Samsung Galaxy S8 : Exynos 8895 vs Snapdragon 835

Yesterday, Samsung took the wraps off its new Exynos processor 8895 which has long been rumoured to be used in the International Galaxy S8 variants. The chipset is already under mass production since the Galaxy S8 might be unveiled on April 21st. The variant to be released in the USA will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, thnks to Qualcomm’s firm grasp on CDMA-related patents which make it rather compulsory for companies to release modified versions of their devices compatible with local bands, only solidifying Qualcomm’s monopoly in the USA.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8 : Exynos 8895 vs Snapdragon 835”

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 : All you need to know

Qualcomm revealed a few details about the Snapdragon 835 back in November and at CES, we’re getting a detailed look at what’s on offer with this year’s high-end SoC.

Qualcomm executives say the company’s next-generation Snapdragon 835 processor has entered production, and will soon power smartphones and augmented-reality devices beginning in the first half of 2017.  Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 : All you need to know”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Quick Charge 4.0 announced

Qualcomm largely had a successful 2016 thus far thanks to its Snapdragon 820/821. Even though the flagship Qualcomm chips have struggled in benchmark scores against some competitors, the consumers haven’t really complained about throttling and performance issues which plagued Qualcomm’s 2015 offering.

The SoC company announced this morning that its new Snapdragon 835 chipset is on the way, utilizing Samsung’s new 10 nanometer fabrication process, as well as the latest generation of its Quick Charge technology. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Quick Charge 4.0 announced”

Qualcomm teases OnePlus 3T, to be powered by Snapdragon 821

Qualcomm’s latest chipset is the Snapdragon 821, which is not a huge upgrade from the Snapdragon 820, but it is a nice upgrade. It’s already available in a few smartphones like Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as LeEco’s Le Pro3. Now, according to Qualcomm, OnePlus is working on something that is powered by the Snapdragon 821, as they confirmed on Twitter this morning. Stating “Something new from OnePlus is on the way…and it’s powered by our #Snapdragon 821 processor. Stay Tuned.”

OnePlus has a new device coming soon. If you haven’t been following the rumors and reports, it’s expected to be called the OnePlus 3T, with launch pencilled in for November 14.  Continue reading “Qualcomm teases OnePlus 3T, to be powered by Snapdragon 821”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 653, 626, and 427: Qualcomm Announces Successors to Popular Mid-Range SoCs

Qualcomm is one of the world’s most renowned mobile chipset manufacturers and 2016 has been a good year for Qualcomm so far — the Snapdragon 65x series has garnered rave reviews for providing stellar performance in the mid-range market segment, and the Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821 received an improved critical reception over the Snapdragon 810. To build on the successful year, at its 4G/5G summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm announced two new SoCs in the mid-range Snapdragon 600 series, the Snapdragon 653 and Snapdragon 626. For the entry-level tier, the company is rolling out the Snapdragon 427. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 653, 626, and 427: Qualcomm Announces Successors to Popular Mid-Range SoCs”

Samsung plans to ditch Qualcomm for good, wants to use AMD or Nvidia GPUs in 2018 Exynos chipsets

Recently SoftBank announced that they had completed the acquisition of ARM, and it is a big deal because many big names in the mobile industry rely on ARM for their mobile chipsets, and Samsung is one of them. They also rely on ARM for their mobile GPUs, with ARM’s Mali series of GPUs being featured on Samsung’s Exynos chipsets.

That might be about to change however, according to a new “exclusive” report from sammobile, Samsung is in talks with both AMD and Nvidia for GPU tech.

Continue reading “Samsung plans to ditch Qualcomm for good, wants to use AMD or Nvidia GPUs in 2018 Exynos chipsets”

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 is here and it’s a graphic powerhouse

We already knew that Qualcomm’s forthcoming Snapdragon 821 processor was going to be faster than the Snapdragon 820 that powers many high-end phones currently available. But with Qualcomm releasing more details about the processor’s graphical prowess, we’re getting a better sense of what having a Snapdragon 821 inside will mean for the next generation of smartphones.

Continue reading “Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 is here and it’s a graphic powerhouse”

The Nexus 5 and Xperia Z3 are two very capable devices but can’t support Android 7.0 Nougat

Nexus 5, and Xperia Z3, both are very capable smartphones which still after 2 years perform as good as any new non-flagship devices.When Google confirmed the nexus 5 wouldn’t be getting the official Nougat from them, it was disappointing since the device still commands a heavy following and dev support. It already has an unofficial alpha version of Nougat. But it shouldn’t be surprising since the nexus 5 had finished its promised 2 year support cycle.

When Sony’s official list of the devices it’ll be updating to Android Nougat left out the Xperia Z3, which was included in Sony’s beta testing of Android Nougat, it came as a shock. Xperia Z3 is still very well under its 2 year promised support cycle. The question is why? Why wouldn’t these companies update these devices that do deserve an update?

Continue reading “The Nexus 5 and Xperia Z3 are two very capable devices but can’t support Android 7.0 Nougat”

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