Smartphones

We’re here in Maui for the second day of Qualcomm’s fourth annual Snapdragon summit, for what is probably the most exciting part of the event, as we cover the disclosure of the intricate details of the brand new Snapdragon 865 and 765 SoCs that the company had briefly announced yesterday. Indeed, this year, Qualcomm isn’t launching just one SoC, but rather two new platforms at the same time. The Snapdragon 865 is self-explanatory in its positioning; as a direct successor to the Snapdragon 855 we expect the new chip to represent the best Qualcomm is able to deliver, and be the silicon that powers most of 2020’s flagship devices. The new top-model this year is accompanied by the new Snapdragon 765 and 765G SoCs. As...

The Foldable Huawei Mate X: Coming to China on November 15th for ~$2074

Foldable smartphones from Huawei and Samsung attracted quite a lot of public attention at Mobile World Congress early this year, but launches were delayed as companies had to polish...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2019

Arm Announces New Ethos-N57 and N37 NPUs, Mali-G57 Valhall GPU and Mali-D37 DPU

Today Arm is announcing four new products in its NPU, GPU and DPU portfolio. The company is branding its in-house machine learning processor IPs the Ethos line-up detailing more...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/23/2019

The Apple iPhone 11, 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max Review: Performance, Battery, & Camera Elevated

It’s been a little over a year since our review of the iPhone XS and XS Max, and it’s that time of the year to investigate Apple’s latest and...

234 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/16/2019

Google Announces The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: The 2019 Pixels

Today Google announced the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL flagship devices, representing Google's vision for 2019 and 2020. The new phones upgrade the hardware to the latest...

95 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/15/2019

Nova 5T: Huawei Can Still Make New Phones With Google Services (sort of)

Today at a small event in Paris, Huawei announced its latest device for the more mass market: the Huawei Nova 5T. The Nova line from Huawei is part of...

12 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/15/2019

Made by Google 2019 Live Blog (Starts at 10am ET/14:00 UTC)

We've seen the latest and greatest smartphones from Apple, Samsung, LG, and Huawei. Now as we're getting ready to close out the year, it's the final major smartphone launch...

51 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/15/2019

The Oppo Reno Ace: 90 Hz AMOLED 6.5-inch HDR10+ with 65W Charging

Today in China, top 5 smartphone company Oppo launched its latest flagship smartphone. The new Oppo Reno Ace goes above and beyond the Oppo Reno launched earlier in the...

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/10/2019

Samsung Stops Production of Phones in China

Samsung had ceased to make mobile phones in China, the company revealed on Wednesday. The company has been withdrawing from handset manufacturing in the country for a while now...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/2/2019

The ASUS ROG Phone II Review: Mobile Gaming First, Phone Second

The concept of mobile gaming is still a relatively new phenomenon. The idea that a user can have a smartphone dedicated to gaming that isn’t in of itself a...

74 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/30/2019

The Nubia Red Magic 3 Review: A 90Hz Gaming Phone With Active Cooling

We’ve covered many smartphone vendors here at AnandTech over the years, but one vendor we never had the chance to have a look at is ZTE, or more precisely...

32 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/27/2019

UK Survey & Prize Draw: Smartphone Usage and 5G Expectations

We’ve had a few requests as of late for giveaways that are open to readers other than US residents, so today we’re doing just that. Our benevolent corporate overlords...

11 by Ryan Smith on 9/27/2019

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha: A Truly All-Around 'Surround' Display Smartphone

Many flagship smartphones these days use slightly curved AMOLED displays that create impression of a bezel-less device with a large screen that falls over the edges. There are also...

17 by Anton Shilov on 9/26/2019

The Black Shark 2 Review: A Gaming Phone's Existential Crisis

Over the last 1-2 years we’ve seen a new type of smartphone category start carving itself a niche in the market: the gaming smartphone. Last year, the original Black...

67 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/25/2019

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold Hits the US on September 27th

Samsung will start sales of the latest iteration of its highly-anticipated Galaxy Fold smartphone in the US this week. Two colors are set to be available, Cosmos Black and...

14 by Anton Shilov on 9/24/2019

Huawei CEO Richard Yu Q&A: “Politicians are Playing Games”

As the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, the growth of Huawei over the last decade has been immense. Last year the company overtook Apple with smartphone unit sales, despite...

181 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/23/2019

A Day with the Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Kirin 990 and 7680 FPS Slow Motion Tests

Last week Huawei launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Mate 30 Pro, featuring its latest Kirin 990 chipset. At the heart of the new hardware is a waterfall wrap-around...

49 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/23/2019

Huawei Launches Mate 30 & Mate 30 Pro 4G and 5G Variants: First Step Away From Google

Today at Huawei’s global launch event in Munich, the company has detailed its new Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro flagship devices. The two new phones continue Huawei’s focus...

104 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/19/2019

The Huawei Mate 30 Launch Event Live Blog (Starts at 8am ET/12:00 UTC)

The busy fall period for smartphone launches continues. Today in Munich, Germany, Huawei is holding their launch event for their Mate 30 family of smartphones, the latest generation of...

17 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/19/2019

The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Review: Bezeless Zoom

The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is another Snapdragon 855-based phone that was released earlier in the year, and while we did a quick hands-on test of the device back...

41 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/18/2019

The Xiaomi Mi9 Review: Flagship Performance At a Mid-Range Price

We’re edging towards to latter half of 2019 and the next and last upcoming wave of device releases, however among the many device releases of the year one device...

97 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/13/2019

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