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At CES 2024, Qualcomm ushered in what it refers to as “a new era of mobility,” with its stunning concept car, featuring the company’s Snapdragon Digital Chassis technology. The sleek and contemporary concept car showcased the different high tech mobile platforms Qualcomm is bringing to the automotive... Read more...
Qualcomm is looking to bring more features to mid-range Android devices with the launch of its Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 Mobile Platform. The company says that the design of its new platform focuses on bringing an even better balance between performance and power efficiency while improving the SoC's AI capabilities, making... Read more...
Qualcomm's latest darling, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, has barely hit the ground running since its unveiling last week and it's already taking it up with its competitors. If this leaked performance benchmark against Apple's A17 Pro is any indication, Android users may finally have some much-needed bragging rights. San... Read more...
Last week at its Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm revealed two new mobile platforms, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and Snapdragon X Elite, amidst a myriad of additional XR and Audio related announcements. Like its namesake, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is designed for smartphones and tablets (that typically run Android), and this... Read more...
Update, 10/30/23: We had a chance to go hands-on with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 prototype phone to confirm Qualcomm's numbers and run a few additional tests. Qualcomm revealed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 at long last this week, at its Snapdragon Summit in scenic Hawaii. We expect to see this chip powering most of the... Read more...
One of the more exciting aspects of Qualcomm's Snapdragon family processors for Windows on Arm64 is that these laptop PCs are always connected (4G or 5G), and they can deliver stellar battery life. Just peruse any of our recent reviews and you can see that, for instance, the Lenovo Flex 5G has more than 24 hours of... Read more...
It's that time of year again—the leaves and temperatures are falling, and Qualcomm is announcing a new flagship mobile processor platform at its Snapdragon Summit event in Maui today. As expected, the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is now official, packing a faster CPU core configuration, an updated Adreno GPU, and... Read more...
Qualcomm has just announced its new S7 and S7 Pro Gen 1 Snapdragon Sound platforms at its Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii today. The company's most advanced audio platforms are designed for earbuds, headphones, and speakers, as well as various smart audio devices. On-Device AI Processing And New Connectivity... Read more...
Qualcomm is introducing a new naming convention under its Snapdragon brand, as it looks to make a more aggressive entrance into the intelligent PC space. It's called Snapdragon X series and while details are light at the moment, we can expect new architectures and platforms geared towards always-connected (5G) mobile... Read more...
The Humane Ai Pin, powered by Snapdragon, debuted publicly at the Paris Fashion Show. The company, founded by former Apple employees, says it wants to make technology invisible while still providing and enhancing all the features and benefits of current technology. Humane, Inc. announced its Humane Ai Pin in July... Read more...
Today, Meta announced its next generation of VR headset, with the Meta Quest 3 starting at $499.99 and releasing on October 10th. While the device is interesting, the new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 under the hood powering this headset is even more interesting possibly, for those of us that work with silicon... Read more...
Apple's efforts to develop 5G modem hardware for its iPhone devices is apparently taking longer than expected. That's great news for Qualcomm, though, which announced an agreement to continue supplying Snapdragon 5G modem-RF systems for future iPhone launches through at least 2026. Assuming Apple sticks to its current... Read more...
AYANEO makes some premium AMD-based handheld gaming devices that have been well-received by mobile gamers. The Air 2 offered superior performance and a nicer display compared to the Steam Deck, for example, nearly a year before ASUS launched the ROG Ally. The company has typically stayed away from Android gaming... Read more...
With the huge growth trajectory mobile gaming is on, Qualcomm is aiming to stake a beachhead in the burgeoning handheld gaming console space, with a new, diverse portfolio of dedicated handheld gaming SoCs and mobile platforms, collectively called the Snapdragon G-series, with support for mixed reality hardware and... Read more...
It's been less than a year since Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset for entry-level smartphones and there's already a followup act. Meet the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2, another SoC that takes aim at the value tier with some key upgrades over its predecessor, including on the manufacturing side—this is Qualcomm's... Read more...
Qualcomm has announced its new S3 Gen 2 Sound platform that is designed to deliver a low latency audio experience for lag-free gaming audio. The platform is designed to be used with dongles and adapters and includes support for Snapdragon Sound Technology. Mobile gamers are always looking for any advantage that... Read more...
AI has arrived and it seems to be everywhere. But what makes AI tick on ultra-low power devices like smartphones? How can we expect to harness not only recommendation engines and Google maps, but also, generative AI and true machine learning on devices that consume only a few watts of power? Let's find out and learn... Read more...
It is thought that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be the company's first SoC featuring the highly anticipated CPU architecture from the Nuvia team. Now, a leaker on Chinese social media has stated that these first chips will carry the SM8759 code name, and will feature a 2+6 CPU core configuration. At the... Read more...
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire fabless semiconductor company Autotalks. The move will further strengthen the company's V2X technology, as well as bolster its Snapdragon Digital Chassis portfolio. Qualcomm continues to make major moves in the automotive... Read more...
A new rumor suggests that Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC will feature a whopping 50% greater graphical uplift over its already super strong predecessor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This could enable future Gen 3-equipped devices to really excel in gaming performance, and far outpace even the likes of Apple's... Read more...
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7-series mobile platforms have traditionally offered solid performance and premium features at more mainstream price points than the company's flagship 8-series platforms. With its latest Snapdragon 7-series release, however, Qualcomm is cranking things up a notch. The new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2... Read more...
It remains to be seen if Qualcomm will end up releasing a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 refresh, but either way there is already chatter (unofficial) pointing to a true next-gen release, that being the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. According to what's being said, the upcoming system-on-chip (SoC) will offer a bigger generational jump in... Read more...
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