Smartphones

By now we’ve become quite familiar with high refresh-rate displays in the mobile space, as the first pioneering 90Hz devices last year have now evolved into even faster refreshing 120Hz smartphones becoming the standard. Although all these devices provide augmented user experiences by providing extra smooth scrolling and gaming experiences, they all come with notable compromises when it comes to power efficiency and battery life. Today, Samsung Display is announcing that they are for the first time revealing new generation display panels that allow for variable refresh rate technology, alleviating one of the biggest draw-backs of current generation high-refresh-rate smartphones. The new technology is makings its debut in the new Galaxy Note20 Ultra, which should be available to the public in just two short weeks. Currently...

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

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review: Top Hardware without Google?

It’s been roughly 2 months now since Huawei announced the new Mate 30 Pro as well as the Kirin 990 chipsets. As an unusual hectic fall season finally calms...

59 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/27/2019

MediaTek Announces Dimensity 1000 SoC: Back To The High-End With 5G

Today MediaTek is announcing the new Dimensity 1000 SoC – the company’s new 5G flagship SoC for 2019 and early 2020. The announcement really isn’t too much of a...

42 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/26/2019

Motorola Brings Back The Razr: Flip-Phone In 2020

Motorola has today announced a modern successor to one of the most iconic phones ever released: the Razr V3. The popular flip-phone was first released in 2004 and had...

31 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/14/2019

The Google Pixel 4 XL Review: Stuck In The Past In 2019

Amongst the last big smartphone releases of 2019 is Google’s Pixel 4 series. Google’s own flagship devices come late in the generational product cycle whose timing is mostly dictated...

157 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/8/2019

Xiaomi’s Mi Note 10 Family: World’s First Smartphones with 108 MP Penta Camera Array

A couple of months back, Samsung announced a new ultra high resolution 108 MegaPixel sensor for smartphone cameras. At the time we didn't know where this sensor would first...

33 by Anton Shilov on 11/7/2019

Samsung Confirms Custom CPU Development Cancellation

The fate of Samsung's custom CPU development efforts has been making the rounds of the rumour mill for almost a month, and now we finally have confirmation from Samsung...

42 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/4/2019

Samsung Launches Single-Chip uMCP Packages with LPDDR4X DRAM & UFS 3.0 Storage

Samsung has introduced a new lineup of all-in-one memory packages for smartphones that integrate both DRAM and storage. The latest generation of uMCP devices now feature up to 12...

30 by Anton Shilov on 10/24/2019

Samsung Announces Exynos 990: 7nm EUV, M5, G77, LPDDR5 Flagship SoC alongside Exynos 5123 5G Modem

Today Samsung unexpectedly announced the brand new Exynos 990 chipset – likely to be Samsung’s flagship SoC for 2020, employing the newest IP and offering the newest features on...

52 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/23/2019

The Foldable Huawei Mate X: Coming to China on November 15th for ~$2074

Foldable smartphones from Huawei and Samsung attracted quite a lot of public attention at Mobile World Congress early this year, but launches were delayed as companies had to polish...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2019

Arm Announces New Ethos-N57 and N37 NPUs, Mali-G57 Valhall GPU and Mali-D37 DPU

Today Arm is announcing four new products in its NPU, GPU and DPU portfolio. The company is branding its in-house machine learning processor IPs the Ethos line-up detailing more...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/23/2019

The Apple iPhone 11, 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max Review: Performance, Battery, & Camera Elevated

It’s been a little over a year since our review of the iPhone XS and XS Max, and it’s that time of the year to investigate Apple’s latest and...

239 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/16/2019

Google Announces The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: The 2019 Pixels

Today Google announced the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL flagship devices, representing Google's vision for 2019 and 2020. The new phones upgrade the hardware to the latest...

95 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/15/2019

Nova 5T: Huawei Can Still Make New Phones With Google Services (sort of)

Today at a small event in Paris, Huawei announced its latest device for the more mass market: the Huawei Nova 5T. The Nova line from Huawei is part of...

12 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/15/2019

Made by Google 2019 Live Blog (Starts at 10am ET/14:00 UTC)

We've seen the latest and greatest smartphones from Apple, Samsung, LG, and Huawei. Now as we're getting ready to close out the year, it's the final major smartphone launch...

51 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/15/2019

The Oppo Reno Ace: 90 Hz AMOLED 6.5-inch HDR10+ with 65W Charging

Today in China, top 5 smartphone company Oppo launched its latest flagship smartphone. The new Oppo Reno Ace goes above and beyond the Oppo Reno launched earlier in the...

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/10/2019

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