Smartphones

Today at the Unpacked Event at the Barclays Center in New York Samsung launched alongside a new smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch and a new home speaker, the Galaxy Home, the main subject of the show, the new Galaxy Note 9. Samsung’s marketing focus for the Note 9 focused primarily on two new improved features: An increased battery capacity, and an increase in the storage capacity of the phones. Let’s go over the specifications to see all of the new internals of the new summer flagship; Samsung Galaxy Family Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SoC (US, China, Japan) Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4x Kryo 280 (CA73) @ 2.35GHz 4x Kryo 280 (CA53) @ 1.90GHz Adreno 540 @ 670MHz (Americas, China, Japan) Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 4x Kryo 385 (CA75) @ 2.8GHz 4x Kryo 385 (CA55) @...

Synaptics at Computex: Encrypted and In-Display Fingerprint Sensors in Real Products

Synaptics is one of the companies that have to do its announcements in two stages: initially, it announces its own product and then it showcases its partners’ products that...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

Apple Announces iOS 12: Siri Suggestions, Faster Performance, 6 Years of Support, & More

Among the many announcements made this week at Apple’s 2018 WWDC Keynote, we saw the unveiling of iOS 12. Apple's event follows Google’s event last month in showcasing their...

13 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 6/5/2018

The Apple WWDC 2018 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 1pm ET)

Kicking off at 10am PT (1pm ET) is Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference keynote speach. We're live from always sunny San Jose, California, to see what Apple has...

22 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 6/4/2018

ASUS Gaming Smartphone: 11mm-style ROG Phone with Speed-Binned Snapdragon 845

ASUS producing a gaming smartphone is one of the more esoteric news stories at the Computex 2018 trade show this year. To fire a shot right across the bow...

83 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Arm's Cortex-A76 CPU Unveiled: Taking Aim at the Top for 7nm

Another year, another TechDay from Arm. Over the last several years Arm’s event has come as clockwork in the May timeframe and has every time unveiled the newest flagship...

117 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/31/2018

Arm Announces Mali-G76 GPU: Scaling up Bifrost

It’s been two years since Arm announced their first “next-generation” GPU architecture based on Bifrost and alongside with it its first implementation the G71. Following its release in the...

25 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 5/31/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 710 Platform

Today Qualcomm announces a new entry to the Snapdragon lineup with the first 700-series SoC platform. The Snapdragon 710 is a direct successor to the Snapdragon 660 but comes...

41 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/23/2018

The New HTC U12+ Smartphone Hands On

After the latest deal with Google on personnel, the next flagship out from HTC is the U12+, succeeding the squeeze-focused U11 and U11+ from 2017. For this generation HTC...

47 by Ian Cutress on 5/23/2018

ARM Details "Project Trillium" Machine Learning Processor Architecture

Arm first announced Project Trillium machine learning IPs back in February and we were promised we’d be hearing more about the product in a few months’ time. Project Trillium...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/22/2018

Hands On with the OnePlus 6

The latest device to come from OnePlus is the new OnePlus 6, heralded as ‘their greatest smartphone’. OP smash in some high profile specifications, such as a 6.28-inch 2280x1080...

59 by Ian Cutress on 5/16/2018

Top 5 in 3 Years: A Group Interview with George Zhao, Honor President

This week, Honor launched the $400 high-end Honor 10 smartphone, featuring the Kirin 970, a 5.84-inch 19:9 display, dual rear cameras, and enhanced AI capabilities. As part of the...

2 by Ian Cutress on 5/16/2018

Honor 10 Launch and Hands On: Kirin 970, More AI, More Notch

In a world filled with rectangular blocks with displays, it takes a large effort to differentiate. The new Honor 10, launched today at an event in London, follows the...

34 by Ian Cutress on 5/15/2018

Honor 10 Launch: A Live Blog on an Honor 10 (1pm UTC, 9am ET)

In the next leg of the Honor journey, the flagship Honor 10 is being announced today in London as part of a worldwide launch. We are here for a...

21 by Ian Cutress on 5/15/2018

Steam Link App to Bring Steam Games to iOS & Android-Based Phones, Tablets and TVs

Valve this week announced plans to enable streaming of games from Steam library to devices running Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. Separately, Valve plans to make Steam...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/10/2018

ZTE Business Operations Grind to a Halt Due to US Export Ban

After getting cut-off from American technology suppliers last month, many of us have been wondering what ZTE would do without access to so many of its critical suppliers. Now...

22 by Ryan Smith on 5/9/2018

Google Kicks Off Android P Beta, Details Shush Mode, Usage Dashboard, & Other New Features

Today at Google I/O 2018, Google announced several new Android P features that will see adoption in the newest Beta released today. We’ve first covered a few of P’s...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/8/2018

HTC Teases Next Flagship Phone for May 23rd - HTC U12 Incoming?

HTC has begun to ramp up their marketing campaign for their next major smartphone release, teasing that they will be making a proper announcement on May 23rd. In an email...

36 by Ryan Smith on 5/3/2018

LG Announces The G7 ThinQ

LG has been one of the major players in the mobile smartphone market ever since the early days. Today’s launch follows an unusual longer waiting time for the Korean...

50 by Andrei Frumusanu & Nate Oh on 5/2/2018

Apple Announces Q2 FY 2018 Results: Another Record Quarter

This afternoon, Apple announced their earnings for the second quarter of their 2018 fiscal year, and the company has set a new revenue record for the quarter with $61.1...

27 by Brett Howse on 5/1/2018

LG Teases G7 ThinQ 6.1" QHD+ Super Bright LCD

In a blog post by LG, we’ve seen the company announce the display specifications of the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ. The company confirms that the G7 will continue sporting...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/25/2018

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