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Why Doesn’t Intel Make Smartphone CPUs?

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Intel has long been the dominant player in CPU manufacturing for desktop PCs – but why won't you find Intel processors in modern smartphones?

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97 COMMENTS

WIFIWONDER - posted on June 8, 2018 1:15 pm

2 uploads on 2 channels.

*NOTIFICATIONS*

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Scotty Nguyen's 80s Mullet - posted on June 8, 2018 1:30 pm

WIFIWONDER
Stfu

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Der Fuchs - posted on June 8, 2018 1:52 pm

DECISIONS

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potato potato potato potato potato potato potato - posted on June 12, 2018 8:22 pm

WIFIWONDER
utfS

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Ritik Rohan - posted on June 8, 2018 1:16 pm

Asus Zenfone previous models did have Intel processors !! Correct me if I’m.wrong but as far as I know they had

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Gaming For Pizza - posted on June 9, 2018 4:36 am

And old Motorola phones too.

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Bojidar Martinov - posted on June 9, 2018 12:42 pm

Ritik Rohan yes and they were beast especially zenfone 2

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Jason Lai - posted on June 9, 2018 7:45 pm

flyinghigh2000 this is true. I tried the ZenFone 4 back in 2014 as a sales rep and it surprisingly did better than most Samsung and Sony phones of the same or higher price tag

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panzervanguard - posted on June 10, 2018 2:34 am

Well they are previous models. Asus no longer use Intel for next phones. My Zenfone 3 Deluxe has a Snapdragon 820. ZF4 will have SD 835 or 840

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Virat Kamble - posted on June 22, 2018 7:15 pm

Yeah! They had.

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Justin Y. - posted on June 8, 2018 1:18 pm

It’s because ayymd secretly runs the CPU business

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Triggered Feminist - posted on June 9, 2018 11:37 pm

Snapdragon, you’re uneducated

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Ben Santos - posted on June 10, 2018 11:00 pm

You’re everywhere.

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Thanus Respawnables FR - posted on June 18, 2018 9:48 am

AGAIN YOU !?

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Gaming Hunter - posted on June 20, 2018 6:07 am

Justin Y. Stop following me
You followed me everywhere whether it be unbox therapy or EAP or PewDewPie

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あかし - posted on June 24, 2018 2:51 am

Justin Y. This guy

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Zacchi4000 - posted on June 8, 2018 1:20 pm

“Why Doesn’t Intel Make Smartphone CPUs?
” Try getting a Zenfone 2 and you’ll discover by yourself

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Lassi Kinnunen - posted on June 24, 2018 4:22 am

ask them to make a x86 build.. the arm emulation sucks.

the reason actually is that nobody wants an atom based phone.

and they ditched their arm license like total fucking idiots.

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ArkaSEN - posted on June 24, 2018 7:46 am

david gutman im also

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ArkaSEN - posted on June 24, 2018 7:50 am

Yes,i still have that phone,that just survived for 3years,altough i throw it while im ragging at games,leaving for sleep while charging,my camera quality now is crap af,but,i never forget this phone(asus zenfone 2)because he is my great friend,so,i never change my phone,if had a trouble that i cant solve,i go to service center to fix with my mom.

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aziz fuady - posted on June 25, 2018 2:30 am

hmm… my zenfone 2 use snapdragon, and it’s still hawt

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Zacchi4000 - posted on June 25, 2018 4:55 am

aziz fuady It’s a ZenFone 2 Laser then

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Erika Nakagawa Gaming - posted on June 8, 2018 1:23 pm

Score space?

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ZiviorHD - posted on June 8, 2018 4:08 pm

I was looking for this comment

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Benjamin - posted on June 8, 2018 6:10 pm

Skwur space*

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Soohoran - posted on June 22, 2018 10:40 am

That sounds more like an online dating thing.

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Van Hendrix - posted on June 8, 2018 1:24 pm

Answering life’s interesting questions

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edinramiro202 - posted on June 9, 2018 12:30 pm

Why do people say THOT???

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hanok reddy - posted on June 10, 2018 3:44 am

Van Hendrix you are in every video I’m watching.

