Smartphones

Alongside the launch of the Pixel 4a today, Google has made a mention that it’ll be launching the Pixel 4a (5G) later this year at a price point of $499. We don’t have any further details on this variant of the Pixel 4a, however if the only feature upgrade on the phone is a 5G compatible SoC and cellular connectivity, it would mean quite a steep price increase. To achieve 5G connectivity, Google has two options in the mid-range: The Snapdragon 690 and the Snapdragon 765. Both would be good upgrades over the Snapdragon 730G in the 4G Pixel 4a, however only the latter would have a modem which would be capable of mmWave connectivity. It would make sense for Google to go with the Snapdragon...

Motorola’s $1500 Foldable Razr to Ship Early February: Pre-Orders Soon

Today Motorola announced it will ship its foldable flip smartphone on February 6 and will start pre-orders on January 26. The new Motorola Razr will be available for pre-order...

46 by Anton Shilov on 1/22/2020

Xiaomi Spins Off Poco to Separate Company

In a bid to address the smartphone market as broadly as possible, Xiaomi has introduced a number of sub-brands over the years, including Black Shark, Redmi, and Poco. But...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/22/2020

CES 2020: MediaTek Announces New Dimensity 800 Mid-Range 5G SoC

Today MediaTek has announced a new entry into its new “Dimensity” 5G SoC product lineup. The new chip is called the Dimensity 800 and represents a mid-range solution for...

12 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/7/2020

This Smartphone Fingerprint Sensor Gets Two Thumbs (Up)

One of the cool features that came out of Qualcomm’s Tech Summit last month was its new fingerprint sensor. This one goes above and beyond anything I’ve seen before...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/30/2019

AnandTech Year In Review 2019: Flagship Mobile

2019 is coming to an end, and it’s time again to look back at what the industry has brought us. This year, we saw a lot of hardware improvements...

54 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/26/2019

Samsung Unveils Galaxy A51 & Galaxy A71 Mid-Range Smartphones: 6.5/6.7-Inches With 4-Module Cameras

While Samsung draws most of its smartphone reputation from its high-end phones, the bulk of the phones that the company sells are are not the $700+ Galaxy S series...

22 by Anton Shilov on 12/16/2019

The Snapdragon 865 Performance Preview: Setting the Stage for Flagship Android 2020

Earlier this month we had the pleasure to attend Qualcomm’s Maui launch event of the new Snapdragon 865 and 765 mobile platforms. The new chipsets promise to bring a...

178 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/16/2019

Update: Sales of Samsung Galaxy Fold Are Nowhere Near 1 Million Units

Update 12/14: While claims were earlier made by Samsung's Chief Strategy Officer that the company had sold 1 million Galaxy Folds, the company has since stepped in to correct...

20 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2019

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft this week has finally retired Windows 10 mobile, ending support for its smartphone OS. However, in a quirk of differing lifecycle policies, the software giant will continue to...

19 by Anton Shilov on 12/11/2019

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 865 and 765(G): 5G For All in 2020, All The Details

We’re here in Maui for the second day of Qualcomm’s fourth annual Snapdragon summit, for what is probably the most exciting part of the event, as we cover the...

91 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/4/2019

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Live Blog Day Two: All About Mobile

After yesterday announcing both the Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 865 mobile platforms, which will aim to provide a lot of 5G coverage to 2020 devices, Qualcomm today is going...

10 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

Quick Bytes: Motorola in Profit, 2020 Focus on Innovation, Foldables, and 5G

The first guest company to present at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit this year was Motorola. For readers who haven’t been keeping up, Motorola is now owned by Lenovo, and...

6 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

Quick Bytes: Qualcomm’s Prediction of 1.4 Billion 5G Smartphones by 2022

I wanted to cover a quick comment that Qualcomm made yesterday at its Snapdragon Tech Summit event. We’re currently in 2019, with the first wave of 5G devices currently...

4 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

Quick Bytes: Qualcomm’s Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Demo with 5G and 4G

One of the key elements of any new wireless coverage standard is how to carve up the frequency spectrum. We’ve covered in previous articles that 5G will operate in...

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

Qualcomm Goes For The Mid-Range: Snapdragon 765 and 765G

The first day of Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Tech Summit is often the teaser day: a slow entry into the rest of the event where the technical aspects of the...

12 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/3/2019

Quick Bytes: Qualcomm on 5G Deployment Status

It has been hard to avoid the concept of 5G, and for this year and last year, Qualcomm has used its Snapdragon Tech Summit to showcase where they are...

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/3/2019

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Live Blog: Day One

Today is the start of Qualcomm's three-day annual Snapdragon Tech Summit. Day one historically is where Qualcomm goes into detail about how the company is performing, and this year...

20 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/3/2019

BOE to Triple Production of Smartphone AMOLED Panels

BOE has outlined a new set of aggressive plans to expand production of AMOLED display panels for mobile devices next year. The company has reasons to be optimistic as...

5 by Anton Shilov on 12/2/2019

Fireside Interview on 5G with Cristano Amon and Alex Katouzian, Qualcomm

A little while back, ahead of Qualcomm’s upcoming Tech Summit, we spoke to President of Qualcomm Cristano Amon and SVP/GM of Qualcomm’s Mobile Technologies Alex Katouzian. Qualcomm’s march in...

27 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/2/2019

Honor Launches View30 5G Smartphones: 6.57-Inch, Kirin 990, 40MP

Honor has introduced its View30-series smartphones that bring the latest mobile technologies its parent company Huawei has to offer, including the top-of-the-range SoC, a triple-module camera, as well as...

4 by Anton Shilov on 11/29/2019

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