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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 will power flagship 5G phones in 2021 – Here’s what you need to know

During Day 2 of its annual Tech Summit, Qualcomm unveiled the chip that will power the majority of 2021 Android flagships. A successor to the Snapdragon 865, the Snapdragon 888, as expected, brings major improvements in the CPU, GPU, DSP, ISP, modem, and a lot more. It features the new Kryo 680 CPU, Adreno 660...

[Update: Corroboration] Xiaomi and Qualcomm reportedly collaborating on a new “Game Turbo” GPU tuning feature for the Mi 10 Pro+

Smartphones are getting more and more powerful, and as a result, mobile games are becoming more and more demanding. Games such as Fortnite, PUBG, and Call of Duty are available on mobile, for example, and the highest quality settings in these games can really push the GPU of modern devices. Dedicated gaming smartphones like the...

How Qualcomm Brought Tremendous Improvements in AI Performance to the Snapdragon 865

It seems like we can’t go a day without seeing “artificial intelligence” in the news, and this past week was no exception in no small part thanks to the Snapdragon Tech Summit. Every year, Qualcomm unveils the plethora of improvements it brings to its Hexagon DSP and the Qualcomm AI Engine, a term they use...

Xiaomi Poco F1 launches in India with Snapdragon 845 and starting price of Rs. 20,999

We've been hearing rumours about a new Xiaomi smartphone dubbed the "Pocophone F1" for a while now. Under a newly registered brand—"Poco"—we discovered that Xiaomi was planning on launching a new flagship smartphone at a competitive price to take on the Asus ZenFone 5Z and OnePlus 6 in India. This new Xiaomi flagship smartphone would have...

What we know about Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1: A Cheap Snapdragon 845 Flagship for India

We've heard about the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 for a while now and after announcing the launch of the new brand, the company has confirmed the Poco F1 smartphone will launch on August 22. While the phone hasn't officially been announced yet, nearly everything about the device apart from its pricing and availability have already been...

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,...

Oppo Find X has no notch, slim bezels, and a pop-up camera

The Oppo Find X is official. We already knew a good bit about the device thanks to leaks ahead of time, but we now have confirmed specifications and images from the company themselves. The Oppo Find series is the company's flagship line of devices that first put them on the map back in 2014. The Oppo...

How a graphics driver bug on the Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked Google Chrome tab data

Back in late March, a U.K. based start-up firm specializing in testing GPU reliability approached us with a GPU bug they discovered that causes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ to reboot when visiting a web page. The firm, called GraphicsFuzz, worked with us to report the issue to Qualcomm and Samsung. Some of our readers were...

OnePlus 6 Hands-On: Redefined Speed and a Premium Design that Reflects 2018’s Smartphone Trends

The OnePlus 6 has just been announced, sporting a new look and the beefy set of specifications we’ve come to expect from OnePlus. Last year’s OnePlus 5T is a tough act to follow, but the company seeks to entice customers by doubling down on its core user experience tenets while polishing their approach to design,...

The OnePlus 6 is official with a 6.28″ notched display, Snapdragon 845, and dual rear cameras

The latest OnePlus flagship device, the OnePlus 6, has been announced. The official product page for the device has already gone live, which you can check out here. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, features up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and has a large 6.28-inch notched OLED display with...

The Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9 has a GPU Stability Bug that can be Exploited to Trigger Remote Reboots

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 includes the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip for several markets, including Hong Kong, the United States, Canada, and parts of Latin America. Samsung has often chosen the latest flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC over their in-house Exynos SoC in some markets. This is usually the case in the United States, with the...

Open Source Adreno Project “Freedreno” Receives New Update

Users of Freedreno, the open-source graphics driver support for Adreno on Linux distributions, will be pleased to know that a new update has been released in the past week. Lead developer Rob Clark discussed many of the details in his blog, which highlight above all the support for Adreno 500 series GPUs. Among the highlights...