Tag Archives: SoC

Alcatel Idol 4S With Windows 10 Mobile, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC Launched

After launching the Android Marshmallow-based Idol 4S at MWC earlier this year, Alcatel has launched a Windows 10 Mobile variant of the Idol 4S. The smartphone is exclusive to T-Mobile, and is priced at $469.99 (roughly Rs. 31,500). T-Mobile will begin selling it from November 10, and will bundle the Idol 4S VR Goggles inside the box. Alcatel Idol 4S ... Read More »

Huawei Kirin 960 SoC Announced, Likely to Power Huawei Mate 9

Hisilicon, the Chinese semiconfuctor design firm wholly owned by Huawei, announced its next-generation flagship SoC at a press event in China. According to reports, the new chip will deliver massive graphics and storage subsystem performance improvements while also improving battery life. The Kirin 960 could debut as soon as next month, powering Huawei’s expected Mate 9 smartphone. The Kirin 960 combines ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s ‘Tweaked SoC’ Could Be the Cause of Explosions

Samsung may have dug itself into a hole too deep to come out unscathed. The company is in the process of unprecedented second recall, after ‘safe’ Galaxy Note 7 replacement units also started to catch fire. While the engineers at Samsung cannot pin down a solid reason for these explosions, a report suggests that the SoC is to blame, and ... Read More »

Honor Holly 3 With Octa-Core Kirin 620 SoC, 13-Megapixel Camera Launched at Rs. 9,999

At the Honor 8 (Review) launch event, Huawei also launched the budget Honor Holly 3 smartphone in India. The smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel camera for selfies, and sports an octa-core processor as well. The Honor Holly 3 will be available for purchase at Rs. 9,999 in the country. At the event, the company announced that the Honor Holly 3 is ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro Variant Leaked With Android 7.0 Nougat, 8GB of RAM, and Snapdragon 821 SoC

Xiaomi on Tuesday released a teaser signalling that the company is ready to unveil the much-rumoured Xiaomi Mi 5s at an event scheduled on September 27 at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. While it is almost certain that the Mi 5s will be unveiled on that date, there are also hints that the Mi Note 2 will also ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe With Snapdragon 821 SoC Now Available to Buy

The much-anticipated Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe has finally gone on sale in the company’s home country, Taiwan. The Snapdragon 821 SoC-powered ZenFone 3 Deluxe has been priced at TWD 24,990 (approximately Rs. 52,000 or $800). The Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe has now become the first commercial smartphone featuring the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 to be available in the markets. ... Read More »

Blu Pure XR With 3D Touch Display, Helio P10 SoC Launched

After the Energy XL launch last month, Blu has now launched another smartphone called Pure XR. The unlocked smartphone has gone on sale on Amazon and Best Buy for $299.99 (roughly Rs. 20,200). The Blu Pure XR smartphone is available in Gold and Grey colour variants. The fingerprint scanner is located inside the home button in the front. The smartphone ... Read More »

Vivo Y21L With 4G VoLTE Support, Snapdragon 410 SoC Launched at Rs. 7,490

Vivo has launched 4G VoLTE-enabled Vivo Y21L smartphone in India, the successor to the Y21, at Rs. 7,490. The smartphone is now available in the country in White and Grey colour variants. The dual-SIM Vivo Y21L sports a 4.5 inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display and and runs on the company’s Funtouch OS 2.5 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. It is ... Read More »

Huawei G9 Plus With 16-Megapixel Rear Camera, Snapdragon 625 SoC Launched

Huawei on Thursday launched the G9 Plus smartphone in China, priced at CNY 2,399 (roughly Rs. 24,200) for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant. A 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant was also announced, but no pricing or availability details were given yet. The smartphone is already on sale in China. The Huawei G9 Plus appears to be identical to the ... Read More »

LeEco Le 2s Pictured; Tipped to Sport Snapdragon 821 SoC, 8GB of RAM

If a new rumour is to be believed, then Chinese company LeEco may unveil the successor to the Le 2 soon. A new leak via Chinese tipsters claims that LeEco is gearing to launch the Le 2s with upgraded innards including the next high-end Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 821. Another highlight of the Le 2s is said to be the ... Read More »