With renders already out and about since yesterday, it was no surprise to us that Huawei decided to officially release their biggest and most powerful phablet. The Mate 8 will be another aluminium unibody device that has come from the Chinese manufacturer but it’ll carry the newly released processor from their subsidiary Kirin, promised to blow away any of the current SoCs out there.
As of late, the Korean manufacturer hasn’t had the best of luck with keeping a tight lid on its unreleased devices. You would’ve heard it all before, how their larger flagships starting showing up way before their 2015 Unpacked event in New York. To no surprise, we’re expecting the Samsung Galaxy S7 line to face the same fortunate (for us) fate.
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Huawei’s latest device could be the first smartphone that opens the floodgates for the new generation of mobile processors. The Mate 8 apparently carries the Kirin 950 SoC, which could pose a threat to Samsung and Qualcomm’s top performing chips.
Based on the purported model numbers of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, it’s likely you’ll get to choose either a Exynos 8890 chipset or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC on the two smartphones – while its availability of the two options might differ by region, as it has in the past.
Announced today in South Korea, the new Exynos processor will be the first Samsung chipset with a CPU designed specifically for it. Built using 14nm FinFET processor technology, it’ll be an all-in-one chip; meaning to say that the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture CPU will be joined by a LTE Rel-12 Cat.12/13 modem.
Qualcomm has officially launched the much anticipated successor to their Snapdragon 810 processor, the Snapdragon 820. Although a steady trickle of the processor’s specifications have been divulged by Qualcomm over the past few months, this is the Snapdragon 820’s actual “official” launch. Now that all it’s specs have been released, will it be the successor everyone has been waiting for?
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Qualcomm has just dropped some details about their new high end Snapdragon 820; after being hard at work fixing the issues that the infamous Snapdragon 810. The first details are about the graphical performance and the new image signal booster (ISP). They unfortunately haven’t given out anything else about the 64-bit chip, like its running temperature.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge have the best performance on benchmarks you can get right now. With its Exynos 7420 Octa-Core 64-bit processor that’s based on a 14nm process, it whoops Qualcomm which is struggling to douse the flames of its Snapdragon 810 overheating issues.
Now its upcoming Snapdragon 820 is set to fix all that and its early benchmark results reveals some optimistic numbers.
Here’s another clue for the upcoming OnePlus 2. After revealing its Snapdragon 810 powerhouse, the 2 will be having a USB Type C connector instead of a usual micro USB connector. If the OnePlus 2 is to be released soon, this could be the first flagship Android to use this new reversible connector.