Smartphones

This morning Huawei is taking the wraps off of their latest generation flagship smartphone, the Mate 10 series. Powered by subsidiary HiSilicon’s Kirin 970 SoC, the new phones are a mix of something old and something new for the company. With a design that is not simply a carbon copy of the earlier Mate phones but is still very much a traditional smartphone, Huawei’s latest flagships are a mix of old and new; tried and true paired with the cutting edge. It’s an interesting balancing act, and one that, if consumers agree, will further bolster Huawei’s success in the international smartphone market while at the same time pushing a nascent technology to the forefront of the mobile industry. That technology is, of course, artificial intelligence...

Samsung Galaxy S8 Showdown: Exynos 8895 vs. Snapdragon 835, Performance & Battery Life Tested

The Samsung Galaxy S8’s headline features are its edge-to-edge Infinity Display and striking new design. Of course it still comes packed with the latest hardware and technology like previous...

129 by Matt Humrick on 7/28/2017

Nokia Smartphones to Exclusively Use Zeiss Optics

HMD Global and Zeiss on Thursday announced that they had signed an agreement under which upcoming Nokia-branded smartphones will use Zeiss-branded optics exclusively. The companies said that they would...

34 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2017

Nokia 6 to Hit U.S. Market on July 10: 5.5-inch LCD, Snapdragon 430, $229

HMD Global has announced that it would begin sales of its Nokia 6 smartphone in the U.S. in early July. The product will be available in two colors and...

27 by Anton Shilov on 7/3/2017

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 450 Midrange SoC

Kicking off today is second Mobile World Congress of the year, MWC Shanghai. As the de facto home of smartphone manufacturing, and home for an increasing number of major...

17 by Ryan Smith on 6/28/2017

Honor 9 Makes Its Way West: Launching Today in Europe for £380/€450

A couple of weeks back at an event in China, Huawei’s Honor sub-brand announced their flagship smartphone for 2017: the Honor 9. Following in the footsteps of the Honor...

11 by Ryan Smith on 6/27/2017

The HTC U11 Giveaway: Win a Launch-Day Smartphone

A couple of weeks back, HTC announced their new flagship smartphone, the HTC U11. The latest in HTC’s now considerable history of flagship phones, the U11 bumps HTC up...

323 by Ryan Smith on 6/6/2017

Motorola Announces the Moto Z² Play

Last summer Motorola introduced its new premium Moto Z smartphone family. More than a simple redesign with the latest components stuffed inside, the Moto Zs added a modular component...

21 by Matt Humrick on 6/4/2017

Android Co-Founder Introduces Essential Phone: S835, Slim Bezels, Dual Camera

Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android and now CEO of Essential Products, recently unveiled his company’s first products: the Essential smartphone, a 360° camera accessory, and the Essential Home—a smart...

43 by Matt Humrick on 6/1/2017

ARM Announces Mali-G72: Bifrost Refined for the High-End SoC

While the bulk of the focus in today’s ARM announcements is on major launch of the first CPU cores to support ARM’s DynamIQ topology – the Cortex-A55 and Cortex-A75...

9 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2017

Exploring DynamIQ and ARM’s New CPUs: Cortex-A75, Cortex-A55

Another year, another TechDay, and another ARM facility (this time in Cambridge, UK)—can only mean new ARM IP. Over the span of several days, we got an in-depth look...

102 by Matt Humrick on 5/29/2017

Google I/O 2017: Google Assistant Gets Smarter, Google Home Gets Free Calling & More

More and more people are using the phrase “Ok Google” to start a conversation to find information or perform actions using the Google Assistant. Launched last fall, the new...

17 by Matt Humrick on 5/18/2017

The Google I/O 2017 Keynote Live Blog

Taking place today is Google's annual I/O developer conference. Starting things off as always is the keynote, where we should receive updates on several Google technologies, initiaitves, and other...

15 by Ryan Smith on 5/17/2017

Welcome to the Smartphone Squeeze: HTC Launches the U11

The history of HTC flagships has been a tale of ups and downs. In all the reviews of smartphones we’ve ever done at AnandTech, only two have ever held...

113 by Ian Cutress on 5/16/2017

HTC Squeeze Live Blog (Starts 2am ET)

We're here in Taiwan for the launch of HTC's newest Flagship smartphone! Live Blog away!

15 by Ian Cutress on 5/16/2017

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Performance & Battery Life Report

Huawei is clearly focused on improving the performance of its flagship phones. The P9 and its Kirin 955 SoC performed well in our tests and was smooth and quick...

74 by Matt Humrick on 5/12/2017

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 660 & 630 Mobile Platforms: Better Connectivity, Camera, & Compute at 14nm

Qualcomm is bringing some premium experiences to its mid-tier lineup with the addition of the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platforms. Improved connectivity, enhanced imaging, faster charging, and...

58 by Matt Humrick on 5/8/2017

VAIO Launches Phone A: Snapdragon 617, 3 GB RAM, 5.5” FHD, Android

VAIO has launched its new Google Android-based smartphone in Japan. The VAIO Phone A handset uses the same hardware platform as the company’s VAIO Phone Biz launched last year...

36 by Anton Shilov on 5/6/2017

Apple Announces Q2 FY 2017 Earnings

This afternoon, Apple announced their earnings for the second quarter of their 2017 fiscal year. Revenue was up 5% year-over-year to $52.896 billion. Operating income for the quarter was...

18 by Brett Howse on 5/2/2017

First Look: Samsung Galaxy S8

We first saw Samsung’s new 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ at its Unpacked event a few weeks ago. During the event, we saw demos of its new...

129 by Matt Humrick on 4/21/2017

Xiaomi Announces Mi 6: 5.15-inch, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB LPDDR4x

At an event today in Beijing, Xiaomi revealed its latest flagship phone, the Mi 6. Like the Mi 5s it’s replacing, the Mi 6 comes with a 5.15-inch 1080p...

34 by Matt Humrick on 4/19/2017

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