Tag Archive: Processor


Sonos One Gen 2 quietly released with Bluetooth Low Energy, new processor

The design, sound, and price are the exact same.

The Sonos One is one of the best smart speakers on the market, and looking to make a good thing even better, Sonos is launching a slightly upgraded version in the form of the Sonos One Gen 2.

If you already own a current Sonos One, you shouldn’t have to worry about upgrading. The design and speaker quality of the Gen 2 are exactly the same as the  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s 2020 processor will have a 5G modem built-in

Everything you need to know about the next big thing when it comes to mobile broadband.

5G is coming, but most of us aren’t really sure what it is or why we want it. A big part of the reason is that 5G means more than one thing, and depending on who you ask you’ll get different answers. That makes it a lot like 4G, which was equal part marketing term as well as real technology.

Technically  [Read More…]

Samsung unveils its first Exynos processor designed for cars

The Exynos Auto V9 will power Audi’s next-gen infotainment system.

Just a few days before CES 2019 begins, Samsung’s already made a pretty big announcement ahead of the convention — officially unveiling its Exynos Auto V9 processor.

As the name of the new chip suggests, this is designed for automobiles and the first Exynos processor of its kind. As of right now, it’s scheduled to first be used to power Audi’s “next-generation in-vehicle infotainment system” that’s expected  [Read More…]

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 675 processor with a focus on gaming

Qualcomm’s 600 series of Snapdragon processors is growing again.

The Snapdragon 675 features Kryo 460 CPU with eight cores: two performance and six efficiency. Qualcomm claims that the Kryo 460 offers a 20 percent overall performance improvement over its predecessor. The company adds that it’s focused on gaming performance with the SD675, taking steps like working with game developers and making optimizations for games and game engines like Unity and Unreal. Also of note is that the GPU in the  [Read More…]

Oppo’s two latest Android phones were cheating on processor benchmarks

The Find X and F7 are the latest Android phones to juke the stats.

The Oppo Find X and F7, two of Oppo’s latest Android phones, have recently been outed for cheating on processor benchmarks with the popular 3DMark benchmark app.

UL Benchmarks revealed this info on October 18, saying that the two Oppo phones were designed to know when 3DMark was running and then crank themselves into high-gear to get the best possible results. When a  [Read More…]

The Honor 10 goes official with a 19:9 display ratio and Kirin 970 processor

Huawei has announced its Honor 10 in China, with sales to commence globally on May 15th. Does Huawei achieve its own “10” in the new device to match Apple’s iPhone X? Does the notch achieve the same effect? You be the judge.

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Why an ARM processor in a Chromebook isn’t the same as the ARM processor in your phone

Electronics all have one thing in common: how you handle the heat makes all the difference when it comes to performance.

We’ve seen or heard about two really interesting developments when it comes to smart devices recently. The first is that Qualcomm and Microsoft have hooked up and plan to birth some Windows 10 products that run on a Snapdragon processor and promise they will make us happy when it comes to how well they perform. The  [Read More…]

Meizu M6s announced with Samsung’s new Exynos 7872 processor

The Meizu M6s is a showcase for Samsung’s latest mid-range chip.

The latest phone to come from Chinese OEM Meizu is the M6s, and while we understand it can be difficult to get excited about mid-range handsets in the Android space, the M6s has a couple tricks up its sleeve that helps it to stand out from the crowd.

First and foremost, the most notable aspect the M6s has going for it is that it’s the first  [Read More…]

LG’s 2018 TVs include new ‘Alpha 9’ processor for natural language processing, Google Assistant

In the week before CES, LG’s announcements for the show keep coming.

CES is always a big show for TVs, and LG is using the opportunity to announce a new version of its TV-focused “Alpha” processor and software to further modernize its big-screen offerings. With its 2018 lineup, LG is bringing its webOS-based TV software into the growing “ThinQ” brand, denoting its AI and smart home capabilities. It’s all fueled by a new “Alpha 9” processor, replacing the previous  [Read More…]

Huawei unveils AI-equipped Kirin 970 processor at IFA 2017

Mate 10 CPU features 10nm process, Neural Processing Unit, first Mali G72 GPU, 1.2Gbps 4.5G modem.

At the company’s IFA keynote in Berlin, Germany, Huawei CEO Richard Yu officially unveiled the new Kirin 970 processor, which will feature in its upcoming Mate 10 flagship phone.

Huawei is focusing on AI in the new processor, an octa-core chip built on a 10nm manufacturing process, with 5.5 billion transistors. Kirin 970 will enable AI on the Mate 10 and  [Read More…]