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    We're running a special segment this week to discuss Samsung and the response to the Note 7. Is the media doing a fair job in reporting on these incidents? Has Samsung responded appropriately? Is there any way to salvage the Galaxy brand name? Also, the iPhone 7 will be in our hands in less than 24 hours, and it's apparently selling out like crazy! HTC has a new phone headed to Sprint! We've got a fresh look at the Google Pixel phone! Microsoft kills the Lumia! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 15th (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    Popular Weibo tech analyst Bing Yuzhou isn't afraid to toss around silicon and yap about it like the rest of their kind. AnTuTu here, HiSilicon over there, CPU, GPU, multi-thread, multi-core... just a whole bunch of numbers get put out there. But since we're in Galaxy S8 territory and looking towards what a rumored Exynos 8895 might have, we find ourselves without any evidence at this point, so take this news lightly. Bing posted that the 8895 has a top speed potential of 3.0GHz and can score a 2,301 in an unnamed single-thread test (maybe Geekbench) and 7,019 in a multi-thread test. The ...

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    Samsung's Exynos chipsets currently use GPUs based on ARM's reference design, the Mali-T series. But that blueprint could change as early as next year, if talks with NVIDIA or AMD work out for a intellectual property licensing deal. That's the word according to SamMobile at this stage, with NVIDIA rumored to be a likelier choice at this point with its Pascal heterogeneous system architecture. AMD, however, has its Polaris HSA that will be working on the PlayStation 4 Pro (announced the same day as the iPhone 7) when it gets released in November. An Exynos product with HSA could come ...

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    If anyone is looking to use the Samsung Exynos 7570 chipset in the near future, they won't need to buy separate modems to work out all of the wireless connections to the phone. That's because all of the radios needed for LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM and GLONASS (for GPS) communications are embedded onto the chip. That said, you're not going to see this chip in top-end phones. The four Cortex-A53 cores are built in a 14nm FinFET fabrication, but the processor itself can only essentially put out images up to 1366 x 768, record and playback full HD video and process up to 13-megapixel camera ...

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    It's been a hot summer for LeEco with some big pickups and big collaborations. But the company, formerly referred to as LeTV, also broke big boundaries as a meteoric champion in the smartphone industry earlier this year with the Max Pro being the first smartphone to sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor. Can it cross the line again and debut the first phone with 8GB of RAM? Maybe. Just maybe, with something called a Le 2S that may have just gotten some leakage posted onto Chinese social media. This phone's said to also have a Snapdragon 821, something bandied about in rumors of other ...

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    The Meizu PRO 6 still feels just about new and it doesn't seem fair to talk about its successor right now, but the vice president of the company is talking and he's talking processor power. In a group chat, Li Nan said that the PRO 7 would not be using an Exynos 8890 processor because the chipset doesn't support all three of China's cellular networks. An upcoming Exynos chip may have that support, but we don't have any indication that Meizu will take it up. Qualcomm chips likely won't make the cut, either. Despite rumors that an Exynos 8890 would be coming to either a revised PRO 6 or an ...

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    Some phones languish around in the rumor-space for what feels like forever, dropping hints of their existence here and there, but failing to generate a lot of buzz and proceed to launch on a timeline where we still care about them. Then there are those phones that waste no time at all in going from early rumors, to tons of evidence, to a formal launch. Huawei's upcoming Honor V8 feels a lot more like one of those latter handsets, and we've gone from a teaser just one week back, to news about possible pricing, to spotting the phone (with pics) in a regulatory database. Now we're fleshing ...

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    Like the Galaxy S6? Like the Note 5? How about the S7 edge? Is it running as smooth as you'd like? Chances are that an Exynos system on a chip makes that happen. That chipset? Yep, it's made by Samsung. Samsung's been expanding its semiconductor production aggressively with mid-range and top-end products for vendors to use. While Taiwanese competitor TSMC does have an upper edge in serving the lucrative Apple, the chaebol has been making ground elsewhere — including silicon giant Qualcomm, producing its Snapdragon 820 processors. Executives from the unit have been at the company's San ...

