Smartphones

Today Basemark released a new cross-platform benchmark, aptly named Basemark GPU. The new benchmark is a result of what is claimed to be two and a half years of development. The key characteristic of Basemark GPU is that it's aiming for all platforms and graphics APIs. By default it uses different workload complexities on desktop and mobile in order to match the expected performance of the platform. However the desktop client can also be set to the mobile profile to allow for more apples-to-apples testing with mobile devices. Today's launch includes Windows, Linux and Android releases, supporting OpenGL and Vulkan graphics APIs. In the coming months it's said that we'll see DirectX 12 and Metal (iOS) added to the mix. The benchmark also supports selectable...

Arm Launches New Mali G52, G31 GPUs, New Display And Video IP

Today Arm announces a new Mali Multimedia Suite of products consisting of GPU, display processor and video processor IPs targeting the mainstream and low-end. The announcement comes at a...

4 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/6/2018

Cat S61 Smartphone Hands-On: First Impressions

Earlier this month Bullitt Group and Cat introduced the new Cat S61 ruggedized smartphone for workers and first responders who have to operate in harsh environments. These 'ruggedized phones'...

25 by Anton Shilov on 3/5/2018

Rugged Hands-On: The Land Rover 'Explore' Smartphone

Bullitt Group and Land Rover introduced the Land Rover 'Explore', a ruggedized smartphone, at MWC this week. The new handset is designed primarily for active travelers who go to...

10 by Anton Shilov on 3/1/2018

MediaTek Announces New Premium Helio P60 SoC

BARCELONA, ESP – Earlier this week MediaTek announced a new entry in the Helio SoC line-up, the Helio P60. The P60 comes with a strategy change for MediaTek as...

74 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/1/2018

Sony's Open-Ear Xperia Ear Duo Wireless Headphones Due in May

BARCELONA, ESP — Listening to music in headphones and still hearing what is going on around is very useful for joggers and office workers, however wireless headphones that can...

12 by Anton Shilov on 2/28/2018

Hands-On With the Nokia 8 Sirocco: Reviving Nokia's 'Dream Phone' Concept

BARCELONA, ESP — Nokia on Sunday introduced a new top-of-the-range, styled 'dream' phone, the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Nokia quoted it as perhaps one of the most awaited addition to...

58 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2018

ASUS Launches the ZenFone 5: Now With Added Notch

BARCELONA, ESP – Today ASUS is launching a smartphone that is designed, according to the speaker at our prebriefing, to make it look like the user is holding an...

34 by Ian Cutress on 2/27/2018

MWC 2018: ASUS Press Event Live Blog (6:30pm UTC, 1:30pm ET)

We're here in Barcelona covering ASUS's press event- expect the new ZenPhone 5!

5 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/27/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 700 Series Platform: Carving Out A Niche for Sub-Premium

As part of their Mobile World Congress 2018 presentation this morning, Qualcomm is ever so slightly taking the wraps off of a new tier of Snapdragon platform SoCs. Dubbed...

40 by Ryan Smith on 2/27/2018

Samsung AR Emoji: It Almost Looks Like Me, I Guess

BARCELONA, ESP – One of the ‘innovations’ of the latest generations of smartphones have been interactive avatars that devolve into emoji. By using a bit of photography and some...

7 by Ian Cutress on 2/26/2018

Galaxy S9 Exynos 9810 Hands-On - Awkward First Results

Following our launch article I promised an update on the performance scores of the Exynos 9810 variant of the Galaxy S9. I was able to have some time with...

120 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/25/2018

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S9 and S9+

Today Samsung is announcing the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Both devices bring iterative designs over the Galaxy S8 – which is not a bad thing. The camera sees significant...

58 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/25/2018

MWC 2018: Samsung Galaxy S9 Press Event Live Blog (5pm UTC, Noon ET)

This is it. The biggest unkept secret in recent tech media, now coming to Mobile World Congress. Samsung's show is busy, and we're sitting as far forward as we...

6 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 2/25/2018

MWC 2018: Nokia Press Event Live Blog (3pm UTC, 10am ET)

Nokia smartphones, as managed by HMD Global, have a number of announcements this year as part of the Nokia press event. We are sitting here, eagerly awaiting to report...

12 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2018

MWC 2018: ZTE Blade v9 Live Blog (3pm UTC, 10am ET)

Whirlwind stop at ZTE as part of the MWC Press Event escapades. ZTE last announced the Axon M, a folding smartphone. We're likely to see the Blade v9 at...

12 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2018

Hands On with the LG V30s ThinQ: Artificial Intelligence

BARCELONA, ESP — At Mobile World Congress this year, LG introduced the V30S ThinQ, the new flagship for the company. The new handset builds upon the V30 launched in...

14 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2018

MWC 2018: Huawei Press Event Live Blog (1pm UTC, 8am ET)

In a surprising twist of events, Huawei has taken over one of the largest venues in Barcelona for its press event this year. The building we are in has...

8 by Andrei Frumusanu & Anton Shilov on 2/25/2018

MWC 2018: Intel Press Event Live Blog (10:45am UTC, 5:45am ET)

Today is press event day at Mobile World Congress, and technically the show hasn't even started yet! We're at Intel, patiently waiting for news about how 5G is shaping...

8 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2018

MWC 2018: Alcatel Press Event Live Blog (6pm GMT, 1pm ET)

We're here at our first press event of Mobile World Congress: Alcatel!

6 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 2/24/2018

Cat at MWC 2018: S61 Smartphone with FLIR Cam, Laser Distance Measurer, Air Quality Sensor

BARCELONA, ESP — Bullitt Group has announced its new flagship Cat-branded rugged smartphone, which is listed with improved performance and new features over its predecessor. The Cat S61 is...

4 by Anton Shilov on 2/24/2018

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