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Xiaomi is about to release a 6.4-inch Android phone

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We're expecting a bunch of new products out of Xiaomi next week, but in the meantime we still have leaks to chew on. The latest is out of TENAA, China's version of the FCC, which is never shy with sharing pictures of upcoming hardware. Xiaomi is about to announce the Mi Max, a truly mid-range monstrosity. It's powered by a Snapdragon 650 (the current top of the line is the Snapdragon 820), and it has a 6.4-inch, 1080p screen.

The Mi Max won't be the first 6.4-inch phone. Or "phone," if you refuse to accept the phablet revolution. But it's certainly an ode to size above all other considerations.

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Snapdragon SoCs to get Neural Processing Engine SDK

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Qualcomm announced a deep learning toolkit for implementing neural processing and other AI functions directly on devices that integrate Snapdragon 820 SoCs.

The “Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine” is Qualcomm’s first deep learning software development kit for devices based on its Snapdragon 820 SoCs. The SDK, which is due for release in the second half of 2016, brings the company’s “Zeroth Machine Intelligence Platform” to Snapdragon 820 based devices.

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The top Android phones you can buy [May 2016]

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We’re nearing the end of the first half of 2016, and that means a lot of new Android smartphones have been announced. Starting off the year was the Huawei Mate 8 and Honor 5X at CES in January, of course followed later by Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge as well as the LG G5 in February at Mobile World Congress. But which ones are the best buys? Keep reading to find out…

Whether you like a pocket-sized phone that offers more in terms of raw features, or a phablet-sized phone that sticks to stock Android, you’re sure to find something to fit your preference when you go with Android. The platform can be found on more than 80% of smartphones on the planet, and there’s a reason for that.

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