Samsung will use Qualcomm 5G NR X50
Published in Mobiles

Ready in 2019, confirmed by Cristiano Amon

One thing we came away with from yesterday’s big Qualcomm announcement that 20 companies are committed to coming to market in 2019 with Qualcomm X50 NR based devices. Cristiano Amon, the President of Qualcomm just confirmed that Samsung is also on board with the X50.

This is the 5G phone prototype mock up
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Qualcomm’s three mm wave antenna

Last year in October we saw Cristiano Amon, a EVP of Qualcomm at that time, holding a 5G prototype in his hand. This time, we had a chance to play with a mock up of an actual 5G NR, a phone form factor prototype in Beijing, China.

Dell XPS 15 2in1 looks like a winner
Published in Notebooks

Radeon Vega Intel and Gore space cooling

It is not every day that you have a chance to chat with the general manager of Alienware and the chief man in charge for the XPS units. Frank Azor, the GM of Alienware and XPS, as well as Donnie Oliphant, Sr. Director and General Manager XPS and Dell Gaming helped us understand the choices behind one of the highly anticipated XPS 15 2in1 2018 notebooks.  

Q1 2018 set to be the best GPU quarter ever
Published in Graphics

Crypto demand

We shouldn't  be surprised, but  GPU sales have skyrocketed over the last few quarters. Our colleagues from the press have criticized AMD for Radeon Vega, but AMD sold every single one. Once the market sucked all Radeons, it went for Geforce GTX 1060, 1070, 1080 so pretty much anything that can mine well.

Qualcomm and Samsung forge new alliance
Published in Mobiles

5G multi year marriage

Not only has Qualcomm just signed a cross license agreement with Samsung that resulted in the halt of Samsung’s legal battle against the company, the two giants have just announced a multi-year strategic relationship agreement. Both Samsung and Qualcomm have problems with Apple and a Broadcom hostile takeover.

Samsung extends cross license with Qualcomm
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Enemy of my enemy

Samsung is about to launch the Galaxy S9 and the US and Chinese version will use the Snapdragon 845. Samsung has been fighting Qualcomm with its own Exynos but the global patent cross-license agreement as well as a multi-year strategic relationship agreement sends a strong no-buy message to Broadcom.

Croatian NOA N10 is another bezel less notched
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iPhone X looking Helio P23

Croatian company NOA  is getting ready for  MWC 2018 and it pre-announced its NOA N10 phone g 6.2-inch FHD+ INCELL screen with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB.

Samsung S9 pictures and facts revealed
Published in Mobiles

February 25 MWC 18 announcement

It is well known that Samsung S9 will launch a day before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at a splashy event and even the pictures of both S9 and S9+ have been leaked. But here is a bit more on both devices.

Huawei P11/P20 to launch in Paris
Published in Mobiles

March 27

Huawei might be breaking its tradition of launching new premium phones at a Mobile World Congress press conference. The Huawei P20, the successor to the P10, will most likely launch at a dedicated event in Paris on March 27.

Lisa Su confirms 7nm Vega - again
Published in Processors

Sample in 2018, shipping unknown

If there is one difference between journalists to financial investors about the Vega 7 nm there is a very different view. Now, Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD has confirmed that 7nm can be used for artificial intelligence and that it will sample in 2018.