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Qualcomm today announced that it will hold its 2019 Snapdragon Tech Summit on December 3rdin Maui, Hawaii. All eyes will be on Qualcomm mobile aspirations during this conference, as the company is widely expected to launch its upcomingSnapdragon 865, which is the successor to the Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 855+. If... Read more...
Qualcomm has been at the forefront of 5G development with its Snapdragon X50 modem, which began shipping in smartphone this year. The Snapdragon X50 is the modem of choice for most of today's shipping flagship 5G-enabled devices including the Galaxy Note 10 5G and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. However, despite the obvious... Read more...
If you own an Android phone, there is a high chance it is rocking a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor of some kind inside. Sometime in the not-too-distant future, Qualcomm will unleash a new flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 865, yet there is already talk of what comes after. That would be the Snapdragon 875, assuming Qualcomm... Read more...
Right now the chipset that reins sumpreme in the high-end flagship smartphone performance department is Qualcomm'sSnapdragon 855 SoC. Despite that chip still being quite new, there are already rumors of a next-gen chip coming that will bring even more performance to the table of course, as well as additional... Read more...
The first generation of 5G smartphoneshas already landed, but they are full of compromises (i.e. needing separate chips for the SoC and the 5G modem). MediaTek, a Taiwanese-based chip company whose SoCs typically end up in budget smartphones, has announced the first SoC with an integrated 5G modem. MediaTek is... Read more...
Just last week, Qualcomm introduced a new SoC that is positioned to sit near the top of the mid-range smartphone segment: theSnapdragon 730. The Snapdragon 730 is an octa-core, 8nm SoC which is also available in a Snapdragon 730G variant aimed at gamers with a higher-clocked Adreno 618 GPU. Now were learning of an... Read more...
Were barely a few months into the reign of QualcommsSnapdragon 855SoC over theflagship Android smartphone market, but we're hearing new talk about its successor. The Snapdragon 855 is already a potent piece of silicon with its octa-core Kryo 485 CPU, Adreno 640 GPU and Snapdragon X24 2Gbps LTE modem. However, were... Read more...
As we dive deeper into 2019, two of the big buzzworthy features talked about in the smartphone world have been folding displays and 5G connectivity. The former is best exemplified by theSamsung Galaxy Foldand theHuawei Mate X, while the latter will come to fruition later this week with the commercial availability of... Read more...
The days of Apple relying on Intel modems may be coming to an end sooner rather than later. Right now, Apples marriage to Intel with regards to 4G LTE modems is one of convenience. Apple is involved in adrawn-out legal battle with Qualcommover modemlicensing feesand would prefer to not to user their chips out of... Read more...
We already know what makes the Galaxy S10+ ticka Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Samsung's own Exynos 9820 processor (depending on the region), 8GB or 12GB of RAM (depending on the model), and up to 512GB of onboard storage (also depending on the model). Despite already knowing the specs, it's always interesting to see a... Read more...
At some point, Samsung is going to release a Galaxy S10 handset, or less likely a Galaxy S-X if it wants to borrow a page from Apple (i.e., iPhone X series instead of iPhone 10). We can expect faster hardware, like a Snapdragon 855 or 8150, and improved camera performance, both of which are staples of new flagship... Read more...
Samsung is hoping to knock it out of the park with its upcomingGalaxy S10family of flagship smartphones. Its current Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+havent exactly been [sales] winnersfor the company; in fact, reports suggest that they are the slowest selling Galaxy flagships since 2012. Given that the Galaxy S10 will... Read more...
If you were to gut just about any flagship Android phone, you would find Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip (SoC) sitting inside. It's still the top mobile part in Qualcomm's stable. That will change with the introduction of the Snapdragon 8150, which apparently has not been certified by SIG Labs for Bluetooth... Read more...
Qualcomm is being light on details, but it today announced that its next-generation Snapdragon Mobile Platform is now shipping to customers. We had heard earlier this year that the chip was in production, so it makes sense that the first samples would be heading out so partners could qualify the chip for use in their... Read more...
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