Review: Alternative flagship for value minded consumers
The new Asus Zenfone 2 is all about offering high-end specs at mid-range prices, but does it really live up to the hype?
Opinion: Facing more pressure in every market segment
Qualcomm has been the undisputed heavyweight champion of the smartphone SoC market for years, but being the biggest player in any segment also tends to paint the biggest bullseye on your forehead.
Ares, Prometheus, Artemis, Ananke and Mercury
ARM’s upcoming Cortex-A parts designed for 10nm and 16nm FinFET processes have been leaked, and someone at ARM is clearly a fan of Greek mythology.
Cortex-A72 backed by a squad of A53s
MediaTek appears to be working on a monstrous 10-core smartphone chip, based on ARM’s latest CPU cores.
Going after cheap Chinese handsets
Intel’s first SoFIA smartphone SoCs will start shipping this quarter, with cheap smartphones based on Atom x3 silicon coming shortly thereafter.
Review: Snapdragon 615 ready for fancy dress party
The ZTE Blade S6 is the Chinese company’s latest crack at the mid-range smartphone segment, but is its fancy body writing cheques its internals can’t cash?
Analysis: Stuck with Cortex-A53, next stop Cortex-A72
The 64-bit Cortex-A57 core is ARM’s latest and greatest CPU design, but very few chipmakers are actually building products based on this flagship core. In fact, many are skipping it altogether, so what’s going on here?
Opinion: New form factor lacks support
Intel recently announced its first stick PC, but at the same time the chipmaker and Microsoft aren’t doing much to promote the new form factor. In fact, it seems like they don’t want stick PCs around.
MT679X series parts to use new core, new node
MediaTek became the first chipmaker to publically demo a SoC based on ARM’s latest Cortex-A72 CPU core, but the company's upcoming chip still relies on the old 28nm manufacturing process.
64-bit octa-core for entry LTE phones
MediaTek has officially launched the MT6753, an affordable octa-core SoC with LTE support for the global market.