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It looks like we have another patent fight brewing in the tech world, and this time the battle is between Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and GlobalFoundries. The latter has filed multiple lawsuits against the former, alleging infringement on 16 patents. GlobalFoundries filed the lawsuits with the... 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...
2019 is the year of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (and soon, the Snapdragon 855 Plus) with respect to Android smartphones. But the tech industry doesn't stand still, which means that a new SoC is on the way to replace the Snapdragon 855 family. If Qualcomm's naming scheme stays intact, that means that we will see the... Read more...
After a week of teasing and a few leaks, ASUS is getting officially official with its ROG Phone II gaming phone. As ASUS confirmed last week, the ROG Phone II is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 Plus, which a binned version of the existing Snapdragon 855 with higher CPU and GPU clocks. The Snapdragon 855... Read more...
What appear to be the first real images (read: not renders) of ASUS's upcoming ROG Phone II have found their way to the web, and in the process, reveal a carbon copy physical design compared to the first generation variant. At least as it pertains to the front of the phone, we are hard pressed to spot any changes... Read more...
Hot on the heels of Qualcomm announcing an enhanced version of its mighty Snapdragon 855 system-on-chip (SoC) called the Snapdragon 855+, ASUS has confirmed that it will be implanting the new chip into its upcoming ROG Phone II. This will give the handset some additional grunt for gaming, compared to the regular... Read more...
For flagship Android smartphones that have launched during the first half of 2019, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 has been the go-to option to get the best performance. The Snapdragon 855 is used in everything from the Samsung Galaxy S10 family to the OnePlus 7 Pro to the ASUS ZenFone 6 to the LG G8 ThinQ. However, out... Read more...
Qualcomm first gave us a taste of its new PC-centric Snapdragon 8cx SoC back in late December, and touted its performance chops with benchmarks against an Intel Core i5 (Kaby Lake-R) processor late last month. We’re now getting word that Microsoft may be eying the Snapdragon 8cx design as an option for future Surface... Read more...
Right now the chipset that reins sumpreme in the high-end flagship smartphone performance department is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 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...
Qualcomm has been talking a big game when it comes to its upcoming octa-core Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform which will power Windows 10 notebooks and convertibles. In fact, Qualcomm thinks that the 7nm SoC has the muscle to go toe-to-toe with x86-64 Core processors from Intel, which is something that we couldn't say... Read more...
It's been a while since we've talked about Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 8cx platform for Windows 10 PCs. Like the Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 850 that came before it, the 7nm Snapdragon 8cx is a rather peculiar platform in that it is based on ARM architecture rather than an Intel- or AMD-based x86-64... Read more...
Qualcomm shares soared when it was announced that it had reached a multi-year deal with Apple to settle the pair's long-running global patent licensing fight. Today, Qualcomm shares are heading the opposite direction after a U.S. judge ruled that the company's patent licensing practices are both unlawful and... Read more...
There are bad days, and then there are bad weeks like the one Huawei is having. Amid pressure from the US government to stop doing business with Huawei over spying concerns, several companies have reportedly stopped supplying the Chinese telecom with hardware, including major semiconductor firms such as Broadcom... Read more...
There's no question that Apple is working on its own in-house modem that will be used in future iPhones and iPads (and potentially MacBooks). The company has been hiring scores of engineers and expanding its presence in San Diego, which just so happens to be where Qualcomm HQ is located. With this in mind, it may... Read more...
Considering that many smartphone OEMs have abandoned 3.5mm headphone jacks on their smartphones in a bid to save space and "embrace the future," many consumers have skipped over adopting USB-C headphones and are instead going completely wireless. While those firmly in the Apple camp have gravitated towards AirPods... Read more...
The Google I/O 2019 event is kicking off in just a few hours (at the time of this writing), or is already underway, depending on when you are reading this. Among other things, it's expected that Google will formally launch its Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones. There may not be many surprises, though, as there have been... Read more...
The hardware lead for Apple's 5G development team appears to have been let go by the Cupertino outfit, after Apple and Qualcomm recently settled their legal dispute. By coming to a settlement, Apple can once again tap Qualcomm to build 5G modems for its mobile devices, which unfortunately for Apple's previous 5G... Read more...
Just last week, Qualcomm introduced a new SoC that is positioned to sit near the top of the mid-range smartphone segment: the Snapdragon 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 we’re learning of... Read more...
Earlier this week, Qualcomm and Apple settled their differences that arose over royalty payments, inking a multi-year deal for licensing and hardware distribution. But thanks to court documents that were presented on the opening day of the blockbuster trial between the two companies, we're learning that Apple's public... Read more...
It looks as though the other shoe has dropped with followings Apple's surprise settlement with Qualcomm over patent licensing fees (as we predicted). Intel, which is currently the sole supplier of 4G LTE modems for Apple's current generation of iPhones and iPads, just announced that it is throwing in the towel on 5G... Read more...
In what is a somewhat surprising turn of events, Apple and Qualcomm have agreed to settle all ongoing litigation between the two companies. The two have been going back and forth with lawsuits around the globe over patent licensing relating to 4G LTE modems used in Apple's iPhone and iPad products. Apple accused... Read more...
We’re barely a few months into the reign of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC over the flagship 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... Read more...
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