Russia's biggest mobile operator MTS has started selling discounted and used smartphones, offering Russian consumers cheaper alternatives as inflation bites and Western brands suspend shipments.
Rumored to bring impressive performance
It appears that the earlier reports from Korea were spot on as the latest rumor suggests that the Samsung Exynos SoC with AMD RDNA2 GPU could be launching in July. A different report also suggests it could be packing quite a punch, despite being limited in order to fit the power envelope.
Up to 8-core/16-threads and with Xe-based 32 EUs Intel UHD Graphics
Intel has now officially announced its new 11th gen Core Tiger Lake-H 10nm mobile CPUs based on Willow Core CPU architecture and ite latest Xe-LP integrated graphics, covering essential, thin enthusiast, and halo enthusiast markets.
TU117 GPU with GDDR6 memory
An entry in the 3DMark database has revealed a possible new Nvidia MX mobile GPU, showing a TU117 GPU paired up with GDDR6 memory, which is the same GPU as in the recently updated Geforce GTX 1650 desktop GPU.
First laptops in Q1 2020 and 100+ systems in 2020
A big part of AMD's CES 2020 keynote was about its new 3rd gen Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors based on Zen 2 CPU architecture and 7nm manufacturing process. The Ryzen 4000 mobile processors will be coming in U-, H-, and Pro-series versions, targeting different market segments, and AMD promises big things in the laptop market segment in 2020 as it puts a lot of pressure on Intel.
Gaming phones and VR target
Qualcomm has decided to announce an updated version of its flagship Snapdragon 855 7nm chip. It is simply called Snapdragon 855 Plus. The CPU is about four percent faster while the GPU gets a saucy 15 percent boost. It is clear that gaming phone manufacturers and VR enthusiast platform builders will be all over it.
Just a design concept for now
It appears that Asus is considering a dual-slider design for its upcoming flagship smartphone, which is a neat concept that could provide a high screen-to-body ratio.
Industry contacts shared
The mobile industry is definitely outpacing the manufacturing progress of both GPUs and CPUs and this is not going to change anytime soon. Apple lead the industry with millions of 7nm A12 SoCs, Huawei and Qualcomm are joining in, while the PC industry will get them slightly later with much smaller volumes and with the help of small AMD.
Just getting worse
HTC has been struggling to stay competitive for years now with its Android handsets and virtual-reality headsets, but it has just reported itsbiggest drop in sales for two years.
Smartphone cash cow is losing its Seoul
Samsung, much like its rival Apple, is finding that its smartphone cash cow is dying and the company is set to post its smallest profit growth in more than a year in the second quarter.