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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is still a few months away from its official debut, but rumors surrounding the upcoming flagship Android smartphone continue to swirl. The latest news from the rumor mill sheds some light onto the smartphone’s processor, which reportedly won’t be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Instead, the Galaxy Note 8 is said to be powered by a faster, unannounced processor from Qualcomm: the Snapdragon 836. Similar to last year’s Snapdragon 821, which was a higher-clocked variant of the Snapdragon 820, the Snapdragon 836 will reportedly increase maximum clock speeds from 2.45GHz to 2.6GHz. The Adreno 540 GPU is also said to get a boost in clock speeds to 740MHz (up from 710MHz). In... Read more...
  As we get closer to the launch of the OnePlus 5, OnePlus is being a bit more generous with details surrounding its upcoming flagship Android smartphone. Earlier this week, the company revealed that the smartphone will be unveiled on June 20th, and today it revealed our first real [officially sanctioned] picture of the device. Here it is; or at least here is the back of the OnePlus 5, which clearly gives us a look at the dual camera setup and LED flash. The arrangement of the cameras, flash, microphone and the visible antenna lines might bring up immediate comparisons to the iPhone 7 Plus. In fact, the resemblance is undeniable, save for the OnePlus logo instead of a partially-eaten apple.... Read more...
If you have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the OnePlus 5, the wait is nearly over. OnePlus confirmed today that it will unveil its next generation flagship on June 20th — exactly two weeks from today. For those that live in New York City, OnePlus will be holding a “pop-up” event on launch day with CEO Carl Pei and YouTube personality Marques Brownlee. There will will be other pop-up events held in London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and Helsinki. OnePlus invites fans to come “hang out” and get their hands on some sweet swag while they brush shoulders with execs. OnePlus’ claim to fame has been to offer flagship-worthy specs with pricing that undercuts top rivals by hundreds of dollars.... Read more...
Microsoft turned a lot heads late last year when it announced that Windows 10 would soon offer native support for ARM processors. More specifically, that support has only been extended to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon family of SoCs (System on Chip), which are typically reserved for smartphones and tablets. Today, Qualcomm announced that it has signed up three major OEMs to deliver mobile PCs using the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform. ASUS, HP and Lenovo have all committed to delivering new computing experiences later this that will come with standard gigabit-class LTE (courtesy of the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem), all-day battery life (afforded by the efficient ARM-based Snapdragon... Read more...
Google I/O is in full swing right now, and there are a flurry of announcements to tackle. One rather intriguing one for those that follow all of the hoopla surrounding virtual reality technology is the announcement made by Google in conjunction with Qualcomm. The pair collaborated to develop a standalone Daydream VR headset that uses the Snapdragon 835 platform. We haven’t exactly heard much with regards to Daydream from Google’s partners since the project was first announced last year, with the only high-profile devices being Google’s own Pixel devices, the LG G6, Moto Z family and the ASUS ZenFone AR. With this new effort, however, you won’t even need to worry about slipping your smartphone... Read more...
If you were a bit disappointed by the specs of the HTC U Ultra that was released earlier this year, the Taiwanese company is looking to grab your attention with the new HTC U11. Not only have full specs for the device leaked to the internet, but there is also a hands-on video that shows the smartphone in all its glory. When it comes down to brass tacks, the HTC U11 includes everything that most of us were expecting would arrive with the HTC Ultra. The leaked specs are as follows: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM (6GB RAM for Chinese market) 64GB internal storage (128GB for Chinese market) microSD expansion up to 2TB 5.5-inch QHD display covered in Gorilla Glass 5 (534 ppi) 12.2MP... Read more...
The dust has barely settled following the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-based Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, but there’s already talk of the chip’s successor. For those that need a refresher, the Snapdragon 835 was designed by Qualcomm and is built by Samsung on a 10-nanometer manufacturing process. The upcoming Snapdragon 845, however, is reportedly already in development according to a report from The Investor. Once again, Samsung and Qualcomm are doing the heavy lifting when it comes to designing the next generation smartphone processor, although the report indicates that either Samsung or TSMC will be capable of producing the chip. The Snapdragon 845 will allegedly find a home... Read more...
