Smartphones

In a surprise announcement, Lenovo has revealed its new flagship phone in China: the new Z5 Pro. The phone wouldn’t have been anything particularly special if it weren’t for the fact that Lenovo is also offering a “GT” version of the model which comes with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. Effectively, this makes the Z5 Pro GT the very first S855 phone announced, and what seems to be also the first phone with the chipset that will be available for consumers. Lenovo Z5 Pro Z5 Pro Z5 Pro GT SoC Snapdragon 710 2x Kryo 360 (CA75) @ 2.2GHz 6x Kryo 360 (CA55) @ 1.7GHz Adreno 616 Snapdragon 855 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) @ 1.80GHz 4x128KB pL2 2MB...

OnePlus: Dual Product Lines, Cost of 5G, and Translation Errors

One of the key announcements at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit in the past week was around OnePlus: CEO Pete Lau stood on stage and stated that the company...

18 by Ian Cutress 4 days ago

MediaTek Announces New Premium Helio P90 SoC

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about MediaTek – the Helio P60 was the last release in the more visible “premium” range that the company now focuses on...

14 by Andrei Frumusanu 5 days ago

Samsung’s 5G Smartphone Prototype: Don’t Mention The Notch

In the Verizon 5G demo area at Qualcomm's recent Snapdragon tech summit, there was a station that was streaming 4K video through a 5G smartphone. That device was a...

27 by Ian Cutress 6 days ago

Snapdragon 855: 802.11ax-Ready / Wi-Fi 6 Demonstrations

While the headline features of the new Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform might be the 5G connectivity, or the Cat 24 LTE modem, or the new CPU/GPU combination, further down...

15 by Ian Cutress on 12/11/2018

Nokia 8.1 Unveiled: Elegant Phone with 6.18-Inch Display, 20MP Selfie Cam, Zeiss Optics

HMD Global has introduced its new flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8.1. The phone features a large 6.18-inch display, an elegant design with a metallic frame, an advanced camera with...

15 by Anton Shilov on 12/11/2018

A Quick Look at Qualcomm’s 5G Smartphone Reference Design

One of the exciting things on display at Qualcomm's Snapdragon tech summit was their 5G reference smartphone design – the one that gets handed around to the smartphone vendors...

12 by Ian Cutress on 12/11/2018

5G Mobile Hotspots: Netgear for AT&T and inseego for Verizon

Most of the 5G deployments to date are using mobile hotspots – devices that convert a 5G signal into another form of data transfer, usually some form of ubiquitous...

8 by Ian Cutress on 12/10/2018

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Pre-Dive: Going Into Detail on 2019's Flagship Android SoC

Following today’s early-on coverage of the Day 2 coverage of Qualcomm’s Tech Summit event in Maui, Hawaii, we recap the major story of the day: The new Snapdragon 855...

46 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/5/2018

Moto 5G Mod at Snapdragon Summit: Lots of Antennas, and S855 Inside?

The first day at Qualcomm’s annual summit has been all about 5G, including infrastructure, carriers, partners, and OEMs. There hasn’t been so much about devices, except for the main...

14 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2018

Qualcomm Tech Summit, Day 1: Announcing 5G Partnerships and Snapdragon 855

The third annual Qualcomm Tech Summit has just started, and the first announcements from Day One have been made. To start this event, Qualcomm President Cristano Amon is sharing...

29 by Ian Cutress on 12/4/2018

Amazon Launches Online Tool to Check Compatibility of PC Hardware

Amazon has begun rolling out a special tool that helps DIY computer part buyers check the compatibility of their PCs with components sold by the online store. The Amazon...

18 by Anton Shilov on 11/30/2018

Anton's List of Impressive Products from 2018

As part of our Holiday Season series of best picks, sometimes the items that impress aren't in those lists. Out of all the people on our team, Anton as...

14 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2018

Samsung Galaxy Note9 Performance & Battery Showdown: Snapdragon vs Exynos

The Note9’s been has been out for several months now, but unfortunately we never really did get to reviewing the phone. A big question from a lot of our...

68 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/26/2018

Arm Delivers on Cortex A76 Promises: What it Means for 2019 Devices

In the grand scheme of things, it hasn’t been all that long since we first covered Arm’s announcement of the new Cortex A76 CPU microarchitecture. The new CPU IP...

98 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/20/2018

Best Android Phones: Holiday 2018

Sizing up the Android smartphone market, late fall is a very tough timing in terms of buying smartphones. The fall is all almost entirely monopolized by Apple and the...

27 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/19/2018

The Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro Review: Kirin 980 Powering Two Contrasting Devices

As far as handset vendors go, Huawei holds special importance to me. Their devices were among the first that I ever reviewed here on AnandTech, and the Mate series...

140 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/16/2018

Google Rolls Out Night Sight Tech to Improve Quality of Low-Light Photos

Google on Wednesday began to roll out its Night Sight low-light computational photography technology to its Pixel-branded smartphones. The technology is designed to improve the quality of low-light photos...

6 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2018

Samsung Announces 8nm Exynos 9820 With Tri-Group CPU Design

Early this morning Korea time, Samsung LSI announced their newest generation flagship SoC, the Exynos 9820. The Exynos 9820 succeeds this year’s Exynos 9810, which we’ve covered extensively both in...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/14/2018

Micron Kicks Off Mass Production of 12 Gb LPDDR4X DRAM Chips

Micron this week announced that it had started mass production of its first LPDDR4X memory devices using its second-generation 10 nm-class process technology. The new memory devices offer standard...

11 by Anton Shilov on 11/8/2018

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