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SoC stands for ‘system on a chip’ or ‘system on chip’ which is a way to describe that a complete electronic system (like a computer) has been integrated on a single chip that includes processors, co-processors, memory, and all the associated data buses. To qualify as an SoC, all the sub-components must be cut from the same silicon die. To learn more about SoC, read SoC: The Force That Rules All Smartphones and Tablets


Samsung Running Intensive Tests On The Snapdragon 820 [Rumor]

08/24/2015, According to the rumors, Samsung is said to be considering the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 for its 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7. However with the alleged overheating problems of the Snapdragon 810 that apparently forced Samsung to drop it, we can...

Chinese Company LeTV Teases Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Phone

08/18/2015, Qualcomm has already confirmed the existence of their next-gen flagship SoC, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. They also stated that the first devices to use the processor are only expected in early 2016, but it looks like Chinese company LeTV just can’t...

First Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Devices Expected In 2016

08/12/2015, The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is expected to be the successor to the Snapdragon 810, which at the moment is unfortunately plagued by reports of it overheating. So the question is, when can we expect the Snapdragon 820 to finally make its way into a...

Samsung Galaxy S7 Could Use Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 [Rumor]

08/11/2015, When Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 earlier this year, it was revealed that Samsung would be using their own Exynos chipsets instead of Qualcomm’s, which is what they’ve done in the past. While it was never confirmed, the rumors of the Snapdragon 810...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 212, 412, 616 Processors

08/10/2015, While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is the company’s latest and greatest processor at the moment, not everyone out there can afford to buy a brand new flagship handset that packs said processor. Instead there are customers out there who might have to...

Xiaomi Could Debut Their Own Processors In 2016

08/05/2015, When it comes to smartphones, there are only a handful of OEMs who actually use processors they have designed themselves. This includes Apple, Samsung, and Huawei, but if a recent report is to be believed, it seems that come 2016, Xiaomi is expected to...

Alleged OnePlus 2 Benchmark Reveals Throttled CPU

07/20/2015, One of the features confirmed to make its way into the upcoming OnePlus 2 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. This raised many eyebrows especially when you consider the overheating concerns that many users had, although the company did promise that they were...

EU Looking Into Qualcomm For Possible Antitrust Violations

07/17/2015, When it comes to processors designed for mobile devices, you would be hardpressed to find a smartphone or tablet that was not powered by one of Qualcomm’s chipsets. The company has created chipsets for low-end devices, mid-range, and of course high-end...

iPod Refresh With 64-bit Processor Rumored For Next Week

07/10/2015, A couple of weeks ago in the latest update to iTunes, it was discovered that Apple could potentially have new iPods in the works. The designs of the iPods remained the same, but they got a new coat of paint which was pretty much the extent of what we knew...

Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumored To See The Return Of Snapdragon Processors

07/10/2015, The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos processor, which is by all accounts a powerful processor. However prior to this, Samsung typically relied on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets, but rumors of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810...

iPhone 6s Will Reportedly Use SiP Modular Architecture

06/22/2015, Over at Apple, the desire to create devices as thin as possible will probably not be going away anytime soon. In fact a recent report suggested that Apple might want to do away with the home button on the iPhone which would see Touch ID’s sensor...

TSMC Could Begin A9 Mass Production This Month

06/10/2015, The next-gen iPhones are expected to feature Apple’s new A9 chipsets inside of them. Now the rumor mill has been such that it always seems to be alternating between who will lead the production of the chipsets – TSMC or Samsung. Well according to...

The June Oven Is Powered By NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 Processor

06/09/2015, It could very well be that in the future, we could extend our arguments about hardware performance to household electronics if NVIDIA were to have it their way, because it seems that an oven dubbed “June” has been launched and under its hood is the...

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro Reportedly Hit By Overheating Issues [Update]

05/13/2015, Update – According to Xiaomi who reached out to us to clarify, the issue is an isolated one and it seems that it has only affected one user who might have gotten a defective unit. The affected unit has since been sent back to Xiaomi whose engineers...