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Intel 10nm chips finally ready to ship next month, 7nm in two years

Intel 10nm chips finally ready to ship next month, 7nm in two years

It may have long thrown in the mobile and IoT towels and just recently yielded its 5G stake, but Intel arguably remains the most important CPU maker in the computing market. Just ask the OEMs, including Apple, whose products and sales were impacted by Intel supply shortages. That's why the market is now probably both excited yet also cautious after Intel revealed its roadmap for the next three years, including the long-delayed shipment of 10nm CPUs.

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Snapdragon 712 boasts a little bit more performance

Snapdragon 712 boasts a little bit more performance

As of today, Qualcomm has five distinct "mobile platform" lines manufacturers can choose from for every smartphone tier. There's the entry-level Snapdragon 200, the mid-range 400, the "premium" 600, the high-end 800, and the newest kid on the block, the 700 series. Launched just last year, the Snapdragon 700, followed by the 710, was unexpected and odd and few OEMs have jumped onboard. Of course, that hasn't stopped Qualcomm from putting out this year's chip, the Snapdragon 712, with just a little performance boost and a Quick Charge version that barely anyone uses.

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Huawei Kunpeng 920 ARM CPUs aim for the clouds, big data

Huawei Kunpeng 920 ARM CPUs aim for the clouds, big data

Last year, Huawei quickly rose to the top in the smartphone market and its Kirin mobile processors have started gaining traction and believers. Unlike Samsung with its Exynos processors, however, Huawei is quick to seize the opportunity and capitalize on its newfound fame. Just in time for CES 2019, the Chinese OEM is announcing its entry into the high-performance ARM-based CPU market with the goal of powering what it calls the fast-growing “intelligent society”.

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Sony’s hot feature for 2019 phones: ToF 3D

Sony’s hot feature for 2019 phones: ToF 3D

Sony 3D camera modules were given a boost in manufacturing output in Asia after a recent burst in interest from smartphone brands. Brands like Apple and Samsung will feature the Sony 3D camera module in some form or another, so says sources inside the industry that wish to remain anonymous. Sony sensor division's head Satoshi Yoshihara suggested that Sony chips will power 3D cameras from several smartphone brands in 2019.

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5 reasons to be excited about Snapdragon 855 in 2019

5 reasons to be excited about Snapdragon 855 in 2019

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 is about to be everywhere in the Android smartphone space come 2019, but we can break down the five reasons why you should be excited about that. It's faster than its predecessor, more power-efficient, and unlocks new camera features - read on for the five things you need to know.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855: Everything you need to know

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855: Everything you need to know

The Snapdragon 855 is here, and Qualcomm would really rather you call it a "Mobile Platform" than a processor. Promising to open the door to a new decade of 5G, Artificial Intelligence, and Mixed Reality technologies like AR and VR, the flagship chipset cranks up the power while paving the way for form-factors beyond just the smartphone.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 revealed as 5G flagship

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 revealed as 5G flagship

Qualcomm has revealed its first 5G solution for next-gen smartphones and more, the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. The new flagship at the top of the chip-maker's processor range, it's not just a chip, Qualcomm insists, but a full architecture for making the most of 5G.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 leak hints at its source of power

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 leak hints at its source of power

It’s been a while since Qualcomm has had some positive PR. It has definitely landed in headlines though not always in a flattering light, ranging from antitrust lawsuits to lagging behind its rivals. The Snapdragon 8150 seems to be picking up quite some traction, especially with some leaked benchmark scores. A new leak may now hold the secret to that surprising performance jump and it might be thanks to just a single change.

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Apple just shoved its chip and 5G plans in Qualcomm’s face

Apple just shoved its chip and 5G plans in Qualcomm’s face

If you can't beat them, grab their talent. Apple is hunting for wireless chip and processor designers on Qualcomm's home turf, lending weight to the ongoing rumors that it plans to bring as much of its future chipset design in-house as possible, and potentially oust current partners like Intel from its iPhone and Mac ranges.

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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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Snapdragon 675 to bring triple cameras, gaming to 2019 mid-range

Snapdragon 675 to bring triple cameras, gaming to 2019 mid-range

There are a lot of new trends in the smartphone market these days but most if not all of them are, unsurprisingly, happening on the high-end. Samsung, however, has pledged to focus its innovative (alternatively, crazy) new features in its mid-range line, as seen on the new Galaxy A7 and A9 with triple and quadruple cameras, respectively. Now it seems that Qualcomm is laying the groundwork for other OEMs to follow suit with a new mid-range Snapdragon 675 that promises to deliver the processing power necessary to implement those features.

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