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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


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...

Chinese Analyst Rubbishes 10-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 818 Rumor

05/12/2015, Yesterday we reported that according to a rumor, Qualcomm is working on a 10-core processor in the form of the Snapdragon 818. The idea behind it, according to the alleged leaked document, is to utilize four low-powered cores, two medium-powered cores,...

Qualcomm Working On 10-Core Snapdragon 818 [Rumor]

05/11/2015, Our mobile processors these days are pretty powerful, but honestly how many of us run applications that really need that much power? Most of us just surf the web, send emails, chat with friends, take photos, watch videos, play some games, and so on,...

Qualcomm Speaks Up Over Snapdragon 810 Overheating Reports

05/06/2015, Does the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 have overheating problems? That’s what the rumors seem to be saying, but speaking to Forbes, the company’s VP of marketing Tim McDonough basically refutes it, calling it rubbish. “The rumours are rubbish, there was...

ASUS Thinking Of Adopting Qualcomm Processors For Future Phones

04/29/2015, Many are probably aware that Intel has attempted to break into the mobile market by launching mobile chipsets of their own. However when it comes to OEMs adopting their technology, there aren’t that many. In fact ASUS is probably one of the companies...

Foxconn CEO Lobbying For TSMC To Produce Apple’s A9 Chipset

04/29/2015, When it comes to producing chipsets for Apple, Samsung used to be the main producer of the component, until recent years where TSMC began to take more orders and eventually became Apple’s primary supplier. However recent rumors have suggested that for...

10-Core MediaTek Chipset Rumored For End Of Year Rollout

04/16/2015, As it stands for mobile devices, octa-core chipsets are probably the fastest, at least on paper. After all having eight cores does sound better than having four, right? However it seems that things could be taken up a notch thanks to MediaTek in which...

Bloomberg: Samsung Will Win A9 Chip Orders For Next iPhone

04/03/2015, There has been a lot of talk regarding Apple’s A9 SoC and who will be making it. As it stands there are two companies that have been talked about a lot – Samsung and TSMC. The latter was responsible for some of Apple’s previous chipsets, but it...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 815 Said To Run Cooler Than The Snapdragon 810

03/22/2015, There have been a variety of reports which suggests that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is prone to overheating. In fact a recent HTC One M9 benchmark showed the handset reaching temperatures as high as 55.4C, although HTC at that time seemed to blame...

TSMC Rumored To Produce 70% Of Apple’s A9/A9X Chipsets This Year

03/13/2015, When it comes to manufacturing the chipsets for Apple’s iOS devices, the task used to fall squarely into Samsung’s lap, but given that Apple and Samsung had a bit of a legal falling out, we have seen the Cupertino company turn to other manufacturers...

Samsung Rumored To Be In Talks With MediaTek

03/06/2015, When Samsung announced the Galaxy S6, it did not come as a surprise to see that Qualcomm was not the company powering the handset. This seemed to line up with earlier rumors that Samsung might have ditched Qualcomm for their own brand of Exynos chipsets....

Snapdragon 820 Will Reach Qualcomm’s Partners In H2 2015

03/02/2015, Qualcomm said that Snapdragon 820, the company’s next high-end processor (or SoC) would start “sampling” in the second half of this year (H2 2015). “Sampling” means that the first processors will be produced in limited quantity for engineering...

Qualcomm Seemingly Confirms Snapdragon 810 In HTC One M9

02/24/2015, Are you excited about the upcoming HTC One M9? From what we have heard based on the rumors, the handset will be packing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset under its hood. This is Qualcomm’s latest chipset and most powerful to date, and given that HTC...