

The only caveat is that the AnTuTu benchmark doesn't specify if the slate is necessarily a 7-incher or not, so we can only assume it is. The P1761 is shown to run a 4-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor (based on ARM Cortex A-15 architecture) clocked up to 2.3GHz combined with 2GB of RAM and backed up by 16GB of internal storage. Things have been upped in the OS department as well and now the Tegra Note runs Android 4.2.2 KitKat out of the box. So far, the highest clock we have seen in a Cortex A-15 comes from the Exynos 5420 processor with 1.9GHz. Lastly, we should note the tablet scored 38,323 points in the AnTuTu benchmark, while Tegra K1 has managed to reach 41,000 points in full clock mode, which isn't necessarily what we’re going to see on a tablet.

The upcoming tablet will probably come equipped with the same DirectSylus technology, putting it in completion with slates like the ASUS VivoTab Note 8. But you won’t be picking up this tablet just because you want a capable stylus to go with your slate.

New NVIDIA Tegra Note (P1761) spotted on AnTuTu
Images credits to AnTuTu Bechmark

Samsung Galaxy S5 Leaked Screenshot “Confirms” 5.25-Inch Display with QHD Resolution

With less than two weeks left until the official unveil of Samsung Galaxy S5, new info comes to confirm the already leaked specs sheet of the flagship smartphone.

The folks over at SamsungGalaxyS5Abonnement have just published a small screenshot allegedly taken from the Galaxy S5, which they have received from a tipster who preferred to remain anonymous. The screenshot “confirms” that Samsung Galaxy S5 will come equipped with a 5.25-inch QHD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution.

The information is not new, but it is a confirmation from another source that Samsung will indeed put a QHD display into the Galaxy S5. Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to be unveiled later this month at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, and if rumors are accurate, it will be available in two different versions: Premium and Standard.

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 screenshot
Image credits to SamsungGalaxyS5Abonnement

Intel “Ivy Town” 15-Core Xeon E7 Processors Detailed

There was a time when computers had only 5 MB of random access memory, but these days, the cache of the CPU is a lot larger than that, and RAM can reach even 64 GB on some motherboards, and much more on servers.

The “Ivy Town” Intel CPU series is one of the chips that makes such high performance and capacity levels possible. Or perhaps we should say that the Ivy Town will be one of the processors, since it hasn't been launched yet, though that should happen soon. Called Xeon E7-8800v2, it is made for business servers and other enterprise applications, particularly high-end workstations. First off, the chip is a 15-core model (64-bit Ivy-Bridge cores), which means that the system can use 30 threads, thanks to Hyper-Threading technology. The cache memory is a massive 35.7 MB (shared L3 cache), and the overpowered spec sheet continues with a high-speed serial I/O interface. We have 40 PCI Express lanes (2.5/5.0/8.0Gbps), four direct media interface (DMI) lanes (2.5/5.0Gbps), and 60 QPI lanes (6.4/7.2/8.0Gbps) for connecting with other CPUs in a server/ data center. The DDR3 memory controllers (and there are two of them) bear mentioning as well, each featuring two memory channels with 800MT/s – 1867MT/s effective frequencies (normal DDR3 modules) or 2667MT/s speeds (to connect to a memory extension buffer using voltage-mode single-ended / VMSE interface).

Furthermore, the Intel Xeon E7-8800v2 Ivy Town CPU boasts multiple system topologies and frequencies of 1.4 to 3.8GHz, with TDP going from 40W to 150W. As for the floorplan, it's like this: 15 cores in 3 columns (but easily reconfigured for lower core counts), with the L3 cache alongside the cores, as seen in the diagram on the left. The Intel Ivy Town LGA 2011 Xeon E7-8800v2 CPU should be released at some point this year. That's really vague, but it's all Intel said, or implied anyway.

Intel Ivy Town die

Intel Ivy Town diagram
Images credits to X-Bit Labs

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