Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge releasing at MWC 2017 to feature Snapdragon 835 processor

Samsung Galaxy S8

The specifications of Snapdragon 835 tagged as MSM8998 have been confirmed. You can expect the integration the new processor in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. Expected to be showcased at MWC 2017, the Snapdragon 835 specs was first leaked by Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin. However, the specifications of the forthcoming processor have been confirmed by both Qualcomm and Samsung.

If rumors are to be believed, the new Snapdragon 835 processor will be integrated with Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge. Even though there is no official confirmation, the leakage in the specifications reveals the fact that the new chipset will find its place in the Galaxy S8.

Snapdragon 835

The new Snapdragon 835 will bear the model number MSM8998. This is ahead of the currently available Snapdragon 821 processor, which has the model number MSM8996. Moreover, the upcoming processor will be equipped with an octa-core CPU instead of quad-core in Snapdragon 821.

Snapdragon 835 processor will offer UFS 2.1 technology

The main attraction of Snapdragon 835 processor is the addition of Adreno 540 graphics, UFS 2.1 technology. Furthermore, the new processor will be manufactured based on a 10nm FinFET process that was introduced 6 months back. Hence, you can expect 6GB RAM variant of Galaxy S8 in all markets.

Snapdragon 660 Processor specs revealed

In the leaked image, you can also spot the specifications of the new Snapdragon 660 Processor. It will be manufactured with Samsung 14nm FinFET LPP process, 2.2Ghz processor speed, Adreno 512 paired with UFS 2.1 technology. Expected to be available in Q2 2017, the Snapdragon 660 will find its place in the new smartphones manufactured by Oppo and Vivo in 2017.

As you can observe, the leaked render confirms the availability of Snapdragon 835 around Q1 2017 during MWC. Hence, we can almost confirm that the processor will be showcased at MWC 2016 along with Samsung Galaxy S8. However, you should accept the fact with a pinch of salt since there is no official information from the company.

Apple shows up on MWC 2017 exhibitor’s list for the first time, quickly pulls back

Apple MWC 2017

For the first time in the history, Apple was originally listed as an exhibitor at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) to be held from February 27 and March 2. However, the MWC organizers have removed Apple from the list for reasons unknown to us.

If Apple indeed participates as an exhibitor, it will be the first time the Cupertino-based tech giant will be attending the Mobile World Congress. According to sources, the Mobile World Congress is touted as the world’s largest exhibition and conference for the mobile industry.

As per initial reports, the company had booked space in the App Planet stand CC8.13 in Hall 8.1. Moreover, the company also booked two spaces in the upper walkway stand 2UP.C15EMR and 2UP.C17EMR respectively. If you are unaware, these two spaces are above Hall 2 in the Fira Gran Via Conference Centre.

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The App Planet is touted as a unique area focusing on the latest technology from the fast-moving apps industry. Hence, the presence of the iPhone company could be related to promoting the App Store ecosystem or Planet of the Apps.

Meanwhile, the other upper-level spaces are primarily meant for meeting purposes. This suggests the fact that the presence of the company may not be public facing. Apple never announces any product launch outside its own exclusive launch events. Hence, even if the company participates in the MWC, you need not have to expect any new products.

As of writing this, we are unable to navigate to the landing page of Apple on the official MWC portal. We are not sure about the actual reason for the removal of Apple from the exhibitor’s list.

To recall, Apple stopped attending trade shows starting from the late 2000s, which includes NAB Show, Macworld, and Apple Expo. We will continue to monitor the developments and update the content. Stay tuned with PC-Tablet.

Apple listed on MWC 2017 exhibitor’s list for the first time

apple MWC 2017

For the first time in the history, Apple was originally listed as an exhibitor at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) to be held from February 27 and March 2. However, the MWC organizers have removed Apple from the list for reasons unknown to us.

If Apple indeed participates as an exhibitor, it will be the first time the Cupertino-based tech giant will be attending the Mobile World Congress. According to sources, the Mobile World Congress is touted as the world’s largest exhibition and conference for the mobile industry.

As per initial reports, the company had booked space in the App Planet stand CC8.13 in Hall 8.1. Moreover, the company also booked two spaces in the upper walkway stand 2UP.C15EMR and 2UP.C17EMR respectively. If you are unaware, these two spaces are above Hall 2 in the Fira Gran Via Conference Centre.

apple-mwc

The App Planet is touted as a unique area focusing on the latest technology from the fast-moving apps industry. Hence, the presence of the iPhone company could be related to promoting the App Store ecosystem or Planet of the Apps.

Meanwhile, the other upper-level spaces are primarily meant for meeting purposes. This suggests the fact that the presence of the company may not be public facing. Apple never announces any product launch outside its own exclusive launch events. Hence, even if the company participates in the MWC, you need not have to expect any new products.

As of writing this, we are unable to navigate to the landing page of Apple on the official MWC portal. We are not sure about the actual reason for the removal of Apple from the exhibitor’s list.

To recall, Apple stopped attending trade shows starting from the late 2000s, which includes NAB Show, Macworld, and Apple Expo. We will continue to monitor the developments and update the content. Stay tuned with PC-Tablet.