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Vivo X30 and X30 Pro first to come with Exynos 980 and integrated 5G

Vivo X30 and X30 Pro first to come with Exynos 980 and integrated 5G

5G may still not be as widespread as its proponents would like it to be but smartphone makers are at least picking up the pace of its adoption. That is starting to become more possible thanks to the availability of processors like Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865 and 765. Samsung, however, was actually one of the first on that train and also just announced its own premium Exynos 980 with an integrated 5G modem. Ironically, it isn't the first to actually use that in a phone, a title that now belongs to the Vivo X30 and Vivo X30 Pro.

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Samsung Exynos in trouble as major layoffs announced

Samsung Exynos in trouble as major layoffs announced

When it comes to mobile processors, Qualcomm may be the household name but it's far from being the only one. In addition to long-time rival MediaTek, there's also Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin, Samsung's Exynos, and, now, Apple's A chips. One of those, however, may be changing significantly and perhaps not for the better. Samsung has just posted a letter that reveals it will be laying off 290 employees at its R&D office in Austin, Texas that may see the end of Samsung's custom ARM cores used in its Exynos chips.

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Exynos 990, new 5G modem, 12GB RAM to debut on Samsung phones soon

Exynos 990, new 5G modem, 12GB RAM to debut on Samsung phones soon

As far as major announcements go, Samsung is practically done for the year. In a little over three months, however, it is expected to reveal its 2020 bet in the rat race that is the smartphone market. The Galaxy S11 has already leaked in bits and pieces but Samsung itself may already be providing the bread crumbs that paint the picture of a mighty Next Galaxy that may finally see a long-overdue upgrade in at least one aspect.

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Samsung Exynos 980 drops a digit, gains integrated 5G modem

Samsung Exynos 980 drops a digit, gains integrated 5G modem

Samsung's Exynos chips aren't exactly the easiest to remember, having four digits to each model that don't always make sense from one generation to another. Not like, say, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series or the Kirin 980. Samsung may finally be ditching its old numbering scheme and switching to just three. And once that initial shock is over, you might finally realize that the new Exynos 980, which has no relation to the Kirin 980, has that integrated 5G silicon that the Kirin 990 is still supposed to bring to IFA 2019 in a few days.

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Galaxy Note 10 Snapdragon 855+ might not be happening

Galaxy Note 10 Snapdragon 855+ might not be happening

Galaxy Note fans might be in for yet another disappointment with this year's models. Yes, plural as it might affect both the normal model and the Plus model. Emotions ran high when Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855+, which seems to be perfect timing for the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. Unfortunately, a new leak claims that that will not be the case and that some models will be left with an older Snapdragon while others will use a fresh new Exynos chip.

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Samsung phones could soon boast AMD Radeon graphics tech inside

Samsung phones could soon boast AMD Radeon graphics tech inside

Smartphones today have gotten so powerful that they're theoretically capable of running desktop-grade software. For years, however, phone makers and developers have been boasting about "console-level graphics", particularly in games but, truth be told, they are nowhere near that level at all. We might still be decades from phones reaching that status but Samsung may have just taken one small step forward by partnering with AMD to imbue its Exynos chips with some Radeon graphics powers.

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Galaxy S10 renders, photos show details ‘Beyond X’

Galaxy S10 renders, photos show details ‘Beyond X’

The newest photos of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus suggest to us that we might want to wait for the Galaxy Note 10. The front, back, and sides of these devices look a whole lot like their predecessors, and the technology under the hood - what we know so far - isn't particularly game-changing. That is to say UNLESS these minor details give us clues as to the true nature of what's still hidden.

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Galaxy S10 benchmarks lower than iPhone XS: why it doesn’t matter

Galaxy S10 benchmarks lower than iPhone XS: why it doesn’t matter

Even before it's officially launched, the Galaxy S10 is already earning mixed "reviews". And we're not just talking about controversial punch holes and in-screen fingerprint scanners here. The past few days have witnessed the appearance of benchmarks for both the Galaxy S10 as well as its processors, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Samsung Exynos 9820. The numbers vary depending on the source but one thing they all seem to have in common is that they fall below the iPhone XS and Apple's A12 processor. As disappointing as that may sound for Android and Samsung fans, in the end, those benchmark scores really don't matter.

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Galaxy S10: 5 things we’ll see on February 20

Galaxy S10: 5 things we’ll see on February 20

Today we're talking about expectations for Samsung's next big event. Based on what we've learned over the last few weeks AND what we've learned in just the past 24 hours, we've got a pretty interesting list to roll down. The following is all about that February 20th event that'll reveal the Galaxy S10, first and foremost.

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Galaxy S10 with Snapdragon 855 faster than Exynos on AnTuTu

Galaxy S10 with Snapdragon 855 faster than Exynos on AnTuTu

Qualcomm has just announced its horse for the 2019 mobile platform race and much of its rhetoric revolved around technologies like 5G, AI, CV-ISP, XR, and the like. Of course, the Snapdragon 855 is expected to be faster, especially with its new three-tier octa-core layout, multi-core Neural Processing Units, and Adreno 640 GPU. But just how fast is it on a presumed upcoming device? Based on AnTuTu’s preliminary benchmarks, faster than almost everyone except Apple.

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Samsung Exynos 9820: Five reasons Galaxy S10 just won

Samsung Exynos 9820: Five reasons Galaxy S10 just won

The next Samsung Exynos processor is almost certainly headed for the Galaxy S10 in early 2019. Today we got our first look at what this processor is capable of, courtesy of Samsung's own official information release. While we cannot be certain Samsung will release all versions of the Galaxy S10 and/or Galaxy F foldable display smartphone with this processor, it's certainly likely they'll follow along with the precedent they've set over the past several years.

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Samsung Exynos 9820 finally gets its own NPU for AI

Samsung Exynos 9820 finally gets its own NPU for AI

Although Samsung has long been talking about its Exynos mobile application processor (AP), a.k.a. mobile processor, even before Huawei started singing praises of its own Kirin chip, the Korean manufacturer has somewhat been silent on at least one new trend in that market. While the Exynos hasn’t exactly been lagging behind in overall performance, it has yet to jump on the not so new AI trend that taking the mobile market by storm. That time has finally come and next year’s Samsung phones powered by the new Exynos 9 Series 9820 will finally bring a dedicated NPU to the table.

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