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At the recent Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, the company announced its new flagship smartphone processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Replacing the Snapdragon 888, this new chip is set to be in a number of high performance flagship smartphones in 2022. The new chip is Qualcomm’s first to use Arm v9 as well as Samsung’s 4nm process node technology. In advance of devices coming in Q1, we attended a benchmarking session using Qualcomm’s reference design, and had a couple of hours to run tests focused on the new performance core, based on Arm’s X2 core IP.

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 480 - First 5G Low-end SoC

Today Qualcomm is making a big step towards enabling wide-spread adoption of 5G through the announcements of the new Snapdragon 480 low-end 5G SoC. The company had already alluded...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/4/2021

Xiaomi Announces the Mi 11: First Snapdragon 888 Device

Today Xiaomi held the Chinese launch announcement of the new Mi 11 – the company’s new mainstream flagship phone for 2021. The new phone features a new super-high-end OLED...

82 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/28/2020

AnandTech Year In Review 2020: Flagship Mobile

We’re a few days away from completing the 2020 calendar year, and it’s been a quite a hectic year for everybody. In times of troubles, the smartphone industry had...

57 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/28/2020

Qualcomm Discloses Snapdragon 888 Benchmarks: Promising Performance

Today Qualcomm is disclosing a set of benchmark results for their new Snapdragon 888 SoC that’s set to power next year’s flagship Android devices. Usually, as in years past...

75 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/18/2020

Qualcomm Tech Summit 2020: Interview with Alex Katouzian

Within today’s Qualcomm Tech Summit 2020, we’ve seen the announcement of the new Snapdragon 888 which we’ve detailed extensively in our dedicated coverage article. As part of the show, we’ve...

91 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/2/2020

Qualcomm Details The Snapdragon 888: 3rd Gen 5G & Cortex-X1 on 5nm

This year although we’re not reporting from Hawaii, Qualcomm’s Tech Summit is still happening in digital form, representing the company’s most important launch event of the year as it...

123 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/2/2020

The iPhone 12 & 12 Pro Review: New Design and Diminishing Returns

The new iPhone 12’s have been out for a while now, and while we’ve had our hands on them for a few weeks, Apple’s news bombardment of the new...

105 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/30/2020

Samsung Announces Exynos 1080 - 5nm Premium-Range SoC with A78 Cores

Today Samsung LSI announced the new Exynos 1080 SoC, a successor to last year’s Exynos 980. This year’s 1080 is seemingly positioned a little above the 980 in terms...

55 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/12/2020

Huawei Announces Mate 40 Series: Powered by 15.3bn Transistors 5nm Kirin 9000

Today Huawei took the stage to unveil the new Mate 40 series of devices. In the form of the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro and the Mate 40 Pro+...

107 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/22/2020

Apple Announces iPhone 12 Series: mini, Regular, Pro & Pro Max, all with 5G

A little later in the year than usual, but today we finally saw the announcement of Apple’s newest line-up of iPhones. This time around we didn’t get two, or...

174 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/13/2020

The Apple 2020 Fall iPhone Event Live Blog 10am PT (17:00 UTC)

Today Apple is holding its second fall 2020 launch event - only a few weeks after the traditional September launch which saw the unveiling of the a new Apple...

57 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/13/2020

Google Announces Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5: Focusing on the Mid-Range?

Today through the company’s rather short virtual launch event, among other novelties, Google has officially announced the new Pixel 4a (5G) and the new Pixel 5. Both phones had...

116 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/30/2020

Xiaomi Announces Mi 10T & Mi 10T Pro: More Budget, But With 144Hz

Today Xiaomi is announcing their late-year flagship devices with the unveiling of the new Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro devices. The refreshes this year are a bit more...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/30/2020

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 750G: Cortex-A77 & mmWave in the Premium Range

Today Qualcomm is announcing a new entry into their premium tier Snapdragon 700-series with the brand-new Snapdragon 750G platform and SoC. The new SoC, as its name implies, lies...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/22/2020

Sony Announces Xperia 5 II: 120Hz Full-Fledged Small Phone

Today Sony is following up on one of its newer form-factors that the company had introduced last year with the Xperia 5. The new Xperia 5 II (read as...

138 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/17/2020

Apple Announces 5nm A14 SoC - Meagre Upgrades, Or Just Less Power Hungry?

Amongst the new iPad and Watch devices released today, Apple made news in releasing the new A14 SoC chip. Apple’s newest generation silicon design is noteworthy in that is...

127 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/15/2020

Apple Announces new 8th gen iPad with A12, iPad Air with 5nm A14 Chip

This year’s September Apple event has been relatively unusual, not only because of the pandemic and online-only nature of the show, but also because amongst the new hardware releases...

68 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/15/2020

The Apple 2020 Fall Event Live Blog - Starts at 10am PT (17:00 UTC)

Today Apple is hosting its 2020 fall launch event. This year due to circumstances, we'll be going virtual and remote, however we'll still be live blogging the show for...

52 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/15/2020

It’s Official: NVIDIA To Acquire Arm For $40 Billion

Following a number of rumors and leaks, NVIDIA this evening announced that it is buying Arm Limited for $40 billion. The cash and stock deal will see NVIDIA buy...

140 by Ryan Smith on 9/13/2020

Samsung's Note20 Ultra Variable Refresh Rate Display Explained

In August 2020, Samsung launched the new Note20 Ultra – an interesting device that we have on our review test bed. It's safe to say that over the last...

43 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/8/2020

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