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MediaTek Dimensity 1050 is the company’s first chipset to combine mmWave 5G and sub-6GHz

MediaTek has expanded its mobile chipset portfolio with the launch of the Dimensity 1050. The main highlight of the Dimensity 1050 is that it's the company's first chipset to offer dual mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G connectivity. But otherwise, it's just a lower specced version of the existing Dimensity 1100 SoC. MediaTek Dimensity 1050: Specifications Specifications MediaTek Dimensity 1050 CPU ...

OPPO’s first in-house AP chip could launch as soon as next year

Qualcomm and MediaTek may soon have some serious competition in the mobile chipset space. The Chinese smartphone maker OPPO is reportedly working on an in-house mobile chipset that will power its future smartphones. As per a report from the Chinese publication IT Home, OPPO’s IC design subsidiary Shanghai Zheku is developing an application processor (AP). OPPO...

Samsung details its new 5nm chip that will power the Galaxy Watch 4 series

Wear OS-powered smartwatches have historically remained quite underwhelming in terms of battery life and performance. But there’s been a renewed push to turn the situation around with Google and Samsung teaming up to redesign the Wear OS platform and Qualcomm vowing to develop new chips designed for wearables from the ground up. The upcoming Galaxy...

MSI to increase prices of graphics cards due to global chipset shortage

The global chipset shortage woes are getting worse by the day. A report now suggests that MSI (Micro-Star International), a popular name in the PC hardware market, is planning to increase the prices of its graphics cards. Ever since the arrival of NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 30-series and AMD's Radeon RX6000 GPUs last year, there...

Analyzing the SoC Market and the Relative Standing of Each Processor

In the ever-changing landscape of mobile technology, many processors have risen and fallen. From the birth of HiSilicons’s lauded Kirin series, to the coming of age of Samsung’s Exynos chips, and even the death of Texas Instruments’ OMAP chipsets, we’ve watched in excitement, horror, and – yes – sometimes even disgust, as our hopes and...

Samsung Starts Mass Production of SoCs With 10nm FinFET Technology

Samsung has announced today that the company has started mass production of 10nm FinFET based System-on-Chips. The South Korean OEM claims that their SoC is the first one produced with such technology. In comparison to its 14 nm predecessor, Samsung’s new 10nm FinFET process (10LPE) adopts an advanced 3D transistor structure with additional enhancements in both...

Google Confirms Upcoming Pixel Devices will use Custom Silicon

Yesterday was a huge day for Google and the company's newly formed hardware division. The team has been working for months to develop their first Android smartphone and so far it has been met with mixed feelings. Some people are excited to see Google finally taking initiative with an Android smartphone while others are not impressed...

Intel Chips on Android: What are the Prospects? Can They Ever Get to the Top?

For every smartphone out there, there is a processors or SoC (System-on-a-Chip) powering it. Most of us here already know what it means, but to fulfill all righteousness, know that SoCs are synonymous with our heart beat. There are whole lot of mobile SoC's out there made by different manufacturers, though most them are unheard of,...

Sunday Debate: Who Will Take The Chipset Crown?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Chipsets. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!     As power users, processors are...