2.5 million phones being returned
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall sounds like one of the biggest in the last few years and it looks like the company has to recover as many as 2.5 million phones from its customers. This is likely to cost Samsung close to a billion dollars and it will eat up any potential profits it was making from these phones.
2nd generation 14nm Celeron / Pentium
Apollo Lake is a second generation 14nm SoC for entry level tablets and computers and it serves the market that used to be known as Atom processors. Nowadays, Intel calls these CPUs Celeron and Pentium and the new generation was made available on Friday.
Review: Notebook gaming powerhouse
EVGA is a well known brand in the graphics card market and the company expanded beyond GPUs a while ago. It is also well known now for its PSUs, motherboards and accessories too and now it wants to conquer the mobile gaming notebook market.
2.4GHz, 10 percent faster at five percent less power
Qualcomm just released a blog post and gave more details about the Snapdragon 821 including some clock speeds and the fact that it needs five percent less power.
Selling for $/€ 295 + $/€ 315
Fossil has launched updated Android Wear watches and started to sell them. Most of the models use a 45mm case size and they have an unknown SoC but an educated guess suggests it would not be a surprise if it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100.
2.4 and 5GHz and even 802.11ac
MediaTek has some decent network products and Asus and Xiaomi have a few midrange routers based on its SoC (system on a chip). Now it looks likely that Microsoft’s One S will use two MediaTek SoCs for wireless connectivity.
MediaTek Helio X20 inside
Xiaomi has just released a new version of its Redmi Note series called Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Pro. This is a 5.5-inch phone with anHelio X20 that sells for $178.96 for the 16GB version with 2GB RAM.
Shipping in Q4, Note 7 supports it
Qualcomm has been very vocal about 4x4 LTE MIMO and its support for this standard. Samsung is preparing to start shipping its LTE infrastructure in Q4 16 and we also learned that the Galaxy Note 7 also supports 4x4 LTE MIMO.
Fudzilla readers get it for $19.99
Xiaomi is a company that tends to positively surprise us with technology and the Xiaomi VR Play Virtual Reality wearable slot-in head-mounted display is one of these cool devices. Xiaomi VR Play was announced three weeks ago and is now available for preorders for $28.99, but Gearbest gave Fudzilla readers the chance to buy it for $19.99.
Incredibly important win
Back in January, Nvidia revealed that it had a two Parker SoCs on a board that it calls Drive PX 2 and that the Volvo XC90 will be the first car to use it. A few days back, Uber revealed that customers in down town Pittsburg will be able to use Volvo XC90 cars for their Uber rides.