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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that definitely appears to be the case with ASUS. The company just announced the ZenFone 5, which is a dead ringer for Apple’s iPhone X. Like the iPhone X, the ZenFone 5 features a "notch" in its display that houses the front-facing selfie camera, speaker and various other sensors. ASUS isn't ashamed of the comparison, and actually invites it. "Some people will say it’s copying Apple,” said ASUS Global Marketing Chief Marcel Campos in a statement to The Verge. "But we cannot get away from what users want. You have to follow the trends.” We had a feeling that such design trends would start filtering into the... Read more...
When it comes to today's Android smartphones, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8xx series of processors get the bulk of the attention. Last year, it was the Snapdragon 835, while this year it is the Snapdragon 845. However, what about customers that want a taste of the "premium life" lavished on flagship devices in more affordable phones? That's where Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 700 series comes into play. Qualcomm's current family of SoCs encompass the Snapdragon 200, 400, 600 and 800 series. The Snapdragon 200 carries the torch for the low-end market, while the Snapdragon 400 and 600 tackle the mid-range market, with the Snapdragon 800 of course handling the high-end. Given its numbering scheme, the Snapdragon... Read more...
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona officially kicks off tomorrow (Monday, February 26), but as is often the case with these kinds of events, companies are anxious to reveal what new products and services they have in store. Count Xiaomi among the them. The Chinese smartphone maker is planning to announce a new flagship smartphone, the Mi MIX 2S, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor. According to a Twitter post by Donovan Sung, Xiaomi's global spokesperson, the new phone will launch on March 27, 2018. In addition to the Snapdragon 845 SoC that the Mi MIX 2S is rocking underneath the hood, Sung praised the phone's all glass front side, saying it is the "world's most... Read more...
Sony's upcoming 2018 Android flagships have been leaking for quite some time, but we're now getting our best look yet at the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. We'd give you two guesses as to who leaked these smartphone beauties, but you'll probably only need one guess (it's Evan Blass, of course). As you might expect from a flagship debuting in 2018, both the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are powered by Qualcomm's new 10nm Snapdragon 845 processor. The phones sport an aluminum unibody design, but don’t quite fully embrace the slim top and bottom bezels that are popular with today's flagship smartphones. When it comes to display size, the Xperia XZ2 measures 5.7 inches, while the Xperia XZ2 Compact... Read more...
Qualcomm on Wednesday announced a new virtual reality (VR) reference platform based on its flagship mobile chip, the Snapdragon 845. This is the same system-on-chip that Samsung for its Galaxy S9, which is expected to be announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) later this month, which packs power computing and graphics muscle that Qualcomm hopes to leverage for VR. "We continue to deliver new advancements in technologies for our customers to utilize as they aim to capitalize on the growing standalone and smartphone VR industry," said Hugo Swart, Head of Virtual and Augmented Reality Business Group, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "With the Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform, we’re supporting... Read more...
Though the company has been evangelizing its next generation Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform for a while now, Qualcomm is lifting the veil today on the new SoC's benchmark performance profile. As we showed you back in December, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 is based on a bleeding-edge 10nm LPP FinFET manufacturing process with Samsung, and an entirely new architecture that promises significant gains in power efficiency and performance. Snapdragon 845 is a grounds-up silicon redesign from Qualcomm, targeted at a new breed of flagship smartphones and other premium mobile devices. At the heart of the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform is the new Kyro 385 CPU, which features four high-performance cores operating... Read more...
If you are interested in the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus that are due to be announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) later this month, start saving your pennies and nickels now. Better add dimes and quarters to the pot as well. There are multiple reports that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will cost more than Samsung's current flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. One of those reports comes from ETNews, a Korean-language website that says the Galaxy S9 will cost between 945,000 and 1,000,000 South Korean Won (KRW), versus 935,000 KRW for the Galaxy S8. That works out to around $860 to $920 in U.S. currency, though don't expect a straight conversion—that rarely happens,... Read more...
The latest word on the street is that Sony is grooming a brand new 4K Xperia smartphone. If the report is accurate, the rumored Sony Xperia XZ Pro will be the company’s third device with an impressive 4K display resolution after the Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia XZ Premium. The report alleges that the Sony Xperia XZ Pro will come with a 5.7-inch 4K OLED display, a slight step down from the 4K HDR panel found on the Xperia XZ Premium we spoke of nearly a year ago. It’s expected the device will also feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, up from the Snapdragon 835 found on the XZ Premium. Also intriguing is the reported 6GB of RAM with a capacious 128GB of onboard storage –... Read more...
