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Alongside the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, as part of Qualcomm’s “Snapdragon Night” event in China this evening, the company is also rolling out a brand-new SoC for the premium phone market, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Aimed downmarket of Qualcomm’s traditional flagship SoCs, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is the first non-flagship SoC to be introduced by Qualcomm since they implemented their new platform naming and differentiation scheme. But, like the Snapdragon 7xx series before it, the latest Snapdragon 7 SoC follows the same design mantra of offering flagship-level features with more modest performance and costs.

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1: Moving to TSMC for More Speed, Lower Power

As the dark of the night rolls into China this evening, Qualcomm is hosting a mobile-focused product launch event they’re calling “Snapdragon Night”. Headlining the event is the announcement...

45 by Ryan Smith 3 days ago

Hands-On With The Huawei P50 Pro: The 2022 Flagship with a Snapdragon 888 Option

For those of us outside the US, Huawei has maintained its presence in a number of markets in which it has grown its sales over the last decade. Even...

74 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/9/2022

Interview with Alex Katouzian, Qualcomm SVP: Talking Snapdragon, Microsoft, Nuvia, and Discrete Graphics

Two driving forces are driving the current technology market: insatiable demand for hardware, and the supply chain shortages making it difficult to produce enough in quantity to fulfil every...

84 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/31/2022

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit: Day 1 Keynote Live Blog

Qualcomm is starting its yearly Snapdragon Tech Summit. We're here to watch CEO Cristiano Amon with the latest updates to the smartphone side of the business.

11 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/30/2021

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Flagship SoC for 2022 Devices

At this year’s Tech Summit from Hawaii, it’s time again for Qualcomm to unveil and detail the company’s most important launch of the year, and to showcase the newest...

220 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/30/2021

Best Android Phones: November 2021

We’re nearing the end of the year and the holiday season, and all relevant devices for 2021 have seen their releases, and we’re entering a period of quiet before...

25 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/19/2021

MediaTek Announces Dimensity 9000: Supercharged Flagship SoC on 4nm

Today, MediaTek is re-entering the flagship SoC space with a bang. The Dimensity 9000 is the first Armv9 SoC, with X2, A710 and A510 cores, large new GPU, massive...

150 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/18/2021

Google's Tensor inside of Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro: A Look into Performance & Efficiency

Today, we’re taking an in-depth look at Google's Tensor SoC, the chip powering their new Pixel 6 family of phones. The Tensor is Google's first custom-designed SoC, and incorporates...

108 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/2/2021

Google Announces Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro: The New Real Flagship Pixels

Today, after many weeks, even months of leaks and teasers, Google has finally announced the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro – their new flagship line-up of phones...

90 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/19/2021

Apple's iPhone 13 Series Screen Power, Battery Life Report - Long Lasting Devices

Following our last week’s preview into the new iPhone 13 series’ A15 chip, which impressed us tremendously due to its efficiency gains, we promised next to have a closer...

84 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/11/2021

The Apple A15 SoC Performance Review: Faster & More Efficient

In preparation for our full iPhone device review, we’re having a dedicated look at the new A15 SoC from Apple – following quite vague performance claims, how does the...

204 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/4/2021

Samsung's new 200MP HP1 Sensor: Sensible, or Marketing?

This week, Samsung LSI announced a new camera sensor that seemingly is pushing the limits of resolution within a mobile phone. The new S5KHP1, or simply HP1 sensor, pushes...

49 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/23/2021

Hands On With the Honor 50: One Vlog to Rule Them All

Prior to the Huawei/Honor split, I had my hands on almost every model or flagship that Honor made. The co-design with Huawei, along with a good high-middle market for...

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/22/2021

Editor's Note: Updated Results and Conclusion for Xiaomi 11T Review

After a new firmware update, we've updated our original review of the Xiaomi 11T, showcasing better battery life results, and a more positive conclusion to the device.

23 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/22/2021

The Xiaomi 11T & 11T Pro Review: Two Chips, With a Battery Focus

Today Xiaomi is announcing three new devices – the 11T, the 11T Pro and the 11 Lite 5G NE. We’ve had the first two in for review for a...

43 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/15/2021

Apple Announces iPhone 13 Series: A15, New Cameras, New Screens

Today Apple held its fall 2021 iPhone launch event, and we’ve gotten 4 new iPhones from the new iPhone 13 series: the iPhone 13 mini, the iPhone 13, iPhone...

145 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/14/2021

The Apple 2021 Fall iPhone Event Live Blog 10am PT (17:00 UTC)

It's that time of the year again - Apple's fall iPhone event, where we expect the Cupertino company to unveil its newest generation family of iPhones - likely the...

40 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/14/2021

The Axon 30 with Under Display Camera: Hands-on Mini-Review

The Axon 30 uses a new second-generation under-display camera with an OLED from Visionox, and features the Snapdragon 870- does it convince enough for the $499 price tag?

25 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/3/2021

Samsung Display Announces Polarizer-less OLED With 25% Less Power

Today Samsung Display Company (SDC) is announcing the introduction and mass production of a new generation of OLED panel called “Eco²OLED”.

52 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/16/2021

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