Now the vast majority of prominent flagships come with systems on a Qualcomm chip. There are many who consider the Snapdragon platform from the 800 series as non-alternative options for premium devices. At the moment, the palm in the flagship android phones holds the SoC Snapdragon 855 and its dominance will last until the release of the successor. A well-known supplier of leaks, Roland Quandt, has published a message that work on the Snapdragon 865 is underway and that the platform’s premiere should be expected by the end of the year.
The chipset itself was code-named Project Kona and catalog number SM8250. Among the innovations, the source points to support for RAM type LPDDR5 and, according to him, the tests are already underway. Given that the era of 5G is coming, it was logical to assume that Snapdragon 865 will offer support for fifth-generation networks.
This will happen, but the 5G-modem will not be built into the base platform version, and it will have to be additionally ordered in the same way as the Snapdragon X50 module for the Snapdragon 855 did. Chipmaker decided to keep the freedom of choice for manufacturers who can offer users flagship solutions with support and without 5G. The communication module itself will improve its code name Huracan, and the SDM55 index and, most likely, its commercial name will be Snapdragon X55.
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Just a couple of days ago, a photo of the supposed OnePlus 7 Pro appeared in the network, which should offer the Snapdragon 855, a triple camera, a sliding front-end and a display bent along the edges without cutouts. Previously, the company did not release the Pro-version of their devices, but it seems that this year may deviate from this rule. Ishan Agarwal, an insider well known for his credible leaks, published a photo on his Twitter page that showed a part of an advertising poster confirming the upcoming release of OnePlus 7 Pro. As a slogan for the new model, the manufacturer chose the “Go Beyond Speed” message as a promise that, in addition to high speed, the new product will offer something else.
Commenting on the photo, the source said that the release of new items should be expected in May. He suggested that all will present three smartphones, where the duet flagships OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will join the 5G-smartphone. But he made this statement with the proviso that he cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of this information. If information about the upcoming release of the flagships of OnePlus 7 in May, then the manufacturer will be activated soon and will launch a promotional campaign to promote new products. Traditionally, before the announcement of the devices, OnePlus top managers actively communicate with fans, revealing details of the updates. Insiders will not be inactive, which means that we still have a lot of leaks about OnePlus smartphones.
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Almost nothing is unknown about the flagship Meizu 16S. Last week, the smartphone has already received the TENAA certificate, as a precursor of the upcoming announcement. But the company is silent and does not announce the date of the premiere. Here came to the aid of Chinese sources, who decided to name the date of the presentation of the flagship. According to their information, it will be held on April 23 and on the same day we will be shown the flagship of the Lenovo Z6 Pro with some amazing single rear camera.
In the case of the Meizu 16S, the main module will receive two sensors of 48 Mp + 20 Mp. And, following the trends in the market, they will offer an advanced night mode, which should improve the quality of pictures in the dark. The network even appeared a photo created at night on the camera Meizu 16S. For clarity, it was decided to compare it with images taken on the iPhone X, Xiaomi Mi 9 and Samsung Galaxy S10 +.
Recall that, in conjunction with the Meizu 16S, its enlarged Plus-version will debut, as well as they have previously promised the announcement of the Meizu 16T gaming smartphone. The fact that the mobile phone for gamers is preparing, said the head of Meizu himself, but there are no details about it. Meizu 16S features a 6.2-inch AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 855 chip, 6/8 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of permanent memory, a 3640 mAh battery, a 20 megapixel front-end and Android 9.0 Pie OS with Flyme shell. The price tag on the smartphone should start from $ 490.
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Today, Samsung has released an interesting device Galaxy A80. He is handsome, powerful and original. But this is not the only fighter in Korean gloves, who entered the market in the hope of putting competitors on the shoulder blades. Galaxy A70 was introduced, which will try to attack rivals with a triple rear camera, good stuffing and a trendy display.
Just like the older brother, the Galaxy A70 comes with a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, but the matrix type is Infinity-U and the resolution is 2400×1080 pixels. A fingerprint scanner is built into the display and in its upper part there is a small notch for a 32 megapixel front-facing camera. The 8-core chip with a clock frequency of 2 GHz (presumably, Snapdragon 665) acts as a hardware platform. Equipped with a new 6/8 GB RAM, 128 GB of permanent memory and three sensors on the rear panel 32 Mp (f / 1.7) + 8 Mp (wide-angle, f / 2.2) + 5 Mp (depth sensor, f / 2.2), Face Unlock function and support for Dolby Atmos.
The case dimensions were 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm and inside a 4500 mAh battery with support for fast charging technology of 25 W is hidden. Supplied Samsung Galaxy A70 with Android 9.0 Pie with One UI shell. The novelty will go on sale at the end of April and there are four colors to choose from: gray, white, blue and coral. Estimated smartphone at 419 euros.
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Chipmaker Qualcomm continues to expand its line of systems on a mid-level chip and today introduced three processors with an emphasis on cameras, functions based on artificial intelligence and gaming capabilities. The first debutant was Snapdragon 665, which replaced Snapdragon 660, which was introduced in 2017.
As for the architecture, in comparison with the predecessor of the changes a bit. The chipset received eight Kryo 260 cores (4 customized Cortex-A73 cores with a frequency of 2.0 GHz and a quartet of Cortex-A53 cores with a clock frequency of 1.8 GHz). In fact, the peak frequency of the new chip is lower than that of Snapdragon 660, in which it reaches 2.2 GHz. Created a platform for 11-nanometer process technology, received graphics Adreno 610, modem X12, IPS Spectra 165 and digital signal processor Hexagon 686, which declared a 2-fold increase in the capabilities of AI. The new platform offers support for triple cameras (telephoto lens, wide-angle and ultra wide-angle sensors), 5x zoom, single cameras up to 48 megapixel and dual up to 16 megapixels, 3D face scan, displays with a resolution of 2520×1080 pixels, RAM up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 / 4x and quick charge technology Quick Charge 3.0.
Today, the chip maker has released Snapdragon 730, which has incorporated a number of features of the Snapdragon 855. In particular, this is about the support of 192 megapixel images, computer vision (CV-ISP), Wi-Fi 6 and the AI Engine, which is twice as fast tasks related to machine learning than Snapdragon 710. The chipset includes 8 Kryo 470 cores (a duet of customized Cortex-A76 cores with a clock frequency of 2.2 GHz and a sextet of Cortex-A55 cores with a frequency of up to 1.8 GHz). The graphics accelerator Adreno 618 is responsible for processing the graphics, and the manufacturer declares a performance increase of 25% compared to its predecessor. The configuration includes a Hexagon 688 signal processor, a X15 LTE modem and a Spectra 350 image processor. 8-nanometer manufacturing technology is used and it supports screen resolution of 2520×1080 pixels, triple cameras, dual cameras up to 22 Mp or single up to 48 Mp and quick charging Quick Charge 4+. Among other things, it is worth mentioning the support of Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, OpenCL ™ 2.0 FP, Vulkan® 1.1, OpenGL® ES 3.2, DX12.
The Snapdragon 730G was introduced today, which will find its use in gaming smartphones. According to its characteristics, it is identical to the Snapdragon 730, with one exception: the overclocked Adreno 618 graphics and the performance gain was 15%. The first devices with a Snapdragon 730 / 730G will hit the market in the second quarter of this year, but the first smartphone based on the Snapdragon 665 should come out “soon after the announcement.”
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