Items tagged with Qualcomm

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...
The ways we get connected to the Internet are evolving, and the future is most certainly wireless. Qualcomm brought us out to its headquarters in San Diego, California recently for its Wi-Fi 7 Day to learn about new technologies the company is fostering to make these changes possible. Wi-Fi 7 is certainly a key... 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...
Nubia Technology has announced its latest generation flagship smartphones, the Red Magic 8S Pro and the Red Magic 8S Pro+, in its home market of China. The tech company is slated to deliver the first-ever smartphone that rocks an astounding 24GB of RAM. In terms of display and design, the two new smartphones in the... 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 is introducing its take on a graphics upscaler today called Snapdragon Game Super Resolution. Like comparable technologies from NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel, the goal is to maximize game performance and reduce resource consumption while retaining as much image fidelity as possible compared to native rendering. In... 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...
Most of the flagship phones launching in 2023 will run a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8-series chip, but some more affordable devices may step down to a 7-series. That doesn't mean this year's budget flagships will be lacking in power, however. Qualcomm has just announced the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, the most powerful 7-series... 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...
Qualcomm just announced the next step in the evolution of SIM technology for Android mobile devices, the integrated SIM, at Mobile World Congress 2023. The iSIM is intended to complement existing SIM card and embedded SIM (eSIM) options, while improving on design, efficiency, and space constraints. The Subscriber... Read more...
Terrestrial connectivity is so 2022. In 2023, it seems like every smartphone OEM is looking skyward for the next big thing, hedging their bets that consumers will want satellite communication in their next cell phone. Qualcomm recently unveiled its Snapdragon Satellite system, and now it has announced a raft of device... Read more...
AI has been a ubiquitous buzzword for years, and it's everywhere. Mobile SoCs and desktop processors alike have been including AI acceleration for a couple of generations already, but what can an individual do, locally on their own device, with AI? Until relatively recently, not much, at least directly. Within the... Read more...
In this latest episode of our 2.5 Geeks livestream, we go hands-on with Dell's beastly Precision 7865 workstation powered by a 64-core Threadripper Pro and NVIDIA RTX A6000. We also take a look at Intel's Sapphire Rapids Xeon W offerings, the hot new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Android flagship, tease some upcoming... Read more...
Qualcomm has introduced its latest Snapdragon X75 5G modem-to-antenna solution that boasts a host of features and improvements, such as smarter signal management, better carrier aggregation and connectivity via enhanced AI resources and processing. The Snapdragon X75 5G offers the world's first 5G modem... Read more...
We've only just gotten the first phones with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, including the new OnePlus 11, and already an alleged benchmark of its successor has leaked. The supposed Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 benchmark shows the ARM processor besting everything under the sun, even Apple's class-leading A16... Read more...
You're going to see a lot of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in 2023. This chip will be at the heart of most flagship Android devices, delivering the latest wireless connectivity and the highest performance short of Apple's custom silicon. However, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 inside the just-announced Galaxy S23 family is something... Read more...
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