The fact that Samsung 14nm SoC works surprised the industry
Published in Processors


No one expected such good yields

We found out one rather interesting story at the Mobile World Congress and it sheds more light on Samsung's decision to use Exynos SoCs for most markets instead of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810. 

HTC One M9 scores 53852 in AnTuTu
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 06 March 2015 10:26

HTC One M9 scores 53852 in AnTuTu


Snapdragon 810 in action

We had a chance to run AnTuTu on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 in the HTC One M9, and we managed to run the latest and greatest 64-bit version of the test. 

Qualcomm talks Snapdragon 820 at MWC 2015
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With custom 64-bit CPU core

While some of the first devices based on the Snapdragon 810 are about to hit the global market, Qualcomm has decided to unveil some the first details regarding its next big thing at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, the Snapdragon 820 SoC.

Cyanogen announces partnership with Qualcomm
Published in Mobiles


Coming to Qualcomm reference designs

While it may have been overshadowed by MWC product announcements, Cyanogen’s partnership with Qualcomm could be a big deal in the long run. 

MediaTek's octa-core MT6795 SoC spotted in GeekBench
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Neck and neck with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810

While Qualcomm's 20nm Snapdragon 810 SoC might be the star of upcoming flagship smartphones, it appears that MediaTek has its own horse for the race, the octa-core MT6795.

Samsung 14nm SoC changes everything
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 23 February 2015 08:10

Samsung 14nm SoC changes everything


Qualcomm in trouble

Recently Samsung announced that serial production of its new 14nm SoC has already commenced. The new part is going to end up in Samsung Galaxy S6 and a few other devices.

Qualcomm show off Chromecast 4K-capable rival
Published in News
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 10:06

Qualcomm show off Chromecast 4K-capable rival


Snapdragon 800 inside

Qualcomm was always a very innovative company, but it needed a lot of time to master and conquer new markets.

Snapdragon 810 is cooler than 801
Published in Processors
Monday, 16 February 2015 08:53

Snapdragon 810 is cooler than 801


Thermal issues filed under FUD

A new report suggests Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 is in fact cooler than its predecessor, despite rumours to the contrary.

Qualcomm slapped with $975m fine in China
Published in News
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:34

Qualcomm slapped with $975m fine in China


Because communists despise anti-competitive practices

The Glorious People’s Republic of China has imposed a $975 million fine on Qualcomm, citing the chipmakers anti-competitive practices.

Analysts expect MediaTek to gain share
Published in Processors
Monday, 09 February 2015 08:22

Analysts expect MediaTek to gain share


At Qualcomm’s expense

UBS expects MediaTek to gain market share at Qualcomm’s expense this year. The Swiss financial services company has upgraded MediaTek’s stock to “buy” recently.