Mobile

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 even three phones, but a total of four new devices ranging both in size as well as in pricing. The iPhone 12 series is a major leap for Apple as they represent the company’s first ever 5G devices, preparing the company for the next generation of cellular networks for the better part of this decade. The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are both straightforward upgrades to the 11 Pro series, whilst the regular iPhone 12 represents the mainstream option as a successor to the iPhone 11. The new entry in the line-up is the...

Lion Semi: How High-Efficiency ICs Enable Fast-Charging

The last few years have seen quite a large shift in the mobile market as smartphone vendors have engaged in a literal arms-race aiming for the fastest charging phones...

58 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/8/2020

Airy3D's DepthIQ: A Cheap Camera Depth Sensing Solution

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a lot of new technologies in the mobile market trying to address the problem of attempting to gather depth information with a...

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/4/2020

ISCA 2020: Evolution of the Samsung Exynos CPU Microarchitecture

ISCA, the International Symposium for Computer Architecture is an IEEE conference that usually we don’t tend to hear from all that often in the public. The main reason for...

50 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2020

Arm's New Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 Microarchitectures: An Efficiency and Performance Divergence

2019 was a great year for Arm. On the mobile side of things one could say it was business as usual, as the company continued to see successes with...

189 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/26/2020

Samsung Announces New 50MP Dual-Pixel and Quad-Bayer ISOCELL Sensor

Samsung today has announced a brand-new flagship sensor in the form of the ISOCELL GN1. The new sensor is seemingly a follow-up to the 108MP ISOCELL HMX and HM1...

69 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/19/2020

MediaTek Announces Dimensity 820 Mid-Range SoC With More Performance

Today MediaTek is announcing a refresh of the Dimensity 800 mid-range SoC – a new 5G chipset that had only been announced earlier this year at CES. The newer...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/18/2020

POCO Announces New POCO F2 Pro - An Affordable Flagship

Today we’re seeing the return of the flagship killer – although this isn’t OnePlus we’re talking about, but rather then new POCO F2 Pro. It’s the successor to the...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/12/2020

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 768G: Higher-bin 765 up to 2.8GHz

Today alongside with the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition, Qualcomm is announcing the new Snapdragon 768G SoC which powers the device. The new SoC is...

34 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/11/2020

Meizu Announces New Meizu 17 and 17 Pro Flagships

Today Meizu announced its 2020 flagship follow-up to the popular Meizu 16s: the new Meizu 17 and 17 Pro. The two new phones represent a design shift for the...

33 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/8/2020

MediaTek Announces Dimensity 1000+ SoC

Today MediaTek announced a follow-up in its SoC line-up with the new Dimensity 1000+. This seems to be a binned or revisioned variant of the Dimensity 1000 announced last...

35 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/7/2020

LG Announces VELVET Phone: Korea Only For Now

LG had been teasing the “Velvet” for several weeks now, trickle-feeding information about the company’s new premium level smartphone. Today, the company officially launches the device in Korea, fully...

29 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/7/2020

120Hz On The OnePlus 8 Pro: QHD+ Resolution But Still Power Hungry

High refresh rate displays in smartphones are all the rage in 2020, but the new exciting feature is still in its infancy in terms of hardware implementations. Currently there’s...

29 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/5/2020

Updated iPhone SE Camera Testing: Replacement Phone Shows Much Improved Results

Last week we published our initial review of Apple’s new iPhone SE. In the piece, I had remarked that the camera was relatively disappointing and suffered from a lack...

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/30/2020

Xiaomi Launches Mi Note 10 Lite, Redmi Note 9 & Note 9 Pro Globally

Today Xiaomi is launching a trio of mid- to low-end devices, and we’re seeing the global launch of the new Mi Note 10 Lite, Redmi Note 9 Pro and...

28 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/30/2020

The iPhone SE (2020) Review: A Reinvigorated Classic

Apple’s latest iPhone SE is being released today, and it’s certainly going to make a big impact on the market, for the simple reason that this is a $399...

197 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/24/2020

Motorola Announces New edge And edge+: Re-entering the Flagship Market with a Bang

Today Motorola announced its newest high-end devices for 2020 – and the company delivered quite the surprise, not only returning back to the flagship market, but also delivering some...

125 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/22/2020

LG Teases "Velvet" Phone with Snapdragon 765

We’ve already been quite surprised by the fact that to date LG still hasn’t talked much about a successor to the G8. Last year, LG had explained that going...

25 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/21/2020

UL Delists MediaTek Powered Devices Due To Benchmark Whitelisting

Last week we detailed an article covering MediaTek’s seemingly widespread default inclusion of a benchmark whitelist in their chipset BSP (board support package) – a mechanism that enables more...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/16/2020

Apple Announces New Updated iPhone SE: A13 & New Features for $399

Apple’s last “classic” iPhone release was the iPhone 8 back in 2017, with the 2016 iPhone SE (Special Edition) being the last iteration donning the iPhone 4 design language...

110 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/15/2020

Honor Launches Honor 30 Series in China: Three New Premium Devices

Today Honor completed its Chinese launch of the new Honor 30 series of smartphones, adding three new devices to its premium to flagship line-up of devices. All the new...

23 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/15/2020

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