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Samsung Exynos W920 is a 5nm chip for smartwatches

Most smartwatches running Google’s Wear OS software that have shipped in recent years have been powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear processors. But the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 that’s set to launch this week? It’ll be using Samsung’s brand new Exynos W920 processor instead. Samsung says the new chip offers up to 20% faster CPU performance than […]

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Samsung Exynos chip with AMD graphics to bring ray-tracing to mobile

Two years after announcing plans to bring AMD graphics to Samsung Exynos mobile chips, it looks like the first of those chips could be ready to launch soon. During a Computex keynote, AMD’s Lisa Su said that Samsung’s “next flagship” mobile system-on-a-chip would feature custom graphics from AMD featuring the company’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture. […]

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Lilbits: Amazon may be cracking down on pay-to-play reviews

At least two companies that sell mobile accessories on Amazon seem to have had all their product listings removed a few days ago. Search the site for a set of Mpow wireless headphone or earbuds and you’ll find that everything is “currently unavailable”. The same goes for Aukey, which normally sells a much wider range […]

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Samsung could launch a Windows PC with Exynos CPU and AMD graphics this year

Samsung released its first Windows laptop with an ARM processor last year, but like every other Windows on ARM device released to date it was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The company’s next Windows on ARM PC could be something very different though – according to a report from ZDNet Korea, Samsung is planning […]

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Samsung Exynos 2100 is a 5nm chip with ARM Cortex-X1 and support for 5G and 200MP cameras

Qualcomm’s next-gen smartphone processor is a 5nm, octa-core chip with one ARM Cortex-X1 CPU core plus a mix of an integrated 5G modem and support for up to 26 TOPs of AI performance. In other words, the new Samsung Exynos 2100 sounds a lot like Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 processor, at least on paper. Hopefully that […]

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Future Samsung Exynos chips won’t feature custom CPU cores

Samsung has been one of the world’s largest chip manufacturers for the past few years — although that’s primarily due to the company’s memory and storage chips rather than application processors. But Samsung does make a lot of Exynos processors that power its smartphones, tablets, and other products. Up until now, these have included a […]

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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 […]

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Samsung licenses AMD tech for mobile graphics

AMD’s Radeon graphics technology could be coming to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Or something. Samsung has announced it’s partnering with AMD to license AMD graphics intellectual property for use in future products “including smartphones.” While that could mean that we’ll see Radeon technology in upcoming Samsung Exynos mobile processors, this could also just be […]

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Lilbits 345: Hanging up on Google Hangouts (eventually)

A few months ago we learned that Google was planning to retire the communication service known as Google Hangouts… while transitioning some of the key features to its Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet services. It’s still not entirely clear what this will mean or when it will happen for personal users. But Google has announced […]

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Samsung’s Exynos 9820 is an 8nm chip that can handle 8K video

Samsung’s latest mobile processor is set to enter mass production by the end of the year, which means there’s a good chance you’ll see the Samsaung Exynos 9820 in at least some of the company’s flagship phones in 2019. It’s no surprise that the new chip is Samsung’s most powerful mobile processor to date. But it […]

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Samsung introduces Exynos 9810 processor with AI and multimedia enhancements

Smartphone chips keep getting faster, but it takes more than speed to stand out these days. So Samsung isn’t just talking about how its new Exynos 9810 chip is faster than its predecessors. The company says the new chip also has a faster LTE modem and enhanced support for “deep learning enhanced image processing,” among […]