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RedMagic 5S released for smartphone gaming both balanced and beautiful

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The gaming smartphone RedMagic 5S was revealed for global release this morning with a wide variety of markets, including the USA. This is a rarity when it comes to globally-released phones from brands that aren’t already deeply embedded in the fabric of the USA carrier market. RedMagic 5S offers a unique proposition: a gaming-focused smartphone with top-end features for a price that wont break your bank.

RedMagic 5S was released with a 6.65-inch “Esport AMOLED display” with 144Hz image refresh rate and 240Hz touch refresh rate. That means the device will be checking the location of your fingers touching the screen at nearly twice the speed that games will refresh imagery.

This device will be released with UFS 3.1 Storage and LPDDR5 RAM, with either 8GB or 12GB RAM and either 128GB or 256GB internal storage. The RedMagic 5S works with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and dual-mode 5G network connectivity (sub-6 and mmWave for good measure).

Above and below you’ll see what this device looks like and features it includes. This device looks a whole lot like the RedMagic 5G – it’s just a TINY bit different when it comes to display refresh rate and the power with which you’ll roll.

The RedMagic 5S was made available globally this week for a starting price of $579 USD. You’ll also see this phone available for 579 Euro and 539 GBP, depending on your region. This device has been released for sale in two colors/configurations, one in Sonic Silver with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, the other in “Pulse” color with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

There’ll also be an “Ice Dock” available for approximately $45 USD. You’ll find the lot available at RedMagic’s official website, redmagic.gg right this minute. Stay tuned as we get up close and personal with this phone in our upcoming review – or drop in on our RedMagic 5G Review for more information on the device that was released just before this newest model.

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12 Best Uses For Old Laptops

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Have one (or several) old laptops lying around your home? What you actually have is a productivity master waiting to reach its full potential

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Realme’s Next Premium Tablet Looks To Have An Unusual Design

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Even though we still have six days before the Realme Pad X launches in China, some of the specs of the Realme Pad X have already been confirmed by Realme’s CMO Xu Qi Chase, GSMArena claims. We know that this mid-range tablet will get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset. This also means that the Realme Pad X will become the first Realme tablet to feature 5G connectivity. While the CMO did not reveal the rest of the specs, there’s been rumors about the likelihood of the Realme Pad fetting a QHD+ display that could also support a 120 Hz refresh rate.

From the images, it is also evident that the Realme Pad X gets a single rear-facing camera that is situated on an unusually large camera bump. There is a smaller circle below the rear camera with a prominent “AI” logo. The tablet also skips an LED flash for low-light situations.

Designwise, the Realme Pad looks like a contemporary tablet with small bezels and flat sides. One of the invites also showcases the Realme Pad X being used with a stylus. It remains to be seen if this accessory will be part of the retail package or an optional extra. With the launch date for this product a week away, there is a good chance that we could have additional details about the Realme Pad X before the official launch.

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Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Revealed As The Heart Of Your Next Android Flagship Phone

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Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor continues to be based on a 4nm manufacturing process — albeit this time from TSMC. This change has allowed Qualcomm to increase the GPU and CPU clock speeds by up to 7%. The result is that the Prime Cortex X2 is now clocked at 3.2 GHz (as opposed to 3 GHz on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1). Similarly, the 3x Cortex A710 core now clocks at 2.8 GHz (compared to 2.5 GHz earlier).

Then we have the 4x Cortex A-510 efficiency cores that also see a jump from 1.8 GHz to 2 GHz. While Qualcomm is yet to reveal the clock speeds for the Adreno GPU on the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1, they already claim a 10% higher clock speed in the promotional materials.

The rest of the hardware on the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is similar to that of its predecessor — and this includes the X65 integrated modem as well. The new chip continues to support 3200 MHz LPDDR5 RAM, and the ISP used is the same, with support for 200 MP resolution, 8K video capture, and 64 MP burst capture. In terms of encoding, the chip retains support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG. A glaring omission, this time around too, is the lack of support for the AV1 codec.

In simpler terms, apart from the faster performance on account of the supposedly better manufacturing process, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 does not add anything over its predecessor in terms of additional features.

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