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Qualcomm had a lot of new technology to roll out at its annual Snapdragon Summit this year in Maui, HI. The company teased a new custom CPU core, announced a hardware platform for smart glasses, and of course, unveiled its latest flagship Snapdragon Mobile Platform—the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This new Arm-based... Read more...
Windows computers have been available with ARM-based chips for years, but the OS still doesn't work as optimally as it does on x86. That hasn't stopped Qualcomm from rolling out ever more powerful laptop chips like the current-gen Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3. At Qualcomm's 2022 Snapdragon Summit, the company is pushing the... Read more...
Regular reality can be a lot sometimes, which might explain why there's so much interest in so-called extended reality (XR). That umbrella can encompass all the augmented and virtual reality solutions on the market, but you've probably noticed a problem with existing hardware: it's bulky. At the Snapdragon Summit... Read more...
Before you know it, 2022 will be drawing to a close, and that means a new wave of smartphones will be on the horizon, driven by a new Qualcomm silicon platform. Many of the next-gen flagship devices due to arrive next year will likely run on Qualcomm's latest mobile platform, the just-revealed Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This... Read more...
China-based PC virtual reality (VR) headset specialist Pimax has revealed plans to diversify. Its new Pimax Portal is a hybrid device which can probably be best described as an Android powered Nintendo Switch or Steam Deck clone, with the necessary accessories available to transform it into a VR headset. Pimax's... Read more...
Verizon announced an Android-based handheld collaboration with Razer and Qualcomm during the Mobile World Congress keynote yesterday. The new gaming handheld will be officially unveiled at RazerCon on October 15, 2022. The handheld gaming arena is quickly getting more congested, as more and more companies announce... Read more...
Today, Qualcomm is introducing the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platforms. These SoCs follow the new naming conventions introduced with the company’s flagship 8-series starting with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Qualcomm has designed these 6-series and 4-series processors for the mid-tier and mass-volume... Read more...
Qualcomm is expected to announce a new generation of its flagship Snapdragon chips later this year, and Motorola might be the first to take advantage. This news comes by way of chatter on the Chinese Weibo social network. It's far from a sure thing. Bigger OEMs like Samsung and Xiaomi could still beat Moto to the... Read more...
    Lenovo ThinkPad X13s - Starting MSRP: $1085 Lenovo's new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 notebook brings a big performance uplift over previous models without sacrificing its incredible battery life     Big Windows on Arm performance increase Friendly pricing for the battery life-conscious Premium... Read more...
The already fast and accurate fingerprint sensor on Samsung's high-end smartphone may be getting bigger as well. A recent rumor says the S23 Ultra may use Qualcomm's 3D Sonic Max fingerprint scanning technology. Samsung launched its Galaxy S22 lineup early this year. After skipping the Note during the S21... Read more...
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged four individuals for selling a startup to a San Diego company for $150 million. The four are facing charges of fraud and money laundering, but this is not an average case of duping the buyer. While the DOJ release does not name the victim company, all signs point to... Read more...
Qualcomm on Tuesday announced its Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 and W5 Gen platforms, calling the latest hardware upgrade its "most advanced leap yet" in the wearables sector. That's not just marketing hyperbole, either. Qualcomm is claiming twice the performance and a massive uplift in battery life compared to its Snapdragon... Read more...
Apple efforts to design its own 5G modem hardware in-house "may have failed," setting the stage for Qualcomm to be the sole supplier of 5G chips for next-generation iPhone models that will ship in the second half of next year, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. If that's the case, Qualcomm's future earnings... Read more...
In case you haven't noticed, artificial intelligence in one form or another has emerged as a key cog in all kinds of devices and machines, from smartphones and mixed reality headsets, to a plethora of IoT devices and automobiles (and everything in between). AI has even found its way to toasters, a seemingly simple... Read more...
It appears OnePlus could launch its third flagship phone of 2022, the OnePlus 10/10T. The third addition is rumored to fall somewhere in between the already released OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 10R. The OnePlus 10 Pro launched earlier this year as a solid Android flagship with excellent performance and killer camera... Read more...
Both the Asus ROG and Snapdragon Twitter handles have teased that the upcoming ROG Phone 6 will wield the potent, upcoming Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. The iconic gaming phone from ROG will be the first to launch with Qualcomm's latest chipset later this year. The launch of the powerful gaming phone may not be far off, as a new leak shows Read more...
Qualcomm is updating its mobile platforms with a couple of enhanced SoCs, including the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 for flagship Android phones, and the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 for premium handsets that fall just a step below. As it happens, we had the opportunity to preview the performance of the former and spoiler alert, it's... Read more...
We've all heard that a carpenter is only as good as their tools, and that certainly applies to more than just whittling wood and building tables. In the realm of tech, and specifically extended reality (XR) experiences, Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 5G platform is a powerful tool for device makers and developers. Everyone... Read more...
The need for fast wireless connectivity has never been greater than it is right now, and there are efforts at play to ensure the speed and features for a modern workforce are there for the taking. One of those efforts is a collaboration between AMD and Qualcomm to optimize the latter’s FastConnect connectivity system... Read more...
MediaTek's Dimensity 9000 system-on-chip (SoC) has been highly anticipated as a powerful mobile flagship Android SoC alternative to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Google Tensor. The top mobile chip in MediaTek's stable is described as a "milestone of innovation," and that "everything inside its super powerful—yet super... Read more...
When Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon X70 5G modem-RF system earlier this year, it was never destined to be a static release that wouldn't improve over time. Just as graphics cards and computer processors are prone to getting new features and capabilities, so it goes with the Snapdragon X70, an upgradeable... Read more...
It's been a long time since the wireless market felt stagnant. There's been some rapid fire advances in wireless technologies, and while you may not be on Wi-Fi 6E or even Wi-Fi 6 yet, work is already under way to bring Wi-Fi 7 solutions to market. To that end, Qualcomm today announced its Wi-Fi 7 capable Networking... Read more...
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