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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Rumored To Pack Snapdragon 823

04/12/2016, With the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung decided to equip their new flagships with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipsets. With the Snapdragon 820 being the top of the line chipset from Qualcomm right now, it is presumed that the upcoming Galaxy Note 6...

Exynos Galaxy S7 Edge Battery Life Outlasts The Snapdragon 820

03/22/2016, Last year there was a huge fuss kicked up over the fact that Apple’s A9 chipset was made by Samsung and TSMC. The reason behind the fuss is that on paper, it was discovered that the TSMC-made chip offered up a longer battery life than the Samsung-made...

Some Of The iPhone 7’s Modem Could Be Supplied By Intel

03/04/2016, So far for Apple’s iPhones, Qualcomm has been supplying the company with the LTE modems. However according to a new rumor, it has been suggested that Intel could be supplying some of the LTE modems for the iPhone 7. If you’re wondering why this rumor...

ARM: Mobile Devices Could Be More Powerful Than Consoles In 2017

02/17/2016, Our mobile devices have certainly come a long way from back in the day of the feature phone, where monochromatic games were all we could play. However looking at phones today, they have certainly caught up fast and are now playing games with high quality...

Qualcomm Confirms Snapdragon 820 For The LG G5

02/17/2016, The LG G5 will be officially announced this coming Sunday as confirmed by LG themselves. However the company has yet to officially confirm its specs, but safe to say that as we’ve seen in previous LG flagships, chances are they will be turning to...

TSMC Affected By Taiwan Earthquake, Production Impacted

02/15/2016, For those who missed the news, on the 6th of February, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.4 struck Taiwan. The earthquake is said to have been the deadliest earthquake in the country since the 921 earthquake and has left 116 confirmed dead. Not...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Wear 2100 Chipset For Wearables

02/11/2016, As it stands, Qualcomm provides chipsets for several different smartwatches, like the 2nd gen Moto 360, the ASUS Zenwatch 2, the Huawei Watch, and so on. These devices are powered by Snapdragon chipsets and so will future wearables, except that in the...

iPhone 7’s A10 Chipset Will Be Solely Manufactured By TSMC [Rumor]

02/10/2016, Based on what Apple’s been doing over the past few years, it is safe to assume that with the iPhone 7, the Cupertino company will use the A10 chipset. However the question is, who will Apple turn to for the manufacturing of the component? According to a...

Bug Could Potentially Leave MediaTek-Powered Phones Vulnerable

01/29/2016, There are several different chipset makers that OEMs can choose from, and while Qualcomm might be the leading company at the moment, MediaTek has been making a name for themselves. However it seems that the company’s chipsets in some devices might have...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Speed & Features

01/14/2016, As we head towards Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, the onslaught of smartphone designs using Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 SoC (processor) is going to hit. Now is a good time to refresh your mind about what this chip is about, and how it is compared...

Xiaomi Could Consider Building Their Own Processors [Rumor]

12/30/2015, Companies like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei have all built their own chipsets for use in their mobile devices, thus cutting down dependence on other companies like Qualcomm, MediaTek, and NVIDIA in the process. Or in the case of Apple, zero reliance on...

Qualcomm Renames The Snapdragon 618 & 620

12/16/2015, If you recall, earlier this year Qualcomm announced several new Snapdragon chipsets aimed at mid-range devices. Amongst the announcement were the Snapdragon 618 and 620 chipsets. However in a recent announcement made by the chipmaker, it seems that they...

Apple Rumored To Be Working On Their Own Mobile GPU

12/10/2015, Apple’s iOS devices are all powered by the company’s A-series of chipsets. These chipsets are based on ARM’s design but they feature custom cores and microarchitecture, kind of like what Samsung and other OEMs are doing when they create their own...

Samsung Galaxy S7 Could Feature Heat Pipes [Rumor]

12/04/2015, If the rumors are to be believed, 2016’s Samsung Galaxy S7 could feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. Now with the Snapdragon 810, there were reports of it overheating which is apparently why Samsung opted to go with Exynos chipsets for their...