Category: Qualcomm

YotaPhone 2, 4.7″ curved Touch E Ink and 5″ AMOLED and Snapdragon 800

Posted by – February 26, 2014

Yota Devices shows their next generation YotaPhone 2 with the Snapdragon 800 LTE and a 5″ AMOLED screen and a 960×540 curved touch-screen E Ink display covering the back case. They upgrade their YotaPhone SDK to enable Android apps to send data to the back-screen with one touch. Battery life when using the backside only can be measured in days and sunlight readability is full.

Qualcomm 610 and 615 ARMv8 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 quad/octa core, 801 and 805/Adreno420 demos

Posted by – February 25, 2014

Qualcomm presents their latest ARM 64bit ARMv8 Snadragon 610 and 615 based on the ARM Cortex-A53 quad and octa core. These new include the Qualcomm Gobi 9X30’s LTE Advanced Category 6 capability with up to 300Mbps 4G LTE modem, 3G HSPA+, CDMA, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi all in one chip. Enhanced ISP for imaging and camcorder quality and Adreno 405. Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 and 615 are pin compatible with the cheaper 64bit Snapdragon 410 enabling faster time to market. Qualcomm also shows their upcoming Snapdragon 805 with amazingly fast 4K video upscaling, 4K video gaming.

Nokia Android Phone: Nokia X series launched starting at 89€

Posted by – February 24, 2014

As I have been Google+’ing for the past 3-4 years, this is it, Nokia is finally releasing their low cost ultra nice Android phone. Selling worldwide starting today for around 89€. This is totally amazing and congratulations to the Nokia team for an awesome first step in the right direction!!

I would also like to see a few more improvements to this:
– Nokia Home be a home replacement on Google Play (to turn any other Android device into a Nokia Home Experience device (including switching over to Nokia Store, Nokia Maps and everything else that ships with a Nokia X)
– Bring Windows Phone apps to Android. Tweak the Android AOSP software to add Windows Phone apps support. (same in the other direction, support Android apps on Windows Phone platform).
– Announce that Nokia and Microsoft would not be against Google authorizing them to pre-install and support the official installation of Google Apps like Google Play, Google Maps, Gmail, and etc. If Google won’t allow it, simply put public pressure so that media forces Google to open up how their Google Apps may or may not ship with modified Android devices. I think every device must be able to ship with any app and I think multiple app stores on a device is the best way.
– Nokia Store should include unlimited free apps for a very low monthly subscription price. Something like $5/month for unlimited games and apps. Start signing up as many paid app/games developers and of course include all the free ones anyway. Subscribers can have advertising disabled on ad-supported apps. For developing countries the monthly cost can be much lower, perhaps even for free in certain countries where the GDP per capita is very low. App/games developers can for example agree that their apps and games are to be free in certain regions of the world where people don’t make a lot of salary.

$60 MT8312 7″, $240 Exynos5410 9.7″ Retina by Kente

Posted by – February 1, 2014

Kente shows their latest tablets, PC monitors and more.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013

$249 ZTE Nubia 5S Mini, 4.7″ 720p IGZO, APQ8064

Posted by – January 26, 2014

ZTE’s Nubia brand introduces 5S Mini, priced at around $249 now in China, selling millions of flagship ZTE Nubia units in China, they are now making it available worldwide.

Archos 50 Helium, 5″ 720p 4G LTE MSM8926 for $249, 45 Helium 4.5″ FWVGA for $199

Posted by – January 19, 2014

Archos presents sub-$200 4G LTE phones, running on the new Qualcomm MSM8926 with 150mbitps LTE support, 1GB RAM, Android 4.4 coming, the display is 5″ 1280x720p for the $249/229€ Archos 50 Helium and 4.5″ 854×480 on the $199/199€ Archos 45 Helium. Both to be released next month. This is attractive in countries where you can get 4G contracts at sub $20/20€ per month, and even have those sometimes included for free on the ISP home broadband contract, people doing pre-paid instead of 2-year contracts want cheap affordable phones like these to include LTE, and Archos sells some for as low as $99/99€ with their 3G-only MT6572 based Archos 40 Titanium.

LG G Flex, launching for $300 (with 2-year $2000+ contract) on Sprint on January 31st

Posted by – January 14, 2014

LG shows their really big curved 6″ 1280×720 smartphone design, running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, 32GB Flash.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Adreno 420, HEVC 4K decode, 802.11ac, 4G LTE and more

Posted by – January 12, 2014

Qualcomm is showing off their newest latest S805 ARM processor with their newest Adreno 420 GPU. The performance is improved to Krait 450 quad-core CPU running at up to 2.5 GHz per core with a newer amazing memory bandwidth design of up to 25.6 GB/second for faster multimedia and web browsing performance. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 support up to 4K HEVC hardware decode, supporting that resolution on either a built-in monitor or as output.

Reach Tech Smartphones and Tablets

Posted by – December 27, 2013

Reach Tech is a Shenzhen based company of smart phones and tablets that both manufactures and develops products. Reach Tech currently employs 100 people for research and development. Reach Tech is a Qualcomm partner. Reach tech makes a 5.5″ (720p) smartphone with Qualcomm MSM8225Q processor. Reach tech makes a much smaller 3.5″ device. Reach Tech also makes a tablet with an iPad Mini screen. Prices on all the devices are unspecified.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013

Intrinsic Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 Dragonboard

Posted by – December 26, 2013

This new Intrinsic Dragonboard uses as Snapdragon 800 processor and has an optional display. The Dragonboard is capable of playing 4k video. The Dragonboard can even run Ubuntu. The dragonboard is already available for a price of 499 USD. INTRINSYC makes both system on module designs for 200 USD as well as development boards.