Why Qualcomm settled on the Snapdragon 835 name
Published in Mobiles


Sounds better than 830

Some might be interested how Qualcomm chose the name Snapdragon 835, especially as most people expected to see the Snapdragon 830 replacing last year’s champion, the Snapdragon 820.

TSMC plans 7 nm in 2018 with MediaTek
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Catching up, fingers crossed strategy

TSMC is currently manufacturing the MediaTek 10nm, deca core based Helio X30 and it looks like in 2018, TSMC might be ready for 7nm and twelve core SoCs from the same house. 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 does not throttle
Published in Reviews


Our own testing of score consistency

Before we tell you how well Snapdragon 835 benchmarked we wanted to share one more important thing. The 10nm chip really stays cool even after five runs of the same benchmark. Some of its competitors will fail significantly after five runs. 

2017 is the year of Gigabit LTE phones
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Qualcomm takes the lead

It has been quite some time since Qualcomm announced Snapdragon X16, the world’s first Gigabit LTE modem. The same GigabitLTE Snapdragon X16 modem is now part of the Snapdragon 835 - a 10nm SoC that is about to debut in a dozen high end phones. 

Intel underestimated the AMD Zen Ryzen threat
Published in Processors


Sources close to the matter

Ryzen 7 and now Ryzen 5 have launched and they are putting enormous pressure on Intel in the top-level market segment. After a whole decade, price/performance is definitely on AMD's side and even the upcoming Naples 32 core server part will put enormous pressure on  Intel’s cash cow in the server market. 

MediaTek sticks to TSMC
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Despite being unhappy with 10nm process


MediaTek is not having much luck with getting the yields right for TSMC's 10nm process, but it will continue to partner with the foundry to make its next-generation flagship mobile chips.

Samsung officially details Exynos 8895
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10nm, Gigabit LTE, octa core and Mali G71 GPU

Samsung decided not to talk about the Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress, channeling all the media attention to a Galaxy S3 tablet. 

MediaTek showcases Helio X30
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35 percent better performance at 50 percent lower power

MediaTek has officially introduced the Helio X30 and showcased prototype phones at the Mobile World congress. Helio X30 is a dramatic improvement from the last generation as the new SoC comes in 10nm, Imagination Technology GPU and performs faster with much lower power. 

MediaTek’s Helio X30 10nm suffers lower demand
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Key customers were not interested

MediaTek is planning a Helio X30 in 10nm later this year but news from Taiwan indicates that some key customers didn’t order the new flagship 10 core chip. 

Xiaomi to launch first smartphones using in-house CPUs
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Mi 5C arrives in March

Native Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi Technology is expected to sidestep this year’s Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona as it gears up to announce its next-generation Mi 5C based on a custom in-house developed CPU in March, according to the latest overseas reports.