Xiaomi too, late 2017 if not later
We are facing two major trends in 2017 and 2018. One is having phones with really small bezels and the second is a way toward folding phones. The latter is expected in late 2017 at the earliest, but all major companies have filed patents covering folding phones.
Very high interest
Qualcomm shared with us a few interesting facts about the Snapdragon 835. You can expect that many high-end smartphones will end up with this chip inside, as industry players are very interested.
Eight core, 1Gbit modem and Adreno 540, Bluetooth 5.0
The Snapdragon 835 is officially released with a few more details and as Fudzilla first revealed, this 10nm SoC will rock most of the high-end phones in 2017.
The way of things to come
Slides of Windows 10 running on an ARM device powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 have tipped up before they are shown at CES 2017 this week.
Hitting tablets, notebooks and phones near you
Qualcomm is tweeting a lot about Snapdragon 835 and it looks like that the company is ready to reveal a lot of details. Expect to see more about the Snapdragon 835, some Windows 10 design wins, quick charge, camera as well as VR related announcements.
First Snapdragon and many Helios
Meizu has just announced that it reached a licensing agreement with Qualcomm and the leaked roadmap shows a few unannounced MediaTek SoCs as well as the company’s first Qualcomm powered phone.
Teasing its new 10nm SoC
Judging by the latest teaser, Qualcomm will reveal more information on its 10nm Snapdragon 835 SoC at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas, kicking off on January 5th.
SK Hynix has joined Samsung with its ability to deliver LPDDR4 8GB memory for future phones and tablets. Fudzilla expects to see quite a few phones with 8GB or RAM in the high end market next year, but we think that 8GB is pure marketing and unnecessary for most phone tasks.
Review: Just like a Note 7, but not as deadly
The new Mi Note 2 is a flagship, but it’s not the priciest phone in Xiaomi’s range – that distinction goes to the bezel-less Mi Mix. It’s not the cheapest Xiaomi device based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 platform, either. That would be the Mi5s series. So where does the Mi Note 2 fit in? Well, had it not been for the Mi Mix concept phone, the Note 2 would have been Xiaomi’s ultimate flagship for 2016, but it’s not. And that’s sort of a good thing, but we’ll get to that later.
Snapdragon 660 with A73+A53
Qualcomm has already revealed that Snapdragon 835 is officially the world’s first 10nm SoC, and Fudzilla exclusively posted this in April 2016. At that time, Qualcomm didn't want to officially talk about the insides of the Snapdragon 835, but a leaked roadmap claims that the new SoC has 4+4 cores based on updated Kryo 200 architecture.