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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 SoCs in the middle of their product life and give them a small performance boost, probably the most known chip fitting this pattern was the Snapdragon 821 from a few years ago. The S835 never got an upgrade, however the S845 last year did get a higher bin variant which ended up in a few vendor’s products, including the renamed Snapdragon 850 product that featured the same specifications. Qualcomm Snapdragon Flagship SoCs 2019 SoC Snapdragon 855 Snapdragon 855+ CPU 1x Kryo 485 Gold (A76 derivative) @ 2.84GHz 1x512KB pL2 3x Kryo 485 Gold (A76 derivative) @ 2.42GHz 3x256KB pL2 4x Kryo 485 Silver (A55 derivative) @...

The Google Pixel 3 Review: The Ultimate Camera Test

The Pixel 3 is Google’s third generation in-house design, meant to showcase the company’s own view of what an Android device should be, whilst fully embracing Google’s first-party software...

134 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/2/2018

Apple Announces New 11" and 12.9" iPad Pros with A12X SoC

Today at Apple’s Special Event in New York, among other things such as the a new release of a new Macbook Air and a new Mac Mini, Apple has...

107 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/30/2018

OnePlus Announces the OnePlus 6T

Today OnePlus has revealed its half-generation refresh for 2018: The OnePlus 6T. This summer we thoroughly reviewed the OnePlus 6 and I was extremely impressed – ending up as...

35 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/29/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 675 - 11nm Mid-Range Cortex A76-Based

Today we’re seeing a very interesting announcement from Qualcomm: The new Snapdragon 675 chipset is a direct successor to the current generation Snapdragon 670 which was only announced back...

40 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/22/2018

Huawei Mate 20 Announcement Live Blog

We're here in London covering Huawei's new Mate 20 release event.

1 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/16/2018

Apple iPhone XS Review Addendum: Small Core and NN Performance

Last week we published our iPhone XS and XS Max review, in which went into great depth into the various aspects of the phones, especially into the section regarding...

33 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/12/2018

Apple Licenses PMIC Technologies & Hires Engineers from Dialog Semiconductor

Apple and Dialog Semiconductor on Wednesday signed an agreement that will see Apple buy part of their long-term power management IC supplier, while continuing to do regular business with...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/11/2018

Samsung Announces The 2018 Galaxy A9 With Four Rear Cameras

We’re all very familiar with Samsung’s Galaxy S flagships, but there’s also a myriad of mid-range devices that the Korean firm also offers – trying to cover all consumer...

12 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/11/2018

Google Launches the Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL

It has likely been the most leaked phone in existence, and while there’s a lot we’ve known about the new Pixel 3’s – today Google has finally officially announced...

86 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/9/2018

ASUS Announces ROG Phone Pricing: Available October 18th

It’s been a little over 4 months now that ASUS first announced and showcased the ROG Phone back at Computex. Ian had written up a hands-on article showcasing the...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/9/2018

Made by Google Event Live Blog (Starts at 11am ET/15:00 UTC)

Continuing my whirlwind trip of New York City, today I'm here at Google's annual "Made by Google" event. The event has become the company's traditional venue for launching their...

31 by Ian Cutress on 10/9/2018

The iPhone XS & XS Max Review: Unveiling the Silicon Secrets

It’s been a little over three weeks since Apple unveiled the new iPhone XS, XS Max and the XR. The new flagship line-up is one of Apple’s most important...

252 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/5/2018

Apple Found To Infringe On 1 Qualcomm Patent; US ITC Will Not Ban iPhone Imports

A bit over a year ago, Qualcomm started the process of suing Apple at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) over alleged patent infringement. At the time, Apple was...

31 by Ryan Smith on 9/28/2018

TechInsights Publishes Apple A12 Die Shot: Our Take

As is custom by now every year, we look forward to TechInsights teardown of the latest new mobile SoCs. This time around we’re delighted to see a new die...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/25/2018

Apple Announces The Apple Watch 4: Fully Custom SiP

Today alongside the new iPhone XS, XS Max and the XR, Apple first introduced the new Apple Watch Series 4. The fourth generation of the watch sees a major...

88 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/12/2018

The iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and Apple Watch 4 Hands-On

Today at Apples iPhone launch event, we saw the unveiling of three new iPhones as well as the Apple Watch Series 4. We go into more detail about the...

113 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/12/2018

The Apple 2018 iPhone Event Live Blog

With fall quickly approaching, it's that time of year again in the tech industry as well: iPhone season. To that end, kicking off in a few hours for Apple's...

53 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/12/2018

UL Delists Huawei Devices Due To Inaccurate Benchmarks

A few days ago we published our article addressing Huawei and Honor’s inaccurate benchmarking behaviour. In a nutshell, we had found out that this year’s devices had introduced a...

33 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/6/2018

Huawei’s GPU Turbo: Valid Technology with Overzealous Marketing

One of the biggest announcements from Huawei this year is that of its new GPU Turbo technology. The claims that it could provide more performance at less power, without...

64 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 9/4/2018

HiSilicon Announces The Kirin 980: First A76, G76 on 7nm

This year at IFA, instead of suddenly finding the new silicon on the show floor, Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu announced this year’s new Kirin 980 during the company’s keynote...

119 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/31/2018

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