Xiaomi Dipper codename
It is all set and Xiaomi is launching its first Snapdragon 845 based Mi MIX 2S phone in Shanghai on March 27, the same date when Huawei is presenting its P20 phones. The next in line from Xiaomi is the Mi7.
Softbank spills the beans
None other than Softbank leaked the fact that Snapdragon 855, a chipset that will power the Galaxy S10 and other top Android phones in 2019 which will come with Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem.
Analysis: Qualcomm IP must say American
A shocking development in the ongoing attempt by Broadcom to takeover Qualcomm in a hostile way has finally been put to rest. The US government's Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) advised the President Donald Trump to put a stop to it. The reaction was swift, as the US government ordered both Broadcom and Qualcomm to put an end to the matter, immediately.
In door navigation, new AI and camera API
2018 is all about a bezel less screen with a notch, at least for the high end Androids and iPhones. Google is aware of that and the Android P has improved support, with the notch in mind.
Oppo is about to launch its Oppo R15 and Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition phones and yes, they will have a notch. The company has already started taking pre-orders and has a website that reveals a lot, including the final design.
Q2 2018 with Snapdragon 845
It was confirmed a while ago by OnePlus' CEO that the successor to the OnePlus 5T will come in Q2 2018 powered by Snapdragon 845. The first leaked images suggest that the phone might come with an iPhone like notch.
Government (CFIUS) stepped in
Broadcom and Qualcomm are fighting for positions on the board as this is currently Broadcom’s only chance to win its hostile takeover of Qualcomm. Qualcomm is very clear that it doesn’t like the $79 offer that it thinks undervalues the company and has rather justified regulatory agency concerns. Now the US government Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has got involved and ordered Qualcomm to postpone the shareholder meeting for a month.
The Essential, the company started by Andy Ruben has been up for a tough start but there is a big indication that Snapdragon 845 powered new version of the phone is right around the corner.
267020 Antutu on March 27th
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is likely to be the second phone based on the Snapdragon 845, and, without a doubt, it will beat the Galaxy S9 on price and probably on the performance front too.