It's not unusual to hear of rumors that contradict each other. They are just rumors after all. These two latest ones for the awaited Galaxy S5 Mini could make your heart jump or break it, depending on who you believe, or want to believe.
The security focused Blackphone was being shown back in February during Mobile World Congress. We managed to get a bit of hand-on time with the device during the show, and even had some details on the specs. At the time we were told the handset would have a quad-core 2.0GHz processor, however the specifics were left unannounced.
OnePlus had already confirmed the One smartphone would be powered by Snapdragon. More specifically, by a Snapdragon 801 processor. But while we had that piece of the puzzle, there was still plenty more we were curious about. Coming as a nice follow-up to the teaser unboxing video we saw yesterday -- additional details regarding the processor have since been confirmed.
Qualcomm has announced the latest additions to the Snapdragon processor line. These will be the Snapdragon 808 and 810, which Qualcomm is touting as being "The Ultimate Connected Computing." Similar to what we've seen from the Snapdragon 800 tier up until this point, the 808 an 810 will be for high-performance.
Recent AnTuTu scores reveal that Huawei's upcoming octa-core Kirin 920 comes close the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 in terms of performance. If true, this could pretty much put the Chinese manufacturer on the map as one of the chip makers that are starting to gnaw at Qualcomm's big pie.
It seems that NVIDIA is making true its reported focus on a completely new and high end "superphone" market. Its shiny new Tegra K1 processor still has to hit the market but we're already seeing a variant that has only two CPU cores but both of which carry the 64-bit architecture.
Samsung may have unveiled the Galaxy S5 last evening, however this morning we are learning a bit more in terms of the processor. The talk from the hands-on time at the event, and benchmarks, showed the handset to be running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 -- but there is an update here. The Galaxy S5 has been confirmed with a Snapdragon 801, which has integrated LTE.
Qualcomm has just announced a new Snapdragon chip that might change the mobile device landscape in its own little way. Although you will find no 64-bit processor here, unlike the just announced Snapdragon 610 and 615, the Snapdragon 801 still promises some rather impressive improvements over the crowd favorite Snapdragon 800.
Dreaming to lead a new market segment it is christening "Super-mid Market", MediaTek has unveiled its new MT6732 chip in time for MWC 2014. This system-on-chip that it hopes will power the next generation of low to mid range smart devices has two of the hottest buzzwords in mobile chips these days: LTE and 64-bit.