iPhone 12 release date, price, features and news

The iPhone 12 series supports a wide range of 5G bands and comes in 4 different models. From the iPhone 12 mini to the iPhone 12 Pro Max, here's everything you

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Key suppliers granted approval to resume business with Huawei

It's still not clear if US would approve sales of chips based on advanced process technologies.

yesterday, 3:38 PM by Anam Hamid,  4 comments
iPhone 13 release date, price, features and news

Everything we know about the Apple iPhone 13 so far.

yesterday, 9:50 AM by Radoslav Minkov
vs Apple iPhone 12/mini vs iPhone 11

Should you upgrade to the new 5.4" iPhone 12 mini 5G or 6.1" 12 from the lowly iPhone 11? We preview the new form factor and display sizes, the specs and camera differences, so you know whether to switch.

3 days ago, 10:34 AM by Daniel Petrov,  10 comments
Apple has more than one billion active iPhone units

Apple now has over one billion active installed users and a leading analyst sees the next billion coming from wearables including the Apple Glass, Apple Watch and AirPods.

3 days ago, 6:38 PM by Alan Friedman,  13 comments
Apple's A15 Bionic will reportedly be based on TSMC's N5P process

Compared to the N5 process on which iPhone 12's A14 Bionic is based, the N5P node will offer 5 percent better performance or a 10 percent power reduction.

4 days ago, 5:03 PM by Anam Hamid,  3 comments
Huawei's breakthrough Petal Search app helps users install content banned by the U.S.

Huawei's Petal Search app not only allows users to find a way to install apps that have been banned by the U.S., it also functions as a regular search engine for Huawei customers.

Oct 25, 2020, 8:06 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
Huawei Kirin 9000 announced: first 5G 5nm chip with a CPU and GPU that may put it at a disadvantage

The company claims its new flagship chip has 30 percent more transistors than the Apple A14 Bionic.

Oct 23, 2020, 11:45 AM,  by Anam Hamid,  10 comments

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How TSMC and ASML plan to get to the 2nm process node

TSMC and ASML are working on the 3nm and 2nm process nodes that will drive nearly the next decade of chip production for smartphones. While FinFET will be used with the 3nm process, the 2nm process will debut TSMC's GAA (Gate All Around architecture).

Oct 22, 2020, 6:13 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Samsung Galaxy S21 (S30) release date, price, features and news

Oct 19, 2020, 1:37 AM,  by Peter Kostadinov
iPhone 12 loses to iPad Air 4 on AnTuTu, also lags behind iPhone 11 in graphics

The iPad Air 4 performed significantly better than the iPhone 12, even though they have the same A14 Bionic chip.

Oct 17, 2020, 5:24 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  13 comments
Do these renders show Huawei's last 5G flagship phone for some time?

New renders of the upcoming Huawei Mate 40 Pro have been published. Possibly Huawei's last high-end flagship phone for some time, the device is powered by the 5nm Kirin 9000 chipset.

Oct 17, 2020, 1:01 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  45 comments
Samsung apparently all set to give Exynos chips Qualcomm-rivaling graphics boost

Although Galaxy S21's Exynos chip will probably have a Mali GPU, a later flagship could boast AMD graphics.

Oct 16, 2020, 5:03 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  6 comments
Here's why the rumored launch date of the new iPad Air makes sense

A rumored October 23rd release date for the fourth-generation iPad Air allows Apple to launch the powerful 5nm A14 Bionic chip on both the iPhone and iPad on the same date.

Oct 15, 2020, 12:47 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
First iPhone 12 vs 12 Pro specs benchmark outs memory, A14 speed scores

How much do you bench, iPhone 12?

Oct 15, 2020, 8:03 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  25 comments
SMIC's N+1 process node not enough to save Huawei

China's largest foundry, SMIC, is testing what is equivalent to a 7nm chip. Currently, China's largest chip manufacturer can't produce any integrated circuits using a process node under 14nm.

Oct 15, 2020, 12:47 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
OnePlus 8T release date, price, features and news

The OnePlus 8T is official! Check out the device's price and release date, the OnePlus 8T specs and hardware, camera, and news.

Oct 14, 2020, 9:59 AM,  by Iskra Petrova
New 5G Apple iPhone 12 models feature the fastest chipset on any smartphone

Apple calls the CPU that is part of the A14 Bionic chipset the fastest on any smartphone running 50% faster than any CPU found on a competitor's connected handset.

Oct 13, 2020, 2:36 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
featured The Apple iPhone 12 mini lands the smallest price, 5G, and a late release date

Hey ho, it's the mini iPhone, yo! Check out all about the future most popular compact phone money can buy, Apple's iPhone 12 mini.

Oct 13, 2020, 12:45 PM,  by Daniel Petrov,  13 comments
featured When and how to watch the 2020 Apple iPhone 12 5G October event live stream

The Apple iPhone 12 mini, Pro and Max are coming out October 16, and these coronavirus times mean you can watch the first 5G iPhones unveiled on October 13 via a live stream with barely an audience in sight.

Oct 13, 2020, 11:21 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  16 comments
TSMC gets license allowing it to ship chips to Huawei; however, there is a major caveat

TSMC has reportedly received a license allowing it to ship chips to Huawei. However, the chips covered by the license are manufactured using mature process nodes of 28nm and larger.