When HTC announced the U Ultra earlier this year with a Snapdragon 821 processor, many were disappointed that Qualcomm’s newfangled Snapdragon 835 wasn’t powering the device. However, the Taiwanese company was quick to point out that it would release a new flagship that would be powered by Qualcomm’s best smartphone SoC. “We want to have a couple of months of leadership before the next flagship CPU comes. But that will be in another period of time- not at MWC,” said HTC President Chialin Chang. “Not for us or any other player. I can tell you that for sure. When the new CPU comes, HTC will have another flagship.” Well, it looks as though we’ll get our official look at that new flagship on May... Read more...
Xiaomi founder and chief operating officer Lei Jun previously confirmed that his company is prepping a new flagship smartphone, the Mi 6, but until there is a formal announcement the specs remain a mystery. Well, officially speaking, anyway. Unofficially, we may already known what the Mi 6 is toting underneath the hood thanks to a benchmark entry in GFXBench's database.It appears that someone put the unreleased flagship phone through its paces on GFXBench. If what the database shows is correct, the Mi 6 will wield Qualcomm's newfangled Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip (SoC), which is the same processing engine driving Samsung's recently announced Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets. The sought-after... Read more...
  Nokia, once a name synonymous with popular "dumb" phones and early smartphones has lost quite a bit of its luster over the years. With the rise of the iPhone and Android-based devices, and its failed marriage with Microsoft, Nokia-branded devices have seen better days. Nokia reset the clock, so to speak, with the launch of the Nokia 6 mid-range smartphone earlier this year courtesy of HMD, and it is set to launch a new flagship later this year. That flagship, the Nokia 9, is expected to carry with it flagship-worthy specs that could make even stalwart Samsung Galaxy or iPhone fans blush.(Image Source: Grid Engine/Flickr) The Nokia 9 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest... Read more...
The time has finally come for the official unveil of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. After months of photos and specifications leaks, we now are able to lay our eyes on the real deal. Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ - Live from NYC - Hands-On Coming Soon! As expected, the Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch display, while the Galaxy S8+ pushes the screen size to 6.2 inches. The screen takes up nearly the entire front of the smartphones, something that Samsung calls an “Infinity Display”. Although the bezels aren’t completely gone, it is still a rather breathtaking design. Both displays are Quad HD+ Super AMOLED with a resolution of 2960x1440. On the Galaxy S8, that means 570 pixels per inch (PPI),... Read more...
Based on its features, specs and power consumption claims, Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 SoC (or Mobile Platform, as Qualcomm is referring to it now) was already looking like a notable improvement over the Snapdragon 820 and 821. The Snapdragon 835 is expected to provide up to 11 hours of 4K video playback and more than a day of talk time on next-gen smartphones with a single charge, for starters. However, it will also serve up hours of VR gaming and claimed general performance lifts of up to 25 percent in both CPU and graphics/gaming workloads. Regardless, until now, we could only speculate about the Snapdragon 835’s performance. Qualcomm, however, recently invited us out to its sprawling... Read more...
Last year at IFA 2016, Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon VR820 reference platform for OEMs to produce their own standalone virtual reality head-mounted displays (HMDs). Qualcomm was able to snag four original design manufacturer (ODMs) in 2016 for VR820 and has another five lined up for 2017. Now, Qualcomm is ready to move on to the next stage, and that involves the launch of the Qualcomm HDM Accelerator Program. The HDM Accelerator Program brings with its access to the new, more powerful Snapdragon 835 SoC which will be powering flagship Android smartphones in 2017, with the most prominent of course being Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Through the HDM Accelerator Program, manufacturers... Read more...
