Runs on Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 which is an octa-core 64bit with quad 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 and quad 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, runs Android 5 Lollipop and it is already now being sold for about $250. The ZTE Blade S6 Plus will be available in April at maybe something around $300.
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LG's nicest yet Android Wear watch has a circular 1.3" P-OLED display with 410mAh and runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 400.
Qualcomm announced their upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor, introducing their newest Kryo custom ARM 64bit design, to be available in the second half of the year, built on FinFET technology. Qualcomm introduces their cognitive computing which is a sort of artificial intelligence making mobile computing easier. This video is also a 28-minute booth tour of the Qualcomm booth at Mobile World Congress 2015, where they are showing Cat9 450mbitps LTE and even Cat11 LTE at up to 600mbitps! Qualcomm shows their advanced 4K and Graphics on the Snapdragon 810 Octa-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A57/53. We also get to see some of Qualcomm's Allseen Internet of Things demos, augmented reality, mantis vision's MV4D world scanning, the Snapdragon 400 powering Android Wear and more.
- Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 820 and Zeroth Platform (anandtech.com)
- Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 820 SoC with Kryo CPU cores (HEXUS.net)
- Qualcomm announces Krait successor with Kryo-powered Snapdragon 820 (mobilesyrup.com)
- Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 will feature Kryo CPU, Krait's 64-bit successor (arstechnica.com)
- Qualcomm puts silicon brain in flagship Snapdragon 820 chip (computerworld.co.nz)
- Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 820, details 64-bit Kyro CPU (trustedreviews.com)
- Qualcomm teases Snapdragon 820 and 'thinking' camera tech (wired.co.uk)
- Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 820, new ultrasonic fingerprint scanner (pocketnow.com)
- Snapdragon 820 Revealed in Qualcomm's Leaked Roadmap (technobuffalo.com)
Possibly the fastest ARM Processor for smartphones yet, it runs Samsung's Exynos 7420 Octa-core quad ARM Cortex-A57 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 in big.LITTLE on Samsung's 14nm FinFET technology, with a 5.1" 1440x2560 display (at 577ppi), 138gr and a 2550mAh battery. Available for an undisclosed price (probably $600+) starting April 10th.
Here's the official Galaxy S6 launch keynote video:
MediaTek shows the world's first ARM Cortex-A72 processor, in a big.LITTLE formation with dual ARM Cortex-A72 and dual ARM Cortex-A53 on a 28nm process design with the SGX6250 GPU, this processor is real, it is implemented in a tablet here showing working Lollipop Android 5.0 running on their tablet reference! MediaTek provides it to their partners to start working on the integration and for their partners hopefully to soon be able to release ARM Cortex-A72 based MT8173 based tablets! I hope they are also preparing Chrome OS for this amazingly powerful ARM Processor!
MediaTek now supports worldwide LTE with the 64bit MT6735 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 and the 64bit MT6753 octa-core ARM Cortex-A53. This is LTE Cat4 for GSM and CDMA! They claim to be 10-15% faster in single SIM mode and 20-30% faster with dual-sim support compared to perhaps a Qualcomm LTE Worldmode. They also claim to use less power than competitor for standby, 3G and LTE mode. Many LTE Telcos around the world have already certified support for these new MediaTek LTE parts, with support on Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, Three, Deutche Telekom, China Unicom, China Mobile Telefonica, Verizon and AT&T. This LTE Worldmode processor is a big deal for MediaTek as it opens up the USA market for them, where MediaTek previously didn't have much support for American telecoms as MediaTek's previous 3G and LTE solutions mainly was working outside of the USA.
ARM Cortex-A72 is ARM’s highest-performance and most advanced processor. Based on the ARMv8-A 64bit Architecture, the Cortex-A72 CPU builds on the wide success of the Cortex-A57 processor across mobile and enterprise markets, ARM has done a number of micro-architectural changes and made some engineering improvements in the design, to deliver three and a half times the performance of ARM Cortex-A15 based devices in the smartphone power budget, as well as significant reductions in overall power consumption also optimizing the design for upcoming 16nm FinFET and smaller process technology.
- ARM Cortex-A72 Is the Most Powerful Mobile CPU Ever (arm.com)
- ARM's most powerful core (computermagazine.com)
- ARM outlines Cortex-A72, Mali-T882 chip designs for 2016 smartphones (electronista.com)
- ARM unveils 64-bit core second-gen Cortex-A72 CPU (telecompaper.com)
- GCC & Clang Now Support ARM's New Cortex-A72 (phoronix.com)
- ARM's Mali-T880 GPU To Be 80 Percent Faster Than Mali-T760, Arrives In 2016 (tomshardware.com)
- ARM wants PC-like graphics for mobiles (electronicsweekly.com)
Gold plated, also to be available in other colors/prices, Huawei is putting final touches to their Android Wear Smartwatch product, to be released by the middle of this year, their highlight for the MWC show and also quite an attraction and loved by tech media, it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, comes with a 1.4inch 400x400 AMOLED display for an impressive 286ppi pixel density. The question is what price Huawei plans to sell it at, it may not be sold for cheap.
- Huawei Watch May Be the Best Looking Android Wear Smartwatch So Far (cnx-software.com)
- Darrell Etherington: The Huawei Watch Brings Serious Style To Android Wear (techcrunch.com)
- Huawei's Android Wear Watch Is Handsome, But Still Too Bulky (gizmodo.com.au)
- Huawei Watch is a Stunning Android Wear Device (mobileburn.com)
- Huawei launches the most beautiful Android Wear Smartwatch yet (pc-tablet.com)
- Huawei's watch is stylish as well as smart (money.cnn.com)
- Hands-on preview: Huawei Watch (pcauthority.com.au)