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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 the existing N77 piece and also revealing the smaller N57 and N37 siblings in the family. To top things off, the company is also making ready its first mid-range GPU IP based on the brand-new Valhall architecture, the new Mali-G57. Finally, we’re seeing the release of a new mid-range DPU in the form of the Mali-D37. Introducing the Ethos NPU Family Arm’s NPU IP offering was first announced early last year, detailing its architecture a few months later, and has been publicly been known until known just as “Project Trillium”. Arm at TechCon this year has officially...

The Sony Xperia 1 Review: A 21:9 Take of the World

Sony is a company that we don’t talk nearly as much about as one would expect when it comes to their smartphones. In fact, here at AnandTech we had...

73 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/26/2019

Apple to Buy Bulk of Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business For $1 Billion

Intel's struggling smartphone modem business has finally found a suitor. This afternoon the company announced in conjunction with Apple that the tech company – and one of Intel's most...

33 by Anton Shilov on 7/25/2019

Samsung Resolves Galaxy Fold Issues: New Launch In September

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold was announced earlier this year in February at MWC, with the phone meaning to originally launch back in April. Unfortunately during the press sampling of the...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/25/2019

Honor Unveils 9X & 9X Pro: All-View Display, Kirin 810, 48 MP Camera

Honor has introduced two new smartphones aimed at demanding users. The 9X and 9X Pro handsets combine a large All-View display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, a high-end SoC...

15 by Anton Shilov on 7/24/2019

ASUS Announces New ROG Phone II: 120Hz OLED, 6000mAh & Snapdragon 855+

Today ASUS is releasing the successor to last year’s enthusiast-level gaming phone – the ROG Phone. This year’s model features the same DNA that the original model was built...

74 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/22/2019

Samsung Starts Production of LPDDR5-5500 Devices: 12 GB of DRAM in a Smartphone

Samsung has kicked off volume production of its LPDDR5 memory devices and intends to start mass assembly of memory packages based on the new DRAMs. The company’s LPDDR5 memory...

17 by Anton Shilov on 7/18/2019

European Commission Fines Qualcomm €242m For Anti-trust Violations

Today the European Commission has concluded a 4 year long antitrust investigation into anti-competitive business behaviour of Qualcomm against other players in the market, and has fined the company...

29 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/18/2019

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855 Plus: A Higher Bin SKU

Today Qualcomm is announcing a new small refresh of the Snapdragon 855 SoC: the new Snapdragon 855+. In the past Qualcomm had the habit of sometimes refreshing their flagship...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/15/2019

The Google Pixel 3a XL Review: Does Mid-Range Make Sense?

It’s nearing 8 months since Google released the Pixel 3 and we extensively reviewed the phone. It also has been several years now since Google abandoned the Nexus line...

94 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/27/2019

Huawei Announces Nova 5 & Nova Pro in China: Introduces New Kirin 810 Chipset

Today Huawei announced the brand new Nova 5 series of smartphones. The company released the new Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i in China with availability later...

45 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/21/2019

The OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Outstanding Performance & Screen, Adequate Everything Else

It’s been a month since OnePlus released their new flagship devices for 2019: The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The phone is one of the most awaited devices...

87 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/19/2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 May Firmware Update: Improved Night Mode

We’ve reviewed the Galaxy S10 2.5 months ago now. Amongst one of the discoveries of besides the differences between the Snapdragon and Exynos models was the fact that Samsung’s...

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/7/2019

Apple Announces iOS 13: Dark Mode, iPadOS & Files

At today’s WWDC event in San Jose, California, Apple unveiled the newest update to its iOS operating system, iOS 13, as well as its forking of iOS for tablet...

58 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

Apple To Drop the iPhone 5s & 6: iOS 13 Minimum Requirement is iPhone 6s

Today Apple announced the new iOS 13 operating system update for iPhones. Among the feature updates of the new OS which we’ll cover in a separate article, Apple is...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

The Apple WWDC 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

We're here in sunny San Jose, California for the annual developer pilgrimage that is Apple's World Wide Developers Conference. One part promotional event, one part trade show, and two...

40 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2019

Motorola Announces New Moto Z4: Moto's 2019's Flagship

Today Motorola launches the new Moto Z4 (stylised: moto z4). The Z4 follows up on last year’s Z3 and represents Motorola flagship device for 2019. Yet the Z4 isn’t...

85 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/30/2019

EE to Switch On its UK 5G Network on May 30

At an event here in London, the carrier Everything Everywhere (EE) said that it would switch on its 5G network in the UK on May 30. The country’s first...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/22/2019

United States Rules Qualcomm In Violation of Antitrust Laws - Qualcomm To Appeal

The United States Federal Trade Commission’s case against Qualcomm has just taken an important step. In a ruling released last night, the US District Court judge Lucy Koh issued...

16 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2019

Zoom Zoom: Testing 10x Hybrid Zoom in Dublin with the Huawei P30 Pro and Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

One of the main issues facing the smartphone industry is stagnation. From generation to generation, we see the main smartphone manufacturers gunning for differentiation, and we’ve seen features such...

29 by Ian Cutress on 5/22/2019

The Honor 20 Pro: A Quad-camera Hands-On Review

As a sister brand of Huawei, Honor in the last few years has seen quite a rising success in terms of delivering high value devices. In fact Honor’s smartphones...

34 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/21/2019

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