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Motorola RAZR 2 leak reveals a Snapdragon 765 chipset, 2845mAh battery

It could debut sometime in the third quarter of the year.

What you need to know The second-generation Motorola RAZR smartphone could feature a more powerful Snapdragon 765 chipset under the hood. It is also tipped to come equipped with a 48MP rear camera, 5G connectivity, and a 20MP front camera. Motorola is expected to take the wraps off the second-gen RAZR in September.

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Verizon’s Galaxy A71 5G will reportedly have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765

There is no word yet on whether the U.S. Galaxy A51 5G variant will feature the same chipset.

What you need to know The Galaxy A71 5G headed to Verizon will apparently feature the Snapdragon 765 chipset. In South Korea, the Galaxy A71 5G is powered by Samsung’s in-house developed Exynos 980 chipset. The Verizon variant of the Galaxy A71 5G is expected to go on sale by late June or early July.

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Google Pixel 5 once again rumored to feature a mid-range Snapdragon 765 SoC

The Pixel 5 could be Google’s first ‘premium’ mid-range smartphone.

What you need to know Google may not release a Pixel phone with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset this year. Instead of the flagship Snapdragon chipset, the Pixel 5 might feature the mid-range Snapdragon 765. The Pixel 5 is expected to launch this Fall with a starting price of $ 699.

In March this year, a teardown of the Google Camera app had suggested the Pixel 5 may  [Read More…]

Samsung could soon launch a Snapdragon 865-powered foldable for $1,100

Its relatively affordable price tag could help make foldable phones a lot more popular.

What you need to know Samsung could be working on an “affordable” foldable phone called the Galaxy Fold Lite. The phone is tipped to be powered by a Snapdragon 865 processor and feature a smaller outer display than the Galaxy Fold. Just like the Galaxy Z Flip, it is expected to lack 5G support.

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, despite being an impressive engineering feat,  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 768 offers big CPU and GPU upgrades

And the U.S. still doesn’t have a phone with the 765.

What you need to know Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 768 — a successor to the 765. The 768 has a faster CPU and GPU, along with support for 5G connectivity. Xiaomi’s Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition is the first phone to get the new chip.

One of the most talked-about processors in the Android space right now isn’t Qualcomm’s most powerful 865 — it’s the  [Read More…]

LG Velvet is now official with Snapdragon 765 SoC, 48MP triple-camera setup

Sadly, there is no word on global availability yet.

What you need to know The mid-range LG Velvet is now official. It comes with a 6.8-inch OLED display and runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 chipset. The phone is now available from all major carriers in South Korea for KRW 899,800 ($ 734).

LG today formally launched its mid-range Velvet smartphone in South Korea. As revealed by the company last month, the Velvet is the first phone use  [Read More…]

The POCO F2 Pro might be the cheapest Snapdragon 865-powered phone yet

It is expected to be a rebranded version of the Redmi K30 Pro.

What you need to know The rumored POCO F2 Pro has been listed online by popular retailer GearBest. As per the listing, the F2 Pro will be the “most affordable” flagship and feature a “true full screen” design. POCO is expected to announce the F2 Pro sometime later this year.

Last week, a report had claimed that the next POCO flagship will be priced  [Read More…]

There isn’t going to be a Snapdragon 865+, according to Meizu

The Snapdragon 865 will remain top dog for a while.

What you need to know Qualcomm is probably not releasing a Snapdragon 865+ this year despite early rumors to the contrary. Meizu’s CMO, Wan Zhigiang, shared the information in a post on Weibo. Qualcomm had previously released an 855+ last year mid-cycle, fueling expectations that it would do so this year.

Qualcomm was expected to follow up its flagship Snapdragon 865 with a secondary 865+ SoC later  [Read More…]

The OnePlus 8 should’ve had a Snapdragon 765 processor, and a lower price

A history of high specs, and unrealistic expectations, forced OnePlus to a higher-end chip — and higher price.

There isn’t a single discussion about the new OnePlus 8 that doesn’t include mention of its price. OnePlus has historically hung its hat on offering fantastic value for money, undercutting the competition’s prices by a wide margin yet delivering a flagship-like experience. In 2020, that margin is getting a whole lot smaller.

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‘Humiliated’ Exynos division laments use of Snapdragon in Korean Galaxy S20

The decision boiled down to a lack of satisfactory performance on the part of the Exynos 990.

What you need to know Even Galaxy S20s sold in Samsung’s home country sport a Snapdragon 865, instead of the company’s own Exynos 990. This departure from tradition was a surprise and has apparently left the Exynos team feeling ‘humiliated.’ A recent petition, too, has asked Samsung to stop selling “inferior Exynos phones.”

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