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Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 at TENAA rumored to have 64-bit chip

Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 at TENAA rumored to have 64-bit chip

64-bit mobile processors are probably really starting to become a thing if even the low-end starts getting one. That seems to be the case for the upcoming Galaxy Grand 3, one of Samsung's myriad smartphone families. But more than just this processor alone, the picture we can get from this preview of the device could probably leave clues as to how the industry's bottom line will be moving up next year in all other aspects, including RAM size and screen resolution.

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Samsung’s next Exynos chip to have Cat. 10 LTE support

Samsung’s next Exynos chip to have Cat. 10 LTE support

Cat. 4, Cat. 6, and now Cat. 10. These chipmakers are really pushing the cellular capabilities of their products to the limits, perhaps even faster than networks can actually adopt these network speeds. Of course, that has never been a reason for the likes of Qualcomm and Samsung to take it easy. Following the mobile chip leader's footsteps, Samsung is now said to also have an Exynos ready next year that will achieve speeds of 450 Mbps on downlink, almost twice as fast as Cat. 6's 300 Mbps.

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AMD reveals Carrizo, it’s first high-performance SoC, coming 2015

AMD reveals Carrizo, it’s first high-performance SoC, coming 2015

The lure of the mobile industry is so great that even giants in the traditional PC business are scrambling to leave a mark. Just like Intel, AMD is also developing its own system-on-chip or application processing unit (APU) that will power tablets, laptops, and all-in-one computers. At its Future of Compute event, the chip maker has revealed the Carrizo, a high performance chip, and its "mainstream", in other words, less performant, counterpart, Carrizo-L. The two chips are said to be ready to ship and be integrated into devices by the first half of 2015.

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LG reveals NUCLUN chip, G3 Screen spotted in leaked photos

LG reveals NUCLUN chip, G3 Screen spotted in leaked photos

As if on cue, LG has finally acknowledged that it has indeed been working on a mobile processor of its own. And it isn't called Odin anymore. Opting for a stranger name instead, LG has announced the LG NUCLUN. This octa-core ARM chip sports the usual mix of Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores, but it does bring one very appealing feature to the table right from the get go. This NUCLUN chip boasts of support for LTE-A Cat. 6 networks, advertised to be three times faster than 4G LTE.

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Samsung unveils Exynos 7 Octa, 20nm 64-bit Cortex-A57/A53

Samsung unveils Exynos 7 Octa, 20nm 64-bit Cortex-A57/A53

Samsung has an announcement, but unfortunately it isn't related to the rain of lollipops over the Internet. Or rather, it can be taken as indirectly related to Android 5.0 Lollipop too. The Korean electronics giant has just announced the newest member of its Exynos SoC family with a substantial jump in model number. The Exynos 7 Octa, with four Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 cores, is one of the very few to be made using a 20 nm process. Curiously, Samsung isn't even mentioning the fact that this is a 64-bit chip.

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Snapdragon 615: Qualcomm’s 64-bit octa-core race horse

Snapdragon 615: Qualcomm’s 64-bit octa-core race horse

Qualcomm has traditionally been seen as a mountain, mighty yet unmoving. The hype first around octa-core processors and then 64-bit CPUs have not spurred it into a frenzy like its competitors have. Now, however, the giant has woken up and is ready to unleash the Snapdragon 615, expected to stir up the SoC market with its 64-bit octa-core goodness.

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Samsung Exynos 5430 promises more power at not extra cost

Samsung Exynos 5430 promises more power at not extra cost

Samsung may have just unveiled its "fashion-sensible" Galaxy Alpha smartphone, but working behind the scenes is a new Eynos processor to deliver unmatched power to the next generation of Samsung devices. But even if the new Exynos 5430 manages to outperform most of the leading mobile processors in the market, it still manages to draw less power than its own predecessors, thanks to the use of a new manufacturing process.

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Apple iPhone 6 event tipped for September 9th

Apple iPhone  6 event tipped for September 9th

The iPhone 6 as well as whatever else Apple happens to have up its sleeve for this late summer season has been tipped for an event on September 9th. Apple will likely be bringing more than one piece of news to the event, as both the iPhone 6 and the next generation of software for the mobile Apple collection has been rumored to appear.

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Nexus 8 details drop as Android L leads the way

Nexus 8 details drop as Android L leads the way

This week the Nexus 8 appears to be headed to the United States in the first of what Google likely hopes will be many, many more shipments through the future. While specifics are scant, the Google Nexus 8 will likely roll with either an LG or HTC make, an at-least 8-inch display, and Android L under the hood.

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Samsung news: new SoC, rebranded apps, lost security

Samsung news: new SoC, rebranded apps, lost security

Samsung made a series of moves lately, all with the aim of streamlining their mobile efforts. The South Korean company is forging ahead with a new SoC, and branding their apps anew. A report also claims they will be giving up on one of the features that made them attractive to enterprise customers.

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Qualcomm processor inside Amazon Fire Phone

Qualcomm processor inside Amazon Fire Phone

The processor for the new Amazon Fire Phone has been revealed as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800, the same SoC (system on chip) released on the most recent Kindle Fire model tablet. This processor was one of the biggest releases for Qualcomm back when they announced it in early 2013, sporting a coming to "virtually every global OEM" tag early on.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 805: Hands-on and benchmarked

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805: Hands-on and benchmarked

Qualcomm is readying the Snapdragon 805, and with new processors - and the superlatives to go along with them - proliferating, it’s trying to address the question of whether the new chip is the “Next Big Thing” or not. I caught up with Qualcomm to find out what makes the Snapdragon 805 special, to run some early benchmarks ahead of the first commercial devices arriving later in the year, and to see if its advances in 4K, CPU/GPU performance, camera tech, and more add up to a chip worth having.

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