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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5" announced with 1200p display and Android 8.1 Oreo

The frequently-leaked Galaxy Tab S4 was finally announced a couple of hours ago, but that's not the only tablet Samsung took the wraps off of today. The more budget-oriented Galaxy Tab A line now has a 10.5" variant, making it a Tab S4 lookalike for (presumably) a lot less money.

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Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 450, a major update to the 400-series platform

It's been some time since Qualcomm issued the 400-series Snapdragon chip a generational update, but it looks like we're finally getting one today. The new Snapdragon 450 sees Qualcomm's mid-range smartphone platform move to a 14nm process, a change that should bring very significant efficiency gains, as current 400-series chips are on a 28nm process.

Like the outgoing Snapdragon 435, the current most-powerful 400-series chipset, the 450 still utilizes Cortex A53 cores, but on a smaller 14nm process. Qualcomm is also very substantially raising their max clock speed, up to 1.8GHz on the 450 versus a max of 1.4GHz on the 435.

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