Snapdragon 855

We’ve covered many smartphone vendors here at AnandTech over the years, but one vendor we never had the chance to have a look at is ZTE, or more precisely, its associate company Nubia. I’ve encountered the vendor’s products at trade shows over the years, but never really took a second look at its models given the vendor was still mainly focused in its home Chinese market. In our search to find Snapdragon 855 devices and to determine which had the best implementations, the Red Magic 3 certainly wasn’t amongst the line-up of devices I had first thought of. In fact, amongst our readers I’d actually be surprised to hear if there’s any substantial percentage aware of the company, much less about the Red Magic 3’s...

The Black Shark 2 Review: A Gaming Phone's Existential Crisis

Over the last 1-2 years we’ve seen a new type of smartphone category start carving itself a niche in the market: the gaming smartphone. Last year, the original Black...

67 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/25/2019

The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Review: Bezeless Zoom

The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is another Snapdragon 855-based phone that was released earlier in the year, and while we did a quick hands-on test of the device back...

41 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/18/2019

The Xiaomi Mi9 Review: Flagship Performance At a Mid-Range Price

We’re edging towards to latter half of 2019 and the next and last upcoming wave of device releases, however among the many device releases of the year one device...

97 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/13/2019

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 Introduces Galaxy Tab S6: 10.5-Inch AMOLED, Snapdragon 855, New S-Pen

Samsung has introduced its new flagship tablet aimed at consumers that need advanced functionality and performance. The Galaxy Tab S6 comes with a large AMOLED display, Qualcomm’s high-end application...

39 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2019

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855 Plus: A Higher Bin SKU

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...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/15/2019

ASUS Launches the ZenFone 6: 6.4-Inch Flagship Phone With Motorized Flip-Up Module Camera

ASUS has introduced its new high-end smartphone, the ZenFone 6. The new handset is based on Qualcomm’s top-of-the-range Snapdragon 855 SoC, and perhaps most interesting of all, a motorized...

31 by Anton Shilov on 5/21/2019

Sony's Flagship Xperia 1 21:9 Smartphone Gets a Launch Date: July 12th for $950

Sony has finally given its flagship Xperia 1 smartphone an official launch date and price. The handset, which features a large 21:9 OLED display that supports wide color gamuts...

35 by Anton Shilov on 5/17/2019

OnePlus Announces The OnePlus 7 & OnePlus 7 Pro: Upping The Ante

We’ve been with OnePlus since the One back in 2014. Over the years we’ve seen the company’s products have a large impact on the industry and particularly with the...

72 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/14/2019

LG G8 ThinQ Smartphone Available for Pre-Order, Will Ship on April 11

Select LG partners in the US on Friday began taking pre-orders on the company’s new G8 ThinQ flagship smartphone and will ship the product on April 11.The new handset...

12 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2019

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ Snapdragon & Exynos Review: Almost Perfect, Yet So Flawed

We’ve been in 2019 for a while. Although we've covered one or two smartphones in the last couple of months of the calendar year, the true “2019 flagship” phone...

228 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/29/2019

Samsung Galaxy Fold Set to Be Available in UK on April 26: £1799

Samsung UK said on Monday that its flagship Galaxy Fold smartphone will hit the UK market on April 26. The foldable handset will be available directly from Samsung online...

21 by Anton Shilov on 3/25/2019

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone: Snapdragon 855, 12 GB RAM, 240 Hz Polling

The smartphone market is no longer growing as rapidly as it used to several years ago, but it is actively segmentizing as customers want their handsets to be tailored...

18 by Anton Shilov on 3/21/2019

Sony Xperia 1, the Long 21:9 Smartphone, Available for Pre-Order

When Sony introduced its Xperia 1 flagship smartphone at MWC 2019, the company disclosed all technical specifications, but omitted two important details: pricing and launch date. This month some...

25 by Anton Shilov on 3/15/2019

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

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

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

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