Smartphones

It’s been a long couple of weeks, but the wait is now finally over. Today we’re ready to go on a deep dive into Samsung’s most important phones of 2020; the new Galaxy S20 series represents a huge jump for the Korean company, and also for the wider smartphone industry. The new devices have a lot of brand-new features premiering for the first time in mainstream flagship devices, and some cutting-edge capabilities that are outright new to the industry as a whole. The S20 series are probably best defined by their picture capturing capabilities, offering a slew of new camera hardware that represents Samsung’s most ambitious smartphone camera update ever. From a “periscope” design telephoto lens with 4x optical magnification and up to a quoted...

Xiaomi Globally Launches Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro; Snapdragon 865 & 108MP Cameras

Whilst the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro haven’t been secret devices, having been launched in China over a month ago, today Xiaomi is catching up on what was...

21 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/27/2020

Qualcomm to Update Smartphone GPU Driver Every Quarter, Develops GPU Inspector Tool

As part of its Snapdragon Elite Gaming initiative, Qualcomm previously announced its intentions to release quarterly driver updates for its Adreno GPUs. And now at long last, the first...

10 by Anton Shilov on 3/26/2020

Richard Yu Press Interview: Huawei's CEO on COVID-19 and Huawei Apps

Today Huawei launched its latest generation of photography focused smartphone: the P40 series. This series consists of the P40, the P40 Pro, and the P40 Pro+, starting at €799...

20 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/26/2020

Huawei Announces P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+: A New Generation of Cameras

Today, Huawei is doubling down on its efforts to regain western market share, revealing brand-new hardware as well as expanding the company’s AppGallery app store, introducing the new P40...

94 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/26/2020

Samsung Galaxy S20+ & Ultra (Snapdragon & Exynos) Battery Life Preview

Last week we brought you a quick performance preview of the Snapdragon 865-based Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, showcasing that the phone has some outstandingly good performance and power efficiency...

106 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/23/2020

HMD Debuts First Nokia 5G Smartphone: The Nokia 8.3 5G with 4-Module Camera

HMD Global has announced their first Nokia-branded 5G-enabled smartphone, the Nokia 8.3 5G. Based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G platform, Nokia is assembling a high-end smartphone that is designed...

39 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2020

Apple Unveils New iPad Pro: A12Z Bionic, Camera w/ Depth Sensor for AR, Keyboard w/ Trackpad

Apple’s iPad Pro has always been about bringing tablets closer to laptops, in a bid to cater professional users and satisfy their requirements. Today, Apple announced its 4th Generation...

60 by Anton Shilov on 3/18/2020

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (Snapdragon 865) Quick Performance Preview: Impressive

Samsung's Galaxy S20 series phones have been available since last Friday in markets such as the US. And earlier this week we also finally received a unit, in the...

117 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/13/2020

Logitech Reveals Wireless Charging 3-in-1 Dock

Nowadays many people use more than one mobile device that needs charging, but charging them using separate chargers is sometimes inconvenient since they use too many wires or power...

14 by Anton Shilov on 3/12/2020

Oppo’s Find X2 Pro 5G Debuts: S865, 6.7-Inch 120 Hz AMOLED, Periscope Camera, Ceramic or Leather

One of the bright sides of sad situations such as event cancellations like MWC, is that vendors don't have to compete for attention against other vendors announcements within a...

16 by Anton Shilov on 3/12/2020

Micron Develops uMCP with LPDDR5 & 96L 3D NAND for Midrange 5G Smartphones

Micron this week has announced that it has started sampling the industry’s first multichip package (MCP) that integrates LPDDR5-6400 DRAM and 96-layer 3D NAND flash memory. The uMCP5 device...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/11/2020

UNISOC Unveils T7520 SoC for 5G Smartphones: Octa-Core, 6nm EUV

UNISOC, formerly Spreadtrum Semiconductor, has announced its first mobile application processor with an integrated 5G modem. Dubbed the T7520, the SoC also happens to be one of the world’s...

15 by Anton Shilov on 3/4/2020

UFS 3.1 Storage Devices for Smartphones Unveiled by Kioxia & Western Digital

Less than a month after JEDEC published its UFS 3.1 specification, Kioxia and Western Digital have introduced their first UFS 3.1-compliant storage devices for smartphones. Samples of Kioxia’s UFS...

5 by Anton Shilov on 3/2/2020

LG’s V60 ThinkQ 5G Debuts: 6.8-Inch Display, Snapdragon 865, 8 GB RAM

Although Mobile World Congress has been cancelled, companies still have their product cycles and have to reveal new devices ahead of launch in the coming months. LG today announced...

24 by Anton Shilov on 2/26/2020

Samsung Starts Production of 16 GB LPDDR5-5500 for Smartphones

Samsung has begun mass production of the industry’s first 16 GB LPDDR5 memory for upcoming smartphones, such as the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G handsets. The new DRAM devices not...

32 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2020

Huawei Announces The Mate Xs - Revised 2nd Gen Foldable

Today Huawei is announcing the successor of one of 2019’s most talked about devices: the new Mate Xs. The successor to the Mate X refines the design of the...

4 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/24/2020

Sony Announces New Xperia 1 II Flagship, Teases Xperia PRO

Today Sony announces the successor to last year’s Xperia 1 flagship phone, the new Xperia 1 II, as well as teasing a new interesting device in the form of...

119 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/24/2020

Qualcomm’s New 3rd Generation Snapdragon X60 5G Modem, Built on 5nm

To date Qualcomm has promoted two key standalone 5G modems for widespread adoption: the Snapdragon X50 and the Snapdragon X55. Today the company is disclosing details on its upcoming...

50 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/18/2020

Qualcomm’s March on Connection Quality: New RF Filters with up to 0.8 dB Better Performance

One of the key components to any wireless system is the ability to detect the required frequency and ensure a clean signal with a stable connection. In order to...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/18/2020

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