Smartphones

In the back of my mind I guess I had always assumed Sharp made some sort of smart device, but I was still taken aback at their booth at IFA, where the Sharp Aquos D10 smartphone was on display. This device is very much an attempt at a focused mid-range product, but it was the display panel that was attracting the most attention. Aquos. Ak-wos? A-cue-os? Truth be told, I’m not a fan of the Aquos name. I’m not even sure I pronounce it correctly. However Sharp has built the Aquos brand through its displays, and now has a good opportunity to bring innovate display technology to the smartphone industry, either through its own devices or through other OEMs. With a large part of IFA focused...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 - Expanding the Low-Mid-tier

A month ago we saw Qualcomm release a new “upper mid-range” SoC with the announcement of the Snapdragon 710 – the emphasis was on the fact that this was...

33 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/26/2018

Basemark Releases New "Basemark GPU" Mobile and PC Benchmark

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...

32 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/20/2018

The Huawei P20 & P20 Pro Review: Great Battery Life & Even Better Night Vision

Following the April launch of the new Huawei P20 Pro and P20, we have a look again at a detailed view of the how the device performs in terms...

81 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/15/2018

ZTE Gets a Reprieve: US Suspends Tech Ban In Exchange For Record Fines & US Oversight

Back in April, as punishment for continued violations of a previous export ban settlement with the US, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security enacted a...

28 by Ryan Smith on 6/7/2018

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...

15 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...

122 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...

42 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...

24 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

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