Mid-range Exynos gets the latest tech

A Samsung Exynos processor.
  • Samsung has confirmed that the Exynos 1080 chip is coming soon.
  • The new chipset has the latest Cortex-A78 CPU and Mali-G78 GPU.

The Samsung Exynos 980 marked a major upgrade for the company’s mid-range silicon, delivering 5G for the first time in the segment while also offering a good level of CPU and GPU power.

The company recently revealed via Weibo that it’s working on the Exynos 1080, ostensibly coming as a successor of sorts to the Exynos 980. Now, Samsung Semiconductor has confirmed the new chipset to Android Authority.

Samsung also confirmed that the Exynos 1080 would be equipped with the latest Cortex-A78 CPU cores and Mali-G78 GPU. If the CPU arrangement is anything like the Exynos 980, we can expect two powerful Cortex-A78 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores for basic tasks.

It’s also believed that the new chipset could be built on a 5nm manufacturing process (down

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US Army hones in on solution for new mid-range missile pursuit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army’s new pursuit for a mid-range missile will be finalized by the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office by the end of the year, the office’s director told Defense News in an interview ahead of the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference.

The service has set a goal to field the chosen missile in less than three years — by the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023 — which means it can’t start from scratch, said Lt. Gen. James Thurgood.

“You might be able to take something that’s in the [science & technology] world already and do something with it,” he said. ” You might be able to take an existing joint service program and do something with it. There are lots of opportunities. I don’t think that ’23 is an unrealistic outcome.”

The RCCTO received the mission in July following a strategic fires study conducted

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Poco X3 review: The typical mid-range smartphone



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Poco X3 review:  Not long ago, Poco appeared to be the next disruptor in the Indian smartphone market with the Poco F1 emerging as the new threat to affordable-premium and premium smartphones. Instead of building on the success of the first Poco smartphone, the company took a long break, before returning to the scene with an all new market strategy. Initially, Poco seemed like Xiaomi’s answer to OnePlus. Now, it is challenging Realme, at best.  

The company has unveiled three smartphones this year – Poco X2, Poco M2 and Poco X3 – all positioned in budget and mid-range segments. And, that’s not only with the price but also in terms of specs on offer. Recently, there has been a major change in company leadership and it will be interesting to see if that also leads to a change in market strategy.  

For now, we have

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The Infinix Zero 8: A mid-range Android phone with an impressive camera

The Infinix Zero 8 has average specs, a great camera, and a low price point. Is this the right phone for you? Jack Wallen takes a look.

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When I received the Infinix Zero 8, I must confess I didn’t have high hopes for it. After unboxing and connecting the Android device to my Google account, my first impression was that it was a midlist phone with certain features that could quickly turn off many users. Then something interesting happened–I started playing with the camera.

I wouldn’t consider myself someone who places a high priority on a phone’s camera. That’s not to say I don’t make regular use of the feature–I do. In fact, I take daily photos for various purposes, but for me, the camera is an afterthought. When I review phones, it tends to be one of the last things I test. Upon giving the Infinix

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The midrange Pixel 5 makes Google’s smartphone lineup more confusing than ever

The Google Pixel 5, which was unveiled during the company’s Launch Night In event on Wednesday, was definitely a surprise—especially if you were paying any attention to the lofty rumors leading up to its debut. Rather than offering a giant screen, the latest Snapdragon processor, and state-of-the-art biometric security, Google’s new handset is surprisingly pedestrian.

While we don’t mind that the Pixel 5 comes in with a lower price, if you start to compare it to the Pixel 4a 5G, the Pixel 5’s position becomes confusing. Google delivered on its promise to bring 5G to its affordable 4a phone back when it launched this summer. While it’s not shipping for another month or so, it’s both $200 cheaper than the Pixel 5 and has a display two-tenths of an inch bigger, with the same processor:

Pixel 4a 5G

Dimensions: 153.9 x 74 x 8.6mm
Display: 6.2-inch Full HD OLED, 2340

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The Google Pixel couldn’t win at the high end, but the midrange isn’t any easier

Today, Google will announce the Pixel 5 and 4A 5G. Well, not so much “announce” as launch, since the company already told us these phones were coming when it announced the Pixel 4A in early August. We know what to expect because these phones have leaked every which way but Sunday. And Google has already told us what the Pixel 4A 5G will cost, too: $499.

About the only thing that isn’t widely confirmed as of this writing (late last night) is the pricing for the Pixel 5. There are strong rumors that it will clock in at $699, which lines up with the big takeaway I expect to come away with today. That would be this: Google is retrenching into the midrange this year instead of directly trying to compete with the flagships from Apple and Samsung.

Moving down in price would be more true to what the Pixel

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Low- to Mid-Range Smartphones Dominate Worldwide Smartphone Forecast with the Fastest Growth Expected in $400-600 Price Band, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Economic uncertainties have increased the downward pressure on smartphone prices globally with 73% of shipments in 2020 expected to be priced below $400, according to a new price band forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Worldwide smartphone value is expected to decline 7.9% in 2020 to $422.4 billion, down from $458.5 billion in 2019. The downward trend is intensified by consumers turning to devices priced in the low-to-mid range as they prioritize spending on essentials.

Overall, the low-to-mid end segment ($100 to less than $400) dominated global smartphone shipments with 60% market share in the second quarter of 2020 (2Q20) and is expected to grow in the short term to 63% by next year. The mid-to-high end segment ($400 to less than $600) grew its share of the market by almost 4 points to 11.6% in 2Q20. Devices from Samsung,

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Samsung Galaxy F mid-range smartphone to launch in India next month

Samsung Electronics will introduce a new mid-segment smartphone line Galaxy ‘F in India early next month, industry insiders said as the South Korean tech giant eyes to expand its presence in the world’s second-largest smartphone market.

The new Galaxy F lineup is expected to have mid-to low-end smartphones focusing on cameras.

The new ‘Galaxy F’ series targeting millennials and Gen Z consumers will be priced around Rs 20,000, industry sources told IANS last week.

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Galaxy F41 may be the first one to make a debut. The Galaxy F41 is rumoured to have a water-drop notch display and feature a triple-rear camera setup, reports Yonhap news agency.

The launch of ‘Galaxy F’ series is set to strengthen Samsung’s position in the India smartphone market, with ‘Galaxy M’ series doing exceedingly well.

The company recently released the Galaxy M31s and the Galaxy M51 in India and held various promotions to boost

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