Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 450 Midrange SoC

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 450 Midrange SoC

Kicking off today is second Mobile World Congress of the year, MWC Shanghai. As the de facto home of smartphone manufacturing, and home for an increasing number of major mobile device vendors, the tradeshow has taken on increased importance in recent years. This year is no exception, with several different announcements of note coming out of the show. Starting

Rumors of Samsung Galaxy S8 mini point to 5.3″ screen, Snapdragon 821 chipset

Rumors of Samsung Galaxy S8 mini point to 5.3″ screen, Snapdragon 821 chipset

It has been a while since Samsung released a mini flagship and those older S minis were flagships in name only. Now unsubstantiated rumors suggest that a Galaxy S8 mini is in the works and will debut in South Korea at some point in the future. The mini will allegedly have a 5.3 screen but will have the feel of a 4.7 screen due to the extra wide aspect ratio (18.5:9).   Suggested specs for the S8 mini include

Qualcomm sends out invites for the Snapdragon 660 unveiling

Qualcomm sends out invites for the Snapdragon 660 unveiling

Qualcomm has sent out invites for the Snapdragon 660 unveiling – the rumor mills favorite chipset for premium mid-rangers of late. The 660 will follows in the footsteps of the excellent 652 but will be much closer to the companys flagship chip. It will use an octa-core processor with Kryo 280 cores, the same hardware as the Snapdragon 835. However, the 660 will be built on a 14nm process rather than 10nm. Still, the newest Kirin 960

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Performance Preview

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Performance Preview

The Snapdragon 820 SoC was a significant milestone on Qualcomm’s roadmap. It was a solid improvement over the 808/810, delivering higher performance and efficiency, and became a commercial success, finding its way into the majority of flagship phones last year. More importantly, it heralded Qualcomm’s vision for mobile devices: heterogeneous computing. This meant

LG G6: Snapdragon 821, 18:9 Display, IP68 Waterproof

LG G6: Snapdragon 821, 18:9 Display, IP68 Waterproof

Today in Barcelona, LG officially unveiled the G6, the next installment of the venerable G-series that’s now classified as a lower-end flagship below LG’s V-series. Like the G5 before it, the G6 receives a significant makeover, with an all-new design, a bigger display, and updated hardware. In an effort to boost sales last year, LG modernized the G5’s

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro With Snapdragon 626 SoC, 4GB RAM Spotted on AnTuTu

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro With Snapdragon 626 SoC, 4GB RAM Spotted on AnTuTu

  HighlightsSamsung Galaxy C7 Pro expected to be unveiled in December It is tipped to sport a 5.7-inch full-HD display It is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 626 processor Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, the rumoured Pro version of the smartphone that was launched recently, is in the news again courtesy benchmarking site AnTuTu. The key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro have appeared on the benchmarks, revealing its display resolution, processor, RAM, and other features. The smartphone is expected to be launched in December, alongside the Galaxy C5 Pro. The reported listing reveals that the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro…

Xiaomi Redmi Pro Mini rumored with 5.2-inch OLED screen, Snapdragon 652

Xiaomi Redmi Pro Mini rumored with 5.2-inch OLED screen, Snapdragon 652

The Xiaomi Redmi Pro was announced last week, and today a new rumor out of China says it will soon get a smaller sibling in the company’s portfolio. This will allegedly be called Redmi Pro Mini. The Mini version of the Redmi Pro is said to employ a 5.2-inch OLED touchscreen, down from 5.5″ on the ‘normal’ Pro. The smaller phone won’t keep the bigger one’s dual camera arrangement on the back – it will just have one camera and a dual-tone LED flash. It’s going to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 chipset, which comes with a 1.8 GHz octa-core CPU…

Oppo A37 is official: Snapdragon 410 and 8MP/5MP camera duo for $199

Oppo A37 is official: Snapdragon 410 and 8MP/5MP camera duo for $199

Oppo has announced a new entrant in its budget-minded A-series. The Oppo A37 will be priced around the $199 mark, with specific numbers varying by market, and has all the basics covered. The A37 sports a 5-inch 720p IPS LCD, and despite its position in the company lineup, it still has 2.5D curved edges and a layer of Gorilla Glass 4 on top. The handset is powered by a Snapdragon 410 chipset, there’s 2GB

Xiaomi Mi 4c with Snapdragon 808: Announce

Xiaomi Mi 4c with Snapdragon 808: Announce

 It’s hard to get away from the term ‘flagship killer’ these days in the smartphone space. Alongside the top-model lines from Apple, Samsung, LG and others is a band of half-price, similarly specified handsets with a few minor adjustments skirting on thin margins to offer similar experiences. The OnePlus range has been part of this movement, along with others such as the ASUS