Smartphones

VAIO, the former PC division of Sony and now an independent supplier of PCs, this week announced plans to introduce its first smartphone in Japan this spring. The company will use Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile operating system and will target business users with its VAIO Phone Biz handsets. VAIO intends to capitalize on Microsoft’s eco-system in order to offer products that will not directly compete against smartphones running Apple iOS or Google Android. VAIO will promote its smartphones together with Microsoft and local operators in Japan. One of the selling points of the VAIO Phone Biz will be its support for the Continuum technology, which lets users to connect their smartphones to large displays or televisions using Miracast technology, HDMI/DisplayPort outputs, USB type-C ports or...

HTC's Windows Phone 8 NYC Event live blog

We just sat down at HTC's NYC event. Specifics aren't being shared about what's being announced here but follow along with our live blog to see what's bound to...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/19/2012

Samsung's Galaxy Note II: Coming to Five US Carriers in Mid-November

We recently spent some hands on time with the Galaxy Note II, Samsung's new 5.5-inch Jelly Bean equipped Android smartphone/minitablet. The Note II runs a 32nm 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/19/2012

iPhone 5/A6 SunSpider Performance: Faster than Intel's Atom Z2460

The first iPhone 5 reviews have lifted, confirming the leaked Geekbench data we saw in our earlier post. Apple's A6 appears to feature two custom ARM cores running at...

110 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/19/2012

Motorola Hits 2GHz with Intel Powered RAZR i

At the beginning of this year Intel finally unveiled its Atom Z2460 (Medfield) smartphone platform. The single-core, dual-thread CPU ran at up to 1.6GHz and was paired with a...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2012

LG Optimus G Performance Preview

Earlier tonight LG announced its Optimus G, the company's first Qualcomm Fusion 3 based smartphone (APQ8064 + MDM9615). If you don't follow Qualcomm's naming system closely, we're talking about...

20 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2012

Hands on with the LG Optimus G Updated: Sample Photos and White Model

Today we're at the LG Optimus G launch event in South Korea and just got a change to have a brief hands on with LG's new flagship smartphone. Initial...

14 by Brian Klug on 9/17/2012

LG Makes Optimus G Official - Quad Core 1.5 GHz APQ8064 with 4.7-inch In-Cell Touch

We've seen it leaked quite a few times leading up to this official announcement, but today LG did something a bit out of the ordinary by flying us out...

24 by Brian Klug on 9/17/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 5

Despite crazy travel schedules and Brian being in South Korea, we managed to carve out nearly 2 hours across time zones to discuss the iPhone 5. Brian goes over...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2012

Analyzing the iPhone 5 Geekbench Results

While working on our Haswell piece, I've been religiously checking the Geekbench and GLBenchmark results browsers to see if anyone ran either benchmark and decided to tap upload. This...

118 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/16/2012

iPhone 5 Memory Size and Speed Revealed: 1GB LPDDR2-1066

Quick analysis of the A6 SoC photos from the iPhone 5 launch event tells us all we need to know about the memory interface, speed and bandwidth of the...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/15/2012

The iPhone 5's A6 SoC: Not A15 or A9, a Custom Apple Core Instead

When Apple announced the iPhone 5, Phil Schiller officially announced what had leaked several days earlier: the phone is powered by Apple's new A6 SoC. As always, Apple didn't...

162 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/15/2012

Why the iPhone 5 Lacks Support for Simultaneous Voice and LTE or EVDO (SVLTE, SVDO)

So we've seen the new iPhone, and had a chance to briefly play with it at the demo room, but as I've learned in the past so many times...

90 by Brian Klug on 9/14/2012

New iPod Touch Leads Revamped iPod Lineup

It’s been a pretty action-packed day for Apple. While the star of today’s event was undoubtedly the new iPhone 5, the Cupertino giant also gave the iPod lineup an...

22 by Vivek Gowri on 9/12/2012

iPhone 5 Hands On Pics and Video - Updated: With Impressions

We just spent a good amount of time with the iPhone 5. The phone feels very thin and light (obviously), and the improvement in performance is very noticeable compared...

91 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/12/2012

Apple iPhone 5: Announced

Apple announced its 6th generation iPhone, the iPhone 5, at a special event in San Francisco this morning. The iPhone 5 brings a huge list of improvements. Apple unexpectedly...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2012

Apple's iPhone 5 Uses A6 SoC

This one caught us off guard, but Apple just announced the A6 SoC powering the new iPhone 5 features 2x faster CPU and GPU performance compared to the iPhone...

118 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2012

Our Apple iPhone 5 Live Blog

With IDF day 1 under our belts and the live blogging engine tested in our keynote and Haswell architecture coverage, it's time to set our sights on the next...

69 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/12/2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Hands On

Last week we were able to spend some time with Samsung's new Galaxy Note 2. The device is a largely updated version of the original Galaxy Note, that enjoyed...

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 4

I didn't lug the Blue yeti across the country for nothing: we have episode 4 of the AnandTech Podcast up for you all to listen to. Given the timing...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2012

Audience earSmart Not in Upcoming iPhone, Suggests New SoC?

Since the iPhone 4, Apple has been including Audience earSmart voice processors in devices to improve both receive and transmit audio for handsets. The iPhone 4 started the trend...

11 by Brian Klug on 9/7/2012

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