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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 setting up the Pixel 5 as an all-out flagship phone. Given the company’s product release cadence over the years, always releasing new phones towards the end of the year, just around the corner of the spring next-gen releases. This schedule had always been a disadvantage for Pixel flagships, so maybe Google’s change of strategy here to go for the mid-range is a more sensible approach.

MediaTek Announces Dimensity 1100 & 1200 SoCs: A78 on 6nm

Today MediaTek announced two new top-end SoCs in the form of the new Dimensity 1100 and Dimensity 1200. The two new designs are a follow-up to last year’s Dimensity...

12 by Andrei Frumusanu 3 days ago

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...

23 by Andrei Frumusanu 4 days ago

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...

133 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/14/2021

Qualcomm to Acquire NUVIA: A CPU Magnitude Shift

Today Qualcomm has announced they will be acquiring NUVIA for $1.4bn – acquiring the start-up company consisting of industry veterans which originally were behind the creation of Apple’s high-performance...

72 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/13/2021

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...

14 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

Intel’s New H35 Series: Quad Core Tiger Lake now at 35 W for 5.0 GHz

Historically, both main x86 processor manufacturers have developed their mainstream mobile processors for a power target of 15 W, which in turn have been sold as their U-series chips...

14 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/11/2021

Intel’s 8-Core Mobile Tiger Lake-H, at 45 W, to Ship in Q1

Ever since the launch of Intel’s 11th Gen Core mobile processors, known as Tiger Lake, back in September, the chips' limited core counts have not gone unnoticed. At a...

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/11/2021

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...

25 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...

56 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...

74 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/18/2020

Qualcomm Tech Summit 2020: Interview with Alex Katouzian

Within today’s Qualcomm Tech Summit 2020, we’ve seen the announcement of the new Snapdragon 888 which we’ve detailed extensively in our dedicated coverage article. As part of the show, we’ve...

8 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/2/2020

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...

120 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/2/2020

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...

96 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/30/2020

Best Android Phones: November 2020

As winter is approaching and we’re a few days away from Thanksgiving, we haven’t seen too much news in the smartphone space in these latter months of the year...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/23/2020

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

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