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MediaTek first unveiled the Helio X30—its next-generation high-end SoC—last fall, but today at Mobile World Congress the Taiwanese company announced its commercial availability. The Helio X30 is entering mass production and should make its debut inside a mobile device sometime in Q2 2017. The Helio X30, like the Helio X20 family before it, incorporates 10 CPU cores arranged in a Max.Mid.Min tri-cluster configuration. Two of ARM’s latest A73 CPU cores replace the two A72s in the Max cluster, which should improve performance and reduce power consumption. The Mid cluster still uses 4 A53 cores, but they receive a 10% frequency boost relative to the top-of-the-line Helio X27. In the X30’s Min cluster we find the first implementation of ARM’s most-efficient A-series core. The A35 consumes...

BlackBerry KEYOne Announced: Snapdragon 625 with QWERTY, $549

This week at MWC, TCL announced the BlackBerry KEYOne, which follows in BlackBerry's traditional style with a distinctive hardware QWERTY keyboard, but this time a more polished look at...

43 by Anton Shilov 2 days ago

Sony Launches Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs Phones For US Market

Sony announced today at MWC 2017 that it’s bringing two new premium phones to the US market: the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs. Both models employ classic Sony...

27 by Matt Humrick 2 days ago

Samsung Launch the Galaxy Book 10.6-inch and 12-inch: Windows Tablets with Kaby Lake

The announcements this year from Samsung are notably muted without the launch of a new Galaxy smartphone, but despite this being a mobile-focused conference in Barcelona this week, there...

33 by Ian Cutress 3 days ago

Huawei Launches the P10 and P10 Plus, in Green

Today Huawei is unwrapping their latest mainstream device, evolving from the P8 and P9 into the P10. The yearly cadence regularly brings high-level design features from their Mate series...

16 by Ian Cutress, Brandon Chester & Anton Shilov 3 days ago

Synology at CES 2017 - RT2600ac Wi-Fi Router, DSM Value Additions, and New Business NAS Units

As part of my usual CES vendor visits, I caught up with Synology and took a look at the new products and DSM features that had been announced around...

25 by Ganesh T S on 1/31/2017

Mushkin Announces Helix SSDs: 2.5 GB/s, 3D MLC NAND, SM2260, 2 TB Capacity

Mushkin introduced its new lineup of high-performance SSDs at CES. The Helix drives use 3D MLC NAND flash memory as well as Silicon Motion’s SM2260 controller. The M.2 SSDs...

2 by Anton Shilov on 1/30/2017

QNAP at CES 2017 - Thunderbolt 3 and Xeon D NAS Units, Residential Gateways, and More

As part of my usual CES vendor visits, I caught up with QNAP and took a look at the new products and QTS features slated to enter the market...

18 by Ganesh T S on 1/27/2017

SanDisk Launches A1-Class microSDXC Card

At CES 2017, we had the chance to catch up with Western Digital to check out the updates from their end in the direct-attached storage space. After the acquisition...

23 by Ganesh T S on 1/23/2017

Edge Memory Announces Video Speed Class SD Cards`

As part of our CES 2017 vendor visits, we talked to Mushkin and Edge Memory about their upcoming products. For those unaware, both Mushkin and Edge Memory are brands...

16 by Ganesh T S on 1/23/2017

ASRock Shows DeskMini GTX/RX, using Micro-STX Motherboard with MXM Support

One of the recurring themes in my discussions with motherboard manufacturers over the past several years is one of introducing differentiation to products and through that, new form factors...

33 by Ian Cutress on 1/18/2017

ADATA Demonstrates 256 GB microSDXC Card

At CES, ADATA showcased its first microSDXC memory card with 256 GB capacity. The card is qualified for up to 275 MB/s transfer speed and can be used to...

15 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2017

Intel Officially Launches Baby Canyon NUCs with Kaby Lake: Thunderbolt Makes a Re-entry

The Baby Canyon NUCs were leaked in July 2016, and Intel officially launched the units at CES 2017. The first-generation NUCs based on Ivy Bridge had a SKU with...

68 by Ganesh T S on 1/17/2017

GIGABYTE Server Shows Two-Phase Immersion Liquid Cooling on a 2U GPU G250-S88 using 3M Novec

In the land of immersed systems, there are many ways of doing things. A few intrepid users have gone with oil, still using a CPU cooler but relying on...

24 by Ian Cutress on 1/17/2017

Synaptics at CES 2017: Advanced Touch and DDIC

To some extent, Synaptics is not nearly as visible to consumers as a company like Intel or Qualcomm, but their role in touch interfaces and display driver ICs is...

4 by Joshua Ho on 1/17/2017

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 40: CES 2017

The annual CES show is always a mélange of announcements and sneak peeks for what is to come through the year. At the show we had most of our...

16 by Ian Cutress on 1/17/2017

Mushkin Launches Reactor Armor 3D and Triactor 3D 2TB SATA SSDs: 3D NAND, SM2258

Mushkin at CES demonstrated its new SSDs in 2.5”/7 mm form-factor aimed at mainstream PCs with a SATA interface. The new Reactor Armor 3D and Triactor 3D use 3D...

36 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2017

Zotac Updates ZBOX mini-PCs with Kaby Lake: vPro, Thunderbolt, and More

As part of their pre-CES teaser, Zotac had talked about their mini-ITX GTX 1080 and their external Thunderbolt 3 graphics dock. They had also hinted about some updates to...

10 by Ganesh T S & Anton Shilov on 1/16/2017

Kingston Launches DataTraveler Ultimate GT USB Flash Drive with 2 TB Capacity

Kingston this week introduced its new DataTraveler Ultimate GT USB flash drive with a re-freshed design and up to 2 TB capacity. The new devices are designed for those...

21 by Anton Shilov on 1/12/2017

ASUS Announces Designo Curve MX38VQ: 37.5 Inch Curved Display with Qi Charging

ASUS has introduced its largest Designo Curve display to date that weds style with a sophisticated feature set. The new MX38VQ uses a UWQHD-class (3840x1600) IPS panel and is...

17 by Anton Shilov on 1/12/2017

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