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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC Detailed: Kryo 385 CPU, Adreno 630 GPU, Secure Processing Unit, and More

Just a day after its formal announcement, Qualcomm on Wednesday revealed the major components making Snapdragon 845 a compelling processor for next-generation flagship Android devices. The new SoC is based on the company’s custom Kryo 385 architecture that is touted to speed up the performance by up to 25 percent compared with last year’s Snapdragon 835, while an Adreno 630 GPU is available to… Read More »

Jio Phone Bookings Paused After ‘Millions’ Pre-Book a Unit

Reliance Jio has paused bookings of the Jio Phone, with a message on its website saying that “millions” have already pre-booked a unit. The Jio Phone bookings went live at 5:30 pm on Thursday amidst heavy demand, which the Jio website and apps struggled to cope with for the first couple of hours. Things eventually settled down, and many were able to pre-book a… Read More »

iPhone 8 Bezel-Less Display Tipped by Leaked Dummy Unit, Cases, and Screen Protector

iPhone 8 rumours refuse to die down even though the device is still months away. The smartphone is expected to have gone into mass production, and therefore leaks have started to come out in full force. Today’s bout of leaks bring a dummy unit which is then compared to the iPhone 7; Olixar cases for the iPhone 8… Read More »

Meizu M5s unit now spotted in the wild

For a still unannounced handset, the Meizu M5s has definitely been making a lot of appearances lately. We already have a TENAA listing, benchmark results and a couple of official-looking photos, all accounted for. Now, a new trio of live shots can be added to the mix. These popped-up on a Chinese social network recently and showcase a… Read More »

Toshiba to sell slice of smartphone memory chip unit

Toshiba has said it will split off its operation that makes memory chips for smartphones and computers, and will sell a stake in the new business. The Japanese company needs to raise funds after revealing a heavy one-off loss at its US nuclear power business. Toshiba will unveil the size of the writedown next month, but some estimate… Read More »

KKR to buy Hitachi’s power tools unit for $1.3 billion

U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co LP (KKR.N) has agreed to buy Japanese conglomerate Hitachi Ltd’s (6501.T) power tools unit, Hitachi Koki Co Ltd (6581.T), for about $1.3 billion, the companies said on Friday. KKR will launch a tender offer for Hitachi Koki at 870 yen per share, costing it 88.2 billion yen. Including a special dividend… Read More »

Standard Chartered’s Thai unit to transfer retail banking business to TISCO

The Thai unit of Standard Chartered (STAN.L) has agreed to transfer its retail banking business to TISCO Bank PCL and All-Ways Company, as the UK lender’s Chief Executive Bill Winters continues with restructuring to boost earnings. Standard Chartered announced in November 2015 that it would take a series of restructuring actions to improve returns, including to divest businesses… Read More »

Vivendi’s quarterly results boosted by its robust music unit

Vivendi (VIV.PA) Chairman Vincent Bollore’s cost savings drive and push into the digital business at the group’s music unit is starting to show benefits, even as he faces growing criticism on his strategy to turn around pay-TV operator Canal Plus. The company reported a quarterly core operating profit that beat estimates on Wednesday, driven by the strong performance… Read More »

HSBC considers hiking capital of its German unit: exec

HSBC (HSBA.L) is considering hiking the capital of its German unit as it seeks to expand in Europe’s largest economy, according to the head of HSBC Trinkaus (TUBG.D), which is 81-percent owned by the British bank. “If we wants to continue to grow we needs more capital,” Carola von Schmettow said in remarks set for release on Thursday.… Read More »

HPCL shuts Mumbai refinery unit, imports gasoline, executive says

Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL.NS) shut a unit at its 130,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery in Mumbai last week due to a technical glitch, and has since been importing gasoline, the head of its refineries told Reuters on Friday. BK Namdeo said the refinery’s reformer unit was shut on Sept. 1 due to a technical emergency and… Read More »