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MR. BROC LEE - posted on June 20, 2018 10:58 pm

Van Hendrix BEGONE THOT

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DriftKing609 - posted on June 8, 2018 1:25 pm

does AMD makes phone processors ?

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Carth O'Nasty - posted on June 8, 2018 10:20 pm

“Adreno is a series of graphics processing unit(GPU) semiconductor intellectual property cores developed by Qualcomm and used in a variety of their SoCs. The core was initially developed under the Imageon brand name by ATI Technologies, which was acquired by AMD in 2006. After AMD sold the division in January 2009,[1] Qualcomm renamed the Imageon products to Adreno, an anagram of Radeon.”

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Carth O'Nasty - posted on June 8, 2018 10:28 pm

There you go @mobile master race i looked it up on wiki for you lol does this mean you’ll share now?

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HaloVivek13 - posted on June 10, 2018 12:49 am

No, but they dominate processors for consoles.

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May the Science be with You - posted on June 23, 2018 2:19 am

Nuno Herdeiro the gpu is not the cpu

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ArkaSEN - posted on June 24, 2018 7:51 am

No,they are not,my uncle said,AMD cpu’s are fast heat

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HerrBlauzahn - posted on June 8, 2018 1:26 pm

Build a server off of a smartphone CPU!

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Sabrintwitt3r - posted on June 8, 2018 2:49 pm

but they are different. think about a workstation grade i7 and wallet-friendly pentium

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DatOneLefty - posted on June 8, 2018 2:51 pm

Sabrintwitt3r and they also use nearly no power

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Alvin Chan - posted on June 8, 2018 9:02 pm

HerrBlauzahn would be a disaster in terms of handling terabytes data. The low clock speed and microscopic cores just won’t cut it unless they made some 1nn architecture possible.

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PseudoResonance - posted on June 10, 2018 1:07 am

Actually, people are working on doing just this. Raspberry Pis have been used by some people and possibly universities in the future to create low cost supercomputers by creating giant clusters of thousands of Pis. They’re cheaper to build and cheaper to run than a “real” supercomputer, so it’s great for testing out concepts before actually running them on a full scale supercomputer, despite the different architecture. Samsung also showed off a bunch of recycled S5s as a bitcoin mining cluster. Again, thanks to the super low power consumption, and the fact that the phones were recycled, so essentially free, it ends up as a very cheap and viable option.

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Eduardo Avila - posted on June 24, 2018 3:31 pm

*Throws a raspberry pi onto you*
Done!

(People use them to make web servers and other kinds of servers as long they dont have too much acess, and yeah rapsberrys use arm chips.)

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Icarus - posted on June 8, 2018 1:29 pm

0:24 Intel is definitely in Linus’ pants! #AmIRight?

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potato potato potato potato potato potato potato - posted on June 12, 2018 8:28 pm

Sex

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Sualeh Irfan - posted on June 8, 2018 1:29 pm

They were making CPUs for Asus Zenphones

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Lassi Kinnunen - posted on June 24, 2018 4:20 am

the explanation for why they sold strongarm suxks too.

and linus could remember a little bit.

the explanation provided here is total bullshit. like 100% bullshit!

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Monish Meher - posted on June 24, 2018 4:52 am

Sualeh Irfan exactly y

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ArkaSEN - posted on June 24, 2018 7:30 am

Yes,my phone cpu is intel,that for sure my brand is asus zenfone

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empty Mt - posted on June 24, 2018 11:24 pm

Sualeh Irfan Motorola Razri had Intel processor too

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CAN I GET 1000 SUBS WITH NO Vids - posted on June 26, 2018 8:04 am

Sualeh Irfan my friend has one intel core asus 🙂

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Harryw007 - posted on June 8, 2018 1:30 pm

(reads the title) *because intel just rebrands their cpus with a higher tdp and clockrate*

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Eduardo Avila - posted on June 24, 2018 6:24 pm

Vincent De Alwetende Yep, but still bad

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Vincent De Alwetende - posted on June 24, 2018 6:44 pm

Eduardo Avila true, but thankfully we don’t need those speeds for browsing etc because we have ssd and pci-e nowadays