Oct 10, 2020, 1:45 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  15 comments
New midrange Samsung Exynos chip topples Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus

This is Samsung's first 5nm SoC, and the best is yet to come.

Oct 09, 2020, 6:04 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  12 comments
Qualcomm chooses Samsung over TSMC for Snapdragon 750G: report

The chip will also fuel Samsung's cheapest 5G-ready phone.

Oct 07, 2020, 11:31 AM,  by Anam Hamid,  0 comments
T-Mobile pulls off a 5G record with its LG Velvet, the Snapdragon-less mystery

Here's why T-Mobile went with LG Velvet that does 5G differently.

Oct 06, 2020, 8:41 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  4 comments
Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 will be unveiled in December

Qualcomm is going to hold a two-day digital event at the start of the next month.

Oct 05, 2020, 7:06 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  3 comments
featured Tipster says that Samsung will soon introduce the chips that will power the Galaxy S21 line

The 5nm Exynos chipset designed and manufactured by Samsung will be unveiled very shortly according to a Twitter tipster. He adds that the chip will outperform the Exynos 990 and close the gap with Qualcomm.

Oct 04, 2020, 6:37 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
China's largest chip producer restricted from access to its U.S. supply chain

U.S. suppliers to China's largest foundry, SMIC, face new restrictions on the materials that they are allowed to ship to the company according to a new report. The U.S. fears that SMIC-produced chips could end up on military weapons.

Oct 04, 2020, 1:52 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
5G Apple iPhone 12 line will get a strong power boost test reveals

A benchmark test reveals that the Apple A14 Bionic chipset, which will power the 5G iPhone 12 series and the fourth-generation iPad Air, will provide a boost in power.

Oct 03, 2020, 1:08 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  13 comments
featured Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition) review, the price champion

A PhoneArena review of Samsung's value-for-money price champion Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition) as we check out its day and night time camera samples and zoom quality, battery life, and the interface performance.

Oct 01, 2020, 10:53 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  27 comments
Huawei welcomes a thorough examination of its 5G technology to prove it's not a security threat

Huawei opened its new cyber-security center in Italy and says that it will welcome the examination of its technology to show that its technology is not a threat to the security of countries that use its 5G networking gear.

Sep 30, 2020, 11:22 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  7 comments
Pixel 5 release date, price, features and news

The Google Pixel 5 is expected to come out in September or October of 2020. Here's everything we know about the Pixel 5 up until now.

Sep 30, 2020, 3:07 PM,  by Rado Slavov
Google Pixel 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

As battles between $700 phones go, there is none other worth its salt than the ascending Google Pixel 5 and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE phones rivalry. Samsung managed to pull off a rather incredible value for money proposition this time around, while Google found a way to finally lower the price of its Pixel phones to a level that will undoubtedly be more popular with users.

Sep 30, 2020, 2:08 PM,  by Daniel Petrov,  9 comments
Google Pixel 5 vs OnePlus 8

With a price tag reminiscent of its Nexus line of yesteryear, Google's 2020 Pixel 5 still meets plenty of fish in the Android sea at that sub-flagship pricing, and some of them, like the OnePlus 8, are real sharks.

Sep 29, 2020, 8:47 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  5 comments
U.S. export rule change puts TSMC and Huawei in a bind over shipments of cutting-edge 5nm silicon

Huawei ordered 15 million 5nm Kirin chipsets from TSMC but received less than 8.8 million of those chips as the U.S. rule change prevents foundries using U.S. technologies from shipping them to the Chinese manufacturer.

Sep 28, 2020, 9:44 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
U.S. sanctions another Chinese tech firm and threatens to put it on the Entity List

The White House and the U.S. government continue their assault on Chinese tech firms by placing sanctions on China's largest foundry, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC).

Sep 26, 2020, 7:48 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  45 comments
TSMC follows its 3nm, 2nm road maps; chip shortage allows retailers to hike prices of Huawei's 5G phones

TSMC moves forward with plans to move production of 3nm chips to volume production starting next year. By 2023, 100,000 wafers for 3nm chips will be shipped monthly.

Sep 25, 2020, 2:30 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
Snapdragon 875 will likely be followed by Snapdragon 775G, a 6nm flagship-rivaling chip

The new midtier chip will reduce the performance gap between high-end and midrange Android phones.

Sep 24, 2020, 5:48 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  6 comments
iPhone SE 2020's successor may feature a new midrange Apple-made chip

This would probably make the iPhone SE 2 more affordable than its predecessor.

Sep 23, 2020, 11:16 AM,  by Anam Hamid,  10 comments
Promising Galaxy S21+ battery picture and specs benchmark leak

Guess which member of the S21 family is shaping up as the most interesting?

Sep 23, 2020, 10:28 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  1 comment
Qualcomm's newest 5G chipset is announced, will launch later this year

Qualcomm has introduced the 5G Snapdragon 750 Mobile Platform which will launch on a 5G Xiaomi phone sometime later this year. Tghe chip features the Kryo 570 CPU core.

Sep 22, 2020, 7:08 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
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