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...

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 12 GB LPDDR4X for Smartphones

Samsung said late on Wednesday that it had started volume production of 12 GB LPDDR4X-4266 memory for high-end smartphones. The chip is the highest-density DRAM for mobile applications. The...

19 by Anton Shilov on 3/14/2019

Motorola’s 5G Moto Mod for Moto z3 Now Available on Verizon

Motorola and Verizon have begun taking pre-orders for the 5G Moto Mod, the addon-accessory for the Moto z3 smartphone introduced last year. The device supports 5G mmWave radio, sub-6...

16 by Anton Shilov on 3/13/2019

Ulefone Shows off the T3: A Helio P90-Powered Phone with a Large Punch-Hole Display & 48 MP Camera

One of the things that caught our eyes at Mobile World Congress in 2018 and 2019 were new, high-end smartphones coming from China-based manufacturers that are better known for...

12 by Anton Shilov on 3/12/2019

ChipRebel Releases Exynos 9820 Die Shot: M4 CPUs in New Cluster

Every time a new SoC comes one, the one thing we eagerly await is for someone to release a die shot of the new chip. This process is most...

66 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/9/2019

Ulefone Demonstrates the Power 6: A Mid-Range Smartphone with a 6,350 mAh Battery

While the power efficiency of phones has significantly improved over the years, overall phone battery life has none the less been squeezed by design choices such as large screens...

21 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2019

TCL Shows Off the Alcatel 7: Their First High-End 5G Smartphone

Right now, TCL produces smartphones under two major brands. For the Alcatel brand the company produces entry-level and mainstream handsets, whereas under the BlackBerry brand it makes specialized smartphones...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/7/2019

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...

22 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...

108 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

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