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...

Apple Announces New iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, & iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple’s new iPhone Special Event just finished up at the Steve Jobs theatre in Cupertino – and as expected we saw the launch of a new generation of iPhones...

224 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/10/2019

The Apple 2019 iPhone Event Live Blog (10am PT)

The fall season is approaching yet again, and it’s time again for another round of iPhone updates, representing Apple’s newest 2019 mobile hardware. The event should be starting at...

46 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/10/2019

Nokia 7.2 Launched: 6.3-Inch PureDisplay, 48MP Camera, Snapdragon 660

HMD Global has announced its new ‘performance mainstream’ smartphone, the Nokia 7.2. It is aimed at the mass market, yet features premium capabilities, like a large HDR10-capable display with...

49 by Anton Shilov on 9/9/2019

New Uses for Smartphone AI: A Short Commentary on Recording History and Privacy

This opinion piece is reactionary to recent announcements. Having just attended the Huawei keynote here at the IFA trade show, there were a couple of new features enabled through AI...

25 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/6/2019

Huawei Announces Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G: Dual SoC Approach, Integrated 5G Modem

For the last 3 years, Huawei has announced its next generation SoC at the IFA technology show here in Berlin. In every occasion, the company promotes its hardware, using...

153 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/6/2019

TCL Waterfall Tech Demo: Screen Edges Done Right

Modern edge display technology is a compromise between screen real estate, comfort, and aesthetics. Personally, I’ve never owned a Note, or a device with an excessive edge with edge-related...

31 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/5/2019

The TCL One Piece Tech Demo: The Smartphone with No Holes and No Buttons

One of the things I love about TCL is its willingness to show off internal conceptual designs to the press. It’s something we see in the car industry all...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/5/2019

The TCL Plex Smartphone Hands-On: Dedicated Low-Light Camera for Video

As one of the world’s largest TV manufacturers, with its hands in a lot of other things, TCL is a fairly common name among certain regions of the world...

23 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/5/2019

The Snapdragon 855 Phone Roundup: Searching for the Best Implementations

Over the last few years we’ve seen a lot of changes in the mobile market when it comes to the internal hardware of devices. At the heart of every...

50 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/5/2019

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Fold Availability, Sort Of

Samsung late on Wednesday disclosed availability of its Galaxy Fold smartphone. The smartphone was originally set to be launched earlier this year, but had been delayed in April because...

21 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2019

Samsung’s A-Series 5G Smartphone: Galaxy A90 5G

With multiple makers of smartphones launching expensive high-end 5G smartphones this year, it was a matter of time before more reasonably priced 5G handsets emerge. Samsung is among the...

10 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition: 120 Hz, 12 GB / 1 TB with 6000 mAh

ASUS introduced a revamped version of its top-of-the-range ROG smartphone for gamers at IFA today. The ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition got a new color scheme, more storage...

10 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

Samsung Announces Exynos 980 - Mid-Range With Integrated 5G Modem

In a surprise announcement, Samsung today unveiled their very first SoC with integrated 5G connectivity. The new chipset isn’t a flagship follow-up to the Exynos 9825 and 9820, but...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/4/2019

World’s First Smartphone with a 64 MP Camera: Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro

Xiaomi has unveiled its new breed of Redmi Note smartphones boasting with high-performance SoCs as well as premium cameras. The new flagship Redmi Note 8 Pro is the industry’s...

33 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2019

Huawei Delays Launch of Foldable Mate X to Q4

Huawei’s Mate X garnered quite of attention at Mobile World Congress earlier this year as one of the industry’s first foldable 5G smartphones. Unfortunately for those looking to get...

12 by Anton Shilov on 8/15/2019

Samsung Unveils ISOCELL Bright HMX 108 MP Sensor for Smartphones

Samsung this week has introduced the industry’s first 108 megapixel image sensor for smartphones. The Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX promises to allow smartphones to take photos comparable to those...

39 by Anton Shilov on 8/13/2019

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note10 & Note10+: A Redesign With Feature Disparity

It’s that time of the year again. We’ve made it past the first half of 2019 and all vendors have released their initial flagship devices for the year. Samsung...

106 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/7/2019

Samsung Announces the Exynos 9825 SoC: First 7nm EUV Silicon Chip

This year’s Galaxy S10 has been in a bit of an odd situation: Although Samsung continued to dual-source its SoCs, using both its own Exynos 9820 SoC as well...

49 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/6/2019

Xiaomi Unveils Black Shark 2 Pro: Snapdragon 855+, UFS 3.0 Storage

Xiaomi has introduced a refined version of its Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone. The new Black Shark 2 Pro is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC and features...

22 by Anton Shilov on 7/31/2019

Honor 20 Pro Launched in UK, +70% Prime Day 2019 Performance

When Honor announced its new Honor 20 Pro in May, one of the confusing things was that despite the global launch being in the UK, the device wasn’t ready...

3 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/30/2019

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