Posts From Mario Tomás Serrafero

Mario Tomás Serrafero
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Mario developed his love for technology in Argentina, where a flagship smartphone costs a few months of salary. Forced to maximize whatever device he could get, he came to know and love XDA. His passion for Android turns into obsession the moment he finds a new wakelock or sees a stutter. Whenever this happens, he feels compelled to fix the issues learning something new in the process.

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 8c and 7c for Always On, Always Connected PCs

Last year, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx 5G platform, the world’s first 7nm SoC for laptops, in an attempt to capture the growing market of hybrid, thin-and-light always-connected personal computers (ACPCs). This was the latest in a series of Qualcomm chips for ACPC as the company had previously tested the waters with the Snapdragon 850 and...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon XR2 5G Platform for VR and XR Headsets

Virtual Reality is still an evolving industry, and as the years have gone by, we’ve seen various OEMs experiment with different solutions and form factors. From headsets utilizing the phone's internals like the original Gear VR to dedicated solutions like the Oculus Go, it seems like mobile VR in particular has been able to capture...

OnePlus 7T Review: A Premium, Practical Smartphone without Gimmicks

OnePlus finally delivered its most powerful punch with the OnePlus 7 Pro, doing justice to its "Never Settle" motto. This OnePlus flagship was one of the best smartphones to be released in the first half of 2019, and continues to be used as a benchmark in comparing the performance of several newer releases. OnePlus also...

Qualcomm announces 5G connectivity for upcoming 7-Series and 6-Series Snapdragon chipsets

There is no shortage of interesting announcements coming out of IFA 2019, with many key names in the mobile space cluing us in on their upcoming product line-ups. Qualcomm is making some important connectivity announcements of its own, shortly after its Samsung’s latest 5G-capable chipset reveal. The company has revealed that it will bring 5G...

How Qualcomm is Improving Performance, Gaming, and AI on the Snapdragon 855

At Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit 2018, the company announced their newest premium-tier, flagship chipset: the Snapdragon 855 platform. This new product will be at the heart of most of 2019’s prolific flagships, bringing with it the promise of incredible data speeds through the Snapdragon X50 modem. Beyond that, though, the Snapdragon 855 brings a slew of...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 First Details: Kryo 485 CPU, Adreno 640 GPU, New Spectra ISP-CV and More

Qualcomm has officially begun detailing its next-generation Snapdragon 855 mobile platform at this year’s Snapdragon Tech Summit. Announced yesterday, Qualcomm’s newest mobile platform is expected to be at the heart of 2019’s most prolific flagship smartphones, and now we are able to get a glimpse of what the latest-and-greatest of Qualcomm's designs has to offer....

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform

For a few years now, we’ve seen affordable phones become competitive options that are able to satisfy the needs of more and more customers. As OEMs shifted their focus towards emergent markets, cost became a premier concern and mid-range components were put into the spotlight. Qualcomm’s 600 series best exemplifies this shift in enthusiast minds,...

Qualcomm begins sampling upcoming 7nm flagship chipset to OEMs

Amidst a myriad of processor-related news and insights courtesy of Gamescom and Hot Chips 2018, Qualcomm is making a quick announcement of its own: the premiere Android chipset provider has begun sampling of its next-gen flagship mobile platform to multiple OEMs. This means just what you think it means: we can certainly expect Qualcomm’s latest...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform

For a few years now, we’ve seen affordable phones become competitive options that are able to satisfy the needs of more and more customers. As OEMs shifted their focus towards emergent markets, cost became a premier concern and mid-range components were put into the spotlight. Qualcomm’s 600 series best exemplifies this shift in enthusiast minds,...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 Mobile Platforms

For a few years now, we’ve seen affordable phones become competitive options that are able to satisfy the needs of more and more customers. As OEMs shifted their focus towards emergent markets, cost became a premier concern and mid-range components were put into the spotlight. Qualcomm’s 600 series best exemplifies this shift in enthusiast minds,...

[UPDATE: Video Summary] OnePlus 6 Speed, Smoothness & Gaming XDA Review: Living up to the Slogan

Check out Daniel's video summary of this article! The OnePlus 6 (which you can soon pre-order) was announced last week, packing the latest hardware as expected. OnePlus devices have been known to be extremely speedy, to the point where the new phone’s marketing slogan reflects that reputation. With the fastest chipset from Qualcomm as well as the...

Exclusive: Moto Z3 Play and 5G Moto Mod Showcased in New Leaked Pictures

Last week, we published a leaked set of specifications and features for the upcoming Moto Z3 Play, Lenovo’s third (and possibly final) generation of modular smartphones. Now, XDA-Developers has obtained more photos of the Motorola Moto Z3 Play, showing off the design and a 5G Moto Mod. The pictures provided to us seemingly come from internal...