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Today Sony is following up on one of its newer form-factors that the company had introduced last year with the Xperia 5. The new Xperia 5 II (read as mark two), follows up on the smaller flagship sibling device, retaining its form-factor, but also substantially improving its design as well as maintaining an almost complete feature-parity with the bigger Xperia 1 II. The new phone also sets out to differentiate itself from other Sony offerings: the company seemingly has focused on the more gaming-centric usability of the device even though externally it does not have the flair of a gaming phone. With a new internal heat dissipation system and a 120Hz refresh rate OLED and 240Hz sample rate touch input, the Xperia 5 II punches...

Andy Rubin’s Essential Smartphone Company to Shut Down

Essential, a company founded by Andy Rubin with an aim to create easy-to-use devices tailored for the most important needs, this week announced its cease of operations. Andy Rubin, the...

50 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2020

Mobile World Congress 2020 Cancelled

In the light of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak, GSMA has decided to cancel its upcoming Mobile World Congress 2020 trade show that was scheduled for late February. Over the...

13 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2020

Samsung Announces The Galaxy Z Flip: Foldable Phone With Glass

Today Samsung announced the new Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra, but the regular flagship phones weren’t the only devices announce today as we’ve also seen the unveiling of...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2020

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra: 120Hz, 5G, Huge Batteries, Crazy Cameras and $$$

The year is 2020. The 20’s are back (we’ll see if they’ll be roaring or not), and not only is it a new decade, but it’s also time for...

172 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2020

Samsung's Unpacked 2020 Event: Galaxy S20 And More - Live Blog (11am PT)

Today Samsung is hosting the 2020's first Unpacked launch event in San Francisco. We're expecting the brand new Galaxy S20 series, a new foldable phone, and maybe a few...

27 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2020

First with Snapdragon 865: ZTE Unveils Axon 10s Pro w/ 5G, 6.47-Inch AMOLED, 12 GB LPDDR5

ZTE has announced the industry’s first handset powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 processor, which will be powering the majority of high-end Android smartphones this year. As expected, the...

36 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2020

Micron Shipping LPDDR5 DRAM

Micron has announced their first LPDDR5 DRAM is in mass production and now shipping to customers. The new RAM is significantly faster and more power efficient than LPDDR4x. One...

33 by Billy Tallis on 2/6/2020

TCL Loses Brand License, Will No Longer Produce BlackBerry Devices

Today, TCL Communications has revealed that the company will be losing their BlackBerry brand license, and will stop selling such devices this August. The announcement is a bit of...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/3/2020

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 720G, 662 and 460 SoCs

Qualcomm this week has announced three new chipsets complementing their low-mid-range and low-range processor offerings: the Snapdragon 720G, 662, and 460 SoCs. The new chipsets are said to focus...

27 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/24/2020

Motorola’s $1500 Foldable Razr to Ship Early February: Pre-Orders Soon

Today Motorola announced it will ship its foldable flip smartphone on February 6 and will start pre-orders on January 26. The new Motorola Razr will be available for pre-order...

46 by Anton Shilov on 1/22/2020

CES 2020: Bluetooth SIG Announces LE Audio Standard: New Baseline For Next Decade

Yesterday the Bluetooth SIG has announced and released the newest Bluetooth standard for audio playback: LE Audio. The new standard is a complete new redesign of the audio stack...

48 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/7/2020

CES 2020: MediaTek Announces New Dimensity 800 Mid-Range 5G SoC

Today MediaTek has announced a new entry into its new “Dimensity” 5G SoC product lineup. The new chip is called the Dimensity 800 and represents a mid-range solution for...

12 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/7/2020

AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile APUs: 7nm, 8-core on both 15W and 45W, Coming Q1

At last year’s CES, AMD showcased its then Ryzen 3000 mobile processors as part of the announcements. In what is becoming a trend, at this year’s CES, the company...

406 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/6/2020

CES 2020: Qualcomm Press Conference Live Blog 11am PT

Hello all, we're continuing the day hre at CES 2020 with Qualcomm's press conference event. We're likely to hear more about 5G adoption as well as the new Snapdragon...

14 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/6/2020

Imagination and Apple Renew IP Licensing Agreement

Today Imagination Technologies has announced that Apple has signed a new multi-year licensing with the company, giving the Cupertino company continued access to Imagination’s IP.

27 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/2/2020

AnandTech Year In Review 2019: Flagship Mobile

2019 is coming to an end, and it’s time again to look back at what the industry has brought us. This year, we saw a lot of hardware improvements...

54 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/26/2019

Samsung Unveils Galaxy A51 & Galaxy A71 Mid-Range Smartphones: 6.5/6.7-Inches With 4-Module Cameras

While Samsung draws most of its smartphone reputation from its high-end phones, the bulk of the phones that the company sells are are not the $700+ Galaxy S series...

22 by Anton Shilov on 12/16/2019

The Snapdragon 865 Performance Preview: Setting the Stage for Flagship Android 2020

Earlier this month we had the pleasure to attend Qualcomm’s Maui launch event of the new Snapdragon 865 and 765 mobile platforms. The new chipsets promise to bring a...

178 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/16/2019

Update: Sales of Samsung Galaxy Fold Are Nowhere Near 1 Million Units

Update 12/14: While claims were earlier made by Samsung's Chief Strategy Officer that the company had sold 1 million Galaxy Folds, the company has since stepped in to correct...

20 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2019

Samsung to Use SiFive RISC-V Cores for SoCs, Automotive, 5G Applications

At the annual RISC-V Summit this week, Samsung disclosed the use SiFive’s RISC-V cores for upcoming chips for a variety of applications. The company is joining a growing list...

18 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2019

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