Intels' 10nm density is 2.7 times better
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Tech Insights report

A technology intelligence outfit called Tech Insights has voided the warrantly on an Intel Cannon Lake processor to see whether Chipzilla has made much of an improvement in its transition from 14nm to 10nm processors.  It looks like things are 2.7 times denser.

Snapdragon 850 is officially announced
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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 04:30

Snapdragon 850 is officially announced


Kryo 385 at 2.95 GHz later this year

Qualcomm started the always connected PC offensive quite some time ago and Microsoft has included an ARM based system in its big April Spring update for Windows 10. Now it is time for the second generation Snapdragon 850 systems.

Xiaomi MI 8 SE is the first Snapdragon 710
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High end and lite version strategy

Qualcomm revealed the existence of the Snapdragon 710 series at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in late February and it shared the details about two big and six little core chipsets just a week ago. It turns out that Xiaomi MI 8 SE, a cheaper version of the flagship Mi 8, will come powered by the Snapdragon 710.

Intel's 10nm Core i3-8121U now detailed in ARK database
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Still without IGP

Intel has now officially updated its ARK database with the recently unveiled Core i3-8121U mobile CPU spotted in the Lenovo Ideapad 330.

Intel's first 10nm Cannon Lake CPU spotted in laptop
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Lenovo Ideapad 330 with Core i3-8121U CPU

Intel had a rough time manufacturing 10nm CPUs and while we won't see any volume until next year, the first laptop with 10nm Cannon Lake CPU has been spotted online in China, the Lenovo Ideapad 330 with Core i3-8121U CPU.

Snapdragon 730 and 710 details leaked
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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 13:31

Snapdragon 730 and 710 details leaked


8nm and 10nm 2+6 cores

Qualcomm is expected to launch its 700 series rather soon and the latest leaks describe two rather robust products coming soon. The Snapdragon 700 series was launched by Cristiano Amon,  the company’s president at the Mobile World Congress 2018 without going into any details.

Intel promises volume production of 10nm in 2019
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Low volume 10nm this year

Intel announced its Q1 2018 results where the company claimed it did rather well, increasing its revenue by13 percent to $16.1 billion. It expects 10 percent better in the second quarter compared to the same quarter last year.

Snapdragon X50 is 10nm
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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 13:03

Snapdragon X50 is 10nm


Will be finished this year

3GPP has locked the 5G standard and Qualcomm’s first 5G modem, called the X50, will enter production in the latter part of the year. It is a 10nm chip that goes arm in arm with Snapdragon 855.

Snapdragon 670 is 10 nm mainstream
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:08

Snapdragon 670 is 10 nm mainstream


2+6 cores mainstream

Qualcomm is gaining traction with its 600 series chipsets and it is about to announce a new one. The Snapdragon 670 comes with dual high-end CPUs and six energy efficient ones, all in 10nm.

Samsung S9 pictures and facts revealed
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Thursday, 01 February 2018 10:30

Samsung S9 pictures and facts revealed


February 25 MWC 18 announcement

It is well known that Samsung S9 will launch a day before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at a splashy event and even the pictures of both S9 and S9+ have been leaked. But here is a bit more on both devices.