Samsung is not too far away from its big debut of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship smartphones, which are tipped to make their big debut at MWC 2018. We already know about one of the processors that will go into the U.S. version of the Galaxy S9 family: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. Today, however, Samsung is spilling the beans on its Exynos 9810 processor that will find its way into the international versions of the smartphones. Samsung says that its new 8-core SoC has four third-generation custom high-performance cores operating at a heady 2.9GHz. For less demanding tasks, there are four efficiency cores onboard. According to the chip giant, single-core performance has been doubled, while... Read more...
There's no question that when it comes to the flagship smartphone market, 2018 will be the year of the Snapdragon 845. Qualcomm announced the processor earlier this month, and revealed that it will be manufactured on a 10nm FinFET process (like its Snapdragon 835 predecessor) by Samsung. The Snapdragon 845 will also incorporate Qualcomm's Snapdragon X20 gigabit LTE modem (Cat. 18, 1.2Gbps). A leak, which was sourced from Weibo, sheds light on a number of new smartphones that will arrive in 2018 featuring the Snapdragon 845. Given how many Android OEMs flocked to the Snapdragon 835, there aren't many surprises on this leaked list. The month of February (Mobile World Congress) will see the launch... Read more...
The ink has barely dried on the press release announcing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, and there are already rumors swirling about its eventual successor: the Snapdragon 855. The Snapdragon 845 is built on a refined version of Samsung's 10nm FinFET process (an evolution of the tech used for the Snapdragon 835), however, the Snapdragon 855 will be built on new 7nm process technology. Whereas Samsung has been responsible for manufacturing both the Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 845, Nikkei is reporting that Qualcomm has selected TSMC to produce the Snapdragon 855. TMSC is also reportedly being tapped to produce Qualcomm's next generation modem chips for smartphones and lightweight convertible devices.... Read more...
Are today's flagship smartphones fast enough? Have we reached the point of diminishing returns on processor upgrades? Who cares! As geeks and power users, one of the things we look forward to most with each new flagship phone launch is the performance bump that comes with it. That will again be the case when Samsung launches its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, as evidenced by some early benchmarks that popped up in Geekbench's database. Listed as "Samsung SM-G965UI," the new entry points to a Galaxy S9+ handset with an 8-core Qualcomm processor, presumably the Snapdragon 845 that we already know will be used in Samsung's next batch of Galaxy handsets, at least in the United. In the overseas model,... Read more...
Yesterday, Qualcomm gave us a sneak peek at its next generation mobile processor: the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. Like its Snapdragon 835 predecessor, the Snapdragon 845 will be used in countless flagship Android smartphones arriving in 2018, and will also likely end up in future "Always Connected" Windows 10 mobile PCs. Today, Qualcomm is spilling the beans on some of the components that makeup the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, which now includes a Kyro 385 CPU. This revamped CPU features four high-performance cores operating at 2.8GHz (a 25 percent uplift over the Snapdragon 835) and four "efficiency" cores operating at a more sedate 1.7GHz. Onboard you’ll find 2MB of shared L3... Read more...
We've heard rumors for months, but Qualcomm today made it official. The Snapdragon 845 will be the flagship SoC used in next year's top Android smartphones. More specially, it's being called the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, fitting in with Qualcomm's currently nomenclature for its SoCs. At this time, we don't know much with regards to specifics for the Snapdragon 845, but it has been confirmed that it will still be manufactured on a 10nm FinFET process -- like its Snapdragon 835 predecessor -- and it will incorporate the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem for gigabit-class internet connectivity. Samsung Foundry will be producing the chip alongside Samsung's Exynos 9810. When it comes to everything else... Read more...
Through its human resources service provider, Microsoft has posted a job listing that suggests its collaboration with Qualcomm will not end with shoving the company's Snapdragon 835 processors into its Surface laptops running Windows 10, but will extend to the Qualcomm's next-generation flagship SoC (system-on-chip), Snapdragon 845. That chip has not yet been released, but is next in line and will find its way into phones like Samsung's Galaxy S9. The job listing is for a "Hardware Test Engineer / Manufacturing Engineer," and specifically one who is an expert in Wi-Fi technologies and manufacturing. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience designing and delivering test solutions... Read more...
The newness hasn’t even worn off the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, but there’s already talk of its successor. Most reports seemed to agree that upcoming flagship will be called the Snapdragon 845, but the finer details are where there are some discrepancies between the varying reports. The latest news coming from MyDrivers suggests that the Snapdragon 845 will be still be based on a 10nm Low Power Early (LPE) FinFET process instead of Samsung’s second-generation Low Power Plus (LPP) process, which seems suspect. “With our successful 10LPE production experience, we have commenced production of the 10LPP to maintain our leadership in the advanced-node foundry market,” said Ryan Lee, Vice President of... 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...
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