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Goodbye Samsung. Qualcomm and MediaTek will produce important new platforms at TSMC facilities

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It looks like TSMC will be getting orders for many major SoC platforms for 2023 smartphones.

Goodbye Samsung.  Qualcomm and MediaTek will produce important new platforms at TSMC facilities

The source says that it is TSMC that will produce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Snapdragon 7 Gen 2, Dimensity 9100 and Dimensity 8200. That is, we are talking about potentially the most popular SoCs for top devices in 2023 and smartphones in the upper middle segment.

For the production of these SoCs, the 4 nm process technology will be used, which proved to be excellent in Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. It is due to the fact that the updated top Qualcomm SoC performed much better than Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that the company decided to abandon Samsung services and completely translate important for SoC itself on the power of TSMC.

Among other things, this probably means that the platforms listed above will be sufficiently energy efficient and not as prone to throttling as the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

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WhatsApp made it easier to join a call

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WhatsApp made it easier to join a call

The WhatsApp team is rolling out a new feature that allows users to share direct links to a one-click call to make it easier to stay in touch with their loved ones.

WhatsApp made it easier to join a call

The Call Links feature will begin rolling out to WhatsApp this week and can be accessed via a banner at the top of the Calls tab. WhatsApp users who want to try the Call Link feature will need the latest version of the app. The Call Links feature will support both audio and video calls.

WhatsApp made it easier to join a call

In addition, the messenger team is testing group video calls with up to 32 people. This is a big step forward as WhatsApp currently limits video calls to eight users.

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Will the new Intel processors really become much more expensive? Prices for new items lit up a few hours before the announcement

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Will the new Intel processors really become much more

Intel Raptor Lake processors will be unveiled in a few hours, but now we have the opportunity to look at prices that may be in line with the recommended ones.

Will the new Intel processors really become much more expensive?  Prices for new items lit up a few hours before the announcement

The fact is that the new items were lit up in the NewEgg store, and marked as recently released. Given the size and status of this network, it is possible that the prices listed there now correspond to those that Intel itself will reveal in a few hours.

And if so, then the same price increase that the company warned about earlier will take place.

  • Core i9-13900K – $660 ($70 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i9-13900KF – $630 ($65 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i7-13700K – $450 ($40 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i7-13700KF – $430 ($45 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i5-13600K – $330 ($40 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i5-13600KF – $310 ($45 more than its predecessor)

Thus, we will get a rise in price by 10-15%. If we talk about competition with AMD, then the Ryzen 5 7600X at a price of $300 is 10% cheaper than the Core i5-13600K, the Ryzen 7 7700X at a price of $400 is more than 10% cheaper than the Core i7-13700K, and the Core i9-13900K at a price of $630 is significantly more expensive than the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X, but significantly cheaper than the top-end Ryzen 9 7950X. We wrote about the performance of new AMD products yesterday.

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New Xiaomi: 5000 mAh “lipstick” mobile battery for $18

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New Xiaomi 5000 mAh lipstick mobile battery for 18

Together with the Civi 2 smartphone, Xiaomi today introduced a mobile battery in the form of “lipstick” – it’s easier to describe what the device looks like. However, for the “lipstick” it turned out to be quite large: the length is 94.5 mm, weight – 127 grams.

New Xiaomi: 5000 mAh

On the case there is a button, an indicator and a USB-C port. The device uses a battery size 21700 with a capacity of 5000 mAh. Xiaomi says that Civi 2 can be charged up to 80% with this mobile battery. The maximum output power is 20W (9V 2.25A).

New Xiaomi: 5000 mAh

New Xiaomi: 5000 mAh

The novelty is already available for purchase in China at a price of $18.

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