Asus Zenfone AR is a Google Tango phone with Snapdragon 821 (leaked a bit early)

Google’s Tango platform for augmented-reality enables phone and tablet makers to leverage Google’s technology for games, home decorating and repair, and other applications that use the phone’s cameras and sensors to blur the lines between digital and real-life environments. Lenovo launched the first commercially-available Tango phone in 2016. Now Asus is getting ready to launch […]

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 821 now available (in Taiwan)

Asus was the first company to unveil a smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 821 processor. In fact, Asus kind of spilled the beans a month before Qualcomm even introduced the chip. Now Asus is also the first company to start selling a phone powered by the new processor. The Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe is now […]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is up to 10 percent faster than Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm’s newest processor for premium smartphones is basically a souped up version of the Snapdragon 820 chip that launched earlier this year. But while it may not use next-gen technology, Qualcomm says the new Snapdragon 821 chip is up to 10 percent faster than the Snapdragon 820, and about 5 percent more energy efficient. Like […]

Asus announces the first phone with a Snapdragon 821 chip (Zenfone 3 Deluxe)

Just a day after Qualcomm unveiled its new Snapdragon 821 processor, Asus has revealed that its upcoming Zenfone 3 Deluxe smartphone will be available with the chip. That’s not actually a big surprise: Asus kind of spilled the beans a month ago. But now it’s official. The phone is part of the Zenfone 3 family, which […]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is a faster Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor was the company’s most powerful smartphone chip when it launched earlier this year, and it’s been tapped for use in flagship phones from Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Sony, OnePlus, Asus, and others. But now there’s a new champ: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is based on the same architecture as its predecessor, […]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip may be (slightly) faster than Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor is one of the most powerful smartphone chips on the market at the moment, but there’s mounting evidence that a faster version is on the way. A few months ago, rumors started making the rounds that Qualcomm had a chip called the Snapdragon 821 or 823, and now Asus may have […]