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Analyst: Snapdragon 835 Not As Popular Due to it Being Expensive

The Snapdragon 835 hasn’t been seen in many flagship smartphones so far this year, and an analyst on Weibo seems to think that because the Snapdragon 835 is manufactured on a 10nm process, that it is more expensive to make. And that is likely true, since there are hardly any 10nm chipsets out there right now, it doesn’t offset the cost that much just yet. Qualcomm and its partners will likely never come out to actually confirm this...

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Nokia CEO Warns Investors About 5G-Related ‘Near-Term Risk’

Nokia Chief Executive Officer Rajeev Suri warned investors about “some near-term risk” that the Finnish tech giant expects will be generated by the fifth generation (5G) of mobile networks, i.e. the rapid advancements and deployment of related technologies. While speaking on a conference call hosted shortly after the company published its consolidated financial results for the second quarter of the year, Suri predicted that the...

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Samsung Passes Intel As World’s Largest Chipmaker In Q2 2017

Samsung Electronics overtook Intel as the world’s largest chipmaker for the first time ever, thus ending the Santa Clara, California-based tech giant’s 24 years of dominance in the industry. The South Korean original equipment manufacturer (OEM) posted its consolidated financial results for the second quarter of the year last week, revealing that its semiconductor unit generated $15.65 billion in sales in the three-month period...

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Samsung Australia Shines Light on Galaxy Note 8 Pre-Orders

The Galaxy Note 8 is set to be announced next month, and it should be up for pre-orders within a few days. As Samsung has done this in previous years with its flagship devices. Now, according to a leak from Samsung Australia that appeared on its website – and was then quickly taken down – it appears that the Galaxy Note 8 will be available for pre-order beginning on August 25th, that’s two days after the Unpacked event in New...

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Battery Makers Changing Product Design Over Cobalt Shortages

Major battery manufacturers like Samsung SDI, LG Chem, and SK Innovation are trying to find ways to work around the shortage of cobalt, a major component of lithium-ion batteries, recent reports indicate. Lithium-ion batteries are used to power modern devices like smartphones and electric vehicles, and manufacturers and analysts point out that the leading cause of reduced cobalt supply is the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic...

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LG Display May Score Google Investment Deal For VR Parts

LG Display may score an investment deal from Google for VR parts, according to a new report out of South Korea. According to the details in the report, talks are currently underway between the two companies and may be related to a chip that would be meant for “micro-displays” for the virtual reality platform. At the moment there is no information regarding specifics on products exactly, but as LG Display produces panels for any...

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Huawei Says Mate 10 Will Challenge Upcoming iPhone

Huawei’s CEO has promised that its upcoming Mate 10 will be able to successfully challenge Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8. The Chinese company has made no secret of its plans to become the number one smartphone manufacturer worldwide, though they currently sit in third position. As part of this plan, the company has to surpass Apple in terms of volume, though they are hoping to steal some of their revenue and profits in the process. In...

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Huawei Posts $42B In Revenue Led By Consumer Unit In H1 2017

Huawei on Thursday announced its consolidated financial results for the first half of the year, stating that its Consumer Business Group performed above expectations and led the Chinese conglomerate to a successful financial period. The tech giant’s total revenue in the first six months of the year amounted to $42.04 billion, with an operating profit margin of 11 percentage points. The figure represents a 15 percent increase...