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Eduardo Avila - posted on June 24, 2018 7:25 pm

Vincent De Alwetende I dont think ssd replace those clock speeds and that you use a core i7 7500u or a 4500u plus a 940mx or a 8850 just for browsing, and they are quite expensive actually.
What i dont like about the ulv lineup is that they replaced the old m lineup, that was cheap and had a good performance for the price, it was the cheap hq/qm ones.
But intel just got rid of those chips in the 3/4th gen (there were some m processors in the 4th one, but they are pretty rare and expensive). For example a simple core i5 2450m is better than my i7 4500u and some newer ones as 5,6th gens too, and it wasnt a hq or even a i7, and it beats many i7s around there.
So they shove down those sluggish processors down our throat.
They ar good for browsing, but for such task i would use a core 3m or a octacore atom, or a raspberry or any arm based laptop, that uses way less energy than those ulv ones (i mean, the atom in the gpd win uses only 2w as base tdp!).
Unfortunatly i am now stuck at trying to get a thinkpad t440p that has a 4th gen core i5 m that can upgraded to q not so cheap (through chinese websites tho) i7 4700mq (i think it was that one).
And where i live, i cant find a t440p that has the nvidia card, so i am stuck with a intel hd4600 too…
Many of the new h or hq laptops are too expensive here and if i buy outside they will get expensive with the taxes, and also many h and hq new laptops, have them soldered and try to be thin, what makes them really unreliable and more prone to break and have bga problems.
The ulv lineup really seems out of purpouse, as ultrabooks could benefit from them but laptops are becoming ultrabooks with better gpus, and dont exist much anymore. So these ulv are too expensive for browsing but also dont have much performance for anything above that. Also are prone to kill themselves.
Thats a real issue, and worse now, with that bad lead-free solder.

At least atoms and arm based devices arent that much expensive (at least in the us).

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Vincent De Alwetende - posted on June 25, 2018 6:12 pm

Eduardo Avila thank you, I forgot that Intel had the M line. Isn’t the new Celeron kind of replacing the low end M line?

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Eduardo Avila - posted on June 25, 2018 6:35 pm

Vincent De Alwetende Nope. But the m line had:
-Low end celerons (they are kinda still here but now they are ulv too)
-Core i3s ranging from awmost celerons to awmost i5s
-Core i5s ranging from awmost core i3s to awmost core i7s
-Core i7s ranging from awmost core i5s to some powerfull beasts awmost close to some qm/mq processors.
The celeron and atom lines were the first ones to adopt the ulv “u” style with smaller tdp and base clock.

The most awesome thing was to buy a 28 or 35w celeron and upgrade it to a i7 without any riscs, and even to a qm quadcore if the motherboard allowed.
Nowdays its soldered and thats it.

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GamingS1000RR !! - posted on June 8, 2018 1:36 pm

A Big Mac is NOT the same no matter where you buy it. UK to US Mac’s are totally different.

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PHNX - posted on June 9, 2018 8:42 am

“filth” nah uk cadburys is the best

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Fheed Pexx - posted on June 9, 2018 10:16 am

Nope, the ingredients are exactly the same. And I mean exactly. The only thing that could differ is the meat, which they obviously get from different sources. I could go to two McDonald’s in my city and they’re slightly different, it has nothing to do with what country they’re in but rather the employees, age of the equipment – those kinds of things. Also some locations do not use Heinz ketchup, but that’s about it.

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jaymaster103 - posted on June 14, 2018 3:08 am

GamingS1000RR !! He was being sarcastic in the sense that wherever you buy a Big Mac it looks nothing like the menu picture. So the “same” here refers to expectation vs reality of burger served.

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BloodRider 14 - posted on June 15, 2018 1:51 pm

Not according to Apple

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Coco10203 - posted on June 17, 2018 1:37 am

Etern4l Saiy4n Generally McDonalds in European countries have higher quality

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Otto Meitzner - posted on June 8, 2018 1:37 pm

4:26 This is getting more and more crazy… now its not just the hairstyle anymore that changes xD

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Mundo - posted on June 8, 2018 2:42 pm

lmao

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Cavey Manta - posted on June 8, 2018 5:08 pm

Jeez, Linus..what happened?!

