Last year, Android co-founder, Andy Rubin announced the Essential PH1. It is a phone which runs on the Ambient OS, an operating system based on Android. The phone was released on 17th August 2017. The PH1 is runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and has 4 GB of RAM. The phone only ships in a 128 GB storage variant as of now. PH1 was also the first phone to feature a “notch”. It also lacks a headphone jack. The phone has a titanium and ceramic body and has 2 magnetic connectors on the back. The magnetic connectors allow the user to attach various accessories to the phone.
Essential launched a 360 degree camera with its phone as an attachment. The [...]
Recently, Intel announced it’s new XMM 8160 5G modem. It is a multimedia modem that is optimised to provide 5G connectivity. This can provide 5G connectivity to phones, PCs and broadband access getaways. According to Intel, the XMM 8160 5G will support peak speeds up to 6 gigabits per second. This will be six times faster than the latest LTE modems available today. Intel plans to make the modem available in the second half of 2019.Features
The Intel XMM 8160 will support the new standard of 5G radio, including standalone and non-standalone modes. It will also support 2G, 3G and 4G legacy radios, all in a single chipset. This modem will enable manufacturers to make [...]
With the notch being present on two generations of iPhones, everyone was wondering as to what will be Apple’s next step towards a bezel-less display. Well, we might have the answer now. A patent, filed by Apple back in June, has finally been approved. The patent shows a smartphone with just a camera cut-out in the display.The Bezel-Less Future
Apple isn’t the first company to patent such a design, though. This was seen in patents by Samsung, LG and even Asus. Huawei recently patented a design with just a cut-out for the earpiece. While these designs were only limited to smartphones, the patent by Apple seems to have much more.
The patent describes a method [...]
The SoC or Processor is the core component of every smartphone. Qualcomm is the leading smartphone chipmaker but a lot of other companies also develop and manufacture these tiny modern marvels. Apple has their A series processors, Huawei makes Kirin processors and Samsung has their Exynos range of chipsets. Recently, Samsung has shared a teaser of an upcoming flagship Exynos processor. The new processor will be seen on the upcoming Galaxy S10.The Next Exynos
Think next. #TheNextExynos pic.twitter.com/e5RNSd1Fx2
— Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) November 9, 2018
The poster shows a smartphone with the upcoming Samsung Exynos [...]
Samsung is gearing up for a major reshuffling of their phone lineup. The company wishes to eliminate the J series phones entirely and create an M series of phones. It is also reported on a Korean news website that Samsung plans to put an LCD screen on their 2019 version of the J Series of phones. This comes in the wake of Apple making it’s cheapest iPhone XR feature an LCD panel. Samsung reportedly wants to divide the A series models into two segments with OLED as well as LCD options in different price brackets. The Galaxy A8 Star, A8 Plus, A6 Plus all have AMOLED panels at the moment. The A series models will also reportedly see a change of nomenclature.What is Samsung [...]
The Kirin 980 was unveiled by Huawei earlier this year. It is the only Android Chipset made using the 7nm manufacturing process in the market right now. The chipset is seen on the flagship devices like the Mate 20 series and the Honor Magic 2. Now, new reports suggest that a successor to the processor is set to launch soon, named the Kirin 990. The Kirin 990 will most probably have the same 7nm manufacturing process as the 980. But will have 5G support as well.What’s New
While the manufacturing process remains the same, this does not mean that the 990 can’t be any better than the 980. Sources say that the Kirin 990 will consume upto 10% lesser battery and offer [...]
With 5G technology at the brink of reaching consumers soon, it is not surprising that tech giant Apple is gearing up to launch its own 5G handsets. Companies like OnePlus, Xiaomi and Oppo have already partnered with Qualcomm. They have even started testing some of their 5G compatible devices. However, Apple is partnering with Intel to make 5G enabled iPhones available by 2020. Apple will use Intel’s 8161 5G modem, according to reports.Apple’s 5G
Intel plans to use the 10nm process for its 8161 chip, which will increase transistor density and hence provide more speed and efficiency. Intel is also working on a separate chip, the 8060. This will be used for [...]
With ever-evolving technology, the need for higher storage mediums has become crucial. Mankind has started recording and gathering as much data as possible. Data could be in any form such as documents, images, videos, software applications and many more. Data storage devices are available in multiple shapes and sizes like hard disks, SSDs, CDs, and microSD cards. Hard disk and SSD offer greater storage capacity and are not as footprint bound as microSD cards. While packing in more storage capacity into tiny microSD cards is hard but it is also essential to push the boundaries of data storage on modern-day mobile devices. MicroSD cards go hand in hand with the latest smartphones that [...]
Qualcomm was founded in 1985 and since then it has become one of the largest microchip manufacturer and supplier. The company has seen astounding growth in the past decade due to the smartphone revolution. Like every other computing device, smartphones need a processor to function. This is where Qualcomm has taken the lead by being a company that can innovate and develop class leading computing products. Qualcomm’s range of smartphone microchips is titled Snapdragon and the company’s latest Snapdragon 8150 (or the Snapdragon 855) processor’s benchmarks have surfaced on Geekbench.First Snapdragon 8150 Device
Royole, a Chinese company has recently launched the [...]
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras have designed and developed India’s first indigenous microprocessor for mobile computing devices. As a result, it will help to diminish India’s reliance on foreign microprocessors. The microprocessor is on par with International standards hence, it is fit for sectors like Defence and Communication.Indian Shakti!
The chip is developed under project ‘Shakti’ and was manufactured at the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL) in Chandigarh. It is the first RISC V (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) microprocessor that is fully designed and [...]
Mobvoi, a Chinese AI company better know for their creation- the Ticwatch has launched the Ticwatch C2 and TicPods Free. The original Ticwatch was launched back in 2016. The watch featured the company’s own Android-based smartwatch operating system, Ticwear OS. They partnered with Frog Design to release the device. Other than the smartwatch, the company also sells the Tichome smart speaker and TicPods Free wireless earbuds.Ticwatch C2
It is the successor to the previous smartwatch, the Ticwatch. The device is available in 3 colours for a price of $199 and ships in two sizes, 20 mm and 18 mm for the rose gold variant. The smartwatch is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon [...]
Realme is a smartphone manufacturer which was first registered in China in 2010. The company was a sub-brand of of Oppo Electronics until it’s sepration in 2018. The company launched its first smartphone, the Oppo Realme 1 earlier this year which was a huge hit in the Indian smartphone market. Realme has launched other smartphone models since then which are in high demand as well. Now, MediaTek has made an announcement at the IMC(Indian Mobile Congress) 2018. The company confirmed that a Realme smartphone will be the first device to be powered by the upgraded MediaTek Helio P70 SoC.Helio P70- What Has Changed?
The recently launched Helio P70 is an upgraded version of [...]