Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ to get the new Snapdragon 845 chipset first?

According to a tweet from Russian tech journalist Eldar Murtazin, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ will be the first handsets to sport the Snapdragon 845 chipset. Murtazin’s tweet also hints that the 2018 Samsung flagship models will be the only phones using the new chipsets for an unknown period of time. This is similar to what happened earlier this year when Samsung made a deal with Qualcomm, and purchased all of the Snapdragon 835 chips being produced at the time. The silicon ended up inside the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ As a result, LG was forced to use the older …


Kirin 970 chipset hits 1.2Gbps downlink speeds in testing

Huawei’s Kirin 970 chipset is the first to support Category 18 for downlink speeds and Category 13 uplink speeds. This means that the Kirin 970 can reach downlink speeds as fast as 1.2Gbps. And darn if the Kirin 970 didn’t hit that mark in a recent test conducted by Huawei and Rohde & Schwarz. The latter is a German company that manufactures test and measurement equipment for mobile radios.

To achieve this speed, Huawei and R&S used some of the enhancements employed in the field by carriers in this day and age. That includes 4×4 MIMO, and 256QAM. The former allows for additional …

Kinrin 970 chipset hits 1.2Gbps downlink speeds in testing

Huawei’s Kirin 970 chipset is the first to support Category 18 for downlink speeds and Category 13 uplink speeds. This means that the Kirin 970 can reach downlink speeds as fast as 1.2Gbps. And darn if the Kirin 970 didn’t hit that mark in a recent test conducted by Huawei and Rohde & Schwarz. The latter is a German company that manufactures test and measurement equipment for mobile radios.

To achieve this speed, Huawei and R&S used some of the enhancements employed in the field by carriers in this day and age. That includes 4×4 MIMO, and 256QAM. The former allows for additional …

Alleged iPhone X specs leak out: 2.5GHz chipset, high-res display, and 512 GB version

There has never been an iPhone as leaked as the upcoming “all-screen” edition dubbed tentatively iPhone X, and today is no exception. Hours before the actual announcement, the Russkies seemingly strike again, leaking information about the most anticipated phone of the season. We kid, but what you see below is seemingly a screen grab from a carrier database that lists the specs and different versions of one iPhone X.
Since the screen diagonal is listed as 5.8″ with 1125 x 2436 pixels, we can only assume that the alleged screen grab features the “bezel-less” iPhone X rumored …

Qualcomm reportedly delays Snapdragon 836 chipset until early 2018


New rumors concerning Qualcomm’s upcoming lineup of SoCs continue to surface. Shortly after a report claiming the US chipset maker has no plans to launch a Snapdragon 836 processor this year made headlines, new information about Qualcomm’s portfolio leaked out.
Although Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 836 processor was supposed to power the forthcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that are expected to hit the shelves later this fall, it turns out the Google’s flagships will have to do with the current Snapdragon 835 SoC (system-on-chip).
According to Evan Blass, Qualcomm did promise Google that a Snapdragon …

MediaTek's Helio P40 chipset on track for Q1 2018 release, Meizu to be among early adopters

MediaTek announced two new chipsets last month, the Helio P23 and P30, which will be commercially available in Q4 2017. Starting next year, the Taiwanese company is expected to up its offerings with the first chipset built on the 12nm manufacturing process.

A new report coming out from China claims Meizu will be among the first companies to adopt MediaTek’s new Helio P40 chipset, which will be introduced in early 2018. 

The Helio P40 chip will be based on TSMC’s 12nm process and will feature an eight-core architecture. …

No, there's not going to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 chipset

Remember all those rumors that claimed Qualcomm will launch a slightly improved iteration of the Snapdragon 835 SoC in Q4 2017? Well, according to a new report, they were inaccurate as the chipset vendor has no plans to release another high-end processor this year.

The rumored Snapdragon 836 CPU was supposed to power the forthcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL flagships, but they are likely to be equipped with the currently available Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset instead.

AndroidPolice claims a source familiar with Qualcomm’s plans confirmed that there’s not …

Mid-range Galaxy C7 spotted on Geekbench with a Helio P20 chipset and 4GB of RAM

Although we know for a fact that Samsung is working on a particular Galaxy C7, we’ve hardly heard anything of substance pertaining to this one. True, we heard through the grapevine that the device might flaunt a dual camera at the rear, but that pretty much sums up our knowledge about it for the most part.
Thank God Geekbench leaks are a thing, as an alleged benchmark of the Galaxy C7 just popped up, giving us a sneak peek at its insides. It looks like Samsung will be relying on MediaTek’s Helio P20 (MT6757) chipset. Additionally, the leaked benchmark results …

HTC U Life 11 to land later this year with 5.2-inch 1080p screen, SD-630 chipset?

Last month, we told you that HTC was prepping a mid-range handset code-named the HTC Ocean Life. This morning, more speculation about the device has leaked, including the alleged  name of the phone. Reportedly dubbed the HTC U11 Life, the mid-range model will be equipped with a 5.2-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That compares to the 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 resolution display that rocks the HTC U11. While initial reports called for the Snapdragon 660 SoC to power the model, it now seems likely that the Snapdragon 630 will be found under the hood. This chipset comes with an octa-core …

Some upcoming Nokia phones to be powered by Xiaomi's Surge S1 chipset

Earlier this year, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi announced a chipset it made on its own, the Surge S1. It houses an octa-core processor, made up of four 2.2GHz Cortex-A53 cores for heavier calculations and four 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores for lighter tasks. It’s paired with the Mali-T680 MP4 graphics unit. All in all, a good solution for upper mid-range smartphones, such as the Xiaomi Mi 5c, which is powered by the Surge S1.

It looks like the Chinese brand has won over a customer for its chip, and it happens to be Nokia. That is, HMD Global, which is the Finnish company …