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A 5G version of the Reno2 may be in the works. (Source: SoyaCincau)

A new Snapdragon 855 OPPO phone shows up on Geekbench 5

A device called the "OPPO PCCT30" has posted scores on the Geekbench 5 website. This model number is currently believed to belong to a second-gen Reno 5G smartphone. Its new benchmarking scores reveal that it is powered by the Sna...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:55:00 +0200
The X55 modem will move beyond smartphone integration soon. (Source: Qualcomm)

The Snapdragon X55 modem will power 5G fixed broadband equipment for over 30 OEMs

Qualcomm has announced that over 30 manufacturers have taken the Snapdragon X55 modem up in order to produce their 5G fixed wireless broadband consumer-premises hardware. This means the equipment carriers and ISPs will install in ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:59:00 +0200
Image via Inverse

Apple may be rushing to develop its own 5G modem by 2022

A source familiar with the matter claims that Apple is developing an in-house 5G modem for release in 2022, according to a report from Fast Company earlier today. The source says that a 2022 release date is "really pushing it," bu...
Sam Medley, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:22:00 +0200
The displays do not offer a truly seamless experience like the Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X, but it gets quite close. (Source: LG)

LG launches the V50S ThinQ dual-screen 5G smartphone in South Korea

LG is not ready to experiment with folding displays and decided to stick with a more conventional approach that is not as seamless, yet yields similar results. The 6.4-inch dual-screen setup on the new V50S ThinQ handheld can work...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:41:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G Smartphone Review: A foldable handset with an air of confidence

86% Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G Smartphone Review: A foldable handset with an air of confidence

Nothing for moaners - The Galaxy Fold is the first commercially available foldable smartphone, a device that Samsung has revised after its failed launch earlier this year. Read on to find out whether the changes have been worthwhile and what the Galaxy Fold offers in this detailed review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Daniel Schmidt, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:54:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S10 series. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Korea prepares an Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy S10 series

Samsung has announced that it will start a new beta program for One UI 2.0, its latest software skin based on Android 10. Unfortunately, it may only apply to those who own Galaxy S10-line devices in South Korea to start off with. ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:58:00 +0200
A 5G variant of the Galaxy Tab S6 is enroute. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Tab S6 to get 5G variant, will be first 5G tablet on the market

Samsung has been helping to blaze the 5G smartphone trail and it looks set to do the same for tablets. A new Galaxy Tab S6 variant has been spotted going through a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certification process that also carries the la...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 07:50:00 +0200
The legal disputes between the two foundries could affect a considerable portion of the global semiconductor supply. (Source: WCCFTech)

TSMC countersues GlobalFoundries

TSMC strikes back with a "retaliatory litigation", claiming that GlobalFoundries infringed on 25 of its patents that include FinFET designs for the 40 through 12 nm nodes. Unlike GlobalFoundries who sued TSMC's fab-less companies ...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 16:09:00 +0200
The increased transistor count brought by through the jump to 5 nm should provide a considerable performance boost to the NPU unit in the next gen Kirin SOC. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's Kirin 1000 SoC expected to make the jump to 5 nm with next year's Mate 40

Preliminary benchmarks proved that the Kirin 990 is almost on par with all other major brands, but Huawei is clearly not content with parity. The Chinese company is already planning to release a 5 nm successor allegedly known as K...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 01 Oct 2019 18:18:00 +0200
The next iteration of the Mate X could be marketed as a serious cometitor to Samsung's Galaxy Note. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Huawei patent reveals possible Mate X successor with stylus

Despite all the bans and restrictions imposed on Huawei that ultimately lead to a delay of the Mate X, the company is considering the release of improved versions that also includes a stylus, as revealed by the latest published pa...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:35:00 +0200
Xiaomi launches the Mi 9 Pro with 45 W wired charger and support for 30 W wireless charging

Xiaomi launches the Mi 9 Pro with 45 W wired charger and support for 30 W wireless charging

On the outside, the Mi 9 Pro is identical with the non-Pro version; however, the internals have been refreshed with a Snapdragon 855+ SoC, up to 12 GB RAM and up to 512 GB storage, while the 4,000 mAh battery now supports 45 W wir...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:14:00 +0200
The Samsung W2019. (Source: TrustedReviews)

A probable successor to the Samsung W2019 flip phone has just been approved

The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified a device called the Samsung SM-W2020. As the SM-W2019 is a high-end flip phone released last year, it appears that this new model number will conforn to the same form-factor. If so, it may have a n...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:49:00 +0200
Huawei unveils the Mate 30 series. (Source: YouTube)

The Huawei Mate 30 series launches with power-user specs, but without Google Mobile Services

Huawei has unveiled its latest line of flagship phablets on stage today in Germany as scheduled. It is powered by the new Kirin 990 processor, and also has variants based on the 5G version of the same. However, the complete lack o...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:24:00 +0200
HTC has a new CEO. (Source: HTC)

HTC appoints a new CEO as it looks forward to a 5G- and XR-focused future

HTC has confirmed that Yves Maitre, a former executive at the telecommunications company Orange, is its new chief executive officer (CEO). His predecessor, Cher Wang, will remain at the Taiwanese OEM as the head of its board. This...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:28:00 +0200
The Nex 3's 5G tech has a successor in the works already. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo claims to have started work on its 6G tech already

Vivo launched its new flagship, the Nex 3, today in China. It is an impressive device, particularly as it is the first phone with a waterfall-type display. Furthermore, the OEM outlined its advance plans for what will come after 5...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:30:00 +0200
Qualcomm and TDK Electronics' joint venture has resulted in 2nd-gen RFFE equipment. (Source: Nikkei Asian Review)

Qualcomm and TDK collaborate to deliver a more complete 4G/5G system

Qualcomm and TDK have clubbed together to acquire a remaining interest in the Singaporean body RF360 Holdings. This has enabled the 2 companies to produce a new kind of multi-mode radiofrequency front-end (RFFE) filter. It may con...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:38:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy W20 5G will turn from a high-end smartphone into a compact flip-phone. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)

Leaked Samsung exhibition poster names foldable Galaxy W20 5G flip-phone

A revealing leaked image of an exhibition poster has shown that Samsung is preparing to unleash another foldable device onto the market. However, this is not about a successor to the now somewhat notorious Samsung Galaxy Fold, as ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:27:00 +0200
Could this phone possibly be the Mate 30? (Source: TodoTech)

The Kirin 990 processor may have shown up on Geekbench for the first time

The Kirin 990 SoC is the latest LTE chipset released by Huawei. A phone that purports to be a new model from this OEM has appeared on the Geekbench results database. It suggest that this new processor is a good match for the Snapd...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:27:00 +0200

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