Crysis 2 included
Microsoft just dropped a bomb. At WinHEC it announced that the next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processors have full Windows 10 support. Yes, this time, they will run every Windows X86 application via an emulator.
Meet the Centriq 2400
There is a company with a hot server SoC based on ARM architecture developed from the ground up that has just announced commercial sampling of the world’s first 10nm 48 Core SoC and guess what that company is called? Qualcomm. So, Qualcomm beats Intel at its own game and managed to announce and sample the world’s first mobile and now server 10nm SoC.
Fully integrated solution in Q1 2017
Nvidia has already announced that its integrated automotive solution won the hearts of Tesla and Volvo, while Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 820A for automotive in early 2016. Now MediaTek has announced a plan to bring holistic, fully integrated system solutions to the automotive industry beginning in Q1 2017.
From the house of TSMC in 2017
The Kirin 960 is a 16nm SoC, that powered the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, and is quite powerful, but it seems that Huawei plans a Kirin 970 SoC made using the 10nm FinFET manufacturing process and with obviously faster performance at lower energy consumption.
Since the day Xiaomi launched the Mi Mix phone with 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, people have wanted to get their hands on it. Now, it looks like Meizu might launch a phone with a front almost completely made of display or close to 100 percent screen-to-body ratio.
Addition to Helio X20 and X25
MediaTek has announced two more Helio X20 series products - a Helio X27 and an X23 and as you can figure out from the names, Helio X27 is faster than the X25 while X23 is a bit slower.
Smartphones and tablets
Netflix has finally listened to many people who travel and complained about the need for offline content. With the last update of Netflix applications, users around the world in 188 countries where Netflix is available can download some content.
Fancy black, gold, white or blue for $247
MediaTek has announced Helio P20 SoC at the Mobile World Congress 2016 and Meizu is the first company to have a phone based on this 16nm FinFET mainstream chip.
Xiaomi might launch one more significant mainstream phone called the Xiaomi Mi 5C. The phone is rumored to come with a 1,000 Juan ($150/€140) price tag and a potentially handsome design.
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.