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LG Nuclun SoC to get a successor in 2016

LG working on the octa-core Nuclun 2 SoC

This new processor is expected to be more powerful than the Samsung Exynos 7420 and various sources claim it will hit the market next year.
LG Ray X190 Android smartphone with octa-core MediaTek processor

LG Ray hits Russia

This 5.5-inch mid-range handset has premium features and retails for roughly $230 USD in Russia, but will reach Latin America soon as well.
Samsung SM-A9000 specs and scores on Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy A9 hits Geekbench

The SM-A9000 model spotted recently is driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 SoC and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa processor coming soon to BlackBerry

BlackBerry handset with Exynos 7420 spotted on GFXBench

An unknown BlackBerry handset appeared in the benchmark database powered by Samsung's notorious chip, but none of the two companies said anything...
Samsung Galaxy J1 mini SM-J105F spotted on GFXBench with 4.3-inch display and Spreadtrum SC8830 processor

Samsung Galaxy J1 mini surfaces on GFXBench

This low-end 4.3-inch Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-powered handset is currently being tested and could launch soon for less than $100 USD.
Sony Xperia Z5 Smartphone Review

88% Sony Xperia Z5 Smartphone Review

My name is Z5. Sony Xperia Z5. The new top model from the Xperia series is the official Bond smartphone and is supposed to have the best smartphone camera in the world. Our review will check whether owners of the predecessor should upgrade as well and if there are once again temperature issues.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.2" | 154 g
Sony Xperia Z3+ unlocked Android smartphone selling at B&H Photo Video

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z3+ hits B&H Photo Video

This Android handset with IP68 rating for protection from water is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset and can be purchased for $499.99 ...
Motorola Moto X Style Smartphone Review

86% Motorola Moto X Style Smartphone Review

Just your style. The Moto X Style is the flagship of Lenovo's American subsidiary, and can be customized even more than its sister models. It also sports stronger hardware and a better camera. Its 5.7-inch screen makes it quite bulky. Despite all that, there is still room for improvement.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 | Qualcomm Adreno 418 | 5.7" | 177 g
ZTE Blade S7 selfie-centric Android smartphone

ZTE unveils Blade S7 selfie-centric smartphone

ZTE Blade S6's successor has a 13 MP front camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Smartphone Review

89% Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Smartphone Review

Small giant. Despite the appended word Compact, the Xperia Z5 Compact is a very good choice and very close to the larger sibling Z5. Our review will show whether users of the predecessor Xperia Z3 Compact should think about an upgrade as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 4.6" | 138 g
Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 now official, to enter mass production in late 2015

Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 now official

The company's second 14 nm chip has been announced earlier than expected, but mass production is expected to begin "in late 2015."
ARM Cortex-A35 64-bit mobile processor is now official

ARM announces ultra-efficient Cortex-A35 core

This new chip uses the ARMv8-A architecture and is the world’s most efficient 64-bit mobile processor.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 officially launched

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 officially launched

The new chip delivers up to twice the computing performance and energy efficiency when compared to Snapdragon 810, as well as up to 40 percent mo...
Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship might arrive in December

Xiaomi Mi 5 rumored to arrive in December

The Chinese phonemaker's next flagship is expected to show up on December 3rd, powered by the next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC.
Pebble Time Round smartwatch black with flame red leather

Pebble Time Round hits retail

The new smartwatch is available in stores and online since yesterday, but shipment of pre-ordered units has started as well.
Huawei MediaPad M2 Tablet Review

86% Huawei MediaPad M2 Tablet Review

Metal head. Unlike its precursor, Huawei's MediaPad M2 8.0 is now covered in a metal casing. Once again, the tablet scores with a potent HiSilicon Kirin Octa-core processor, decent HD IPS touchscreen, and great battery life. The latest Android 5.1 operating system and fast Wi-Fi round off the couch surfer - a good deal for around 280 Euros (~$306).
HiSilicon Kirin 930 | ARM Mali-T628 MP4 | 8.0" | 330 g
AT&T HTC One A9 to hit the market for $99.99 USD with a two-year contract

