Inside # 9.09: Snapdragon 865; smart glasses from Facebook; Intel Core i9-10900X in Geekbench; Starbucks handle (Topic)

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Inside # 9.09: Snapdragon 865; smart glasses from Facebook; Intel Core i9-10900X in Geekbench; Starbucks handle


Our resource presents another release of insider data. This time, readers will be able to get information about the beginning of the development of the Snapdragon 865 processor, find out which product Facebook will try to bring to the market this time. We will also tell you about the results of testing the flagship Intel Core i9-10900X processor and the development of an interesting pen by Starbucks.

Qualcomm Announces New Processor Late September

Snapdragon 855 Plus is currently one of the most requested chipsets. Many flagship smartphone models have been launched on its platform.

However, it has recently become known that the manufacturer from the United States is not going to stop there. One of these days he will introduce the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, which has already been tested in the benchmark.

Chinese portal MyDrivers claims that the new mobile platform will be manufactured at Samsung's factory using 7nm EUV technology. This does not exclude the possible launch of a new model Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha, which will be based on the new chipset. The specifications of this device are not yet known.

In the meantime, a Qualcomm teaser with the mysterious number 3 appeared on the network.


The information posted on it allows us to conclude that the release of the new processor is scheduled for September 24th. Experts suggest that the number 3 indicates that on this day, in addition to the announcement of the new platform, we should expect the release of three devices based on it.

Other details about the event have not yet been announced.

Facebook is working on an alternative to modern smartphones

Facebook has already tried to storm the smart device market. However, these attempts did not bring them luck. First, the company's smartphone sales failed, and then users showed little interest in the Portal displays.

The specialists of the enterprise decided not to stop at this and continued their research. Now they are developing a product that will replace smartphones in the near future. At least that's what the company representatives say.

We're talking about Facebook smart glasses. To develop them, the company entered into an agreement with Luxottica. This is the owner of the popular Ray-Ban brand. The codename for their joint product is Stella.

These glasses are positioned as a direct competitor to the Snapchat Spectacles.


The device will be equipped with a virtual assistant and the ability to connect to a smartphone using a special application.

In addition, Facebook is independently working on another similar project - Orion. This device is supposed to completely replace smartphones, rather than complement them. With the help of these smart glasses, users will be able to make calls, view various information on the display, broadcast the desired content, communicate on social networks.

The social network Facebook should become the leader in this direction.


A voice assistant is provided to control the product. The company's specialists are already working on its creation. An Agios ring device is provided to enter information.

It is not yet clear what this module will be like. Perhaps it is a ring or bracelet.

The source of all this data states that Orion will be released in 3-5 years. Google and Apple are currently actively working on similar or similar projects.

Intel Unveils New Processor In October

Information from the benchmark database about testing the yet unannounced Intel Core i9-10900X processor has appeared on the network. It is based on the architecture of Cascade Lake-X. The product is designed for high-end desktops.


The chipset scored 39,717 points in the multi-core test, and 5204 points in the single-core test. The manufacturer has increased by 10.34% and 5.71%, respectively, the dynamics of the product. The CPU was equipped with 10 cores, 20 threads, and 19.25 MB of L3 cache. Its base frequency is 4 GHz, and in boost mode it rises to 4.6 GHz.

Developers of the new generation of processors claim that their performance will double the revenue compared to their previous counterparts.

They will be announced next month, but no start date or pricing for the chips has yet been announced.

NFC Pen Coming Soon

Specialists of the American chain of coffee shops Starbucks, to improve customer service and advertising, have developed a special pen with NFC. You can link it to your e-wallet and pay when purchasing coffee in the company's boutiques.


The designers of this product were inspired by the appearance of coffee machines. It also has a coffee-colored ink.

Payments with its help can actually be carried out in any establishments where the FeliCa system is available. The pen will be sold in three body colors: black, white and silver. Interestingly, it does not require recharging. Sales will begin in Japan on September 25 for $ 37 US. At the same time, 1000 yen (about 600 rubles) will appear on the digital wallet of each device.

There is no word yet when the NFC pen will start selling in other countries.

The Topic of Article: Inside # 9.09: Snapdragon 865; smart glasses from Facebook; Intel Core i9-10900X in Geekbench; Starbucks handle.
Author: Jake Pinkman