The Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit 2018 is already underway and a lot of big announcements have been made. On the first day, Qualcomm had announced their new Snapdragon 855 SoC, with 5G connectivity. Now, smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has announced that their next flagship, presumably the OnePlus 7, will be the first smartphone to be running on the Snapdragon 855 SoC. They also announced that they will be the first to bring a 5G smartphone to Europe in partnership with EE.The Next Flagship
Announcing that they ‘only make flagship smartphones’, they said that the Snapdragon 855 is the ‘best and only choice’ for their upcoming flagship. The [...]
In the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018 which started yesterday, Qualcomm officially announced its next flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855. The Snapdragon 855 is the successor to the highly popular Snapdragon 845, which is found on almost all the Android flagship devices from 2018. The new 855 is manufactured using the 7nm process, which offers better battery life and improved performance. Along with the chipset, Qualcomm also announced the Snapdragon Elite Gaming platform and the 3D Sonic Sensor.The 855
Contrary to earlier reports, the chipset bears the 855 title and not the 8150 title. Although, previous reports were not inaccurate as the 8150 was the internal name of the [...]
Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S10 is one of the most awaited smartphones right now. Expected to be launched in the early part of 2019, the Galaxy S10 has already been a subject to numerous leaks. These include reports about four different Galaxy S10 models, including a 5G variant. Now, a video has surfaced, in which the alleged 5G Galaxy S10 has been showcased.
The video is from what seems to be a 5G testing station in South Korea. The device in focus is being used by an executive from SK Telecom. They are using it to launch their 5G service in South Korea. In the video, a person is making a video call to demonstrate the speeds that can be achieved by the [...]
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 was launched last month and is the latest flagship from the company. It is feature loaded and its biggest highlight is the high screen-to-body ratio, owing to its sliding camera panel. The phone also features other attractive features such as 10 GB RAM and an in-display fingerprint sensor. Xiaomi had also announced that they will launch a variant with 5G capabilities. This might be getting closer to reality. As a Mi Mix 3 running on a 5G network is seen in the latest image designed by the company.5G Mi Mix 3
During the launch event Xiaomi had announced that they would launch a 5G variant of the phone in the first quarter of 2019. It looks like Xiaomi is [...]
Motorola hasn’t really had an ideal year in 2018. Lower sales and a diminishing fan base have put the Lenovo owned company in a tight spot and they are trying hard to get out of it. The company is looking to ‘mod-ify’ this with its next phone, quiet literally. According to a website, the company is working on a new flagship smartphone and has codenamed it the Moto Odin.The Mighty Odin And Snapdragon 8150
The Odin smartphone is set to be the next flagship from Motorola, and it is shaping up to be a very exciting one, to say the least. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 SoC, which is the latest processor from Qualcomm. Even though the chipset has not [...]
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 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 [...]
Airtel has taken some more steps towards its goal of its complete network transformation. The telecom provider, which is one of the leading in India and was at one point of time, amongst the largest int he world, plans to get back on track. Airtel’s 4G network already covers 100% of Karnataka. It is the only telecom provider in the region to offer 4G, 3G and 2G services. to give a recap of its journey in the state, here are some numbers:4G services on 2300 MHz launched in 2012 4G services on 1800 MHz launched in 2015 VoLTE services launched in November 2017 Towns and villages covered by network – 39,000
Now, in an effort to maintain their lead in this [...]
A recent leak suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S10 could get launched in four different variants. According to the rumours, one of the variant will be a 5G variant. This new revelation came after a website was trying to analyze the system apps of the Galaxy S9+ to see if they could find anything interesting about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10. The reports suggest that the Galaxy S9+ Android Pie change log has configuration files, that entails some model details stored in the file name. The code names for each of the phones are ‘ssrm-beyond0’, ‘ssrm-beyond1’, ‘ssrm-beyond2’ and ‘ssrm-beyond25g’.
The code also suggests that one of the variant will be a 5G compliant model. The [...]
The conversation for deployment of 5G has been in the market for a while now, with Oppo being the latest to complete 5G testing on its R15. 5G is an abbreviation for 5th generation of Mobile network , which started from 1G network for feature phones in the early 1990s. Like every “next generation” wireless network technology, 5G will give your phone a speedier connection. It should be about 10 times faster than 4G. But, smartphones are yet to become a part of this revolution. Amidst a flurry of competition, smartphone brands like Huawei and Lenovo were already gearing up to launch the first 5G enabled smartphone. However, it seems that Oppo Electronics Corporation, which [...]
Samsung has set a benchmark when it comes to all things computing related. From manufacturing displays to home appliances, Samsung has done it all. The latest innovation in their line up is 8GB DRAM which is essentially a Low Power type (LPDDR5). Made for smartphones, Samsung has focussed on integrating AI capabilities and 5G compatibility with this 8GB DRAM. Samsung also claims high data-rates for the LPDDR5 DRAMs. The announcement was made on Samsung’s news blog.
The senior vice president of Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering at Samsung Electronics, Jinman Han, quoted:
“This development of 8Gb [...]
Huawei has launched the worlds first 5G CPE at MWC 2018. However, the availability of the CPE will be limited to North America. The CPE stands for Customer Premise Equipment, which enables the company to test the true potential of the 5G network before the official rollout.
Huawei has partnered with the Canadian telecom company TELUS to implement this technology in Canada. Initially, this technology will be tested with the TELUS employees based on the successful 5G 3GPP mmWave tests that were conducted by the Huawei and TELUS in June 2017.H Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO at TELUS said:
This trial represents continued progress toward the launch of 5G, as we start to [...]