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Samsung Announces Exynos 9810 SoC and ISOCELL Slim 2XK7 Camera Sensor

With few exceptions, Samsung's flagship Galaxy S smartphones have come in two flavors with two different processors. Take the Galaxy S8, for example: The North American and Chinese variant has Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, while the international variant has Samsung's Exynos 8895. If history is any indication, Samsung will adopt the same two-chip strategy for its...

Dual Boot Support for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with DualBootPatcher

A lot of Android devices can support either MultiROM or DualBootPatcher, allowing your device to multi-boot different Android ROMs depending on what you choose. These are generally for Snapdragon devices, usually other chip makers don't receive the same amount of community support. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, rocking an Exynos 8895, can now dual boot...

Samsung Rumored To Be Developing In-House GPU for Mobile Devices

Back in 2015, Samsung was reportedly expected to develop and release its own GPU for its mobile devices. However, the company continued using ARM's Mali GPUs in its Exynos chipsets, and also kept using Qualcomm SoCs for key markets. Sammobile and Gizchina report that Samsung is finalizing the development of its first in-house GPU, allegedly named "S-GPU". The info...

Intel Claims its Next 10nm Chips Will Be a “Generation Ahead” of Samsung

While the spotlight today is on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Intel is trying to one-up Samsung in an area where they fiercely compete. Intel's fabrication process has been strong, but 10nm chips have seemingly taken the company longer than expected. However, Intel claims that its long-delayed 10nm Cannon Lake chips will be a...

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 will Reportedly Manufacture the Snapdragon 830 for Qualcomm

Qualcomm has generally hired companies like TSMC to manufacture the custom Snapdragon SoCs that so many mobile devices use these days. This worked out well for them for years, but changed last year with the Snapdragon 820. It's unclear if this transition happened because Qualcomm was unhappy with how the Snapdragon 810 turned out (which...

Opinion: Experiencing Both Note 7 Variants Convinced Me, the next Galaxy Should Be Exynos-Only

The controversy surrounding the Galaxy Note 7’s battery combustions have shifted the conversation away from the device’s merits, a sad state of affairs for one of 2016’s biggest releases and some of the best smartphone hardware to ever reach consumer hands. At XDA, we too were worried about our devices. Most of our Portal staff have...

Exynos 8890 vs. Snapdragon 820 Note 7 Performance Analysis: Endurance, Throttling & Thermals

In typical Samsung fashion, the Note 7 comes with two different processing packages, meaning users once more are wondering whether they are getting the “best” flagship out of the two. We, too, wanted to find out just how these two variants stack up. Exynos and Snapdragon chipsets have been battling it out inside Samsung flagships for a...

A Widening Gap: The A10 Fusion Puts a Chokehold on Qualcomm’s Prospects

Yesterday, Apple announced their latest chipset, debuting on the iPhone 7. This new A10 “Fusion” (not to be confused with AMD’s processor) chipset brings a few new things to the table, but most importantly, showcases once more the uncompromising lead on performance that slowly suffocates Qualcomm. John Poole, CEO of Primate Labs and creator of Geekbench,...

Geekbench 4: How The Processor Ranking Changed Under the New, More Accurate Benchmark

Geekbench 4 has been released, and we’ve seen a bit of a rebalancing of scores. Some chips have seen their scores rise, while others have fallen drastically. With Geekbench 4, Primate Labs have attempted to create the most accurate version of Geekbench yet, and they seem to have done a fantastic job. All across the...

First Booting Build of CyanogenMod 13 Shown Off on Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Let us start off by saying that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are remarkable devices by themselves as far as hardware goes. They are among the best Android phones that one can purchase in all major markets of the world. The devices provide a decent user experience for a normal consumer, and the sales...

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,...