Smartphones

Alongside the launch of the Pixel 4a today, Google has made a mention that it’ll be launching the Pixel 4a (5G) later this year at a price point of $499. We don’t have any further details on this variant of the Pixel 4a, however if the only feature upgrade on the phone is a 5G compatible SoC and cellular connectivity, it would mean quite a steep price increase. To achieve 5G connectivity, Google has two options in the mid-range: The Snapdragon 690 and the Snapdragon 765. Both would be good upgrades over the Snapdragon 730G in the 4G Pixel 4a, however only the latter would have a modem which would be capable of mmWave connectivity. It would make sense for Google to go with the Snapdragon...

Qualcomm Reveals Next-Gen Snapdragon MSM8960: 28nm, dual-core, 5x Performance Improvement

Earlier today Qualcomm briefed analysts on its Snapdragon SoC roadmap. The current Snapdragon is available in both 65nm and 45nm versions integrating a single Scorpion CPU core running at...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/17/2010

HTC Surround Review: A Pocket Boombox

Even though the WP7 official unveiling is quite a ways behind us, we’ve been spending quite a lot of time with the respective Windows Phone 7 launch devices. Anand...

39 by Brian Klug on 11/13/2010

The Windows Phone 7 Review

It took Microsoft a long time, but it’s finally here - Windows Phone 7 (now sans the ‘Series’). It’s the software giant’s spiritual successor to Windows Mobile, its answer...

125 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 10/20/2010

The T-Mobile G2 Preview

T-Mobile’s G2, the long awaited successor to the G1, is finally here. This is a pretty big launch for T-Mobile, probably the biggest since the original G1. The G2...

60 by Vivek Gowri on 10/7/2010

Samsung Fascinate Review: Verizon's Galaxy S Smartphone

Samsung has a Galaxy S device on basically every major carrier in the US. T-Mobile has the Vibrant, AT&T has the Captivate, Sprint has the Epic 4G, and Verizon...

73 by Brian Klug on 10/5/2010

Motorola Droid 2 Review: Rebooting the Droid

The launch of the first Motorola Droid was a watershed moment for the Android platform and Motorola alike. The original Droid’s masculine and modern industrial design showed the world...

39 by Brian Klug on 9/19/2010

Moorestown Preview: OpenPeak Tablet Benchmarked and Impressions

In IDF’s technology showcase, we got a chance to catch up with OpenPeak, makers of the OpenTablet 7, a 7” Android tablet running atop the Moorestown Atom Z6xx SoC...

8 by Brian Klug on 9/14/2010

ARM Aims at Intel, Cortex A15 Headed for Smartphones, Notebooks and Servers

Last month TI announced it was the first to license ARM’s next-generation Eagle core. Today, ARM is announcing the official name of that core: it’s the ARM Cortex A15. Architectural...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/9/2010

Going Out of Order: Samsung Announces Orion Cortex A9 SoC

Last night LG announced that it would be using NVIDIA's Tegra 2 in its Optimus Series smartphones starting in Q4 2010. The most exciting part of Tegra 2 is...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/7/2010

Caring for the Elderly: iOS 4.1 Speed Boost on the iPhone 3G

iPhone 3G users have been unhappy, and rightfully so. When iOS 4.0 debuted, we talked about new features like multitasking for the iPhone 3GS and how much faster the...

36 by Brian Klug on 9/7/2010

LG Optimus Series Smartphones to Feature NVIDIA Tegra 2 in Q4 2010

LG was one of the first companies to demonstrate a Moorestown based phone as recently as earlier this year. Just one hour ago however LG announced that starting in...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/6/2010

Samsung Epic 4G Review: The Fastest Android Phone

This one has been a hotly requested item from you all: a review of the Samsung Galaxy S. Samsung sent us their newest Galaxy S phone, the Epic 4G...

98 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/6/2010

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review: Keeping RIM's Flame Alive

This summer has been a busy one for smartphone platforms. We started the summer with an Apple iOS update that remedied a number of the primary concerns with Apple’s...

43 by Brian Klug on 9/1/2010

Intel & Nokia Partner to Research 3D Mobile Interfaces

Here at AnandTech, we’ve been talking for a considerable time about Intel and Nokia’s joint collaboration in the mobile space on the MeeGo mobile operating system. Today, the two...

12 by Brian Klug on 8/24/2010

The Dell Streak Review

The iPhone has an unusual problem. Its UI is fast and smooth enough that you want to browse the web on it. However the device is cramped enough that...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/15/2010

TI First to License ARM's Next-Generation Eagle Core

In our smartphone and tablet reviews we make sure to spend a good amount of time talking about the silicon powering these devices. There’s no reason that handset and...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/9/2010

Motorola Droid X: Thoroughly Reviewed

There’s a divergence in the smartphone world. Some devices are either maintaining or shrinking overall size in an attempt to become more convenient to carry around. Although it’s not...

89 by Brian Klug on 7/20/2010

The iPhone 4 Redux: Analyzing Apple's iOS 4.0.1 Signal Fix & Antenna Issue

In case you haven’t noticed, the iPhone 4’s antenna design has come under considerable scrutiny. In our iPhone 4 review, we investigated the iPhone 4 antenna and came to...

149 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/15/2010

Microsoft's KIN: A Eulogy

After being on the market a short six weeks, Microsoft announced that it was scrapping the launch of KIN devices in European markets, and with it, further development of...

59 by Brian Klug on 7/13/2010

Apple's iPhone 4: Thoroughly Reviewed

I'm not sure how this keeps happening. The first year I waited at a mall for 5 hours to get the original iPhone. The following year my friend Mark...

270 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/30/2010

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