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5G NR spec release date vs 4G LTE

5G takes another big step towards becoming reality

December 21st, 2017

3GPP, the working group that’s designing the 5G standard for next-gen wireless communication, has ratified the first 5G specification at a meeting in Portugal. It means that the final design of the first tranche of 5G, Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR), is now available to networks and manufacturers, who can start designing radios and silicon …

Galaxy S9 vs. Galaxy S8

Super-fast battery charging could be the Galaxy S9’s secret weapon

December 11th, 2017

We don’t only care about how long a smartphone battery can last, we also want it to charge as quickly as possible so that we’re never out of juice. Battery size can’t grow significantly in the near future, considering that we’ve reached a sort of peak smartphone design. But the next batch of smartphones coming …

Snapdragon 845 vs. 835

Don’t buy the first-gen Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 laptops

December 7th, 2017

Qualcomm a few days ago announced that the first Snapdragon 835 laptops are finally happening. Devices powered by the same platform found inside this year’s Android flagships including the Galaxy S8 and Note8 will have all-day battery life and always-on LTE connectivity. That’s excellent news, and it opens up a brand new type of mobile …

iPhone X models: Verizon vs T-Mobile

This is the only iPhone X model you should buy

December 5th, 2017

You might not know it, but there are two distinct models of iPhone X you can buy. No, I’m not talking about different storage sizes or colors; instead, it’s two different cellular modems that distinguish the two models. The A1865 model has a Qualcomm modem inside, and supports the networks of all four major wireless carriers …

Qualcomm Apple patent lawsuits

Qualcomm deepens Apple battle with new round of lawsuits

December 1st, 2017

Qualcomm has filed three new patent infringment claims against Apple in US District Court, bringing the total to 16. That doesn’t include a dispute Qualcomm is filing with the US International Trade Commission, which seeks a ban on importing some iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus models. ZDNet reports that the patents in question …