Welcome back to another issue of mobile news at The Hub! This week we’re looking at the rumours of Apple’s new chipset for next-gen iPhones, as well new leaks on the iPhone SE2, and rumours about their WWDC event announcements.
We’re also checking out the upgraded Bixby rumours and launch confirmation, as well as investigating the new mid-range chipsets from Qualcomm.
New iPhone X chips rumoured to give huge speed boost
Apple’s new chipset, thought to be called to A12, is rumoured to give a significant boost to app loading times while also increasing battery life. The chips have been shrunk down to only 7 nanometres and use nearly 30% less power than standard 10 nanometre chips.
These chips have just gone into production and Apple is expected to unveil them with the new range in September.
Bixby 2.0 to launch with the Note 9
Samsung has confirmed that their upgraded AI assistant, Bixby 2.0, will launch with the Galaxy Note 9 in the second half of 2018, and will feature “enhanced natural language processes, improved noise resistance capability and quicker response times.”
Samsung are set to get all of their products connected to Bixby by 2020, and with their heavy investment in developing the assistant, we’re very excited to see what upgrades they have made.
iPhone SE2 to get radical redesign
According to a new leak from well-known tipster, Olixar, the new iPhone SE could follow the iPhone X in looks with a notched, full-screen design. The rumour is that it will also have the glass frame for wireless charging as well as the TrueDepth camera that supports FaceID.
However, the frame and rear of the phone will likely keep the same look as the SE series to keep it consistent with the rest of the range.
New Qualcomm chipset to bring flagship features to mid-range phones
Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 710 as the first chip in a brand-new series designed to bring top-end phone features to mid-range phones. This impressive chip is able to support AI assistants, superfast connectivity, 4K video capture, and active depth sensing.
We’re expecting to see this chip reach phones within 2018, but are expecting to see it in the upper-end of the mid-range phone market.
Apple confirms WWDC keynote to rumours of new models and iOS 12
Apple has confirmed that they will be giving a keynote speech at their Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on 4th June and are expected to unveil new features and a new handset, but not a new flagship.
We’re expecting to see the launch of iOS 12 that is rumoured to focus on security and stability as well as upgrades to Siri and the unveiling of the iPhone SE2. Apple will be live-streaming the event so you can watch along at 17:00 on June 4th.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s mobile news roundup – don’t forget to check back in next week for more industry updates and rumours!