Apple
Apple partners with TSMC to develop micro OLED display for its AR devices: Report
Production of micro OLED panels is currently in trial phase at TSMC, but it might take years before Apple can use them on commercial devices.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X65
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X65 5G modem brings a promise of 10Gbps internet speeds
Qualcomm Snapdragon X65, and the new X62 modems too, are currently in the sampling process and will appear in commercial devices in late 2021.
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Samsung’s new smartphone OLED panel offers improved outdoor visibility and brightness
The new and improved OLED panel from Samsung Display is also more energy-efficient and has already been used on the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
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MediaTek’s new M80 cellular modem brings the power of mmWave 5G
MediaTek M80 also brings a host of other features such as dual 5G SIM, dual 5G NSA and SA networks, and dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR).
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Apple is testing optical in-screen fingerprint sensor for its upcoming iPhones
Apple is experimenting with an optical in-display fingerprint scanner for upcoming iPhones, unlike the ultrasonic ones used by Samsung.
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Intel launches Iris Xe discrete GPUs for desktops
Intel has partnered with system aggregators such as Asus to offer the desktop-class Iris Xe GPUs as part of pre-built systems.
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Samsung’s Exynos SoC with AMD GPU conquers Apple’s A14 Bionic in leaked benchmarks
As per another leak, the first Exynos processors armed with an AMD GPU will arrive in the third or fourth quarter of 2021.
Samsung reportedly plans to spend $10 billion to make 3nm chips in the US
Samsung is reportedly aiming to bring 3nm chips to the market by the end of 2022 and has ropedin people to lobby on its behalf in the US.
LG Velvet
LG stops production of LCD screens for iPhones as reports of phone business exit swirl
As per a report by TheElec, the primary reason for LG shutting down the production of LCD panels for smartphones is low profitability.
Pocketnow Daily: iPhone 13 Changes Leaked: GOOD Features RETURN! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the iPhone 13 and its possible features, new Apple Silicon Macs, and more.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 870 SoC is a curiosity, and a sign of exciting things to come!
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 is not a major upgrade, but appears to be a win-win situation for Qualcomm, OEMs, and the smartphone phone buyer too.
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Apple testing foldable screens, considers in-screen fingerprint sensor for iPhones
Apple’s progress is reportedly limited to folding screens as of now, and it doesn’t have a working prototype of a foldable iPhone yet.
Samsung ISOCELL HM3
Samsung’s new 108MP ISOCELL HM3 sensor offers better autofocus and low-light output
With the ISOCELL HM3 sensor, Samsung promises upgrades in image clarity, dynamic range – and more importantly – autofocus performance.
Samsung Exynos 2100
Samsung unveils the 5nm-based Exynos 2100 flagship SoC that will power the Galaxy S21
Samsung is touting a 30% gain in multi-core performance and a a 40% boost in graphics performance for the Exynos 2100 SoC.
Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2
Qualcomm’s second-gen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is bigger and 50% faster
Qualcomm’s upgraded ultrasonic fingerprint sensor will most likely make its way to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 series phones.
Kuo: iPhone camera hardware could get better until 2023
Don’t expect the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup to feature better camera hardware, as Ming-Chi Kuo believes changes are not coming soon
MediaTek eclipses Qualcomm to become world’s largest smartphone chip seller in Q3 2020
MediaTek commanded an overall market share of 31% in Q3 2020, while Qualcomm’s chipsets made their way to 39% of all 5G smartphones.
Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Design & NEW Prices LEAKED! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible price and specs of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, the notch in the iPhone 13, and more.
Samsung’s new Exynos 2100 processor could launch on January 12
It seems that the new Exynos 2100 processor may be ready for launch, just days before the possible presentation of the Galaxy S21 series
Qualcomm reveals benchmark scores of its latest flagship SoC – the Snapdragon 888
When it comes to graphics intensive benchmark tests, the Snapdragon 888 appears to lag behind A14 Bionic inside the iPhone 12 Pro.
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Pocketnow Daily: Wait, Apple is Launching Something NEXT WEEK? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about a new device from Apple that may launch next week, the Snapdragon 888 5G chipset, and more.
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Pocketnow Daily: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 5G: More Than We Expected! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, Samsung Galaxy S21+ leaks, and more.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, iPad Pro, Apple Watch Series 6 and more on sale
We get more Cyber Week deals, which include the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, a vast selection of iPad Pro, Apple Watches, and more
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Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy S21 Is Getting CHEAPER? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible price of the Samsung Galaxy S21, a new iPhone 12 issue, and more.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU offers more power than the RTX 2080 Super for $399
An affordable, latest-gen entry point into the world of ray-traced games and appears to be a great option for 1440p gaming.