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    In case you were wondering just how badly last year’s Snapdragon 810 overheating snafus hurt Qualcomm’s overall SoC sales, it turns out things weren’t so very grim. In fact, QCM retained its global smartphone AP domination, according to research by Strategy Analytics, somehow managing to account for more than the combined market shares of the industry’s first and second runner-ups. That’s right, Snapdragon silicon controlled 42 percent of revenue generated by smartphones sold worldwide in 2015, while Apple-designed chips grabbed 21 percent, and MediaTek’s fast-rising ...

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    When we're talking about Samsung SoCs these days, more often than not we're thinking about something along the lines of the Exynos 8 Octa, the advanced chip slated to power the upcoming Galaxy S7 in select markets. And while that's clearly the future of Samsung flagships, there's still plenty of life left in the old Exynos 7 Octa line, whose processors powered last year's devices. Today Samsung sheds a little light on where those chips are headed next as the company announces the new Exynos 7 Octa 7870, destined for upcoming mid-range handsets. Like the 7420 that we found at the heart of ...

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    With Qualcomm pretty clearly out of contention for the title of last year’s fastest and most reliable smartphone SoC, due to Snapdragon 810’s highly publicized overheating woes and SD808’s sub-flagship capabilities, you have to figure Samsung and Apple ultimately disputed the crown. Technically, Nvidia could have posed a threat too, but its otherwise impressive Tegra X1 silicon only saw daylight inside an Android TV set-top box, with the Google Pixel C tablet nowhere to be found on store shelves yet. As for MediaTek, the budget-first Chinese chip maker remains too small a player for ...

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    Companies manufacturing smartphones have dozens of options when it comes to choosing the chips that power them, and despite the presence of some big names in SoC-production, it sounds like more and more of these companies are looking to some less-traditionally-popular alternatives. Last month we heard that Lenovo could be among the phone-makers looking to throw its own hat into the SoC-making ring, but before it gets there, the company may turn to Samsung for a taste of its Exynos action, as rumors suggest Lenovo could launch a handset running the Exynos 8870. The 8870, as you may recall, ...

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    Can we call the Priv a success just yet? Maybe not just yet. After all, we don't dispute the power of real numbers and we have a lack of them right now. We also lack concrete evidence of a further BlackBerry push for the Android ecosystem, other than an all-points render. Add this to the iffy picture pile as five GFXBench runs dated from November 7 have been logged with a test device called the "Blackberry STV100-1." The BlackBerry Priv, by the way, runs under the callsign "STV100-x" and obviously doesn't run with an Samsung-made Exynos processor. The Exynos 7420 in particular has been ...

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    Forget mixed signals, Sony is reportedly as serious as it’s ever been about growing smartphone sales and profitability, despite recently closing e-shop in Europe, and posting a quarterly mobile loss for the umpteenth consecutive time. If the Xperia Z5 trio can’t put the Japanese tech giant’s Android business on the right track, even more could ride on the Z6, which believe it or not, may pack a processor developed in-house to compete against top-shelf Qualcomm Snapdragons and MediaTek Helios. How did Sony reach this ambitious, no doubt money, time and resource-consuming decision ...

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    As is often the case with “next-gen” flagship Samsung devices, anything goes in the rumor mill several months prior to an official announcement. Some insiders say the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and Edge+ could all land together, which sounds terribly confusing, especially since each model may debut in three sub-variants, depending on region targeted and processor used. Speaking of SoCs though, it seems nearly guaranteed already the Samsung Galaxy S7 will alternatively pack a Snapdragon 820 and homebrewed Exynos 8890. The former reportedly needs custom work to avoid its predecessor’s ...

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    Although Samsung is rumored to prepare a Snapdragon 820 backup for one or two main Galaxy S7 configurations with Exynos inside, and the upper mid-range Galaxy A9 should pack SD620 heat, the Korean company’s homebrewed line of processors is likely to expand its reach even further in 2016. At least a couple of non-flagship Exynos chips are reportedly in the pipeline, and after hearing the 7880 could power future additions to the Galaxy A roster, a Weibo leakster has disclosed a few specifics about the SoC. Developed precisely to take on (or offer an alternative to) Qualcomm’s Snapdragon ...

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    Samsung’s numerous tentacles have spread to cover many segments of the multifaceted tech industry of late, and Android smartphone distribution is just one little component of a tremendously well-oiled cash machine. Speaking of components, the Korean giant should turn things around as far as profits go by the end of the year thanks chiefly to chip production, not handheld sales, which continue to drift on account of market saturation. Unlike fabless companies Qualcomm, MediaTek or Nvidia, Samsung has the necessary facilities and expertise to actually build Exynos processors, not only ...

