Samsung to use Snapdragon chips until in-house processors are ready for prime time

It has been rumored over the past year that Samsung will exclusively use a Snapdragon processor in the Galaxy S23 series. A few months ago, a Qualcomm executive confirmed that its processors would power more Galaxy smartphones in the future. Now, a report claims that Samsung will keep using Snapdragon chips until its improved Exynos […]

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Poco X5 Pro leaks with Snapdragon 778G, vanilla X5 with Snapdragon 695 follows

A week ago the upcoming Poco X5 was spotted in the hands of a cricket star, but did you know that there is a Pro version on the way as well? That was news to us too, but a European retailer already list the device as “coming soon” and has posted an almost complete specs […]

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Next year’s Galaxy S24 series could have exclusive Snapdragon 8 chipsets as well

Samsung’s Mobile eXperience (MX) team is allegedly working on a bespoke chipset for future Galaxy flagship phones. However, it’s still early days and it will not be ready for the Galaxy S23 series. However, development is far enough along that TM Roh is scheduled to speak at the S23 unveiling about the new chipset (says […]

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Poco X5 appears on Geekbench with Snapdragon 695 chipset

While we wait for the eventual Poco X5 announcement, the phone managed to creep up on Geekbench revealing its chipset, RAM and Android version ahead of the official unveiling. Poco X5 bears the Xiaomi 22111317PG identifier and managed 693 single-core points and 2,113 points on the multi-core test. The device is equipped with a Snapdragon […]

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Samsung will continue to use special Snapdragon chip next year

For the first time in history, Samsung will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset in all its Galaxy S series smartphones (Galaxy S23) sold worldwide. And this change comes after years of disappointments with its in-house Exynos processors. However, Samsung isn’t using the same Snapdragon chip everyone else uses. The South Korean firm will use a […]

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Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 specs surface, promise powerful CPU, support for external GPU

At the end of 2021 Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, the first 5nm chipset for Windows on ARM devices. It used ARM-designed cores, so its performance is not too different from its siblings that are used for Android. But soon Qualcomm’s acquisition of Nuvia will pay off with the 8cx Gen 4. As […]

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New Huawei P60 Pro leaked specs suggest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset

The Huawei P60 series is said to arrive in March, and earlier this month, we learned the first specs sheet of the Pro smartphone. Today, another leakster from China piled on, and according to them, the Huawei P60 Pro will come with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, once again limited to LTE. He […]

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TicWatch 5 Pro leaks with Wear 3.0 – and could debut Snapdragon W5+

It looks as if Mobvoi could be about to drop its first Wear OS 3 smartwatch – and it could be the first to run the new Snapdragon W5+ processor. A new leak via Twitter leaker Kuba Wojciechowski has revealed a render (below) of what’s purported to be the TicWatch Pro 5. If you’re wondering […]

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Flashback: the Snapdragon 625 efficiently conquered the mid-field in 2016

Some chipsets are remembered more fondly than others – the Snapdragon 810 has quite a story to tell, but today we are feeling in a positive mood so let’s look at the Snapdragon 625. The Snapdragon 625 was unveiled in February of 2016 and became the first 600-series chip to be made using the power […]

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Samsung Galaxy S23 series to use a customized Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with higher clock speed

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S23 series at its Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1. The lineup is expected to consist of the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra, rumored to have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC under the hood. However, a new report by 9to5Google claims the Galaxy S23 trio will […]

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Here’s what Samsung calls Galaxy S23’s special Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip

Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor a few months ago, but Samsung was nowhere to be seen in the company’s official list of partners. A few days later, it was revealed that Samsung would use a special version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the Galaxy S23 lineup, and that appears to […]

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Test Vivo IQOO 11 : ce smartphone sous Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 est une bête de course

Les premiers smartphones sous Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 sont disponibles en Chine. Nous avons pris le temps de découvrir l’un d’entre eux, l’IQOO 11 de Vivo. Équipé du dernier écran AMOLED de chez Samsung, ce smartphone se révèle être une excellente alternative à tous les « flagship killers » premium que vous pouvez retrouvez chez Realme, OnePlus […]

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OnePlus Nord CE 3 specs revealed: Snapdragon 695 and 108MP camera

OnePlus is working on a new affordable smartphone called Nord CE 3. Live images of the device surfaced earlier this month, revealing a flat LCD with a single punch hole at the front, and a triple camera at the back. The device is already in the hands of someone kind enough to run the AIDA64 […]

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Samsung unveils 5G-connected Galaxy Book2 Go with Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3

A few weeks ago Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Book2 Go, a thin and light ARM-powered Windows laptop based on the Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3. While the chipset supports 5G, the original model did not make use of that and offered only local connectivity. Today the company unveiled a 5G version of the laptop. The Samsung […]

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Just In: Old Exynos chip beats newest Snapdragon in raytracing performance!

Samsung’s first smartphone chipset in partnership with AMD, the Exynos 2200, supports raytracing. It is a new graphics rendering method that calculates how light rays travel to offer a more accurate representation of lights, shadows, and reflections. However, there was no way to measure the Exynos 2200’s raytracing performance back then. A recently released benchmark […]

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iQOO 11 goes on sale in India as the country’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered smartphone

The iQOO 11 introduced in India earlier this week is now available for purchase in the country through iQOO’s official Indian website and Amazon.in. It comes in Alpha and Legend colors with two memory options in India – 8GB/256GB and 16GB/256GB, priced at INR59,999 ($740/€680) and INR64,999 ($800/€735), respectively. However, with exchange bonus and bank […]

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Wild Galaxy Z Fold 5 rumor hints at S Pen holster, odd Snapdragon SoC

A wild rumor claims to have uncovered some key characteristics of the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5. It includes speculations about weight and dimensions due to the inclusion of an S Pen holster and claims that the Z Fold 5 may use an unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. Strap yourselves in, folks; this is going to […]

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Honor Magic5 Lite surfaces on the Google Play Console with a Snapdragon 695 chipset

The Honor Magic4 series made its debut in February, so it’s almost time for the new series. We have seen some leaks that indicate that the premium Magic5 model will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. But there’s also going to be an affordable “lite” model and that one will use a lower power chip […]

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon Satellite for Android, and it’s not just for emergencies

Apple introduced emergency satellite connectivity with its iPhone 14 models last fall, and obviously Android devices couldn’t be far behind. Today at CES Qualcomm announced Snapdragon Satellite, a two-way satellite messaging service that will be available on “next-generation premium Android smartphones”. This is made possible through a partnership with Iridium, which operates a 66-strong Low […]

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