Based on their 22nm Silvermont architecture, Intel’s BayTrail processors have a lot of promise. Traditionally a PC chipset manufacturer, Intel recognizes the growing shift toward mobile devices, and is planning accordingly.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 may be the high-end processor mobile users are looking to have power their handset at the moment, however a new top of the line has been announced this morning. Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 805 “Ultra HD” processor which will feature the an Adreno 420 GPU and is described as being the “first mobile processor to offer system-level Ultra HD support.
SAN DIEGO,Dec. 9, 2013/PRNewswire/ – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 410 chipset with integrated 4G LTE World Mode.
Qualcomm has announced a new chipset designed to help lead emerging mobile markets into the 64-bit era. Its new Snapdragon 410 chipset is integrated with a 4G LTE “World Mode” for “high-volume” (budget or entry-level) smartphones.
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Samsung has been in a bit of hot water over alleged benchmarking shenanigans this week. Reports surfaced claiming that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 exaggerates performance when popular benchmarking applications are running.
This week a number of early benchmark tests are appearing with clues as to the true (artificial benchmark) performance of the NVIDIA Tegra K1. This processor was introduced last week at CES 2014 with promise that it wasn't just a successor to the NVIDIA Tegra 4, it was a whole new skewed line of SoC, one capable of out-doing even last generation's biggest and best gaming consoles, like the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Now we're seeing some results that suggest the Tegra K1 works better than Apple's A7 chip and the NVIDIA Snapdragon 800 as well.
When you're shopping for a smartphone, what do you expect to get for less than $400 without a contract? Certainly not a top-of-the-line device, right? Until recently, that kind of price has been reserved for devices that were mid-range at best, or entry-level at worst.
With the LG G Pro 2 we’ve got what’s essentially a mix and upgrade to the LG G2 and the LG G Flex . This device is just as massive as the curved-display monster and it works with many of the same specifications of LG’s first hero device to work with back-facing buttons. This LTE-A device also works with back-facing buttons, and this time it’s humongous. The LG G Pro 2 is not a next-generation upgrade to the LG G Pro from last year. Instead it’s building on the power of the LG G2 in a much more clear path - it looks just like a sized-up LG G2 and shares several of its specifications.
The low-cost Motorola phone, the Moto G, was officially announced during the week and featured relatively meagre specifications which appeared to match the price at which it will come to market with; the 8GB version will be $179 and the 16GB version will be $199 off-contract in the U.S. and in the U.K. the Moto G has already gone up for preorder, £139.99 for the 8GB and £159.99 for the 16GB. For that standalone price, you’ll be getting a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB RAM, a 4.5-inch display and Android 4.3. It’s also been said that the phone will be shipping with Android 4.4 KitKat after the Christmas period, which should be long before even flagship phones from other manufacturers receive it.While the Moto G‘s specifications might look a little uninspiring, one point to remember is that the Moto X also looked relatively uninspiring compared to its flagship compatriots, yet performed admirably in benchmarking tests and in day-to-day usage tests.
reports Huang didn't mention when either version of K1 would be available in shipping devices, but AnandTech reports that the A15 version will ship in the first half of this year, and the Denver version will ship in the second half. It's a fair bet that we'll learn more at this year's GPU Technology Conference in March.
Qualcomm has officially announced the Snapdragon 410, ushering in the era of incorporated 4G LTE chipsets. This also takes a page from the Apple playbook, offering 64-bit technology and a snappy GPU. Interestingly, Qualcomm also notes that their 4G LTE will be a world phone, and points to China as a market prime for expansion.
Qualcomm has just announced the Snapdragon 410 chipset series, which is Qualcomm’s first announced processor with 64-bit support, but it’s actually more interesting because it aims to make integrated 4G LTE support a lot more affordable for device manufacturers. They plan to launch the 410 as a manufacturing sample by the first half of next year, which means it could be in shipping phones by this time in 2014.
If you saw the “always listening” feature on the Moto X this summer and wondered if it would be coming to all Android devices soon, you may be in luck: a leaked build of the next version of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has a clue.
Qualcomm on Wednesday introduced its next generation of mobile CPU, the Snapdragon 805 “Ultra HD processor. Sampling in devices now and expected in the first half of 2014, the CPU is a quad-core monster with speeds up to 2.5GHz per core. Additional details include a new Adreno 420 CPU, support for 4K rendering, faster camera speeds, enhanced camera image quality, and LTE 4 capabilities (speeds up to 150Mbps). As you might expect, there’s a great deal of performance optimization here and users should expect more out of the processor with less demands on battery.