Items tagged with Qualcomm

While not exactly a stunning turn of events, Samsung is no longer the word's top semiconductor vendor, as ranked by revenue. That distinction now belongs to Intel, which regained the crown at the end of 2023 after settling for second place for the previous two years—Intel raked in $48.7 billion in semiconductor... Read more...
Qualcomm is updating its chip lineup with the Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 in order to compete with Apple in the spatial computing space. This is an upgrade to the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 with several performance improvements, with the aim of bringing a smooth experience that hits a target of 90 frames per second. Samsung and... 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...
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...
Qualcomm revealed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 this week, delving into myriad new AI-enhanced features. Among them was Zoom Anyplace, a camera capability designed for Samsung's 200MP image sensors. Qualcomm didn't have much to say about ISOCELL Zoom Anyplace, but Samsung sure does. Samsung isn't naming names, but 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...
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...
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