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With the public announcement of the Exynos 9810 having finally taken place, Samsung engineers are now free to release information on the new M3 CPU microarchitecture. We have a first look into the new microarchitecture and what kind of improvements we should expect from Samsung’s new flagship SoC.

Playing as a Jedi: Lenovo and Disney’s Star Wars Augmented Reality Experience

“The chosen one you are, with great promise I see.” Now that Disney owns the Star Wars franchise, the expansion of the universe is seemingly never ending. More films...

13 by Ian Cutress on 9/4/2017

Generating 3D Models in Mobile: Sony’s 3D Creator Made Me a Bobblehead

In a show like IFA, it’s easy to get wide-eyed about a flashy new feature that is being heavily promoted but might have limited use. Normally, something like Sony’s...

12 by Ian Cutress on 9/2/2017

IFA 2017: Huawei Artificial Intelligence Keynote Live Blog (8am ET, Noon UTC)

Huawei has a keynote at IFA this year. Having quietly announced the Kirin 970 and its new Neural Processing Unit yesterday without a word through the regular press channels...

28 by Ian Cutress on 9/2/2017

Hands on with the LG V30/V30+: 6-inch OLED 2880x1440 Display, Quad DAC, IP68, Daydream VR

As part of their IFA 2017 showcase, this morning LG is unveiling their long-rumored next-generation flagship phone, the V30. Like its predecessor, the LG V20, the V30 hasn't exactly...

125 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2017

IFA 2017: LG V30 Launch Event Live Blog

We're here at LG to see the launch for the new LG V30 smartphone. Starts at 9am Berlin time / 3am Eastern!

13 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2017

MediaTek Unveils Helio P23 & Helio P30 SoCs: Premium Midrange for Q4'17 & Beyond

This morning MediaTek is taking the wraps off of their latest SoCs for the midrange phone market. Dubbed the Helio P30 and Helio P23, these are robust upgrades to...

29 by Ryan Smith on 8/28/2017

Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy Note8: Think Big

At the aptly named Unpacked event, this morning Samsung is taking the wraps off of their next generation phablet, the Galaxy Note8. A staple of summer handset launches, the...

100 by Ryan Smith on 8/23/2017

Apple Announces Q3 FY 2017 Results

This afternoon, Apple announced their earnings for the third quarter of their 2017 fiscal year. Revenue grew 7% year-over-year to $45.408 billion USD for the three months ending July...

40 by Brett Howse on 8/1/2017

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...

132 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...

103 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...

16 by Ryan Smith on 5/17/2017

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