Smartphones

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 SoCs in the middle of their product life and give them a small performance boost, probably the most known chip fitting this pattern was the Snapdragon 821 from a few years ago. The S835 never got an upgrade, however the S845 last year did get a higher bin variant which ended up in a few vendor’s products, including the renamed Snapdragon 850 product that featured the same specifications. Qualcomm Snapdragon Flagship SoCs 2019 SoC Snapdragon 855 Snapdragon 855+ CPU 1x Kryo 485 Gold (A76 derivative) @ 2.84GHz 1x512KB pL2 3x Kryo 485 Gold (A76 derivative) @ 2.42GHz 3x256KB pL2 4x Kryo 485 Silver (A55 derivative) @...

Sony Has a Prototype 5G mmWave Xperia Smartphone

Numerous manufacturers of smartphones either launched or demonstrated prototypes of their 5G handsets at this year's Mobile World Congress. While many of the handsets shown off supported sub-6GHz 5G...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

The Condor Allure X: A Premium Smartphone with a 6.39-Inch AMOLED Display for €300

Condor Electronics introduced its new flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress. The Allure X has a large AMOLED display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, a higher-end SoC, and advanced...

37 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

Energizer Power Max P18K Pop with 18,000 mAh Battery Demonstrated at MWC 2019

While smartphone vendors have been able to cut power consumption dramatically in the past 10 years, most of those power savings has gone into making thinner phones with smaller...

21 by Anton Shilov on 3/5/2019

Hands-On with The Nubia Alpha: A Smartphone or A Smartwatch?

This year at Mobile World Congress, ZTE’s Nubia division introduced its Alpha, a wearable device that can serve both as smartphone and smartwatch. While initially dubbed as an Android-based...

16 by Anton Shilov on 3/5/2019

Nokia 9 PureView: Hands On, Impressions, Thoughts

HMD Global introduced its new top-of-the-range Nokia 9 PureView smartphone at Mobile World Congress earlier this week. The handset brings in a unique camera featuring six modules (five RGB...

34 by Anton Shilov on 3/1/2019

A 32 MP Selfie Camera on ZTE's Blade V10: Because You Love Yourself

The imaging capabilities of mobile phones’ primary cameras have come a long way since the early 2000s, when the first camera phones hit the market. Today premium handsets can...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/28/2019

Xiaomi Teams Up with Light for Multi-Module Smartphone Cameras

Xiaomi and Light, a computational imaging firm, have announced at Mobile World Congress that the two companies will be working together to develop new multi-module cameras for smartphones. The...

8 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

Samsung's New 512 GB UFS 3.0 Chip for Galaxy Fold, Now in Mass Production

Samsung this week said that it has begun mass production of its UFS 3.0 chips. The company’s initial lineup of UFS 3.0 products includes embedded drives featuring a 128...

6 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

Oppo Demonstrates 5G Smartphone at MWC 2019

One theme of the Mobile World Congress trade show is for companies to show off their future 5G products - or at least a prototype with a 5G sticker...

1 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

The Sony Xperia 1: A Long 21:9 HDR 4K OLED Smartphone

Being a high-tech company with multiple divisions, Sony can fetch technologies from various units to build products with unique qualities. At Mobile World Congress 2019 the company introduced its...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

Samsung Galaxy S10: First Exynos 9820 vs Snapdragon 855 Scores

One of AnandTech's more in-depth coverage pieces last year was our analysis of the two different version of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note9. Specifically we covered the quite...

107 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/26/2019

OnePlus 5G Prototype: Living Large

Here at Mobile World Congress, a number of companies are showing off 5G-enabled smartphones or prototypes. We've seen devices from most of the top smartphone global manufacturers, and despite...

7 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2019

Nokia Launches Nokia 9 PureView at MWC 2019: So I Heard You Like Cameras

HMD Global has introduced its new Nokia flagship smartphone at MWC 2019. The key feature of the Nokia 9 PureView is its six-module camera (five lens + Time-of-Flight) co-designed...

32 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2019

512 GB of UFS 3.0 Storage: Western Digital iNAND MC EU511

Western Digital said that it has now completed development and started sampling its first UFS 3.0 storage solutions for ‘5G era’ smartphones. The new embedded flash drives (EFDs) provide...

6 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2019

Huawei Mate X vs. Samsung Galaxy Fold: Ask the Press

One of the biggest talking points this year at Mobile World Congress is the emergence of folding phones. The two largest smartphone vendors in the world, Samsung and Huawei...

82 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2019

Nubia at MWC 2019: Wearable OLED Smartphone Coming to a Wrist Near You

Nubia, a division of ZTE, is prepping to release its first wearable watch-like smartphone. The device is currently being showcased at MWC in Barcelona, Spain, but the company is...

7 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2019

Qualcomm Launches the QCA6390 Chipset: 1.8 Gbps Wi-Fi 6 Ready with BlueTooth 5.1

With the upcoming ratification of the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard expected in August, a number of companies are gearing up with Wi-Fi 6 ‘ready’ routers and end-points to get...

8 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2019

Alcatel Launches 3L at MWC 2019: A 5.94-Inch Smartphone at €139

Alcatel introduced its new entry-level smartphone that is equipped with a 5.9-inch display, a quad-core Qualcomm SoC, 16 GB of NAND storage, facial recognition, and a dual camera, a...

2 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2019

LG Announces The New G8 & V50 5G ThinQ

Today at LG’s MWC press event the company has revealed its brand new flagship devices for 2019. The new LG G8 and the new LG V50 represent LG’s updated...

43 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/24/2019

MWC 2019: LG Premiere Press Event, a Live Blog (6:30PM UTC)

LG recently announced that it has a range of new technologies ready for its upcoming ThinQ branded smartphones. We're here at the press event to find out all the details.

6 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 2/24/2019

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