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Galaxy S9 Specs

New report suggests the Galaxy S9 won’t receive at least one key upgrade

December 1st, 2017

Samsung earlier this week announced that it’s ready to mass produce one of the Galaxy S9’s most essential components, the Exynos 9810, which will be a 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) processor. This seemingly indicates that the Galaxy S9 phones will all have 10nm chips inside, whether they’re made by Samsung or Qualcomm. A report …

Apple vs. Qualcomm

Qualcomm wants to stop Apple selling the AT&T & T-Mobile iPhone X

November 30th, 2017

We just learned that Apple has accused Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips of violating several of Apple power-related patents, a lawsuit that may have adverse implications for Android device makers, and we already have a serious response from the US-based chipmaker. Qualcomm on Wednesday sued Apple again, alleging that several iPhones, including 2017 and 2016 models, violate …

How next year’s iPhones will finally catch up to Samsung where it matters

November 22nd, 2017

For years, Samsung (and the rest of the Android flagship stable) have consistently trashed the iPhone when it comes to wireless speeds. Despite the rest of Apple’s advancements, advanced LTE technologies have been notably absent from the iPhone range. According to a pair of recent reports, that’s all set to change in 2018. Apple is …

iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 qualcomm intel

The iPhone’s last major weakness might finally be fixed next year

November 17th, 2017

This year’s iPhone X is ahead of the competition in virtually every respect. But when it comes to the wireless chip inside the newest iPhones, Apple has been found sorely wanting. Neither the iPhone X nor iPhone 8 support LTE-Advanced technologies, which means that in real-world testing, the iPhone X is slower than virtually any …

iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 speed test

iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 LTE speed test: It’s not even close

November 14th, 2017

One of the most common pieces of “fan-mail” I get concerns LTE-Advanced and Gigabit LTE technologies. Generally speaking, people wonder why phone manufacturers bother advertising a maximum speed of 963Mbps when they still can’t get 10Mbps to stream video in the train on the way to work. In reality, it’s a lot more complicated. Gigabit …

iPhone X speed test

There are two types of iPhone X, and one is faster than the other

November 14th, 2017

There’s one little detail about the iPhone X that Apple likes to keep quiet: there’s really two different versions of the phone. Apple sourced baseband modems, the parts that deal with cellular connections, from both Intel and Qualcomm. Depending on where you bought your phone and what network you’re on, your iPhone X could have …

Qualcomm Broadcom takeover

Apple supplier Qualcomm rejects $105 billion takeover bid from Broadcom

November 13th, 2017

Last week, chip giant Broadcom made an unsolicited takeover bid for Qualcomm, Broadcom’s rival and the largest manufacturer of modems and processors for high-end smartphones. A deal would have huge implications for the semiconductor business, and by extension, seriously change how smartphones are designed and made. But Qualcomm, whose stock price has plummeted thanks to …

T-Mobile vs Verizon, AT&T: best LTE network 2017

T-Mobile is deploying gigabit LTE technology to fight Verizon and AT&T

November 10th, 2017

T-Mobile has made remarkable strides in the last three years. Back in 2014, its network languished almost depressingly far behind Verizon and AT&T, and consumers had to choose between cheap and bad, or expensive and good. Jump forwards to late 2017, and it’s a very different picture. T-Mobile has built out conventional towers across the …

Qualcomm Broadcom takeover

What a Qualcomm takeover would mean for Apple and its bitter legal dispute

November 8th, 2017

Earlier today, news landed that chip giant Broadcom has made a $103 billion offer for Qualcomm, its rival in the mobile chipmaking industry. The deal would have huge implications for the semiconductor business, and by extension the smartphone industry. But the news is particularly significant for Apple, which uses Qualcomm as a key supplier for …