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Yesterday the Bluetooth SIG has announced and released the newest Bluetooth standard for audio playback: LE Audio. The new standard is a complete new redesign of the audio stack, building upon the years of learnings that we’ve seen with Bluetooth audio in the past. The new LE Audio standard expends the flexibility and functionality of audio playback over Bluetooth, and is said to represent the new baseline for future developments over the next decade. Traditional audio playback should be a familiar matter with everybody in the industry as well as consumers. The existing audio stack has now been renamed to “Classic Audio”, and will continue to coexist alongside the new LE Audio standard. So what does LE Audio bring? The most important aspect of the new...

Honor Unveils 9X & 9X Pro: All-View Display, Kirin 810, 48 MP Camera

Honor has introduced two new smartphones aimed at demanding users. The 9X and 9X Pro handsets combine a large All-View display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, a high-end SoC...

15 by Anton Shilov on 7/24/2019

ASUS Announces New ROG Phone II: 120Hz OLED, 6000mAh & Snapdragon 855+

Today ASUS is releasing the successor to last year’s enthusiast-level gaming phone – the ROG Phone. This year’s model features the same DNA that the original model was built...

74 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/22/2019

Samsung Starts Production of LPDDR5-5500 Devices: 12 GB of DRAM in a Smartphone

Samsung has kicked off volume production of its LPDDR5 memory devices and intends to start mass assembly of memory packages based on the new DRAMs. The company’s LPDDR5 memory...

17 by Anton Shilov on 7/18/2019

European Commission Fines Qualcomm €242m For Anti-trust Violations

Today the European Commission has concluded a 4 year long antitrust investigation into anti-competitive business behaviour of Qualcomm against other players in the market, and has fined the company...

29 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/18/2019

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855 Plus: A Higher Bin SKU

Today Qualcomm is announcing a new small refresh of the Snapdragon 855 SoC: the new Snapdragon 855+. In the past Qualcomm had the habit of sometimes refreshing their flagship...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/15/2019

The Google Pixel 3a XL Review: Does Mid-Range Make Sense?

It’s nearing 8 months since Google released the Pixel 3 and we extensively reviewed the phone. It also has been several years now since Google abandoned the Nexus line...

94 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/27/2019

Huawei Announces Nova 5 & Nova Pro in China: Introduces New Kirin 810 Chipset

Today Huawei announced the brand new Nova 5 series of smartphones. The company released the new Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i in China with availability later...

45 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/21/2019

Huawei Clarifies Android Update Situation, Commits to Android Q for Last 2 Generations

Huawei last night launched an information campaign about the status of software updates on existing devices in the face of the company’s troubles with the U.S. Commerce Department. The important...

6 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/21/2019

The OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Outstanding Performance & Screen, Adequate Everything Else

It’s been a month since OnePlus released their new flagship devices for 2019: The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The phone is one of the most awaited devices...

88 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/19/2019

AMD and Samsung's GPU Licensing Deal: A New Era of Collaboration?

Back on Monday we saw the surprise announcement from AMD and Samsung revealing a multi-year strategic partnership in which Samsung will license AMD’s graphics IP. Since the announcement, we’ve...

96 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 6/7/2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 May Firmware Update: Improved Night Mode

We’ve reviewed the Galaxy S10 2.5 months ago now. Amongst one of the discoveries of besides the differences between the Snapdragon and Exynos models was the fact that Samsung’s...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/7/2019

Apple Announces iOS 13: Dark Mode, iPadOS & Files

At today’s WWDC event in San Jose, California, Apple unveiled the newest update to its iOS operating system, iOS 13, as well as its forking of iOS for tablet...

58 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

Apple To Drop the iPhone 5s & 6: iOS 13 Minimum Requirement is iPhone 6s

Today Apple announced the new iOS 13 operating system update for iPhones. Among the feature updates of the new OS which we’ll cover in a separate article, Apple is...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

Infineon Set to Acquire Cypress for $10 Billion

Infineon on Monday said that it had signed an agreement to take over Cypress Semiconductor, strengthening its portfolio of physical interface technologies. The move will add a set of...

0 by Anton Shilov on 6/3/2019

AMD To License Out Radeon GPU IP to Samsung For Use In SLSI Mobile GPUs

Today Samsung and AMD announced a new multi-year strategic partnership between the two companies, where Samsung SLSI will license graphics IP from AMD for use in mobile GPUs.

47 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

The Apple WWDC 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

We're here in sunny San Jose, California for the annual developer pilgrimage that is Apple's World Wide Developers Conference. One part promotional event, one part trade show, and two...

40 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2019

Motorola Announces New Moto Z4: Moto's 2019's Flagship

Today Motorola launches the new Moto Z4 (stylised: moto z4). The Z4 follows up on last year’s Z3 and represents Motorola flagship device for 2019. Yet the Z4 isn’t...

85 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/30/2019

Intel Unveils 10th Gen Core Ice Lake-U & Ice Lake-Y Mobile CPUs: 10nm Sunny Cove Later This Year

At Intel’s Keynote presentation here at Computex, the company finally lifted the lid on its first widely available new CPU design on 10nm, called Ice Lake. The official marketing...

190 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

MediaTek Announces 7nm 5G With Cortex-A77 CPU, Mali-G77 GPU Coming

Today MedaTek is making quite an unusual announcement: The company is the first to announce a SoC with an integrated 5G modem. Even more interesting is the fact that...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/29/2019

Apple Announces New iPod Touch: A10 SoC Inside

It’s been 4 years since Apple last updated the iPod lineup with the 6th generation iPod Touch in 2015. Today Apple did the unexpected and released a hardware refresh...

27 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/28/2019

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