Qualcomm and MediaTek are both slated to release their next-generation flagship products later this year. The two processors, rumored to be called the Snapdragon 898 and the Dimensity 2000, have been making the rounds on the internet for a while now. Digital Chat Station, a well-known Chinese tipster, just disclosed the essential specifications of both future chipsets, which reveal some fascinating features.
The Snapdragon 898 will be built on Samsung’s 4nm fabrication node, according to the report. It will have a single 3.0GHz ARM Cortex-X2 Super Core. Three mid-tier performance cores running at 2.5GHz and four power-efficient CPU cores running at 1.79GHz will be available from Qualcomm. Multiple rumors have stated that these will be ARM’s new Cortex-A710 and Cortex-A510 cores based on the V9 architecture. The Adreno 730 GPU will be found in the Snapdragon 898.
The identical CPU core layout will be used by MediaTek. In actuality, the Dimensity 2000 will have the same 1.8GHz base frequency and 3.0GHz maximum frequency as the Snapdragon 898. However, it has a significantly higher clock speed of 2.85GHz for the three Cortex-A710 center cores. The Mali-G710 MC10 GPU will be used in the Dimensity 2000, which will be manufactured on TSMC’s 4nm architecture.
In terms of CPU performance, these figures show that MediaTek will have a tiny advantage over Qualcomm. However, current estimates suggest that the Dimensity 2000 could be 20 to 25% more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 898. If the reports are genuine, MediaTek might give its American competitor a run for their money.
Qualcomm didn’t have a serious challenger in the top smartphone SoC market a few years ago. Samsung’s Exynos chipsets have historically underperformed Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets, and MediaTek’s products are no exception. The Taiwanese company had stepped away from the flagship market for a few years before returning in 2019 with the Dimensity range.
However, in recent years, things have begun to shift. Samsung made a few tactical changes, such as switching from bespoke Mongoose CPU cores to stock ARM cores. It also announced a collaboration with AMD to utilize AMD’s rDNA 2 graphics architecture in mobile chipsets. Things are looking up for the Korean corporation currently. With its next Exynos 2200 flagship CPU, it may finally be able to compete with Qualcomm.
However, MediaTek, the world’s top smartphone chipset provider by market share, could become Qualcomm’s true rival. Since re-entering the flagship market a few years ago, the Taiwanese company has drastically reduced the performance gap between itself and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon competitors. And, if rumors are to be believed, the difference between the future Dimensity 2200 and Snapdragon 898 could be insignificant. Perhaps the balance will shift in MediaTek’s favor.
Nonetheless, the chip battles are heating up, and we’re looking forward to seeing what the businesses have planned. In the coming weeks, you can expect to learn more about Samsung, Qualcomm, and MediaTek’s future solutions.
Samsung unveils the Galaxy A03 with 48MP dual camera
It’s a perfect smartphone to make your day-to-day more convenient!
The Samsung Galaxy A03 joins the Galaxy A03s, which debuted in August, and the Galaxy A03 Core, which debuted last week. The Galaxy A03 is the successor of the Galaxy A02, which debuted in January.
The A03 features a 6.5″ HD+ Infinity-V display with a notch for the 5MP selfie camera, as well as a dual-camera system with a 48MP main camera and a 2MP depth sensor on the back, which is an advance over the A02’s 13MP main camera and 2MP macro unit.
The A03 is powered by an unnamed octa-core processor with two clusters that run at a maximum clock frequency of 1.6GHz. Samsung doesn’t specify which version of Android and One UI the A03 ships with, but it does say the phone comes with three memory options: 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, and 4GB/128GB.
The A03 supports Dolby Atmos, has a 5,000 mAh battery, and is available in Black, Blue, and Red.
The Galaxy A03’s pricing and availability have yet to be announced by Samsung, but we should know more shortly.
Realme narzo 50i is now available in the Philippines
An affordable smartphone for entry-level gaming aficionados.
The Realme narzo 50i is being targeted to empower Filipino mobile gaming aficionados, following the successful launch of the narzo 50A earlier this month.
The realme narzo 50i is now available in Black and Mint Green colorways at all realme stores and select partner dealers around the country.
Realme Narzo 50i Specs
The Realme 50i is powered by a Unisoc SC9863A SoC and has 2/4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage. The gadget runs on Android 11 and runs realme UI Go Edition. It has a single 8MP back camera and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. A 5,000mAh cell with micro-USB charging is the star of the battery area.
The narzo 50i’s huge battery is said to last 43 days on standby or 23 hours of continuous video viewing. It also boasts a reverse charge option and an Ultra Saving Mode that, according to realme, can keep the phone on standby for two days even if the battery is only 5% charged.
Realme narzo 5i Pricing and Availability
The realme narzo 50i is priced at PHP 6,290 for the 4GB/64GB variant.
In conjunction with their ongoing #realmeWithYou holiday campaign, those who purchase the narzo 50i or any realme device with a minimum spend of PHP 5,000 at any realme flagship store or authorized partner dealer before January 2, 2022, will be entered to win one of the PHP 16,000 worth of realme TechLife prizes, as well as an e-raffle ticket to win an all-new Mitsubishi Mirage G4!
To register and see the complete mechanics, visit this link.
The Narzo 50i is available in Mint Green and Carbon Black, with the 2/32GB trim starting at INR 7,499 ($101). When official sales begin on October 7, the 4/64GB variant will cost INR 8,999 ($122).
Four new Nokia phones are in tow, sports new design
New camera bumps in tow!
Evleaks, a trusted leaker, has revealed what appear to be official renders of four new Nokia devices that have yet to be announced. The phones are identified by model numbers N151DL, N150DL, N1530DL, and N152DL, which do not correspond to the standard TA-numbering method.
The smartphones, however, do not appear to be the normal Nokia devices that we are used to seeing. Not the N150DL and N152DL, at least. If you ask me, these models appear to have been designed on the request of some carrier, most likely the US one, given Evleaks obtained and disseminated the promotional materials.
Let’s look at the N150DL and N1530DL first. They have their camera bump at the upper left, a rounded rectangle that is visually split into two parts, indicating that they are definitely related devices. These are most likely mid-range gadgets because of the notch. The fingerprint reader on the side suggests an LCD, and there’s a 3.5 mm headphone jack on top. We couldn’t make out the label on the triple camera, unfortunately.
The Nokia N151DL sports a circular camera bump, which is the current design for most of HMD Global’s handsets. Because there is only one camera, no fingerprint reader, and a somewhat chunky bottom bezel, this one is most likely entry-level (opposite another notch).
Finally, the N152DL is very certainly a C-series phone, which means it runs Android Go Edition. Its design is eerily similar to that of the C1 or C01 Plus, which are a few years behind the times.
There’s no news on when these four Nokia phones will be released, but we may expect more specific leaks before then.
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