Week 46 in review: Galaxy S7 rumors and next-gen chipsets


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Samsung's current crown jewel - the Exynos 7420 SoC is definitely at the top of the mobile food chain and has been for a few months now, but by all accounts it is heading toward an imminent and spectacular dethroning, as the next generation of chipsets are coming and they promise to bring a huge leap forward in performance. Huawei's Kirin 950 has all the odds of being first off the starting line inside the Mate 8, but what the industry seems to be truly looking forward are Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 and Samsung's Exynos 8890. Both got their full specs revealed last week and the latter is even official, so all we have to do now is play the waiting game and hope they appear in devices as soon as possible. And the wait might not be that long. People are already discussing Samsung's next flagship - the Galaxy S7, which will most-likely host the debut of the Exynos 8890, but also, quite possibly, the Snapdragon 820 in an alternative model. The rumor mill is already flooding with bits about the S7 and it seems this year the Korean giant will host the unveiling even sooner than last year - on February 21. This is surely putting a lot of strain on Samsung, but the OEM also seems to be hard at work on expanding its "A"-series, with the Galaxy A9, as well as alleged new version of the A3 and A5 handsets. Speaking of upcoming devices, the powerful Huawei P9max was spotted online, allegedly carrying a massive 6.2 inch QHD+ display and a Kirin 950 chip. We also have the next Xiaomi Mi5 flagship to look forward to and the Lenovo Vibe X3. In other news, Blackberry is expanding its Android effort with the option to sideload its app suit, as well as talks of a new handset - the Vienna. .news-item .n-left { float: left; width: 28%; text-align: center; } .news-item .n-right { float: left; width: 70%; } .news-item a { padding-bottom: 0; padding-left: 0; } .news-item .n-right h2, .reviews-item .n-right h2 { clear: both; padding: 0 0 3px 0px !important; font: 400 19px Google-Oswald, Arial; margin-top: -4px; } .n-right p { line-height: 155%; } .news-item { padding-top: 10px; padding-bottom: 0px; border-top: 1px solid #ccc; } .news-item p { margin-left: 0; } .n-right h2 a { text-decoration: none; color: #000; } Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chipset finally gets fully revealed The chip maker has announced all of the details regarding its next-generation high-end SoC. Samsung Galaxy S7 announcement will be on February 21, rumor says The much talked about earlier launch for the Korean company's next flagship apparently won't quite happen. Windows 10 Mobile update schedule for older Lumias leaks The information allegedly originates at Orange Poland, with the carrier revealing that there will be two different waves of updates. Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 (2016 Edition) leak in photos The two smartphones feature a slight redesign to better match their more premium counterparts such as the Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6. Nexus 6P owners reporting shattered glass on the front and back Glassgate? Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 is official Built on a 14nm process, the new chip packs the company's new custom ARM cores and an integrated Cat.12/13 LTE modem. Exynos 8890 enters mass production, January unveil for the Galaxy S7 likely According to another rumor, Samsung will use as many Exynos 8890 chipsets as it will Snapdragon 820 ones for the Galaxy S7. Firmware leaks point to an early release of the Galaxy S7 A new rumor talks about firmware codes, which means Samsung could have started developing the software for the phone. TAG Heuer launches Connected, world's first Android Wear-powered luxury watch The $1,500 intelligent timepiece is inspired by the TAG Heuer Carrera, and has been developed in collaboration with Google and Intel. Xiaomi Gemini (Mi 5) appears on Geekbench, will use Snapdragon 820 Exceptional single-core result and an average multi-core figure in this early version of Xiaomi's next-gen...