The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor is currently being manufactured by Samsung on its second-generation 14nm LPP FinFET process and if a new report is to be believed, the company may have contracted Samsung yet again to mass produce its next-generation mobile processor. A report out of South Korea suggests that Samsung is going to manufacture Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830 processor on its 10nm process, this mobile processor is going to power […]
A new crop of flagship smartphones will be released in the coming months and most of them are going to be powered by the latest and greatest processor that Qualcomm has to offer. The company today introduced the Snapdragon 821 processor which is an improved version of the Snapdragon 820 processor that you already find in flagship smartphones such as the Galaxy S7.
Just recently, Lenovo launched the PHAB2 Pro, the first commercial handset equipped with Project Tango (official site), a Google software that makes a phone particularly aware of its physical surrounding. Built like a portable cousin of Kinect, Tango knows exactly how the handset moves in space because it projects an infrared (IR) grid from the back of the device. That device was equipped with the Snapdragon 652 processor, but Qualcomm just […]
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 Qualcomm’s latest chipset for the LG G5 as well.
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 to its predecessors. CPU, GPU and memory bandwidth are the main performance factors to observe.
Samsung has made it a habit of announcing the mass production of its new flagship mobile chip, the chip that usually ends up making its debut with the company’s new Galaxy S flagship, and it’s sticking to this tradition in 2016 as well. Ahead of MWC 2016 where it’s likely going to unveil the Galaxy S7, Samsung today confirmed that it has started mass production of the Exynos 8 Octa […]
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is expected to be one of the more powerful chipsets to make its way into mobile devices this year, and if you’re wondering if Microsoft will take advantage of the technology for its Windows 10 Mobile smartphones, you could be in luck as the folks at PhoneArena have found evidence that such a device could be in the works.What they have found is a GFXBench listing […]
During the CES 2016 Qualcomm press conference, CEO Steven Mollenkopf has surprised the audience by announcing that the first company to use the new Snapdragon 820 high-end chip would be a relatively unknown (in the U.S) Chinese media company called LeTV (Chinese site) (U.S official site).
According to the rumors, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5 could be one of the first few smartphones to sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. In fact, just recently there were leaked specs to suggest that was true. For those wondering how true it is, wonder no more because Xiaomi’s co-founder Liwan Jiang has confirmed some of those details.Posting on his Weibo account, Jiang confirmed that the upcoming handset will indeed be […]
This year Samsung decided not to use the Snapdragon 810 processor for any of its flagship handsets, all of the were powered by its own Exynos processor, but as per the rumors we have heard so far the Galaxy S7 will have multiple variants powered by Snapdragon 820 and Samsung’s own Exynos processor depending upon the market. Word on the street is that the Galaxy S7 may have exclusivity on […]
Many companies use the CES stage to unveil their new smartphones, and since the International Consumer Electronics Show 2015 is merely weeks away, there’s an uptick in rumors concerning new handsets from manufacturers like Sony and LG. A new rumor claims that the company is going to release two flagship smartphones in the coming year and that both will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, but both are not expected […]
Several months ago Google and Huawei announced the Nexus 6P. This is one of the two latest Nexus handsets launched, and it also marks the first time that Huawei has ever made a Nexus handset. That being said we have seen Google turn to the likes of Samsung and LG multiple times in the past, so is Huawei’s Nexus experience a one-time encounter or could there be more?According to Chinese […]
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 flagships this year, but presumably those heating problems would have been fixed in the Snapdragon 820, right?However it turns out that might not be the case. According to […]
Last week, Qualcomm officially detailed the Snapdragon 820 chipset. This is the chipset that is expected to power high-end flagship smartphones for 2016, and if the rumors are to believed, the Samsung Galaxy S7 could be one of them. That being said, the chipset is of the quad-core variety.However with several octa-core chipsets already in the market today, doesn’t it feel that Qualcomm could be lagging behind? For those wondering […]
It is no secret that with the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 that some high-end flagship smartphones in 2016 will be using it. One of those phones is rumored to be the Samsung Galaxy S7, although there have been rumors suggesting that there could also be a variant running the Exynos 8890 chipset.This isn’t surprising given that save for this year’s flagships, previous Samsung phones have been powered by […]
Back in August, Qualcomm officially announced the Snapdragon 820 but unfortunately details of the chipset weren’t shared. For those curious about the upcoming chipset, fret not because according to Qualcomm’s Tim McDonough, it seems that we should be able to find out all the details tomorrow.McDonough announced that the Snapdragon 820 will be officially debuting tomorrow and that in addition to the announcement, he will be fielding questions from the […]
Earlier today an image that was posted online by Vivo seemed to hint at the company’s upcoming flagship phone’s design. Now thanks to newly leaked images, we are looking at the alleged photos of the Vivo Xplay 5S. However based on the photos that we are looking at, it seems that the ones posted by Vivo are of a different device.That being said, what about the Xplay 5S? We’ve heard […]
Over the past several years, Qualcomm has been seen as the leader in smartphone chipsets. However last year Qualcomm seems to have taken a bit of a hit when it was revealed that the Snapdragon 810 chipset, supposed to be their most powerful chipset to date, was prone to overheating.Safe to say 2015 has been a rough year for the company, and it looks like 2016 might not bode so […]
One of the popular rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S7 is that the company will return to Qualcomm for the phone, and that the handset will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 when this year’s Galaxy S6 skipped the Snapdragon 810 due to reports of overheating. However according to a report out of Korea (via SamMobile), it seems that the Snapdragon 820 isn’t completely immune to overheating either.According to the […]
If the rumors are to be believed, 2016’s Samsung Galaxy S7 is rumored to be packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, or at the very least Samsung is exploring the idea of using the Snapdragon 820. After all with the heat issues of the Snapdragon 810, we suppose it’s only fair that Samsung wants to make sure the Snapdragon 820 has no such issues.There have also been rumors that suggests […]