BlackBerry Priv and HTC One A9 coming to AT&T this Friday

While the HTC handset is already available online for purchase, both handsets will hit AT&T's retail stores on Friday.
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL Android smartphone with Polaroid photo software

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL coming next week

This 5.5-inch handset has a low-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC on board, 4G LTE connectivity, and will hit the market on November 2 for a price ...
BLU Studio 7.0 LTE Android phablet with 4G LTE and dual-SIM

BLU Products launches Studio 7.0 LTE

This 7-inch Android Lollipop phablet features dual-SIM, 4G LTE connectivity, and can be purchased unlocked for less than $200 USD.
Motorola Moto X Force Android smartphone coming next month

Moto X Force coming next month

The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 will hit multiple markets next month as Moto X Force.
Verizon Wireless 5.4-inch Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Android smartphone

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 hits Verizon tomorrow

This new 5.4-inch handset features a Quad HD screen advertised as the world’s first shatterproof display and starts at $624 USD.
Samsung faces Snapdragon 820 overheating issues

Samsung faces Snapdragon 820 overheating issues

The company is currently working on a patch to the chipset's control software. If this does not help, Samsung plans to use heat-pipes to improve ...
Snapdragon 820 to be 50% faster than Exynos 7420

Snapdragon 820 to be 50% faster than Exynos 7420

There are over 30 models of smartphones with Spandragon 820 in the works. One of them will most likely be the Samsung Galaxy S7.
ARM launches Mali-470 GPU

ARM launches Mali-470 GPU

The new mobile graphics chip boasts 2x better energy efficiency than the popular Mali-400.
Oppo R7s Android smartphone is now official

Oppo announces R7s smartphone

This 5.5-inch mid-range premium handset will hit the market next month featuring a metal unibody design. It packs 4 GB of memory and a Qualcomm S...
iPhone 7 may come with Intel's LTE modem chips

iPhone 7 may come with Intel's LTE modem chips

Intel wants to replace Qualcomm as the “default” LTE modem provider for Apple, which would significantly boost the chipmaker's position on the mo...
Archos GranitePhone by Sikur privacy focused Android smartphone

GranitePhone by SIKUR now available for purchase

Advertised as "the first smartphone entirely focused on user privacy," this handset can be acquired for $849 USD.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE Tablet Review

89% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE Tablet Review

Shrinkage. Samsung’s new 8-inch tablet looks just like its larger sibling, the Galaxy Tab 9.7. The internals are very similar as well, but can the device offer the same amount of performance despite the reduced dimensions?
Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa | ARM Mali-T760 MP6 | 8.0" | 272 g
Samsung Exynos processors with Samsung GPU coming in 2017 or 2018

Samsung allegedly working on its first GPU

The company's first GPU has been delayed and it looks like the first chips to integrate it will not come out for at least another two years.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE Tablet Review

88% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE Tablet Review

Insanely slim. With a more compact chassis and a different screen ratio, the new Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 aims to outdo its predecessor. Our in-depth review will show whether this is a success despite – or because – of the shrunken dimensions.
Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa | ARM Mali-T760 MP6 | 9.7" | 387 g
LG V10 premium Android smartphone with dual display and luxury design

LG unveils the V10 premium smartphone

This new handset features dual front-facing cameras, a secondary display, as well as a design that uses stainless steel and a durable silicone sk...
LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P, both with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Google unveils Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Both these two new handsets pack USB Type-C ports and fingerprint sensors, as well as Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Huawei Nexus 6P Android 6.0 Marshmallow phablet

Huawei Nexus 6P leaks online

Presentation slides of Google's next-gen phablet reveal all the details about this handset that is expected to be officially unveiled tomorrow.
Huawei Mate S Smartphone Review

88% Huawei Mate S Smartphone Review

Mirror, mirror in my hand … The Mate S is definitely one of the most beautiful smartphones that are currently available on the market. Whether it is all only beautiful illusion or the new style-icon from China has more to offer can be discovered in our report.
HiSilicon Kirin 935 | ARM Mali-T628 MP4 | 5.5" | 156 g

ARM Mali-T720 MP4

4 Midgard (3rd-gen) cores
Vertu Signature Touch 2015 update luxury Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 810