Earlier this month, HTC announced its latest flagship: the U Ultra. The smartphone comes packing a 5.7-inch QHD which is joined by a second 2-inch (160x1040) “ticker” display for notifications. Other features include 4GB RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage, a 12MP rear camera and a front-facing 16MP camera. Conspicuously missing, however, was Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 835 processor. In its place was last year’s top-end chip, the Snapdragon 821, which itself is a slightly higher-clocked Snapdragon 820. As we learned earlier in the week, this is due to the fact that Samsung hoarded the initial supply of Snapdragon 835 SoCs until at least April, which means that other smartphone OEMs simply... Read more...
Given that Qualcomm recently announced the availability and details for its next-generation Snapdragon 835 SoC, we just assumed that the incoming 2017 class of flagships would all be using the chip (after all, this is traditionally what has occurred year after year). Well, you know what they say when you assume things… However, 2017 is a new year and it looks as though there’s a shakeup in store for the status quo. It has been reported that Samsung has taken it upon itself to gobble up nearly all of Qualcomm’s initial Snapdragon 835 production. Samsung wants to ensure that it has an ample supply of the chips to fuel the likely voracious demand for its Galaxy S8 flagship.  In fact, "the Snapdragon... Read more...
Nokia is officially back in the branded smartphone business with the launch of its Nokia 6, a mid-range Android handset that reports say sold out in under a minute in China, but that is not the only big news attached to the company. It would appear that Nokia is also getting ready to release a humongous tablet, one that will sport an 18.4-inch display with a 2560x1440 display resolution. Specifications for the massive tablet showed up on GFXBench. The gargantuan device could also be an upcoming all-in-one (AIO) system, though being an Android device powered by an ARM-based processor, it is more likely it will end up being a large size tablet (assuming it's real and that Nokia goes forward with... Read more...
When it comes to smartphone SoCs, time doesn’t stand still. Around this time last year, the talk of the town was the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Half a year later, Qualcomm launched a slightly higher-clocked successor, the Snapdragon 821. Today, Qualcomm is dishing out a plethora of details on its next generation Snapdragon 835 SoC which will likely power a broad range of 2017 flagship Android smartphones. Qualcomm first alerted us to the existence of the Snapdragon 835 last month, and heralded that this would be its first 10nm chip for smartphones and tablet. We’re now learning that the Snapdragon 835 contains over 3 billion transistors, a new Adreno 540 GPU, and features more efficient... Read more...
As we get closer to the start of the new year, rumors about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 are starting to heat up. The latest report coming out of South Korea is that a Galaxy S8 Plus model will launch alongside the standard Galaxy S8, and will feature a 6-inch display. This is a noticeable upgrade from the 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch displays of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, respectively. So why the big increase in screen size? According to this latest report, it’s because of Samsung’s decision to go with a bezel-less display, which would allow the company to cram in a larger display on the Galaxy S8 Plus in roughly the same exterior dimensions as the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 7. To get an idea of... Read more...
Microsoft is at somewhat of a crossroads with its mobile division. Earlier this month, CEO Satya Nadella admitted that the company’s recent mobile efforts have been poor at best, stating, “We clearly missed mobile. There is no question.” Not only has Microsoft’s share of the mobile OS market sunk to sub 1 percent levels, but Lumia production has reportedly been put on ice. Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s hardware division has been a complete financial disaster and has result in the firing of thousands of employees. Despite these strong headwinds, Nadella is still convinced that there is a path forward for Microsoft in mobile. Instead of being a follower, he wants Microsoft to use innovation... Read more...
Qualcomm is making the bold move to 10nm FinFET process technology for its next generation smartphone SoC (System on Chip), and it has enlisted Samsung to help. The two powerhouse companies in the mobile and semiconductor industries announced this morning that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 will be manufactured on Samsung’s next generation 10 nanometer production lines. “Using the new 10nm process node is expected to allow our premium tier Snapdragon 835 processor to deliver greater power efficiency and increase performance while also allowing us to add a number of new capabilities that can improve the user experience of tomorrow’s mobile devices,” stated Keith Kressin, SVP of product management... Read more...
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