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Alongside the launch of the Pixel 4a today, Google has made a mention that it’ll be launching the Pixel 4a (5G) later this year at a price point of $499. We don’t have any further details on this variant of the Pixel 4a, however if the only feature upgrade on the phone is a 5G compatible SoC and cellular connectivity, it would mean quite a steep price increase. To achieve 5G connectivity, Google has two options in the mid-range: The Snapdragon 690 and the Snapdragon 765. Both would be good upgrades over the Snapdragon 730G in the 4G Pixel 4a, however only the latter would have a modem which would be capable of mmWave connectivity. It would make sense for Google to go with the Snapdragon...

Google Announces Pixel 4a - A $349 Value

Today Google is announcing its 2020 successor to its budget/mid-range line of phones in the form of the new Pixel 4a. Awaited since several months now, but seemingly delayed...

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Best Android Phones: July 2020

We’re now in the midst of the summer months and well into the product release cycles of almost every vendor of 2020. The spring release cycle is well past...

40 by Andrei Frumusanu 6 days ago

Qualcomm Announces Quick Charge 5 with SMB1396/SMB1398: PD-PPS Up to 100W

Today Qualcomm is announcing a new commercial fast charging solution in the form of Quick Charge 5, taking advantage of the latest technology developments in charging circuits and leveraging...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/27/2020

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Review - A Solid Overall Value

Amongst the many flagship devices released in this first half of the year, one often overlooked device was Xiaomi’s Mi 10 series. The company’s leading Snapdragon 865 phones were...

47 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/23/2020

ASUS Announces ROG Phone III - 144Hz S865+ Monster

Today ASUS is announcing its newest flagship gaming-oriented phone, the ROG Phone III. A direct successor to the quite well received ROG Phone II from last year, the company...

64 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/22/2020

OnePlus Announces Nord - Snapdragon 765 at 399€

Today OnePlus is announcing its latest smartphone, the new OnePlus Nord. The Nord is a special device for the company as it’s the first time since its inception that...

62 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/21/2020

The LG V60 and VELVET Review: A Classic & A Design Restart

It’s been a few months since LG has released the LG V60, and since then the company has also finally managed to launch the new Velvet phone to western...

82 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/15/2020

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 865+: Breaking the 3GHz Threshold

Today Qualcomm is announcing an update to its extremely successful Snapdragon 865 SoC: the new Snapdragon 865+. The Snapdragon 865 had already seen tremendous success with over 140 different...

82 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/8/2020

Samsung Lets Note20+/Ultra Design Slip

We still haven’t had any official announcements from Samsung regarding the Note20 series as of yet, expecting the company to only reveal the new phone series sometime in early...

53 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/1/2020

The OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro Review: Becoming The Flagship

It’s been a couple of months since OnePlus released the new OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro, and both devices have received plenty of software updates improving the device’s...

92 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/29/2020

Mobile Flagship Phone Camera Overview 2020 H1: Still Picture Battle

When today you’re picking a flagship smartphone, you generally get more or less the same fundamental formula no matter the vendor you chose. It’s a glass slab with a...

129 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/18/2020

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 690: 5G & A77 In The Mid-Range

Today Qualcomm is extending its 5G SoC portfolio down to the Snapdragon 600-series, introducing the new Snapdragon 690 platform and chip. The new design is a more significant upgrade...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/16/2020

AMD Announces Radeon Pro 5600M Navi GPU with HBM2 - Inside Apple's MacBook Pro 16"

Today AMD has officially announced one of the long rumoured missing Navi parts in the form of the new Radeon Pro 5600M mobile GPU, seeing the Navi 12 design...

68 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/15/2020

Lion Semi: How High-Efficiency ICs Enable Fast-Charging

The last few years have seen quite a large shift in the mobile market as smartphone vendors have engaged in a literal arms-race aiming for the fastest charging phones...

58 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/8/2020

Airy3D's DepthIQ: A Cheap Camera Depth Sensing Solution

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a lot of new technologies in the mobile market trying to address the problem of attempting to gather depth information with a...

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/4/2020

ISCA 2020: Evolution of the Samsung Exynos CPU Microarchitecture

ISCA, the International Symposium for Computer Architecture is an IEEE conference that usually we don’t tend to hear from all that often in the public. The main reason for...

50 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2020

Arm's New Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 Microarchitectures: An Efficiency and Performance Divergence

2019 was a great year for Arm. On the mobile side of things one could say it was business as usual, as the company continued to see successes with...

188 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/26/2020

Samsung Announces New 50MP Dual-Pixel and Quad-Bayer ISOCELL Sensor

Samsung today has announced a brand-new flagship sensor in the form of the ISOCELL GN1. The new sensor is seemingly a follow-up to the 108MP ISOCELL HMX and HM1...

69 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/19/2020

MediaTek Announces Dimensity 820 Mid-Range SoC With More Performance

Today MediaTek is announcing a refresh of the Dimensity 800 mid-range SoC – a new 5G chipset that had only been announced earlier this year at CES. The newer...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/18/2020

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