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) @...

Apple iPad: The FCC Dissects it So We Don't Have To

We've been keeping an eye out for the iPad's inevitable FCC Filing, and although initial documents posted today at a number of sites, the images of the all important...

20 by Brian Klug on 4/2/2010

AT&T 3G MicroCell: A Comprehensive Exploration

Over the past two years the carrier debate has really heated up. AT&T has been dangling its waning iPhone exclusivity while Verizon has poked fun at the former's 3G...

63 by Brian Klug on 4/1/2010

Smartphone Silicon: The 2010 CTIA Wireless Show Roundup

With the exception of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Series announcements over the past couple of months, the smartphone market hasn't really been all that interesting. We're at a transition...

24 by Ganesh T S on 3/31/2010

Palm WebOS, Pre and Pixi – Where Are We Now?

The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity surrounding Palm, the former PDA and smartphone leader which, in recent years, has fallen on hard times. Given that...

45 by Joseph Berthiaume on 3/23/2010

Windows Phone 7: The AnandTech Guide

Microsoft has been behaving rather strange these past few years. After spending much of 2006 in denial about the threat the iPhone posed, we're finally seeing the beginnings...

55 by Brian Klug on 3/21/2010

Windows Phone 7 Series at MIX10

Microsoft answered nearly all of the questions we had about Windows Phone 7 Series after Mobile World Congress at this year's MIX. 7 series is quickly shaping up to...

26 by Brian Klug on 3/16/2010

THX Certified HDTVs - Useful or Just Marketing?

THX is well known for its audio standards. But when you see THX on an HDTV panel, what does that mean? Loyd digs in to find out.

31 by Loyd Case on 3/6/2010

Windows Phone 7 Series Takeaway

Microsoft has finally unveiled its platform to return to feature competition in the smartphone space. Is it enough to hang with the likes of Android, iPhone OS and webOS?

40 by Brian Klug on 2/22/2010

The Apple iPad - Anand's Analysis

For not actually shipping a product, there's a lot to take in based on today's iPad announcement. We wrestle with available information to figure out where this thing...

155 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/27/2010

NVIDIA Introduces dual Cortex A9 based Tegra 2

NVIDIA's new SoC has a pair of ARM Cortex A9s on a single die. If you thought the A8 was fast, this is going to blow your mind.

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2010

XBMC & Broadcom Bring 1080p Decode Upgrade to ill-equipped netbooks, nettops, Apple TVs

Have $30? Thanks to the XBMC team and Broadcom you now have a way of upgrading your anemic netbook, nettop, AppleTV or Mac Mini to a HTPC capable...

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/29/2009

Epic Demonstrates Unreal Engine 3 for the iPod Touch/iPhone 3GS

Preparing for the ultra mobile future, Epic Games showed us an exclusive demo of Unreal Engine 3 running on a 3rd generation iPod touch.

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/22/2009

Anand's Thoughts on the Kindle 2 and Marvell Making Affordable eBook Readers

A couple of weeks ago Marvell announced its ARMADA line of custom ARM based SoCs. We have a little more detail on one of its members: the 166E...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/3/2009

Understanding the iPhone 3GS

The iPhone 3GS improves performance by leaps and bounds over its predecessor. Today, we go through its architecture and understand how.

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/7/2009

Lab Update: The Pre, Nokia and Intel, SSDs and More

I provide some brief looks into what's going on in my lab this week and next.

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/24/2009

The Palm Pre Review

When I first met Apple's iPhone, I was very impressed. Meet the first smartphone to impress me since.

94 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2009

iPhone 3GS Performance: A Significant Performance Bump

What's the first thing I did with my new iPhone 3GS? Benchmarked it.

75 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2009

Gigabyte GM-M8000 Mouse - A GHOST Story

We take a look at the top gaming mouse from Gigabyte and realize it might indeed be a real GHOST when it comes to gameplay.

44 by Gary Key on 6/15/2009

The iPhone 3GS Hardware Exposed & Analyzed

Two days ago Apple announced the iPhone 3GS. Today we talk about the hardware that makes it the fastest iPhone (and possibly smartphone) ever.

67 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2009

Jasper Is Here: A Look at the New Xbox 360

We've finally got a Jasper in house, meaning we've also got die measurements, power consumption and more hardware details than we should have to provide about a closed box...

85 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/10/2008

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