Updated Vertu Signature Touch coming next month

The new Signature Touch is Vertu's most powerful handset to date, featuring a powerful Snapdragon 810 SoC and a 21 MP back camera with 4K video r...
ZTE ZMAX 2 Android smartphone with 5.5-inch display, 4G LTE and Qualcomm Snapdragon processor

ZTE ZMAX 2 hits AT&T tomorrow

The new handset has a 5.5-inch display, a low-end quad-core Snapdragon processor, 4G LTE, and comes loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Apple iPad Mini 4 Tablet Review

90% Apple iPad Mini 4 Tablet Review

There’s life in the old dog yet. It has been very quiet around the small iPad lately. Some people even claimed that the Mini could be cancelled. Phil Schiller from Apple only mentioned the iPad Mini 4 with two sentences during the keynote. With that in mind, the new iPad Mini performs better than expected in our review, but there is still a respectable distance to the iPad Air 2.
Apple A8 | PowerVR GX6450 | 7.9" | 304 g
Coolpad Rogue 4-inch smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 and 4G LTE

Coolpad Rogue hits T-Mobile

This 4-inch Android 5.1 Lollipop handset has low-end specs, but offers 4G connectivity and costs less than $50 USD.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 430 debut with Quick Charge 3.0 support

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 430

The two new chips aim to provide affordable computing power to high- and mid-tier devices, being the first ones in their tier to offer support fo...
Motorola Moto X Play Smartphone Review

85% Motorola Moto X Play Smartphone Review

Mingling in the mid-range. Motorola has pitched its mid-range Moto X Play phone to compete against price-performance whoppers such as OnePlus' One. The buyer gets a gigantic battery, plenty of performance and a high-resolution camera for under 400 Euros (~$454). Find out whether this is the new mid-range champion.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.5" | 169 g
LG G4s Smartphone Review

83% LG G4s Smartphone Review

Yet another sibling. The current G4 family from LG already got a new member with the G4c. Now we get the next sibling. The LG G4s sits right between the top model and the compact version in terms of size and features. Still, the G4s cannot convince us completely, despite the good genes.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.2" | 140 g

Apple A9 Smartphone SoC

Cyclone 3 ARM 2 cores @ 1800 MHz 14/16nm
Samsung Z3 Tizen OS smartphone and Samsung Z1

New Samsung Z3 images leak online

The handset did not arrive at the Tizen Developer Summit as expected, but it looks like the official reveal is really close now.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 to be more efficient and twice as fast as Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 to be more efficient and twice as fast as Snapdragon 810

In addition to Smart Protect, Qualcomm details further plans for the Snapdragon 820 including the Adreno 530 GPU and Hexagon DSP 680.
One Xcellent 10 v2 Tablet Review

80% One Xcellent 10 v2 Tablet Review

Excellent? The in-house tablet from the online shop is now available with Windows 10. We looked closer at the 10.1-inch device.
Intel Atom Z3735F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 594 g
ZTE Axon Elite premium Android smartphone

IFA 2015 | ZTE reveals Axon Elite

This new handset is similar to the Axon Pro, offering additional features like a fingerprint reader and microSD support, but also having a lower ...
Lenovo Vibe S1 Android smartphone with dual selfie camera

IFA 2015 | Lenovo unveils Vibe S1 dual selfie camera smartphone

This 5-inch flagship has two front cameras that allow advanced image effects, including bokeh and changing focus, as well as cropping out image e...
Huawei G8 premium Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC

IFA 2015 | Huawei G8 is now official

This premium handset with an all-metal chassis is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, features a fingerprint scanner, and will hit the mark...
CAT S40 Smartphone Review

82% CAT S40 Smartphone Review

Workhorse for rough jobs. The CAT S40 is a ruggedized smartphone that combines a very bright IPS screen and long battery life in a robust exterior. However, the hardware could have been more powerful. It is powered by a Qualcomm entry-level quad-band SoC and 16 GB of storage. Nevertheless, the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and penta-band LTE are on board.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 | Qualcomm Adreno 304 | 4.7" | 185 g


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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)