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Google’s mid-range Pixel phone to come out next year with a Snapdragon 710

HMD Global will also release a Snapdragon 710 handset at the end of this year.

Google’s big hardware release this year is expected to be the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL this October, but starting next year, we could see a mid-range Pixel added to the lineup.

According to Roland Quandt on Twitter, Google’s currently working on a “mobile device” that’s powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 710 processor and is scheduled for a release at some  [Read More…]

The $280 Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the world’s first phone with a Snapdragon 710

The Mi 8 SE is designed to maximize value.

Xiaomi has unveiled two phones at its launch event in Shenzhen: the Mi 8 and a Mi 8 Explorer Edition, which has an in-display fingerprint reader and a transparent back.

The Chinese manufacturer is rolling out a third variant dubbed the Mi 8 SE that’s aimed at a lower price point. The standard Mi 8 starts off at the equivalent of $ 420, but the Mi 8 SE  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 brings flagship performance to mid-range phones

710 reasons to get excited.

Back in February, Qualcomm said it was going odd with the unveiling of a new 700 series of Snapdragon platforms, designed to bridge the gap between flagship-level performance (and pricing) of the 800 series, and the bifurcated mid-range expectations of the 600 series.

The Snapdragon 710 is the first chip in that new series, and it’s a doozy. It uses the same 10nm manufacturing process as the Snapdragon 845 while borrowing a  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 6X offers upgraded cameras and Snapdragon 660 for just $250

The Mi 6X is the phone that sets the foundation for Xiaomi’s upcoming Android One device.

Xiaomi is once again doing what it’s good at — launching products that offer incredible value for money. The manufacturer unveiled the Mi 6X at a media event in China, with the phone likely to make its way to global markets as the Mi A2, the successor to the Android One-based Mi A1.

Just as the Redmi Note 5 Pro  [Read More…]

ASUS unveils the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in India with Snapdragon 636, 5000mAh battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo

ASUS is effectively undercutting Xiaomi in the budget segment with its latest phone.

ASUS hasn’t fared all that well in India last year, but the Taiwanese manufacturer is looking to change its fortunes with its latest phone. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is an India-first device that is targeted at the budget segment — specifically against the Redmi Note 5 Pro. ASUS is offering similar specs as Xiaomi’s budget phone in the form of a Snapdragon 636,  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9 battery problems, explained: Exynos vs. Snapdragon

U.S. users get the better experience for a change.

New phones should have better battery life than their predecessors. That’s a given, and part of the unspoken rule of technological progress. And yet in recent years that hasn’t been a given. Along the way, we’ve seen blips — Snapdragon 810, anyone? — on the way to greater efficiency.

This year, the culprit is Samsung’s Exynos 9810, the ultra-fast chip that ships with all Galaxy S9 and S9+  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9+ tested: Exynos 9810 vs. Snapdragon 845

Samsung sells two variants of the Galaxy S9+: a model powered by the Snapdragon 845, and a variant featuring the Exynos 9810.

From the Galaxy S7 onward, Samsung has offered two variants of its flagships — a model powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform for the U.S. and China, and a global variant featuring the manufacturer’s in-house Exynos chipset. That’s the case this year as well: the Galaxy S9 and S9+ sold in the U.S. and China are  [Read More…]

Guide to Qualcomm Snapdragon processors: What’s the difference in each?

Take a dive with AndroidGuys into the world of mobile processors – specifically, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Mobile Platform. From Entry-Level to Premium-Tier, we take a look at all the major Snapdragon CPUs.

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Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 700 series Mobile Platform with a focus on on-device AI

Snapdragon 700 Series Qualcomm is pretty firm in its naming conventions for mobile processors. For a while now Snapdragons were limited to four categories (and corresponding numerical value): Premium (800), High (600), Mid (400), and Entry (200). But in a change of pace, Qualcomm announced today a new tier of processor. It doesn’t have a […]

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Qualcomm fills in the blanks, unveils Snapdragon 700 series platforms

Qualcomm has decided to fill in the gaps in its Snapdragon lineup with its 700-series platforms.

If you’re using a flagship Android phone, you likely have an 800-series Snapdragon processor. If you’re using a mid-range phone, chances are your Snapdragon chip starts with a 6. If you’re rocking an entry-level phone, it’s probably a 200- or 400-series Snapdragon.

Today, Qualcomm is going odd, announcing a Snapdragon 700 series, cribbing a number of features from its high-end Snapdragon  [Read More…]