Intel SoFIA Atom products coming this quarter
Published in Processors


Going after cheap Chinese handsets

Intel’s first SoFIA smartphone SoCs will start shipping this quarter, with cheap smartphones based on Atom x3 silicon coming shortly thereafter.

ZTE Blade S6 reviewed, a budget Lollipop iPhone?
Published in Reviews


Review:
Snapdragon 615 ready for fancy dress party

The ZTE Blade S6 is the Chinese company’s latest crack at the mid-range smartphone segment, but is its fancy body writing cheques its internals can’t cash? 

Chipmakers are skipping Cortex-A57, what are the implications?
Published in Processors


Analysis: Stuck with Cortex-A53, next stop Cortex-A72

The 64-bit Cortex-A57 core is ARM’s latest and greatest CPU design, but very few chipmakers are actually building products based on this flagship core. In fact, many are skipping it altogether, so what’s going on here? 

Are Intel and Microsoft crippling stick PCs?
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Opinion: New form factor lacks support

Intel recently announced its first stick PC, but at the same time the chipmaker and Microsoft aren’t doing much to promote the new form factor. In fact, it seems like they don’t want stick PCs around. 

MediaTek bringing Cortex-A72 to smartphones in Q4
Published in Processors


MT679X series parts to use new core, new node

MediaTek became the first chipmaker to publically demo a SoC based on ARM’s latest Cortex-A72 CPU core, but the company's upcoming chip still relies on the old 28nm manufacturing process. 

MediaTek MT6753 is a new "WorldMode” smartphone SoC
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64-bit octa-core for entry LTE phones

MediaTek has officially launched the MT6753, an affordable octa-core SoC with LTE support for the global market. 

Philips BDM3470UP monitor sports 21:9 AH-IPS display
Published in Graphics


Who said anything about innuendo and BDSM jokes?

The Philips BDM3470UP is a new 21:9 monitor in 3440x1440, but unlike most ultrawides, it’s designed for content creation rather than content consumption. 

2015 may be the year of commoditised Android phones
Published in Mobiles


Opinion: Tablets were just the first step

The Android smartphone space may be on the verge of becoming highly commoditised, following in the footsteps of the Android tablet market. 

Intel eyes Chinese smartphones, custom cloud chips
Published in Processors


CFO upbeat on PC vs. tablet front

Intel CFO Stacy Smith expects the PC to continue rebounding versus tablets in 2016 and says an Intel partner is being set up to be a major force in the Chinese smartphone SoC market.

ARM announces 2016 SoC line-up
Published in Processors


Cortex-A72 leads the way

ARM has announced a number of new products slated for 2016, so this is what we can expect from next-gen flagship phones.