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Could this be Nokia’s next Android smartphone? [Updated]

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Nokia is gradually making its comeback, as Microsoft’s grip of the once dominant Finnish brand nears its end. If the latest leak from an online benchmark is anything to go by, Nokia could be releasing a midrange Android handset by the end of this year.

Labelled as the Nokia D1C, the mysterious smartphone was found to have gone through a popular benchmark site called Geekbench a couple of days ago (October 1 or September 30, depending on the time zone). The date is important, because it signifies the start of the fourth quarter of 2016, which effectively lifts Microsoft’s non-compete clause disallowing Nokia from using its name on smartphones.

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The deal was valued at over $7 billion and began in April 2014. You might be wondering why the clause didn’t prevent the Android-powered Nokia N1 tablet from being announced back in November 2014, but that’s because the rule affects only smartphones, and anything outside of that, including tablets, is fair game.

Like the N1 tablet, the Nokia D1C will most likely be produced by China-based Foxconn, who also handles manufacturing duties for Apple’s iPhones. But while the N1 was quite innovative for its time, having introduced the USB Type-C standard on tablets for the first time, the D1C looks to be less than stellar.

According to the benchmarks, which gauge the raw computing power of the device, the upcoming Android 7.0 Nougat phone from Nokia is expected to have 3GB of RAM and a low-end to midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. The latter is the same chipset as the one found in the ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser, so we’re certain Nokia’s new handset will be a decent performer with a fair price.

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Every other detail is up for more leaks to clear things up, but we’re glad to see something other than a cheap feature phone from Nokia in the works.

Update: It looks like the Nokia D1C can’t keep a low profile. Check out these benchmark specs found on AnTuTu:

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We can confirm that the Android handset will indeed have the aforementioned processor and 3GB of memory, as well as 7.0 Nougat, a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 32GB of internal storage, and a pair of 13- and 8-megapixel cameras.

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Sources: GeekbenchPlayfuldroid

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iQOO 11 with ‘monster performance’ launches worldwide

Sleek gaming phone

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iQOO 11

iQOO, independent sub-brand of vivo, is doubling down on its performance-centric approach. Similar to the iQOO 9T, the brand spanking new iQOO 11 5G has honed in on providing the best performance on a flagship smartphone.

Monster power

Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, making it one of the first smartphones in the world to sport the new chipset. The processor is promising to deliver peak CPU and GPU performance while still being power efficient.

Supporting the chip is 16GB of RAM(Expandable, +8GB) with 256GB of internal storage. To keep things humming it has a 5,000mAh battery along with support for 120W FlashCharge.

It’s also running Android 13 with FunTouch OS 13 Global on top.

Smooth screen

Gaming isn’t as fun on a subpar screen, that’s why the iQOO 11 5G has a 6.78-inch 2K E6 AMOLED display. It supports up to 144Hz refresh rate which is perfect for a smooth, fast, and responsive gameplay.

The phone should also look great while out and about under the bright sun as it reaches up to 1800 nits of brightness. It also  has a dual stereo speaker for good audio to complement what you see. It also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound Certification.

Capable cameras

Photography isn’t too much of a focus but this phone is still packing a decent set.

  • 50MP f/1.88 GN5 Ultra-Sensing main camera
  • 8MP f/2.2 Ultra wide-angle camera
  • 13MP f/2.46 Telephoto and Portait camera
  • 16MP f/2.45 Selfie camera

It’s also capable of taking 4K Super Night Video along with plenty other camera features. These include Zero-Shutter-Lag Motion Snapshot, Night camera panning, Pure Night View, and more.

Availability

The iQOO 11 5G comes in two color variants: Alpha which is in black and has a glass back, and Legend which is made of vegan leather and comes in the striking BMW Motorsport design.

iQOO 11 will be launched in Indonesia and Malaysia on December 8, 2022, and will be available for purchase following the announcement.

The device will be launched in Thailand and available for purchase on December 15, 2022.

It will be launched in India on January 10, 2023, and will be available for purchase starting from January 13, 2023.

Price will vary per region. You may check with your local retailers.

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How Filipinos Google-searched this 2022

What were the top searches this year?

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The year 2022 has been nothing short of events that rocked the internet — from politics to sports, from pop culture to celebrities, and more. Google recently released its Year in Search 2022 which compiled the list of top items Filipinos searched for in the calendar year, and familiar search terms have emerged on top.

This year in Trending Searches, Filipinos keyed in “Halalan 2022”, “VaxCertPh”, and “precinct finder” the most, in that order.

Hit game Wordle came in at no. 4, while another, Axie Infinity, ranked no. 9. Shows like All of Us Are Dead, Encanto, and the keywords “Jeffrey Dahmer” also made the Top 10 list at no. 5, no. 8, and no. 10, respectively.

Rounding out the list is “Warriors vs Celtics” at no. 6, which of course was the 2022 NBA Finals series won by Golden State, and “Ukraine” at no. 7 due to the country’s on-going conflict against Russia.

