After years of whispers, Xiaomi finally announced its processor codenamed Pinecone and decided to call it the Surge S1. After Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi also goes for an in-house processor, but it is positioning itself it to the mainstream market. The first phone to get it is the Xiaomi 5c.
Looking better and better
While we are yet to see an actual device powered by Qualcomm's upcoming flagship Snapdragon 835 SoC, the latest benchmark shows promising performance.
Can’t show it off at MWC
As we thought, Sony will not be announcing its flagship Xperia smartphone at MWC this month because Samsung appears to be hoarding the chips.
Telstra network demonstrate technology leadership, 127.5 Mbps upload
Sydney Australia is definitely the capital of the word’s fastest LTE performance. I'm here and have just witnessed a 1Gbps demonstration of a Netgear powered 1Gbps modem on Ericsson equipment deployed on a Telstra LTE network.
Q1 financials out
Qualcomm has announced its Q1 fiscal earnings and the conference call was deeply influenced by Apple’s latest decision to legally go after Qualcomm. The president of the company was crystal clear that the company will work to vigorously defend its business.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 under the bonnet
Sony’s mobile efforts have been sliding lately, particularly in the US, but the outfit is rumoured to be preparing a rather interesting smartphone for MWC.
Xiaomi too, late 2017 if not later
We are facing two major trends in 2017 and 2018. One is having phones with really small bezels and the second is a way toward folding phones. The latter is expected in late 2017 at the earliest, but all major companies have filed patents covering folding phones.
Very high interest
Qualcomm shared with us a few interesting facts about the Snapdragon 835. You can expect that many high-end smartphones will end up with this chip inside, as industry players are very interested.
Eight core, 1Gbit modem and Adreno 540, Bluetooth 5.0
The Snapdragon 835 is officially released with a few more details and as Fudzilla first revealed, this 10nm SoC will rock most of the high-end phones in 2017.