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The line between 'flagship' and mid-range just gets blurrier with Qualcomm's newest chip

The line between 'flagship' and mid-range just gets blurrier with Qualcomm's newest chip

Phones based on Qualcomm's 700-series Snapdragon processors have been a hit as of late, combining serious performance with surprising value. Today the company announced its most powerful entrant in the series, the Snapdragon 780G. Versus the 765G as seen in recent Pixels, the 780G uses a 5nm fabrication process, allowing for faster speeds and greater efficiency.

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Google is gunning for faster hardware, whether or not you see it

Google is gunning for faster hardware, whether or not you see it

Google is pushing harder on silicon investment and scaling down from what it can do with motherboards to focusing on systems-on-chips. Leading that effort will be Uri Frank who joins the company after two decades of custom chip design engineering and as an executive at Intel.

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The Snapdragon 870 is nothing but a slightly tweaked 865 Plus

The Snapdragon 870 is nothing but a slightly tweaked 865 Plus

Not too long ago, Qualcomm announced its latest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 888. Today, the company is back with another new mobile platform, the Snapdragon 870. While the name implies that we're looking at a brand-new line, the new chip is actually nothing but a slightly tweaked Snapdragon 865 Plus.

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Get familiar with the Exynos 2100, the not-Snapdragon going into the Galaxy S21

Get familiar with the Exynos 2100, the not-Snapdragon going into the Galaxy S21

Samsung has announced its top-tier integrated mobile chipset for 2021, the 5nm Exynos 2100. As has been the case for the past several years, the silicon is expected to appear in next-generation Galaxy flagship devices in certain regions where the Snapdragon 888 from Qualcomm won't be seen.

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Samsung's new Exynos 880 chipset will make future 5G phones more affordable

Samsung's new Exynos 880 chipset will make future 5G phones more affordable

Samsung has just announced a lower-end follow-up to its "first" in-house 5G-integrated chipset. The new Exynos 880 is probably destined for an even lower price point than the already mid-range 980, which will appear in the Galaxy A71 5G and A51 5G. Like its bigger brother, it doesn't support mmWave 5G, just sub-6 frequencies, and one phone that's using it has already been announced.

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MediaTek reveals upgraded Dimensity 1000+ with higher refresh rate support and other improvements

MediaTek reveals upgraded Dimensity 1000+ with higher refresh rate support and other improvements

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Mediatek announces 8-core Helio G85 gaming chipset with 1GHz GPU

Mediatek announces 8-core Helio G85 gaming chipset with 1GHz GPU

MediaTek has just revealed a new gaming-oriented chipset for its G series: the Helio G85. Pricing isn't public, and plenty of the more interesting specs have yet to be revealed, but the new chip expands the company's gaming chipset lineup and smartphone manufacturer options for gaming devices.

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Report claims Google plans its own chipset for Pixel phones as soon as 2021

Report claims Google plans its own chipset for Pixel phones as soon as 2021

According to a report today by Axios, Google has made "significant progress" in developing its own chipset for use in its Pixel phones — and, eventually, Chromebooks. Code-named "Whitechapel," the 8-core ARM chip was designed with Samsung's help, though it won't be ready for another year.

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MediaTek reveals two new mid-range smartphone gaming chipsets

MediaTek reveals two new mid-range smartphone gaming chipsets

Following last year's Helio G90, MediaTek has just taken the wraps off two new smartphone chipsets for mobile gaming: the Helio G70 and G80. These chips are destined to hit India as soon as this month, with plenty of gaming-optimized specs for more affordably-priced gaming phones.

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New 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets will make cheap phones the best they can be in 2020

New 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets will make cheap phones the best they can be in 2020

Qualcomm might be leading the charge towards 5G with new chipsets for premium and "Premium B" phones this year. But in many parts of the world where the transition from 4G will be especially slow to start, the chipmaker will also need to cater to people set to stick with LTE for the next while. It's at this juncture that the company introduces the Snapdragon 460, 662, and 720G SoCs.

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