Smartphones

We’ve nearly completed the spring release cycle of devices, and this means that most vendors have now released their flagship devices for 2020, introducing brand new phones with the newest technologies to the market. The new device generation significantly mix up the competitive landscape, and it looks like 2020’s flagship phones are all about high refresh-rate screens as well as new complex camera setups. Samsung was amongst the first to release their products in 2020, with the Galaxy S20’s showcasing the company’s new camera generation, and trying to one-up the ecosystem with the super high-end Galaxy S20 Ultra. Over weeks following that we saw outstandingly good devices from Xiaomi, Huawei, LG, and in particular OnePlus. The new OnePlus 8 Pro really changed things up for...

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...

18 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...

13 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...

10 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...

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

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...

74 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

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