Smartphones

As we round the corner after Computex and transition into June, it's time once more for Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference. As always, Apple kicks off WWDC with their big keynote event, which though aimed first and foremost at developers, is also used as a venue to announce new products and ecosystem strategies. The keynote starts at 10am Pacific (17:00 UTC) today, and AnandTech will be offering live blog coverage of Apple's event. With WWDC going virtual once again this year, we're expecting another rapid-fire, two-hour run through of Apple's ecosystem. WWDC keynotes have historically covered everything from macOS and iOS to individual Apple applications and more. On the hardware side of matters, in previous years we've seen things like the official announcement of...

Xiaomi Announces Mi 11 Ultra: The Largest Smartphone Camera

Today, within a flurry of device announcements, Xiaomi announced the new Mi 11 Ultra as a higher-end follow-up to the Mi 11, representing the company’s newest top-of-the-line smartphone with...

42 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/29/2021

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 780G: New 5nm 765 Successor

Today Qualcomm is announcing the new Snapdragon 780G, direct successor to the 765G: 1+3+4 CPUs with Cortex-A78’s up to 2.4GHz, +50% GPU, 2x AI performance, Triple-ISPs on a 5nm...

38 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/25/2021

OnePlus Announces OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 9 & OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus is launching three devices today, the regular new OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro, and a more budget oriented refresh in the form of the OnePlus 9R.

58 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/23/2021

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Review: A Gorgeous Screen and Design

Today’s were reviewing Xiaomi’s new Mi 11 – its baseline model of its 2021 flagship line-up. The phone distinguishes itself by offering a new 1440p 120Hz OLED, and being...

85 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/10/2021

Qualcomm Announces "Snapdragon Sound" Initiative

Today Qualcomm is announcing the new “Snapdragon Sound” branding initiative, essentially an umbrella term that covers the company’s various audio related hardware and software products, promising improved end-to-end interoperability...

43 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/4/2021

Xiaomi Announces Redmi Note 10 Series: Pro Hands-On at $279

Today Xiaomi is updating one of its most popular and successful phone models with a slew of new Redmi Note 10 variants. Alongside the Note 10, Note 10S and...

70 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/4/2021

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra & S21 Review: The Near Perfect and The Different

Today we’re reviewing the Galaxy S21 Ultra in both Exynos and Snapdragon SoC flavours, as well the baseline Galaxy S21 – contrasting two very different devices in Samsung’s new...

122 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/22/2021

Qualcomm Announces X65 & X62 5G Modems on 4nm

Qualcomm yesterday has announced a slew of new 5G communication platforms, representing their next-generation modems, and RF front-end solutions that will be powering the next flagship devices later in...

54 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/10/2021

Xiaomi Launches Mi 11 Globally: Starting at 749€

Today Xiaomi is launching their new Mi 11 flagship for the global market, following their domestic launch of the phone in China almost 6 weeks ago. The Mi 11 is...

32 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/8/2021

The Snapdragon 888 vs The Exynos 2100: Cortex-X1 & 5nm - Who Does It Better?

Ahead of our full device review of the Galaxy S21 Ultra (and the smaller Galaxy S21), today we’re focusing on the first test results of the new generation of...

123 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/8/2021

Investigating The Galaxy S21 Ultra New OLED Emitter: Huge Efficiency Improvements

As a prelude to our full review, today we’re investigating the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s new display, which beyond QHD 120Hz and VRR capabilities, also brings a new emitter technology...

50 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/2/2021

Sony Launches Xperia PRO 5G ... for $2499

Last year in February Sony had launched the Xperia 1 II, as well as teasing a sibling device called the Xperia PRO. This latter variant of the phone was...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/26/2021

The Google Pixel 5: A Mini-Review - Small Package, Small Value?

The Pixel 5 is a change of tactic for Google, with the company opting to go the route of a lower-cost “premium” or high mid-range component configuration, rather than...

105 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/22/2021

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 870: An 865++?

Today Qualcomm is making a rather unexpected SoC announcement in the form of the new Snapdragon 870. The chip is a rather odd release in Qualcomm’s chipset line-up in...

25 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/19/2021

Samsung Announces Galaxy S21, S21+ & S21 Ultra: Cheaper Baseline, Higher High-End

Today, Samsung is taking the virtual stage to release the new Galaxy S21 series of devices, including the Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra. In a time where smartphones...

136 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/14/2021

Samsung Confirms AMD RDNA GPU In Next Exynos Flagship

Today during the Exynos 2100 launch event, Samsung's Dr. Inyup Kang, VP and GM of the System LSI division, confirmed that their partnership with AMD on integrating a next-generation...

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/12/2021

Samsung Announces Exynos 2100 SoC: A New Restart on 5nm with X1 Cores

Today, Samsung LSI took the virtual stage to announce the new Exynos 2100 flagship SoC. The new SoC promises some very large technical upgrades – the aforementioned new Cortex-X1...

34 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/12/2021

Qualcomm Appoints Cristiano Amon to CEO, Effective June 30th 2021

Throughout the industry wide push towards 5G, Qualcomm has been at the forefront of making the most noise about 5G technology. The company has developed patents and technologies that...

4 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/5/2021

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 480 - First 5G Low-end SoC

Today Qualcomm is making a big step towards enabling wide-spread adoption of 5G through the announcements of the new Snapdragon 480 low-end 5G SoC. The company had already alluded...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/4/2021

Xiaomi Announces the Mi 11: First Snapdragon 888 Device

Today Xiaomi held the Chinese launch announcement of the new Mi 11 – the company’s new mainstream flagship phone for 2021. The new phone features a new super-high-end OLED...

82 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/28/2020

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