Smartphones

We’re now full into the fall season and most devices for the year have been released, with vendors now focusing on some newer second half of the year releases. While we’re still awaiting notable phones such as the Pixel 6 on the high-end spectrum, the mid-range and low-end recommendations will mostly be affected by their current pricing and availabilities.

The Google Pixel 5: A Mini-Review - Small Package, Small Value?

The Pixel 5 is a change of tactic for Google, with the company opting to go the route of a lower-cost “premium” or high mid-range component configuration, rather than...

105 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/22/2021

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 870: An 865++?

Today Qualcomm is making a rather unexpected SoC announcement in the form of the new Snapdragon 870. The chip is a rather odd release in Qualcomm’s chipset line-up in...

25 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/19/2021

Samsung Announces Galaxy S21, S21+ & S21 Ultra: Cheaper Baseline, Higher High-End

Today, Samsung is taking the virtual stage to release the new Galaxy S21 series of devices, including the Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra. In a time where smartphones...

136 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/14/2021

Samsung Confirms AMD RDNA GPU In Next Exynos Flagship

Today during the Exynos 2100 launch event, Samsung's Dr. Inyup Kang, VP and GM of the System LSI division, confirmed that their partnership with AMD on integrating a next-generation...

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/12/2021

Samsung Announces Exynos 2100 SoC: A New Restart on 5nm with X1 Cores

Today, Samsung LSI took the virtual stage to announce the new Exynos 2100 flagship SoC. The new SoC promises some very large technical upgrades – the aforementioned new Cortex-X1...

34 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/12/2021

Qualcomm Appoints Cristiano Amon to CEO, Effective June 30th 2021

Throughout the industry wide push towards 5G, Qualcomm has been at the forefront of making the most noise about 5G technology. The company has developed patents and technologies that...

4 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/5/2021

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 480 - First 5G Low-end SoC

Today Qualcomm is making a big step towards enabling wide-spread adoption of 5G through the announcements of the new Snapdragon 480 low-end 5G SoC. The company had already alluded...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/4/2021

Xiaomi Announces the Mi 11: First Snapdragon 888 Device

Today Xiaomi held the Chinese launch announcement of the new Mi 11 – the company’s new mainstream flagship phone for 2021. The new phone features a new super-high-end OLED...

82 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/28/2020

AnandTech Year In Review 2020: Flagship Mobile

We’re a few days away from completing the 2020 calendar year, and it’s been a quite a hectic year for everybody. In times of troubles, the smartphone industry had...

57 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/28/2020

Qualcomm Discloses Snapdragon 888 Benchmarks: Promising Performance

Today Qualcomm is disclosing a set of benchmark results for their new Snapdragon 888 SoC that’s set to power next year’s flagship Android devices. Usually, as in years past...

75 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/18/2020

Samsung Teases CES Announcement For Next Exynos SoC

Samsung this morning has dropped as brief teaser about their next-generation Exynos SoC. Dubbed “Exynos is back”, Samsung is revealing that there will be a proper announcement for the...

14 by Ryan Smith on 12/18/2020

Qualcomm Details The Snapdragon 888: 3rd Gen 5G & Cortex-X1 on 5nm

This year although we’re not reporting from Hawaii, Qualcomm’s Tech Summit is still happening in digital form, representing the company’s most important launch event of the year as it...

123 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/2/2020

Qualcomm Tech Summit 2020: Day Two Live Blog (10:00 ET, 15:00 UTC)

With day one of Qualcomm's annual summit announcing its new Snapdragon 888 smartphone processor, today is the day where we get all those shiny technical details. Stick with us...

14 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/2/2020

Qualcomm Tech Summit 2020: Day One Live Blog (10:00 ET, 15:00 UTC)

The annual Qualcomm Tech Summit is upon us, and today is the first day of announcements. Cristiano Amon is expected to go into Qualcomm's successes this year as well...

31 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/1/2020

The iPhone 12 & 12 Pro Review: New Design and Diminishing Returns

The new iPhone 12’s have been out for a while now, and while we’ve had our hands on them for a few weeks, Apple’s news bombardment of the new...

99 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/30/2020

Samsung Announces Exynos 1080 - 5nm Premium-Range SoC with A78 Cores

Today Samsung LSI announced the new Exynos 1080 SoC, a successor to last year’s Exynos 980. This year’s 1080 is seemingly positioned a little above the 980 in terms...

55 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/12/2020

Huawei Announces Mate 40 Series: Powered by 15.3bn Transistors 5nm Kirin 9000

Today Huawei took the stage to unveil the new Mate 40 series of devices. In the form of the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro and the Mate 40 Pro+...

107 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/22/2020

Apple Announces iPhone 12 Series: mini, Regular, Pro & Pro Max, all with 5G

A little later in the year than usual, but today we finally saw the announcement of Apple’s newest line-up of iPhones. This time around we didn’t get two, or...

174 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/13/2020

The Apple 2020 Fall iPhone Event Live Blog 10am PT (17:00 UTC)

Today Apple is holding its second fall 2020 launch event - only a few weeks after the traditional September launch which saw the unveiling of the a new Apple...

57 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/13/2020

Google Announces Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5: Focusing on the Mid-Range?

Today through the company’s rather short virtual launch event, among other novelties, Google has officially announced the new Pixel 4a (5G) and the new Pixel 5. Both phones had...

116 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/30/2020

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