It is powered by the Kirin 659 octa-core chipset, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM with an expandable memory capacity of up to 256GB. It sports Huawei’s QuickCharge technology that delivers a full charge in less than three hours, while the long-lasting 7,500 mAh battery provides 13 hours of video playback, 8.5 hours of gaming and 55 hours of music.
Snapdragon revamps 855 Mobile Platform
Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform, which can deliver multi-gigabit 5G, gaming, artificial intelligence and virtual reality/augmented reality. The platform is likely to be adopted by manufacturers like Samsung, LG, and Sony.
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Along with connectivity enhancements, Snapdragon 855 features a boost in performance that will raise gaming to a higher level for a Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming experience — especially when gaming in the 5G arena.
“Snapdragon 855 Plus will raise the bar for elite gamers with the increase in CPU and GPU performance and elevate experiences for 5G, gaming, AI and XR, which is something our OEM customers look to us to deliver,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies. “Snapdragon 855 Plus is our most advanced mobile platform to date and will build upon the success of the 2019 Android flagship Snapdragon 855 5G mobile platform.”
The platform also offers the following enhancements over Snapdragon 855:
- Qualcomm Kryo 485 CPU Prime core clock speed at up to 2.96GHz
- Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU offers a 15% increase
It includes the Vulkan 1.1 Graphics Driver that is 20% more power-efficient than Open GL ES. The experience also features software enhancements such as Game Jank Reducer, Game Fast Loader, and Game AntiCheat Extensions.
Users can experience faster, more responsive gaming with the 4th generation multi-core Qualcomm AI Engine, which offers a total capacity of more than 7 trillion operations per second (7 TOPs), providing a powerful blend of dedicated and programmable AI acceleration
Commercial devices based on Snapdragon 855 Plus are expected this year. For full specifications on Snapdragon 855 Plus visit: https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon-855-plus-mobile-platform.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e now out
Built for connectivity and entertainment, Samsung says the Galaxy Tab S5e packs smart features that deliver all the essentials of a high-end tablet, like a sAMOLED screen and impressive sound.
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Samsung’s latest Tab S5 device gets an e-version for the budget-conscious, high-end buyer. It features an sAMOLED screen for a brighter display experience with better colour.
“The Tab S5e is a top-tier tablet with a sleek design and powerful features,” said Justin Hume, Director of integrated mobility at Samsung South Africa. “For users who want intelligence that keeps them connected so they can get more done—as well as a big, beautiful screen for a rich, premium entertainment experience—the Tab S5e delivers.”
With its refreshed design, the Tab S5e embodies practicality and style. It has a thin 5.5mm sleek metal body and weighs 400g. It’s also ultra-portable, durable and designed to integrate into the typical user’s everyday lifestyle. It’s available in a range of fresh and modern monochromatic colours including Silver, Black, and Gold.
The tablet’s sAMOLED display and minimised bezel allows users to have an immersive viewing experience. With its four auto-rotating stereo speakers, users can enjoy rich, wide sound, no matter how they hold it. Dolby Atmos’s 3D surround sound and AKG’s cutting-edge technology are combined to provide users with a clear and vivid audio experience.
The tablet comes with a 7,040 mAh battery, so users can expect to watch up to 14.5 hours of video. Additionally, the Call & Message Continuity feature allows the tablet to stay connected with a Samsung phone, so users can answer incoming calls or messages on the tablet.
The device is also expandable with a smart keyboard cover.
It is available on Takealot for R9999.