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Late in December, we got our first glimpse at the Google Pixel 4a, which is scheduled to arrive in the Spring to replace the well-received Pixel 3a. Renders of the device shows a smartphone with a punch hole cut-out for the selfie camera up front, a square pod on the back for a single camera, and a center-mounted optical fingerprint sensor. Today, new information is coming to light regarding the Pixel 4a family, and it will apparently be available in two variants. There seems to be some confusion as to whether there will be an "XL" version of the Pixel 4a made available this year, but some sleuthing by XDA-Developers has discovered references to a 5G variant. According to the report,... Read more...
Smartphone OEMs have wasted no time pushing the envelope with specs and pricing in recent years. Devices like the iPhone 11 Pro and Galaxy Note 10 start at around $1,000 and can easily creep into the mid $1,000 range when you up the storage capacity (or add 5G in the case of Samsung's flagships). Likewise, Samsung is testing pricing limits with the Galaxy Fold, which is priced at $1,980. However, a new report from research firm NPD Group suggests that these uber-expensive smartphones haven't exactly been a hit with U.S. consumers. In fact, NPD's Mobile Phone Tracking service shows that fewer than 10 percent of Americans are choosing smartphones that retail for $1,000+.  Given that some flagship... Read more...
The smartphone industry is at the beginning of a transition period. For years, we've been spoiled by 4G LTE wireless connectivity and its relatively ubiquity, but 5G networks are starting to popup around the globe. There were a handful of devices that shipped in 2019 with 5G connectivity (Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G, Galaxy S10 5G, etc.), but the big boom in 5G will occur in 2020. The vast majority of Android smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, and the company this week announced two new SoCs that are 5G-enabled: the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform and Snapdragon 765/765G Mobile Platform. But the way they go about providing 5G is quite different. Snapdragon... Read more...
We've already brought you an overview of Qualcomm's new flagship Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform, but the chip giant also has two "lesser" chips on deck for the mid-range to premium smartphone markets. The two chips are the Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G; the latter of which is a gaming-oriented SoC. Like the Snapdragon 865 + Snapdragon X55 solution that we've already discussed, the Snapdragon 765/765G are 5G-enabled solutions, but they are superior to the flagship SoC in one critical aspect. Whereas the Snapdragon 865 requires a separate 5G modem that increases physical space and power requirements for OEMs, the Snapdragon 765/765G have an integrated 5G modem. In this case,... Read more...
It's that time of the year again; Qualcomm is holding an event in sunny Hawaii, and it's announcing a new flagship SoC for mobile devices. But Qualcomm hasn't just announced the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform -- which was expected -- but it also announced the Snapdragon 765/765G Mobile Platforms. As you might expect for SoCs that will be powering the bulk of flagship Android smartphones in 2020, all three SKUs bring 5G connectivity to the table. Given that this is just Day 1 of Qualcomm's 3-day tech extravaganza, the company is being rather light on details for now. What we do know at this time, however, is that the Snapdragon 865 is being billed as the true "flagship" SoC, and that it includes... Read more...
Intel has disclosed another speculative side execution vulnerability affecting many of its processors, including its latest 10th generation mobile CPUs. Fortunately, there are already mitigating patches available, at least for users who are running Windows 10, Windows 8.1 (and Windows RT 8.1), Windows 7, and various Windows Server versions. The vulnerability has to do with an extension to the x86 instruction set architecture called Intel Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel TSX). This extension adds hardware transactional memory support to improve multi-threaded workloads. The flaw has been dubbed TSX Asynchronous Abort (also known as ZombieLoad 2), which Intel says is similar to Microarchitectural... Read more...