Smartphones

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 statistics. Since then, we’ve been able to get our hands on an Exynos 990 based Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra, putting the trio of phones through our usual extensive review process. We’re still working on the full big article which is still a week or more away, but we wanted already to cover one largest talking points about the new devices: battery life. Samsung’s new 120Hz refresh mode is quite a power-hungry beast, which alters the battery life formula for this year’s flagships. On top of that, we’re again seeing some quite large differences between the...

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...

37 by Anton Shilov 5 days ago

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

白色妖精泷泽萝拉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...

52 by Anton Shilov on 3/18/2020

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

白色妖精泷泽萝拉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...

112 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/13/2020

Logitech Reveals Wireless Charging 3-in-1 Dock

白色妖精泷泽萝拉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...

13 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

白色妖精泷泽萝拉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

白色妖精泷泽萝拉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...

14 by Anton Shilov on 3/4/2020

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

白色妖精泷泽萝拉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...

3 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...

23 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

白色妖精泷泽萝拉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

白色妖精泷泽萝拉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

Andy Rubin’s Essential Smartphone Company to Shut Down

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Essential, a company founded by Andy Rubin with an aim to create easy-to-use devices tailored for the most important needs, this week announced its cease of operations. Andy Rubin, the...

50 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2020

Mobile World Congress 2020 Cancelled

In the light of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak, GSMA has decided to cancel its upcoming Mobile World Congress 2020 trade show that was scheduled for late February. Over the...

13 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2020

Samsung Announces The Galaxy Z Flip: Foldable Phone With Glass

Today Samsung announced the new Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra, but the regular flagship phones weren’t the only devices announce today as we’ve also seen the unveiling of...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2020

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra: 120Hz, 5G, Huge Batteries, Crazy Cameras and $$$

白色妖精泷泽萝拉The year is 2020. The 20’s are back (we’ll see if they’ll be roaring or not), and not only is it a new decade, but it’s also time for...

170 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2020

Samsung's Unpacked 2020 Event: Galaxy S20 And More - Live Blog (11am PT)

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Today Samsung is hosting the 2020's first Unpacked launch event in San Francisco. We're expecting the brand new Galaxy S20 series, a new foldable phone, and maybe a few...

24 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2020

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