Smartphones

As we get ever closer to the releases of various Android vendor’s newest generation devices, Qualcomm continues its tradition of showcasing the performance of its newest generation SoC ahead of time, giving us a preview and a glimpse of what to expect of the upcoming commercial devices. This year, the company has shuffled the schedule around a bit, and instead of hosting the event at their San Diego headquarters, and we were able to get a hands-on with the Snapdragon 855 at CES before the show had started. Today we’re be looking in quite extensive detail on how exactly the new Snapdragon chipset performs, as well as shedding some light on some important unanswered technical questions on some aspects of the SoC.

MWC 2018: Nokia Press Event Live Blog (3pm UTC, 10am ET)

Nokia smartphones, as managed by HMD Global, have a number of announcements this year as part of the Nokia press event. We are sitting here, eagerly awaiting to report...

13 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2018

MWC 2018: ZTE Blade v9 Live Blog (3pm UTC, 10am ET)

Whirlwind stop at ZTE as part of the MWC Press Event escapades. ZTE last announced the Axon M, a folding smartphone. We're likely to see the Blade v9 at...

11 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2018

Hands On with the LG V30s ThinQ: Artificial Intelligence

BARCELONA, ESP — At Mobile World Congress this year, LG introduced the V30S ThinQ, the new flagship for the company. The new handset builds upon the V30 launched in...

15 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2018

MWC 2018: Huawei Press Event Live Blog (1pm UTC, 8am ET)

In a surprising twist of events, Huawei has taken over one of the largest venues in Barcelona for its press event this year. The building we are in has...

8 by Andrei Frumusanu & Anton Shilov on 2/25/2018

MWC 2018: Intel Press Event Live Blog (10:45am UTC, 5:45am ET)

Today is press event day at Mobile World Congress, and technically the show hasn't even started yet! We're at Intel, patiently waiting for news about how 5G is shaping...

8 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2018

MWC 2018: Alcatel Press Event Live Blog (6pm GMT, 1pm ET)

We're here at our first press event of Mobile World Congress: Alcatel!

6 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 2/24/2018

Cat at MWC 2018: S61 Smartphone with FLIR Cam, Laser Distance Measurer, Air Quality Sensor

BARCELONA, ESP — Bullitt Group has announced its new flagship Cat-branded rugged smartphone, which is listed with improved performance and new features over its predecessor. The Cat S61 is...

4 by Anton Shilov on 2/24/2018

Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 5 & Redmi Note 5 Pro with 18:9 5.99-Inch LCDs

Xiaomi on Wednesday introduced its new Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones in India. The key difference between the new phablets and their predecessors is a...

35 by Anton Shilov on 2/15/2018

ARM Announces Project Trillium Machine Learning IPs

Today’s Arm announcement is a bit out of the norm for the company, as it’s the first in a series of staggered releases of information. For this first announcement...

5 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/13/2018

The Snapdragon 845 Performance Preview: Setting the Stage for Flagship Android 2018

In what has become an annual tradition for Qualcomm, the company has once again opened the doors of their San Diego headquarters to the press to take a preview...

140 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 2/12/2018

Honor Launches The Honor 9 Lite

Today Honor officially launches the Honor 9 Lite for western markets. The launch follows that of the Honor 7X and V10 last month which were the company’s first models...

12 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/6/2018

Honor Launches Red 7X For The US

Part of a minor announcement, Honor has launched a limited edition red version of the Honor 7X. The Honor 7X is an entry level smartphone sporting a 5.93” 18:9...

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/6/2018

Honor 9 Lite Smartphone Launch Live Blog

We're in the depths of the East End of London for the next Honor smartphone launch. With Honor recently releasing the Honor 9 Lite in China and India, a...

26 by Ian Cutress on 2/6/2018

Apple Announces Q1 FY 2018 Earnings

This afternoon Apple announced their earnings, and for the quarter, they had record revenues of $88.293 billion, which is up 13% from the same quarter a year ago. Margins...

13 by Brett Howse on 2/1/2018

JEDEC Publishes UFS 3.0 Spec: Up to 2.9 GB/s, Lower Voltage, New Features

JEDEC this week published their UFS 3.0 specification, which is intended to bring numerous performance, power and feature set-related improvements to the standard. The version 3.0 of the spec...

14 by Anton Shilov on 1/31/2018

European Union Fines Qualcomm $1.23 Billion for Anti-Competitive Apple Deal

This morning the European Union’s European Commission became the latest regulatory body to fine Qualcomm over anti-competitive actions undertaken by the company. The investigation, which we’ve been expecting the...

36 by Ryan Smith on 1/24/2018

The Samsung Exynos M3 - 6-wide Decode With 50%+ IPC Increase

With the public announcement of the Exynos 9810 having finally taken place, Samsung engineers are now free to release information on the new M3 CPU microarchitecture. We have a...

60 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/23/2018

Razer at CES 2018: Project Linda, Two Minutes Hands-On

At the start of CES, Razer announced Project Linda: a clamshell accessory for the Razer Phone that turns the smartphone into an Android-based laptop. The idea is that the...

21 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2018

HiSilicon Kirin 970 - Android SoC Power & Performance Overview

The Kirin 970 is HiSilicon’s new SoC flagship for this year and powers the Huawei’s flagship devices for this generation. We’ll have a closer look at the SoC capabilities...

116 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/22/2018

Meizu Announces M6s with Exynos 7872

Today Meizu launched the new M6s, successor to last year’s M5s. The new M6s brings significant upgrades for the entry-level smartphone as it upgrades the SoC, screen and camera. The...

25 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/17/2018

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