Samsung’s new Exynos 990 mobile chip could bring performance boost, 120 Hz display support

Samsung has unveiled a new “premium mobile processor” that could power the company’s next-gen flagship phones — at least in some markets. The company has a habit of releasing phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon chips in the US while using its own Exynos processors in other markets. Anyway, the new Samsung Exynos 990 seems like a significant […]

Huawei launches Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro (with super slow-motion video, no Google apps)

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is the first smartphone capable of shooting slow motion video at 7,680 frames per second — a superlative that I don’t think any other company was chasing. But that’s not the only thing that makes the phone stand out. It’s also supports real-time bokeh effects while shooting video (which means the background […]

Huawei introduces Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G smartphone chips

Huawei’s new Kirin 990 processors is an octa-core chip with 16-core Mali-G76 graphics that’s probably destined for some the company’s upcoming Mate and Honor flagships. But Huawei is also introducing a Kirin 990 5G variant. Not only is it the company’s first mobile processor with integrated 5G support (rather than a separate-chip solution), but it also […]

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G smartphone brings premium features to the A series

Samsung’s Galaxy A90 5G is a smartphone with a a big display, a big battery, a fast processor, plenty of memory and storage, three rear cameras, and a high-resolution front-facing camera. As the name suggests, it also supports 5G wireless. In other words, you’d be mistaken for thinking it was a new flagship phone. But […]

Motorola brings 5G support to a 2-year-old phone (when you buy a $349 add-on)

Motorola is the only smartphone maker that’s really made use of a modular system that lets you add new features to existing phones by swapping out modules. Moto Mods let you add a big battery, a better speaker, a new camera, or even a projector to supported phones. This year Motorola and Verizon also began […]

Apple to buy most of Intel’s smartphone modem business

Apple is already kind of a big deal in the chip space. The ARM-based processors that power iPhones and iPads consistently outperform the competition in benchmarks. And a few years ago the company strengthened its control over its chips when it brought the graphics technology in-house, ending a partnership with Imagination Technologies. Now it looks […]

Verizon’s first 5G MiFi mobile hotspot costs $650 (data not included)

The first 5G wireless networks are starting to come online, and the first 5G-capable smartphones are starting to hit the market. Now Verizon is also launching its first 5G mobile hotspot which you can use to connect a laptop, tablet, or other devices to Verizon’s high-speed cellular network. It comes at a cost though — […]

MediaTek unveils a 7nm, Arm Cortex-A77 chip with an integrated 5G modem

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has mostly been sticking with mid-range space for the past few years, but today the company unveiled a next-gen processor that packs a lot of punch into a single chip. The upcoming processor will feature CPU and GPU cores based on Arm’s new Cortex-A77 and Mali-G77 designs. And it’ll also be […]

Lenovo’s Project Limitless is a 5G laptop with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx

Always-connected PCs with support for cellular data have been a thing for a while… and so have Windows computers with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. But Lenovo and Qualcomm’s new “Project Limitless” is the first portable computer with 5G connectivity baked in. It’s also the first with a Snapdragon 8cx 5G, Qualcomm’s most powerful mobile chip to […]