Now we know one of the new things that the Galaxy S7 could be boasting about next year. That is, if you lavish attention to intricate tech details such as these. Samsung has just announced the Exynos 8890, its first chip in the new Exynos 8 Octa series.
Qualcomm has detailed its coprocessor for the Snapdragon 820, a supercharged equivalent of Apple's M7 for low-power motion tracking, media playback, and photography. Dubbed the Hexagon 680 DSP, the new addition to the Snapdragon 820 is more than just Qualcomm's response to chips like the M7, which Apple uses to offset continuous data gathering from the main processor.
It’s been Samsung ’s way to present to the market a smaller, more compact, and budget-friendly version of their flagships when they come out. It’s a testament to the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini – the smaller version of the 2-year-old former flagship device – that it has apparently gotten a refresh this year, albeit quietly.
Normally our Weekly Digest covers some of the most interesting news, events, and apps of the week. While the past days have had a few noteworthy bits and pieces, they pale in comparison to what we're looking forward to this coming week. In just the first two days alone, we'll be gazing at two or maybe even three high profile smartphones.
Looks like everybody who’s anybody in the mobile processor industry is announcing one new product or another, namely Samsung and Qualcomm . ARM is a supplier to both companies in that it provides the application processor cores that these companies usually use in their integrated SoC (system-on-a –chip) products.
There's a lot to like about the ZUK Z1 , a Chinese flagship smartphone backed by the folks at Lenovo -- it has a USB Type-C port with support for audio output, a huge 4,100 mAh battery, a multi-function fingerprint reader and an attractive 1,799 yuan ($280) sticker price.
We were just talking about Samsung’s new midrangers for 2016 in the updated Samsung Galaxy A5, A7 and A8. It’s early days, but the rumor mill is full of new information for us. We start with this image from the AnTuTu benchmark database – purportedly of the Samsung Galaxy A7 . Dig in.
In the early 1960s, Mazda was facing a crisis. The Japanese government, seeking to mold its nascent automotive industry into a powerful global force, had set in motion plans to combine the many different companies operating within its borders into three large conglomerates.
We've seen a bunch of different leaks on the Galaxy S7 smartphone over the last few weeks. One of those leaks claimed that the S7 would come in two models with one using a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and the other using Samsung's own Exynos chip. The thing we were wondering is where each model would be offered.
There has been much ado about the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium’s 4K display – the only 4K display on a smartphone out in the market today. What does it do? What does it not do? A lot of techie consumers are concerned about the battery impact of such a high pixel density screen.
The disadvantage to setting the bar high is that you yourself might have trouble outdoing your own masterpiece. That definitely was the challenge facing OnePlus as it made plans to put out the OnePlus 2 , which it self-dubs as the 2016 flagship killer. Now that the cat is fully out of the bag, we take a cursory peek at what the OnePlus 2 really has to offer.
Qualcomm has received a lot of flak for the Snapdragon 810 and its overheating infamy. But while that is indeed big news, it is so far the only huge blot in the company's track record. Qualcomm's Snapdragons continue to power a whole range of devices, from the high-end flagships to the low-end budget phones.
This afternoon Apple responded to concern that the A9 chip in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were different, and that therefor the experience might be better on one or the other. Apple suggests that every chip they ship "meets Apple's highest standards for providing incredible performance and deliver great battery life, regardless of iPhone 6s capacity, color, or model.
It's the processor revamp gamers have been waiting for, Apple fans have been holding off upgrading over, and video card companies feared. Intel has finally detailed its 6th-generation Core "Skylake" platform, a brand new 14nm architecture putting performance, security, graphics abilities, and power consumption at the forefront, with a sizable nod to Windows 10 in the process.
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As Qualcomm is steadily building up to the official release of its new system-on-a-chip (SoC), the Snapdragon 820, Samsung is trying to keep step. The Korean gadget giant is making sure that its chip business will remain viable even when Qualcomm outs the SD820, and from this leak, the new chipset from Samsung – codenamed Mongoose – seems to be doing just fine.
Aside from the Snapdragon 820 processor Qualcomm also introduced an 802.11ad WiGig dock. The product is still under development but according to the chipmaker, we could expect this to be ready in time for the CES 2016 event in January. Inside a compact desktop router, there's a tri-wireless chipset that could very well transform a smartphone into a mini computer and be used as an ordinary desktop.
Late last month, Chipworks confirmed that Apple was using two different sources for the A9 chip in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus: Samsung and TSMC. The chips differ slightly in size, but appear to have largely identical performance. In the last 48 hours, though, data from users who have compared Samsung phones to TSMC phones have foundthat theTSMC phones have better battery life .