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ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 LTE is your new iPad alternative

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Did you know new Android tablets are still being launched? Yes, we know, that’s hard to believe. Outside of the ubiquitous Apple iPads and occasional rumors of another Samsung Galaxy Tab coming out, ASUS has been working on a new ZenPad, and it’s pretty good.

You can already tell by the ZenPad 3S 10 LTE’s name what it offers. There’s obviously an LTE SIM card slot on board, and the tablet has a screen size of 9.7 inches, which is almost 10!

Carrying the model code Z500KL, it can easily be mistaken for other ZenPads, but what this one prides itself in is its midrange Snapdragon 650 processor, all-metal build, and bundled stylus pen. Combine all those with the Quad HD resolution and 4GB of memory with 32GB of storage, and you’re looking at a worthy complement to your smartphone.

Best of all, this tablet is slim and light at just 5.8mm in thickness and 490g in weight. If it’s anything like past ZenPad models, the 7800mAh battery should be good enough for days of use on a single charge, as long as you don’t abuse the LTE connectivity.

There’s also an 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel selfie shooter, but no one uses their tablet for taking photos, right? Oh, and users will have to deal with its Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, even though ASUS has proven with the ZenFone AR that it already has Nougat in its arsenal.

As of now, the ZenPad 3S 10 LTE has only been launched in Malaysia. It goes for MYR 1,799, which equates to about $405. Since it comes with a protective case and stand on top of the stylus, we’d say it’s a sweet deal, considering how few choices there are in this segment.

SEE ALSO: ASUS aims to double phone shipments, release ZenFone 4 soon

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Qualcomm is testing a new chip series for Android Go phones

Coming soon to budget phones near you!

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Since the birth of the smartphone industry, processors have always fought in an unending arms race. It’s all about power. In this industry, the fastest processor wins.

Recently, the industry properly established market segmentation. Now, processors have leaders in flagship, midrange, and budget segments. However, the industry was still in the arms race, regardless of segmentation.

Despite this trend, Qualcomm has announced a surprising decision. Instead of pursuing the fastest, the chip maker will instead focus on the bottom of the barrel.

Currently, the Snapdragon 200 series populates the company’s entry-level market. However, fiercer competition has edged out the series in this segment. Right now, MediaTek has captured more entry-level phones than Qualcomm.

With this, Qualcomm is testing a new series outside of the iconic Snapdragon lineup. The Qualcomm QM215 will focus on smartphones within the Android Go program. As such, the new chip will offer incredibly budget-friendly options for consumers.

According to a German source, the planned product is a 1.3GHz quad-core chipset, coupled with a 650MHz GPU. Prototype devices are touting LCD screens (1440 x 720 resolution), up to 2GB of LPDDR3 memory, and up to 16GB of internal storage. According to the same source, a “well-known smartphone maker” is already developing a device with the new chip. Likewise, component makers have already created fingerprint readers tailored for the chip. With its currently rumored specs, the chipset matches performance from the Snapdragon 400 series.

Right now, the product is likely in its early stages. The Qualcomm QM215 might even ultimately add to the Snapdragon 200 series after all. If anything, expect a lot more movement from Qualcomm in the entry-level market in the future.

SEE ALSO: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx is first-ever 7nm chip in a PC

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Huawei P30 series will officially be revealed on March 26

In Paris once again

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On March 26, Huawei plans to “rewrite the rules.”

That’s because that’ll be the date for the flagship P30’s launch, which is happening exactly one year after the Huawei P20’s unveiling. Paris, France will once again be the venue.

Here’s the short teaser being spread on social media:

Little is known about the P30 and what it’s going to offer. Early leaks say that the Pro model might have four cameras on the rear as an upgrade to the predecessor’s three.

Other reports suggest that the P30 lineup will sport a notch with a curved display, similar to what the Mate 20 Pro has. All we can say for sure is that the primary P30 variants will utilize the high-end Kirin 980 chipset.

With Mobile World Congress happening soon, it’ll be up to Huawei to sustain the smartphone market’s hype come March.

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Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy M30 phone will have triple rear cameras

The third phone in the series

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After launching the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 budget phones in India last month, Samsung will announce another model in the Galaxy M series — the Galaxy M30.

When Samsung posted the Galaxy M30 teaser online, they didn’t share any hardware details aside from its 6.4-inch Infinity U Display. Since the Galaxy M30 will be upgraded to a Super AMOLED panel, it’ll definitely cost more than the other Galaxy M phones.

Based on the image posted by Samsung, the Galaxy M30 will have a waterdrop notch on the display and triple rear cameras. It’ll also have a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. Overall, it has a similar design to the rest of the Galaxy M phones.

Rumor has it that it’ll sport an Exynos 7904 processor with up to 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage. A 5000mAh battery is also expected to power the device for a whole day.

As for the cameras, it could have a 16-megapixel selfie snapper. At the back, the triple shooters might be composed of a main 13-megapixel sensor accompanied by two 5-megapixel sensors.

All are rumors for now, except for the display. Everything will be confirmed on February 27, the official launch date of the Galaxy M30. The phone will be sold exclusively through Amazon India at launch.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy M20 hands-on: Give the users what they want

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