To give you a better picture of how Filipinos searched in Google this year, here’s a complete rundown of each list:

Overall Top Trending Searches

  1. Halalan 2022
  2. VaxCertPh
  3. precinct finder
  4. Wordle
  5. All of Us Are Dead
  6. Warriors vs Celtics
  7. Ukraine
  8. Encanto
  9. Axie Infinity
  10. Jeffrey Dahmer

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  1. Halalan 2022
  2. VaxCertPh
  3. precinct finder
  4. Ukraine
  5. Monkeypox
  6. NATO
  7. Gwyneth Chua
  8. presidential race update
  9. Ethylene Oxide
  10. Bagyong Karding update

Korean Series

All of Us Are Dead

  1. All of Us Are Dead
  2. Extraordinary Attorney Woo
  3. Business Proposal
  4. Alchemy of Souls
  5. Twenty-Five Twenty-One
  6. Big Mouth
  7. Our Beloved Summer
  8. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area
  9. Sh**ting Stars
  10. Happiness

Sports

  1. Warriors vs Celtics
  2. Warriors vs Mavericks
  3. Heat vs Celtics
  4. NBA standings 2022
  5. Grizzlies vs Warriors
  6. Golden State Warriors vs Boston
  7. PBA schedule
  8. NBA playoffs
  9. NBA draft 2022
  10. ​​Deanna Wong

TV Shows or Series

  1. All of Us Are Dead
  2. Extraordinary Attorney Woo
  3. Business Proposal
  4. Alchemy of Souls
  5. Euphoria
  6. Twenty-Five Twenty-One
  7. Big Mouth
  8. Manifest
  9. Our Beloved Summer
  10. The Summer I Turned Pretty

Song Lyrics

  1. We Don’t Talk About Bruno
  2. Sun And Moon
  3. Mahika
  4. Babalik Sa’yo
  5. Easy On Me
  6. Repeat
  7. Favorite Girl
  8. Pano
  9. Angel Baby
  10. Paraluman

Games

  1. Wordle
  2. Axie Infinity
  3. Arceus X
  4. Razer Gold
  5. Tower of Fantasy
  6. Jollymax
  7. Lost Ark
  8. Anime Adventures codes
  9. Flyff Universe
  10. MIR4

Male Personalities

  1. Ricci Rivero
  2. Johnny Depp
  3. Park Solomon
  4. Tyler Poarch
  5. Chris Rock
  6. Juancho Hernangomez
  7. Ahn Hyo-seop
  8. Jordan Clarkson
  9. Andrew Garfield
  10. Adam Levine

Female Personalities

  1. Amber Heard
  2. Kris Aquino
  3. Deanna Wong
  4. Anna Delvey
  5. Kate Moss
  6. Sofia Carson
  7. Xyriel Manabat
  8. Cara Delevingne
  9. Alba Baptista
  10. Bella Racelis

Movies

Mi TV P1

  1. Encanto
  2. Incantation
  3. Eternals
  4. Purple Hearts
  5. Thor: Love and Thunder
  6. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  7. Turning Red
  8. Black Adam
  9. More Than Blue
  10. Spider-Man: No Way Home

Losses

  1. Queen Elizabeth II
  2. Cherie Gil
  3. Susan Roces
  4. Aaron Carter
  5. Technoblade
  6. Shinzo Abe
  7. Percy Lapid
  8. Kim Mi-soo
  9. Yoo Ju-eun
  10. Betty White
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Dimensity 8200 brings flagship specs to midrange

Phones coming later this month

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At the start of the month, several Chinese brands postponed their much-awaited launches in light of the passing of a political figure in China. Naturally, these brands are scrambling to find new dates for their new products. Now is finally time for one of them to emerge from the shadows. MediaTek has launched the new Dimensity 8200.

Built for higher-end smartphones, the Dimensity 8200 offers flagship-level performance for cheaper price tags. Inside, the chipset sports four Arm Cortex-A78 cores going up to 3.1GHz, while supported by a Mali-G610 GPU. It also has an AI processing unit for more intelligent tasks.

Improving gaming performance, the chipset comes with a HyperEngine 6.0 system. Complemented with Intelligent Display Sync 2.0, smartphones with the chipset automatically adjusts refresh rate and framerate to accommodate gaming based on the game. It can also support 120Hz WQHD+ and 180Hz Full HD+ displays.

For cameras, the Dimensity 8200 features the Imagiq 785 ISP, a processor capable of supporting up to 320-megapixel photos. It can shoot 14-bit HDR videos using three cameras simultaneously. The AI processing unit can also reduce noise in low-light conditions.

Naturally, the new chipset can support sub-6GHz 5G and Wi-Fi 6E connections. It also has Bluetooth LE Audio technology to support clear audio using wireless setups.

Currently, MediaTek has not announced any smartphones which will carry the chipset. However, the brand promises new phones coming later this month.

SEE ALSO: Dimensity 1080 improves MediaTek’s 5G lineup

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