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After quite a long day yesterday here in Berlin I finally managed to catch a breath to sit down and go over what was likely the biggest reveal over the course of this year's IFA. Last night Samsung formally presented the Gear S2 to the public and demonstrated what the new smartwatch is all about. We've already covered the initial paper-launch a few days ago where took a look at the basic specification sheet of the three new smartwatch models. As a reminder, we're talking about 3 SKUs - the Gear S2 BT, Gear S2 3G and the Gear S2 Classic. Samsung Gear S2 BT Samsung Gear S2 Classic Samsung Gear S2 3G SoC Exynos 3250 (2x Cortex A7 @ 1.0GHz) RAM/NAND 512MB RAM, 4GB NAND Display 1.2" Circular 360x360 SAMOLED (302ppi) Dimensions Gear...

3DMark for Windows Launches; We Test It with Various Laptops

After a two-year hiatus, Futuremark is back with a new version of 3DMark, and in many ways this is their most ambitious version to date. Instead of the usual...

69 by Jarred Walton on 2/5/2013

Epic Games Releases Epic Citadel for Android Devices - We test it out

Epic Games granted us a huge wish and released Epic Citadel for Android devices publicly this week, and included a benchmark inside. Getting Epic Citadel for Android and thus...

52 by Brian Klug on 1/30/2013

BlackBerry 10 Announcement: Live Blog

We're seated at RIM's BlackBerry 10 launch event. Keep your browser parked here for our live blog that should start at 10AM EST.

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/30/2013

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 15

We're back after CES and have a little bit of post-show wrap-up. We kick off this week's podcast with a discussion of Intel's near term challenges in the industry...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/28/2013

Element Case Sector 5 for iPhone 5 Review

Most of the AnandTech crew seems to be averse to putting cases on their phones for a variety of different reasons. I’m still of the persuasion where I want...

47 by Brian Klug on 1/26/2013

Intel Introduces the Safaricom Yolo Based On Z2420 Lexington Smartphone Platform

At CES I took a look at Intel's newly announced Lexington platform FFRD (Form Factor Reference Design) which is an entry-level smartphone design aimed at emerging markets and uses...

17 by Brian Klug on 1/24/2013

Hands on with Microsoft's Surface Pro, Available in US & Canada on February 9th

When it launched Surface RT, Microsoft mentioned that 3 months later it would be bringing out an Ivy Bridge version running Windows 8 Pro. At the end of last...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/22/2013

Microsoft Announces New Surface RT SKU: 64GB Without Touch Cover

When Microsoft launched Surface RT, you could only buy the 64GB SKU with a bundled black touch cover. Although Microsoft's custom keyboard covers are an integral part of Surface's...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/22/2013

Rounding Out the Surface Announcements: New Markets and New Touch Covers

Along with the 64GB $599 Surface RT and Surface Pro availability announcements, Microsoft is also announcing three new limited edition touch covers, expanded availability in 13 new markets and...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/22/2013

A Look at SkyCross and their Actively Tuned VersiTune Smartphone Antenna

On the last day of CES, while still getting over some of the death curry that we foolishly ingested the night before, I had a meeting with SkyCross, who...

9 by Brian Klug on 1/20/2013

Vizio's AMD Z60 Hondo-based Windows 8 Tablet PC at CES 2013

Even with the comprehensive overhaul of their notebook lineup, the big news out of Vizio’s CES booth was definitely their new Windows 8 tablet. The Vizio Tablet PC is...

32 by Vivek Gowri on 1/15/2013

Razer Edge: Impressions and Thoughts

I spent a fair amount of time at CES playing with the Razer Edge, mostly because it was one of the more intriguing new products on the show floor...

15 by Vivek Gowri on 1/14/2013

Intel Brings Core Down to 7W, Introduces a New Power Rating to Get There: Y-Series SKUs Demystified

For all of modern Intel history, it has specified a TDP rating for all of its silicon. The TDP rating is given at a specific max core temperature (Tj_MAX...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/14/2013

ASUS $149 7-inch MeMO Pad Headed to the US, Powered by VIA SoC & Android 4.1

Just after we got back from CES, ASUS wrote to tell us that a cost reduced version of the 7-inch MeMO Pad was coming to the US. Starting at...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2013

Brian's Concluding Thoughts on CES 2013 - The Pre-MWC Show

Anand asked each of us to write up some final thoughts on CES 2013, something which is honestly a daunting task at best, and a potentially controversial or rage-inducing...

8 by Brian Klug on 1/13/2013

CES 2013 LTE Throughput Face-Off - AT&T versus Verizon Wireless

Last year I ran a series of speedtests on both AT&T and Verizon Wireless LTE during CES, the results of which were pretty interesting. My friends continue to poke...

25 by Brian Klug on 1/13/2013

A Look at Samsung's Curved Smartphone Concept and 4.99-Inch 1080p AMOLED Display

I got a chance to look at some of Samsung Displays' new and upcoming products, probably one of the highlights of my CES 2013 experience. There's a bit to...

25 by Brian Klug on 1/12/2013

Quick Look: Pantech's Discover Android Smartphone

My weirdest meeting was probably with Pantech, who I met with in the Convention Center main concourse and seemed to not have an official presence at CES. Pantech’s main...

3 by Vivek Gowri on 1/12/2013

CES 2013 in Retrospect: Laptop Market Trends

With CES now wrapped up and all of us home or headed home, Anand has tasked each of us with putting together some thoughts on what we saw at...

27 by Jarred Walton on 1/12/2013

LTE Broadcast (EMBMS) Shown Running on Verizon's Band 4 LTE on Qualcomm Hardware

Another demo I was impressed by at the Qualcomm booth was LTE Broadcast (EMBMS - Evolved Multimedia Broadcast / Multicast Service) demonstrated on a live test network showing an...

0 by Brian Klug on 1/11/2013

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