Qualcomm brings high-end features to more affordable phones with the Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform

Late Wednesday, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform. The first chipset in the Snapdragon 700 tier, the SoC is built using the 10nm process and includes a multi-core AI engine and neural network processing. The Snapdragon 710 allows more affordable handsets to offer features that up to now, were seen only on pricey flagship phones. Compared to the Snapdragon 660 chipset, the new chip provides twice the improvement in AI applications.

The octa-core CPU is made up of two high performance custom Kryo 360 cores running at 2.2GHz …


Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 spotted in benchmark listing with Snapdragon 835 CPU

A sequel to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is already in the works and we might not have to wait too long to see it in stores. Our first report about the Galaxy Tab S4 dates from February, but it was only early this month that we’ve got confirmation that the tablet is real and it’s likely to be unveiled very soon.

Today, we’ve discovered another piece of the puzzle in the form of a benchmark listing that reveals some of the Galaxy Tab S4’s hardware. First off, the slate is listed with model number SM-T835, but since Samsung will launch at least two variants (Wi-Fi only, LTE), we’ll probably find …

OnePlus 6 is announced with Snapdragon 845, larger screen, and interface gestures

Four years – that’s how it has been since the official announcement of the OnePlus One. Hated by some and loved by others, the phone ultimately paved the way for a series of “flagship killers” to enter the stage. Meanwhile, OnePlus grew from a little-known Chinese phone company with only a bunch of employees to a well-known among enthusiasts brand boasting millions of followers. 

Today, OnePlus announced its latest smartphone – the OnePlus 6. It is a true successor to the OnePlus 5 and 5T before it, offering great specs at a price reasonable given today’s trend …

LG V35 ThinQ with Snapdragon 845, 6GB of RAM shows up in alleged spec sheet

An apparent spec sheet for LG’s upcoming V35 ThinQ has leaked online. The South Korean company is currently expected to launch its latest LG V30 variant towards the beginning of summer and, after it recently received its official certifications in the US and Russia, a new spec list gives a glimpse at what can be expected from the device.

Looking at the specs in question, the 6-inch OLED display featured on both the LG V30 and V30S ThinQ will be making yet another return with the same resolution of 2880 x 1440p. Perhaps in a more interesting move, however, the new smartphone looks set to …

BlackBerry KEY2 may boast 6GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 660

The BlackBerry KEY2 looks set to feature 6GB of RAM and an improved processor. The upcoming device that will be manufactured by TCL Communication recently received a number of certifications signaling a nearing release. And now, after various renders revealed the new smartphone’s design, a new spec sheet appears to detail the device’s internals.

Starting off with power, TCL Communication looks set to include a more powerful chip. Specifically, the octa-core Snapdragon 660 replaces the Snapdragon 625 seen in last year’s BlackBerry KEYOne. Furthermore, the new processor is coupled with …

Qualcomm's Snapdragon optimization and Google's Project Treble should make Android P updates faster

Qualcomm announced today that it has already optimized several Snapdragon mobile platforms for Android P. The SoCs that were fine-tuned include the Snapdragon 845, Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 636 mobile platforms. The chip maker said that in partnership with Google, it was able to have early access to the new build of Android, which allowed it to make the changes necessary to allow handset manufacturers to update their handsets faster.

Timely updates for Android users have been a problem going back to Android 2.1. Soon, the “F” word, fragmentation, started to be used in connection with …

Moto G6 Plus benchmark listing reveals Snapdragon 660 and more

A new Geekbench listing has revealed a number specs in regards to the upcoming Moto G6 Plus. Motorola has already confirmed that it will be unveiling its new Moto G6 lineup next week in Brazil, but this has not stopped the leaks from coming, with the Moto G6 Plus being the latest device to be spotted on benchmarks.

Until today, it was previously thought that Motorola’s G6 Plus would utilize Qualcomm’s slightly less powerful Snapdragon 630 chipset, due to the fact that last year’s G5 Plus and G5S Plus used the Snapdragon 625 processor. Thanks to a new Geekbench listing, however, it appears …

Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone official: Snapdragon 845, liquid cooling system

The Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone is official, aiming to give the Razer Phone a run for its money. Black Shark is technically an independent company, but thanks to a large investment from Xiaomi, both companies are now hoping to compete directly with both Razer and Nubia, the latter of which is expected to announce its own gaming smartphone next week.

A unique design and powerful internals
The overall shape of the Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone is pretty rounded, with the front panel being dominated by a large, 6-inch, 18:9 display complete with a 2160×1080 (FHD+) resolution …

Samsung reported to have completed 7nm development six months ahead of schedule, could be used in Snapdragon 855

Samsung has finished the development of 7nm manufacturing technology six months ahead of schedule and the development process could be used for the next flagship phone chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.

This is great news for phone enthusiasts as the manufacturing process has a great impact on the productivity and battery efficiency of a chip. Our battery test, showed a big, double digit improvement in battery life with the Snapdragon 835 system chip, the first flagship mobile chip built on the 10nm process. Samsung Electronics is expected to start manufacturing the new …

Possible beefed up Samsung Galaxy J8 variant includes more RAM, Snapdragon CPU

Samsung is expected to unveil another set of Galaxy J smartphones soon, but we already have some information about at least two unannounced models. The first one, a certain Samsung Galaxy J8 popped up at Geekbench early this month with an Exynos 7870 processor and 3GB RAM.

Another Galaxy J smartphone has just been spotted at Geekbench and judging by the model number it seems to be an improved version of that one that we mentioned earlier, the Galaxy J8.

As such, let’s call it Galaxy J8 Plus since it packs slightly better specs than the regular model (SM-J800FN). The newly leaked smartphone …