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It’s autumn and we’re nearing the holiday season – more importantly, every smartphone vendor has released their 2019 devices and we now have a complete overview over the competitive landscape. The biggest change in product offerings compared to Q3 is the new release of Samsung’s Note10 series, OnePlus refreshing their devices with the new 7T series, and lastly Google’s new release of the Pixel 4. Although we’re covering only Android devices here, Apple’s newest release of the iPhone 11 series does have an important impact on the value comparisons we make at this point in time and how the value argument has evolved for the different devices in 2019.

Arm's New Cortex-A77 CPU Micro-architecture: Evolving Performance

2018 was an exciting year for Arm’s own CPU designs. Last year in May we saw the release of the Cortex-A76 and the subsequent resulting silicon in the form...

106 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/27/2019

Arm's New Mali-G77 & Valhall GPU Architecture: A Major Leap

Along today’s announcement of the new Cortex-A77 CPU microarchitecture, the arguably bigger announcement is Arm’s unveiling of the new Valhall GPU architecture and the new Mali-G77 GPU. It’s been...

42 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/27/2019

EE to Switch On its UK 5G Network on May 30

At an event here in London, the carrier Everything Everywhere (EE) said that it would switch on its 5G network in the UK on May 30. The country’s first...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/22/2019

United States Rules Qualcomm In Violation of Antitrust Laws - Qualcomm To Appeal

The United States Federal Trade Commission’s case against Qualcomm has just taken an important step. In a ruling released last night, the US District Court judge Lucy Koh issued...

16 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2019

Zoom Zoom: Testing 10x Hybrid Zoom in Dublin with the Huawei P30 Pro and Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

One of the main issues facing the smartphone industry is stagnation. From generation to generation, we see the main smartphone manufacturers gunning for differentiation, and we’ve seen features such...

29 by Ian Cutress on 5/22/2019

The Honor 20 Pro: A Quad-camera Hands-On Review

As a sister brand of Huawei, Honor in the last few years has seen quite a rising success in terms of delivering high value devices. In fact Honor’s smartphones...

34 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/21/2019

ASUS Launches the ZenFone 6: 6.4-Inch Flagship Phone With Motorized Flip-Up Module Camera

ASUS has introduced its new high-end smartphone, the ZenFone 6. The new handset is based on Qualcomm’s top-of-the-range Snapdragon 855 SoC, and perhaps most interesting of all, a motorized...

31 by Anton Shilov on 5/21/2019

Update: Huawei Issued Waiver by U.S. to Continue Software Updates & Hardware Maintenance

Update 05/20, 9pm: Following last week's ban and Google's suspension of business operations with Huawei, the U.S. Commerce Department has issued a new waiver for the company to continue...

116 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/20/2019

Marvell to Acquire Avera Semiconductor from GlobalFoundries

Marvell on Monday announced that it had entered into agreement to buy Avera Semiconductor from GlobalFoundries. The acquisition will bring additional chip design capabilities to Marvell and will enable...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/20/2019

Motorola Announces One Vision with Exynos 9609

Last week Motorola announces a new addition to its product line-up: The One Vision. The “One” series is a higher mid-tier value series by the company targeting a better...

5 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/20/2019

Hands on with the Realme 3 Pro: 6.3-inch Phone with Snapdragon 710 For Under €200

Midrange smartphones are the main market for volume sales. Over the years companies have tried to attack this segment with aggressive specifications followed by exuberant pricing, with a select...

27 by Ian Cutress on 5/20/2019

Sony's Flagship Xperia 1 21:9 Smartphone Gets a Launch Date: July 12th for $950

Sony has finally given its flagship Xperia 1 smartphone an official launch date and price. The handset, which features a large 21:9 OLED display that supports wide color gamuts...

35 by Anton Shilov on 5/17/2019

Huawei Launches Mate 20 X 5G in the UK: Available in June

The Mate 20 X 5G had been announced by Huawei some months ago, and we saw the first European launch of the phone on Switzerland’s Sunrise two weeks ago...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/16/2019

Samsung & Verizon Launch the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G in the US

Samsung and Verizon on Thursday officially started sales of the Galaxy S10 5G smartphone in the US. The handset is immediately available exclusively with a Verizon contract whether it...

3 by Anton Shilov on 5/16/2019

Samsung Reveals Galaxy S10 5G Launch Dates in the UK

Samsung has announced launch dates for its Galaxy S10 5G smartphone in the UK. The handset will be available for pre-order a week from now and will ship to...

5 by Anton Shilov on 5/15/2019

Arm Announces Mali D77 Display Processor: Facilitating AR & VR

Display processors usually aren’t really much a common topic in the press and only few companies actually do advertise the capabilities beyond a simple mention of the maximum resolution...

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/15/2019

Cadence Announces Tensilica Vision Q7 DSP

Last year we saw the announcement of Cadence’s Tensilica Q6 DSP IP which promised a new architecture that brings integration between vision DSP workloads and new optimised machine learning...

0 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/15/2019

OnePlus Announces The OnePlus 7 & OnePlus 7 Pro: Upping The Ante

We’ve been with OnePlus since the One back in 2014. Over the years we’ve seen the company’s products have a large impact on the industry and particularly with the...

71 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/14/2019

OnePlus 7 Series Launch in London: A Live Blog (Starts 3pm UTC / 4pm BST)

Today OnePlus is launching the new OnePlus 7 at simultaneous events around the world - we're live from the European London venue. Rumours have been floating around that OnePlus...

15 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/14/2019

Samsung Unveils 64 MP & 48 MP ISOCELL Bright Image Sensors for Smartphones

Samsung has introduced two new 0.8-μm image sensors for use in upcoming smartphones. The new sensors are the 48 MP ISOCELL Bright GM2 for advanced handsets as well as...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2019

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