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    This year marked a resurgence for Samsung's in-house Exynos SoCs, as the Exynos 7420 took the spotlight as the sole chip chosen to power the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 – no Snapdragon-based variants this time around. While Samsung may well to return to that Exynos/Snapdragon split for future flagships, it should do so with some even more capable Exynos chips at its disposal, and we've already heard about possible plans for the Exynos 8890 (or Exynos M1). Now a new rumor helps flesh out the company's development work on future Exynos chips a little more thoroughly, revealing among other ...

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    This year for flagships like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5, Samsung broke from tradition. It had long been that the company would use its own Exynos chips for some regional variants of these handsets, while relying on Qualcomm and its Snapdragon chips for the rest. Instead, 2015 has seen Samsung double-down on the Exynos, releasing no Snapdragon-powered version of these phones. We've already heard rumors claiming that Samsung could reverse course for its next iteration, though, and return to Qualcomm to use the company's Snapdragon 820 in the Galaxy S7. We saw some evidence for that idea ...

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    Samsung has proven that its Exynos processor is good enough to leave Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon in the dirt for its current flagship smartphones. Historically we've noticed that Snapdragons were more reliable in performing when compared to Exynos processors on Galaxy Note variants, but we knew it was only a matter of time before that changed. Today we learn of new Samsung developments in this arena, but this time, for other OEMs. GFX benchmarks have just revealed the existence of a new Exynos 7580, but instead of powering a Samsung smartphone, we see the chip on the new TCL P650M. As ...

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    Ounce-for-ounce, smartwatches offer some of the highest performance-to-size ratios of any mobile electronics. They may not seem like technical powerhouses just yet, as developers still struggle to tap into their full potential, but the silicon's there: just look at the Snapdragon 400 SoCs in many current-gen Android Wear models. That might make for a mid-range phone experience, but when you're only dealing with a tiny smartwatch screen, you've got performance to spare. Now a new rumor suggests that some upcoming smartwatches could be looking to seriously step up their SoC game, hooking ...

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    We first learned of Samsung's Exynos 5433 SoC last summer, the 64-bit octa-core processor that would end up powering the Galaxy Note 4. Why that originally looked like it might land under the umbrella of the Exynos 5 lineup, last fall Samsung formally designated it as the first Exynos 7 chip. While a very capable chip in its own right, Samsung's already looking to give the Exynos 7 Octa a little boost, and today announced that it's beginning mass fabrication under a new 14nm process. The existing Exynos 7 Octa in the Note 4 is a 20nm chip, just like the Exynos 5 Octa you'll find in the ...

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    Android 5.0 Lollipop went official all the way back in October – well, earlier even, if you count its days as “Android L” - before going public with the release of the Nexus 9 in early November. In the weeks since, manufacturers have been working to get their own Lollipop updates ready for their respective Android families. More often than not, that means delivering updates for flagship models first, and Samsung's work with the Galaxy S5 was no exception: following initial availability in December, we're already seeing the update spread to carriers in the US. And while that sounds ...

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    What chips will be at the heart of Samsung's Galaxy S6, expected to launch in just a matter of weeks? We're used to seeing a two-tiered approach, with Samsung splitting its production run between models running its own Exynos SoCs, and those powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips. But this year, amidst rumors of Snapdragon 810 fabrication and performance issues, there's been talk that Samsung could forgo Qualcomm's involvement entirely and commit to using its Exynos chips across all SKUs. We looked at just such a rumor yesterday, and while nothing's yet official, some new information from ...

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    Folks, this topic will either become subject to one of the most accurate reports and leaks of the year so far, or it will turn out to be the biggest smoke curtain/rumor fails of 2015. TL;DR: the next Samsung flagship will not pack Qualcomm's latest and greatest, the Snapdragon 810. There were a lot of Samsung Galaxy S6 Snapdragon 810 rumors going on lately, and this one claims that it will simply not happen because Samsung wants to compete, even in the SoC business, with the application processor-maker Qualcomm. According to the report, Samsung will favor its own, in-house, Exynos SoC, and ...

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