Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC Launched, Based on 10nm FinFET Process

Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC Launched, Based on 10nm FinFET Process

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Samsung unveils the Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC
  • It is likely to debut on the company’s Galaxy S9
  • The chipset can be expected to feature on phones next year

Samsung has announced a new flagship mobile processor in the Exynos 9 series, built on the 10nm process. As is traditional with such unveils, it can be expected that the new new Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC will be the processor powering the company’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9.

The Samsung Exynos 9810 packs the company’s third-generation custom CPU cores and also comes with an upgraded GPU. Samsung is also touting support for Gigabit LTE modem which can offer what Samsung calls industry’s first 6CA (carrier aggregation) support. Samsung says that the new Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC has been built on second-generation 10nm process technology.

The Exynos 9 Series is said to be the company’s first processor chipset built on the 10-nanometre FinFET process technology.

The South Korean company earlier this year unveiled its premium application processor, the Exynos 9 Series 8895. Some of the highlights of the Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor were embedding of a Gigabit LTE modem that can support five carrier aggregation, or 5CA. It supports LTE Cat. 16 with download speeds of up to 1Gbps and upload speeds of up to 150Mbps (Cat. 13). The chipset was used in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ as well as the company’s Galaxy Note 8 phablet.

Rumours have pointed to early next year launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC which could be seen as the competitor to the Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC. The Snapdragon 845 SoC is said to be built on a new faster, more efficient 7nm fabrication process. Furthermore, the new Qualcomm SoC is also said to debut on the Galaxy S9 next year.

For Samsung’s upcoming flagships, the company is widely expected to retain Infinity Displays which allow the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch screens to come with a relatively compact factor. The upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones are rumoured to use the same screen sizes as well as the same curved design first seen on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

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Moto Makes a Strong Comeback in the US, Enters Top 5: Counterpoint

Moto Makes a Strong Comeback in the US, Enters Top 5: Counterpoint

Lenovo brand Moto made a significant comeback in the US in the third quarter this year, almost doubling its volumes and market share annually and was the fastest growing brand, Counterpoint Research said on Saturday.

The US smartphone shipments remained flat during the third quarter. Moto, ZTE, and LG registered strong gains and Verizon remained the largest smartphone sales channel, revealed Counterpoint’s Market Monitor programme.

“Motorola jumped back into the top five rankings after a long time. Motorola’s focus on affordable devices for prepaid/unlocked market and breaking out from Verizon’s shadows helped drive growth during the quarter,” said Research Analyst Archana Srinivasan.

Motorola also benefited in terms of visibility with presence across all four of the major carriers with its Moto Z2 Force Edition in premium segment.

“The Moto E series was actually the key volume driver for Motorola during the quarter across prepaid and open channels,” Srinivasan added.

Verizon had a good quarter and remained the biggest channel for smartphone sales, followed by T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint.

“LG had a strong quarter recording highest ever volume for the third quarter closing on Samsung volumes, especially at T-Mobile & Sprint,” said Research Director Neil Shah.

Apple iPhone 7 was the most popular smartphone in the US. The Moto E4 and LG Stylo 3 were also solid performers. LG grew its share to 17.6 percent.

ZTE grew its smartphone volumes 34 percent (year-on-year).

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Moto X4 India Launch Set for Today, Watch Live Stream Here

Moto X4 India Launch Set for Today, Watch Live Stream Here

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Moto X4 price in India is expected to start from Rs. 23,999
  • The smartphone was originally unveiled at IFA 2017
  • Moto X4 was originally planned for an October 3 India launch

Moto X4 India launch is scheduled for Monday, at a New Delhi event scheduled to begin at 2:30pm IST. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for more details from the Moto X4 India launch event, as they happen. The smartphone was one of the first to come with inbuilt support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, and based on Android 7.1 Nougat, it of course also supports Google Assistant. Other highlights include IP68 water and dust resistance. So far, the expected Moto X4 price in India has been leaked – Rs. 23,999. This is significantly lower than the EUR 399 (roughly Rs. 30,300) price tag given to it at its launch during IFA 2017. To note, the Moto X4 was originally supposed to launch on October 3, before being delayed. We also know the smartphone will be a Flipkart exclusive. You can watch the live stream of the Moto X4 launch below.

 

Moto X4 specifications, features

The Moto X4 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and sports a single-SIM slot (Nano) – however, the India variant can be expected to come with dual-SIM card support. It bears a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS IPS display with 424ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The smartphone is powered by the 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core SoC paired with Adreno 508 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Inbuilt storage is at 32GB, but there is scope for further expansion using the microSD card slot (up to 2TB).

ALSO SEEMoto X4 First Impressions

Another highlight of the Moto X4 is its dual rear camera setup, with one 12-megapixel dual autofocus sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels, and one 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor with 120-degree field of view, f/2.2 aperture, and 1.12-micron pixels. The setup features a colour correlated temperature (CCT) dual-LED flash and PDAF. It brings a host of features like ultra-wide angle shot, professional mode, depth detection and depth effects, selective Focus, selective Black & White (beta), background replacement (beta), spot colour, landmark/object recognition, scan barcodes/QR codes/Business cards, panorama mode, slo-motion video, and best shot.

 

The Moto X4 has a 16-megapixel front camera with flash support, f/2.0 aperture, and 1-micron pixels. It comes with features like adaptive low light mode, selfie panorama, face filters, beautification mode, and professional mode.

Connectivity options on the Moto X4 include NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), GPS, GLONASS, 4G LTE, and FM radio support. The dimensions of the Moto X4 are at 148.35×73.4×7.99mm, and the smartphone weighs 163 grams. The smartphone sports an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. The Moto X4 packs a 3000mAh battery that claims to last all day, and even supports fast charging (six hours of power in 15 minutes).

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The Moto X4 has a new three-finger screenshot gesture (along with other Moto experiences), and comes with an inbuilt password manager called Moto Key. The latest Bluetooth support brings the ability to allow it to sync with four speakers or headphones at one time. Notably, the Moto X4 doesn’t offer Moto Mods support.

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Motorola Moto X4

Motorola Moto X4

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Display

5.20-inch

Processor

2.2GHz octa-core

Front Camera

16-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 7.1.1

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh

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Open Insights: EIA’s Weekly Petroleum Report (11/10/17)

Continuing our weekly series, Open Insights, we’ll take a look at the EIA’s Weekly Petroleum Status Report (“WPSR”) for the week of November 10, 2017.

EIA today reported a crude build of 1.9M barrels. This is in addition to the 2.2M barrel build last week, and helped contribute to the overall inventory build (i.e., crude and petroleum products) of 2.757M barrels. Crude exports increased slightly by 260K bpd, but the net import balance increased as imports increased by twice that amount at 521K bpd.

Based on EIA’s WPSR models, production increased to 9.645M bpd. Refinery utilization increased by 248K bpd (i.e., 1.4%) and averaged 91% overall for the week, again higher than the 5 year average (2012-2016) of 88.3%.

Gasoline inventories increased by 894K barrels and distillates decreased by 799K barrels. Gasoline inventories continue to bump along the 5-year average whereas distillates are now slightly below.

source:-seekingalpha