Smartphones

Samsung today has announced a brand-new flagship sensor in the form of the ISOCELL GN1. The new sensor is seemingly a follow-up to the 108MP ISOCELL HMX and HM1 sensors that we’ve seen employed by Xiaomi devices and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The big changes in the new GN1 is that it uses are different optical formula to the existing larger megapixel sensors. It’s only a bit less than half the resolution at a maximum of 50 megapixels, however the per-pixel pitch grows from 0.8µm to 1.2µm. It seems that Samsung’s main rationale to grow to a larger pixel pitch wasn’t just the per-pixel increased light gathering ability, but rather the enablement to re-introduce full sensor dual-pixel phase-detection. The existing 108MP sensors that have been out...

Samsung Announces The Galaxy Z Flip: Foldable Phone With Glass

Today Samsung announced the new Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra, but the regular flagship phones weren’t the only devices announce today as we’ve also seen the unveiling of...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2020

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra: 120Hz, 5G, Huge Batteries, Crazy Cameras and $$$

The year is 2020. The 20’s are back (we’ll see if they’ll be roaring or not), and not only is it a new decade, but it’s also time for...

171 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2020

Samsung's Unpacked 2020 Event: Galaxy S20 And More - Live Blog (11am PT)

Today Samsung is hosting the 2020's first Unpacked launch event in San Francisco. We're expecting the brand new Galaxy S20 series, a new foldable phone, and maybe a few...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2020

First with Snapdragon 865: ZTE Unveils Axon 10s Pro w/ 5G, 6.47-Inch AMOLED, 12 GB LPDDR5

ZTE has announced the industry’s first handset powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 processor, which will be powering the majority of high-end Android smartphones this year. As expected, the...

36 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2020

Micron Shipping LPDDR5 DRAM

Micron has announced their first LPDDR5 DRAM is in mass production and now shipping to customers. The new RAM is significantly faster and more power efficient than LPDDR4x. One...

32 by Billy Tallis on 2/6/2020

TCL Loses Brand License, Will No Longer Produce BlackBerry Devices

Today, TCL Communications has revealed that the company will be losing their BlackBerry brand license, and will stop selling such devices this August. The announcement is a bit of...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/3/2020

Motorola’s $1500 Foldable Razr to Ship Early February: Pre-Orders Soon

Today Motorola announced it will ship its foldable flip smartphone on February 6 and will start pre-orders on January 26. The new Motorola Razr will be available for pre-order...

46 by Anton Shilov on 1/22/2020

Xiaomi Spins Off Poco to Separate Company

In a bid to address the smartphone market as broadly as possible, Xiaomi has introduced a number of sub-brands over the years, including Black Shark, Redmi, and Poco. But...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/22/2020

CES 2020: MediaTek Announces New Dimensity 800 Mid-Range 5G SoC

Today MediaTek has announced a new entry into its new “Dimensity” 5G SoC product lineup. The new chip is called the Dimensity 800 and represents a mid-range solution for...

12 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/7/2020

This Smartphone Fingerprint Sensor Gets Two Thumbs (Up)

One of the cool features that came out of Qualcomm’s Tech Summit last month was its new fingerprint sensor. This one goes above and beyond anything I’ve seen before...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/30/2019

AnandTech Year In Review 2019: Flagship Mobile

2019 is coming to an end, and it’s time again to look back at what the industry has brought us. This year, we saw a lot of hardware improvements...

54 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/26/2019

Samsung Unveils Galaxy A51 & Galaxy A71 Mid-Range Smartphones: 6.5/6.7-Inches With 4-Module Cameras

While Samsung draws most of its smartphone reputation from its high-end phones, the bulk of the phones that the company sells are are not the $700+ Galaxy S series...

22 by Anton Shilov on 12/16/2019

The Snapdragon 865 Performance Preview: Setting the Stage for Flagship Android 2020

Earlier this month we had the pleasure to attend Qualcomm’s Maui launch event of the new Snapdragon 865 and 765 mobile platforms. The new chipsets promise to bring a...

178 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/16/2019

Update: Sales of Samsung Galaxy Fold Are Nowhere Near 1 Million Units

Update 12/14: While claims were earlier made by Samsung's Chief Strategy Officer that the company had sold 1 million Galaxy Folds, the company has since stepped in to correct...

20 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2019

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft this week has finally retired Windows 10 mobile, ending support for its smartphone OS. However, in a quirk of differing lifecycle policies, the software giant will continue to...

17 by Anton Shilov on 12/11/2019

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 865 and 765(G): 5G For All in 2020, All The Details

We’re here in Maui for the second day of Qualcomm’s fourth annual Snapdragon summit, for what is probably the most exciting part of the event, as we cover the...

91 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/4/2019

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Live Blog Day Two: All About Mobile

After yesterday announcing both the Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 865 mobile platforms, which will aim to provide a lot of 5G coverage to 2020 devices, Qualcomm today is going...

10 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

Quick Bytes: Motorola in Profit, 2020 Focus on Innovation, Foldables, and 5G

The first guest company to present at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit this year was Motorola. For readers who haven’t been keeping up, Motorola is now owned by Lenovo, and...

6 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

Quick Bytes: Qualcomm’s Prediction of 1.4 Billion 5G Smartphones by 2022

I wanted to cover a quick comment that Qualcomm made yesterday at its Snapdragon Tech Summit event. We’re currently in 2019, with the first wave of 5G devices currently...

4 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

Quick Bytes: Qualcomm’s Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Demo with 5G and 4G

One of the key elements of any new wireless coverage standard is how to carve up the frequency spectrum. We’ve covered in previous articles that 5G will operate in...

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

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