16nm Kirin 960 inside
Huawei is happily shipping its Kirin 950 and 955 based phones and it looks like we soon might have a Huawei Mate 9 featuring a new Kirin 960 chipset.
It starts at $199 + Vernee Thor for $99
Vernee is a new phone brand from China and the company is among the first to use the three cluster 10 core Helio X20 processor, and now you can buy the thing for $199.99. You can keep the extra cent.
Has Cat 6. LTE, eight core A53-based MT6750 SoC
Fudzilla was tipped off that the Meizu M3, the smallest and most affordable phone from Meizu, was getting an update in late April. Now we have heard that the phone has just been announced in China.
Featured in upcoming second-gen Galaxy J7 (2016)
On Tuesday, Samsung announced the newest member of its Exynos 7 Octa processor lineup, the Exynos 7 Octa 7870. This SoC is built on the company’s 14-nanometer Low-Power-Plus (LPP) FinFET process technology for next-generation midrange smartphones and will compete with Qualcomm’s recently announced 14-nanometer Snapdragon 625 eight-core SoC.
Quad or octa A53 with 300 Mbit download and 50 Mbit uploads
MediaTek appears to be ready to give three more entry level processors LTE Cat 6 so they can mangage a 300 Mbit download and 50 Mbit upload. We already knew that the high-end deca-core X20 and mainstream eight core P10 were getting LTE Cat 6.