Exynos 2200 doesn’t show up, announcement possibly postponed

Toward the end of 2021, Samsung hinted that the Exynos 2200 could launch on 11 January 2022. That however has not happened. The South Korean giant has removed the video transcript, taken down the tweet, and not announced anything about whether the speculation of the SoC announcement was a misunderstanding. As a Samsung fan, one […]

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Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC rumored to have efficiency, thermal issues

The three most anticipated mobile chipsets of 2022 – Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Exynos 2200, and Dimensity 9000 may not be that great in performance and efficiency gains after all. Yes, we saw the strange leak of Exynos 2200 falling a bit short as compared to its predecessor’s evolutionary gains, and now Snapdragon 8 Gen […]

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Exynos 2200 to launch on January 11 with AMD RDNA 2 GPU

After much speculation, rumors, and benchmark tests finally the Exynos 2200 chipset will be revealed on January 11, 2022, if the latest video teaser by Samsung is to be believed. The flagship processor by the South Korean giant will get AMD’s graphics prowess advantage, courtesy of the RDNA 2 graphics. This will give the chipset […]

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Exynos 2200 may not offer substantial performance gains as predicted

Quite a lot has been in the rumor mill about the Exynos 2200 SoC that’s destined to power the next year’s Galaxy S22 lineup. Some have speculated it to go neck and neck (or even beat) with Qualcomm’s next big processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The reason being, AMD’s involvement in the design and […]

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Dimensity 9000 beats Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in benchmark tests

MediaTek has grown from strength to strength in the last year or so, showing the world how it can take on market leaders like Qualcomm. The Chinese chipmaker has again broken the ice with its latest and greatest flagship for mobile devices, and it sounds promising. Yes, the Dimensity 9000 processor is here, and it […]

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IBM and Samsung’s new chip design to let phones run for weeks without charge

Breakthrough technology in the works could someday in the future make it possible for phones and other device batteries to last at least a week before they require recharging. This claim could near fruition with IBM and Samsung announcing their partnership on a semiconductor design that will stack transistors on a chip vertically instead of […]

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OPPO MariSilicon X imaging NPU beefs-up smartphone photography

The trend among OEMs to manufacture their own in-house chipsets is trending by the look of things. Huawei, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Xiaomi have all tried out the idea and not all have succeeded. Take for example Xiaomi who announced its chipset in 2017, only to make the shift to image signal processing chips later […]

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MediaTek’s audio processor flawed, could let hackers eavesdrop on you

Cyber security firm Check Point Research (CPR) has revealed a security glitch in the audio processor of the MediaTek chipsets, which are used in almost 40 percent of Android smartphones on the market. According to the identified security flaw, hackers could access the onboard audio functions of a device powered by a MediaTek SoC and […]

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Samsung’s November 19 secret still under wraps – another twist unfolds

The Exynos 2200 chipset with AMD GPU onboard is slated for a release this year and only a couple of days back Samsung hinted at something coming on November 19. The blogosphere preempted it to be the Exynos flagship for this year but now the South Korean firm has cleared up the mist with another […]

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Galaxy S22 series to be powered by Snapdragon 898, sorry Exynos

Discussion about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22 series is hotter than ever after a recent rumor predicting that the flagship series could be entirely powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and that the much-awaited Exynos 2200 may just be left out. The Samsung Galaxy S22 series comprising Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and the Galaxy S22 […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 may be announced soon, here’s when

The Snapdragon 898 processor by Qualcomm has not been announced yet but there have been plenty of reports mentioning it. The chipset is set to be used on next premium flagship phones. The Samsung Galaxy S22 series will be powered by the new Snapdragon while other countries will get the Exynos version. Upcoming Samsung Galaxy […]

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Google Tensor has its roots in Samsung Exynos, still a lot different

The new Google Pixel 6 series phones have been out for several weeks. We’ve been seeing a few reviews and hands-on experiences. We only have hands-on photos and a few reports about some issues. For one, there is the flickering display problem that we are hoping will be fixed soon. The Pixel 6 Pro has […]

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Qualcomm announces fresh line-up of mid-range 5G processors

Qualcomm is eying the mid-range segment of the smartphone market with its new line-up of chipsets that are better than the current version of the existing mid-range SoC’s. The new processors will adorn the guts of 2021 (to be released devices in this quarter) and 2022 mid-range and upper mid-range devices. Qualcomm wants to bring […]

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OPPO could have an in-house mobile processor by 2023

The idea of in-house designed SoC is not new to mobile manufacturers, but it’s perhaps the most challenging. Apple and Huawei – before being hit by trade restriction in the US – were at the forefront with A series and Kirin SoCs respectively. Now, that Huawei has been pushed off the mainstream, Apple continues to […]

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Dimensity 2000 SoC seems more potent than Snapdragon 898 on paper

2021 is the year of in-house SoC’s developed by OEMs – Apple’s A15 Bionic processor and Google’s Tensor chipset to be particular. While these two are entangled in a close battle with Qualcomm and MediaTek, things are looking exciting for users who will benefit from the chipset wars. In the latest development, new details of […]

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Google Tensor powering Pixel 6 series is real smart and powerful

The highly awaited Google Pixel series has been officially unveiled and with it the Google’s in-house Tensor chip. In the announcement, Google deems the SoC co-designed with Google Research as a milestone for machine learning (ML). Most of all, the in-house chipset is Google’s bold attempt to sync software with the custom-tuned hardware. An ecosystem […]

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Ray tracing coming to smartphones courtesy Exynos 2200 SoC

At the Computex expo in Taipei, Taiwan, AMD officially announced that the RDNA 2-based GPU will be coming to Samsung Exynos SoC with features that are only seen in PC versions. This includes variable-rate shading and now it is certain that the real-time ray tracing will also land on the flagship Exynos 2200 chipset. This […]

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Pixel 6 series Tensor CPU details leave us wondering

Google is coming with its own Tensor chip within the forthcoming Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. There is no question about this fact. But what is really intriguing the tech frenzy is what Google has developed with the Tensor chipset? Interestingly, through the leaked benchmarks scores, we for an instance know, what the […]

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Pixel 6 Pro Geekbench listing reveals what Tensor SoC will be

Google Pixel 6 series is coming next month with Tensor SoC under the hood, that much is already confirmed in every possible way. Now just in time to steal Apple’s thunder, the Tensor processor benchmarks – onboard the Pixel 6 Pro – have appeared on Geekbench listing, with the CPU and other details. Though the […]

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