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potato potato potato potato potato potato potato - posted on June 12, 2018 8:26 pm

LINUS IS TRANSFORM

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Sithhy - posted on June 8, 2018 1:38 pm

0:37 – Linus holds the phone upside down
0:39 – Cut to next shot & the phone is in it’s normal rotation

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Etern4l Saiy4n - posted on June 8, 2018 2:09 pm

Sithhy hi Amon, no offense but zahir beat you in your game.

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hanif dwi kusniardi - posted on June 10, 2018 3:29 pm

What phone is that

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Chương Lê Nguyên - posted on June 12, 2018 1:47 pm

iphone y

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potato potato potato potato potato potato potato - posted on June 12, 2018 8:24 pm

he notices the notch is at the bottom

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Quetzalcoalt - posted on June 8, 2018 1:41 pm

It’s funny, PC means Personal Computer, the laptop is a Personal Computer, your phone is also a Personal Computer. but when someone hears” what your PC”, you always refer to your Desktop or Home Computer. 😀

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Quetzalcoalt - posted on June 9, 2018 2:14 am

nah ^_^ it’s my fault.

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Shahmi Saidi - posted on June 9, 2018 5:40 am

Correct terminologies ftw!!

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rashidisw - posted on June 10, 2018 4:31 am

there was time when deskop or home computer were called “Microcomputer”…. which where Microsoft got their idea for its business’ trademark name.

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Syahir Roslan - posted on June 10, 2018 2:13 pm

wait till some idiotic mac users saying that apple macbooks aren’t a PC 🤣

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Gaming Hunter - posted on June 20, 2018 6:05 am

Quetzalcoalt and what’s the difference between a mac and pc( why can’t we call a mac a pc)
Same goes with the Mackbook and Laptops

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Md Shariful Islam 1604064 - posted on June 8, 2018 2:00 pm

So, no one’s talking about the girl in 0:58? Alright, we’re finally getting civilized.

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thomas m. tordel jr. - posted on June 10, 2018 4:55 am

nope,, we’re all upset about FUKUNOHAKO @ 1:20

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potato potato potato potato potato potato potato - posted on June 12, 2018 8:25 pm

MASTER BATES

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flex seals - posted on June 19, 2018 11:26 am

Rundee ka bacha naam to change kar la islam aa raha hai naam mai huwus ka poojaree chootiyia

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Aga Khan - posted on June 19, 2018 2:54 pm

just curious of ur name, is that your University ID?

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boneless pizza - posted on June 20, 2018 8:21 am

the irony…

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Marley - posted on June 8, 2018 2:20 pm

GIMME MY DAMN BIGMAC NIBBA

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YBNalpha - posted on June 10, 2018 5:16 am

diemc7a1 not saying it just shows how much respect you have.

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HDSQ - posted on June 10, 2018 10:08 pm

Edit: smallMac

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The Seven - posted on June 19, 2018 12:30 am

🅱️

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am - posted on June 23, 2018 10:34 am

smallermac

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Kyle Li - posted on June 8, 2018 2:24 pm

Now we just need intel gpu- oh wait.

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ArkaSEN - posted on June 24, 2018 7:44 am

I always dreamming one company is making a gpu for phones,that will be awesome,right

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ArkaSEN - posted on June 24, 2018 7:45 am

DrMagnusW Fortnite And More! Lol,i laughing while i read ur comment hahai cant stop laughing

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ArkaSEN - posted on June 24, 2018 7:46 am

dor ryoku hohohoohohohoh,that was a crap quality

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Lone Wolfz - posted on June 24, 2018 11:01 am

Idk what to say man but you’re everywhere

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David Calman - posted on June 25, 2018 12:48 am

except Qualcomm is doing that, Snapdragon is all about that graphical power (relative to other SoCs)

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Soumyadeep Banerjee - posted on June 9, 2018 5:58 am

*602K views 18K Likes and 463 dislikes*
Nice prediction.

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potato potato potato potato potato potato potato - posted on June 12, 2018 8:23 pm

lol almost there

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Debesh Jena - posted on June 10, 2018 8:03 am

Atom

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