Slightly outperforms Galaxy S9+
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are expected in early October and there's little surprise that they will be powered by Snapdragon 845. The XL version of the phone has visited Geekbench, revealing the score and some basic specs.
Starting at €420 in Europe
Xiaomi's Pocophone lineup has been rumored earlier and it appears that the Pocophone F1 could be the most affordable smartphone with Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC, rumored to be priced at €420 for the 6GB/64GB and €460 for the 6GB/128GB version.
Thanks to an overclocked Snapdragon 845 SoC
Early benchmarks of the Asus ROG phone put it at the top of benchmark charts, which does not come as a surprise considering it uses binned Snapdragon 845 SoCs which can run at 2.96GHz.
Shipping in seven days
One of the hottest phones out of China that won the hearts of many European and USA consumers, OnePlus 6, just started shipping.
2,799 Yuan, €370 or $440
It looks like the Xiaomi MI7 might end up being called Mi8 - after all. China based companies sometimes don’t care about consistency as Huawei went from P9 to P20 as it appeared appropriate.
Most secure Wi-Fi network in the industry
Back at Mobile World Congress 2018, Qualcomm announced 2x2 802.11ax-ready solution for smartphones and a few days back it announced that this and the future wireless platform will support the new WPA3 security protocol.
Snapdragon 845, 660 and 636
Qualcomm announced that it plans to fully support Android P on select Snapdragon mobile platform. Having early access, that enabled Qualcomm to optimize its software on Snapdragon 845, 660 and 636 mobile platforms to ensure readiness for OEMs to upgrade to Android P at the time of launch.
Faster than the SoC in phones
Qualcomm and Microsoft helped its partners to release the first generation of the Snapdragon 835 on Windows 10 and it is almost time for the second generation.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is the first phone outside Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+ to use the Snapdragon 845 chip and in a Fudzilla test it did really well. Some people will want to get the the Mi6 successor, which might be imaginatively titled the Mi 7 and there is an indication that this might happen on May 23.
SD 845 meets great cameras
Not that long ago, China-based phonemanufacturers were considered being copycats of the well-established phone companies, mainly from California. A lot of things have changed over the last few years.