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Surface Phone Could Sport 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 830 SoC

04/25/2016, If the rumors are to be believed, Microsoft is said to be working on a device called the Surface Phone. Ever since the Redmond company acquired Nokia’s mobile division, we have only seen Lumia handsets churned out which means that the Surface Phone...

More Evidence Of Intel Providing Modems For The iPhone 7

04/21/2016, Rumors dating back to March 2015 suggested that Intel could be working on modems that might find their way into the iPhone 7. We also heard the rumors that Intel had about 1,000 employees working on it and now thanks to a report from Bloomberg, we might...

Window 10 Mobile Will Support Unannounced Snapdragon 830 Chipset

04/17/2016, Wondering what the future of Windows 10 Mobile devices could look like? If you were worried that Microsoft will continue to churn out mid-range handsets in order to compete purely on price and value for money, you will be pleased to learn that will not be...

FAA Clears Qualcomm To Fly 5G Autonomous Drones

04/07/2016, Qualcomm has received permission from the FAA to fly drones in a radius of 0.15 nautical miles around its San Diego campus. The flights are restricted to an altitude of 200 feet above ground, but that’s largely enough to test drone communications over...

Qualcomm’s New SDK Aims To Improve Mobile VR

03/14/2016, Qualcomm has introduced a new virtual reality SDK or software development kit which aims to improve the virtual reality experience on mobile devices. The company believes that the next generation of mobile VR apps is complex and that challenging...

Qualcomm Confirms Snapdragon 820 For The LG G5

02/17/2016, The LG G5 will be officially announced this coming Sunday as confirmed by LG themselves. However the company has yet to officially confirm its specs, but safe to say that as we’ve seen in previous LG flagships, chances are they will be turning to...

Vulkan Graphics Now Ready For Developers

02/16/2016, Vulkan, an open-source, multi-vendors, application programming interface (API) for 3D graphics / GPU has now an actual implementation and as available to developers. Vulkan was previously at the design phase where the programming interface was made public...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Wear 2100 Chipset For Wearables

02/11/2016, As it stands, Qualcomm provides chipsets for several different smartwatches, like the 2nd gen Moto 360, the ASUS Zenwatch 2, the Huawei Watch, and so on. These devices are powered by Snapdragon chipsets and so will future wearables, except that in the...

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X16 Modem Set To Light Up The Scene

02/11/2016, While Qualcomm continues to spearhead the mobile SoC and modem markets, the company is not as strong as it once was in those markets, but this does not mean that innovation is dead. Far from it, as Qualcomm continuously introduces new LTE technologies...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Speed & Features

01/14/2016, As we head towards Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, the onslaught of smartphone designs using Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 SoC (processor) is going to hit. Now is a good time to refresh your mind about what this chip is about, and how it is compared...

Samsung Will Make The Snapdragon 820 For Qualcomm

01/14/2016, Samsung has made it a habit of announcing the mass production of its new flagship mobile chip, the chip that usually ends up making its debut with the company’s new Galaxy S flagship, and it’s sticking to this tradition in 2016 as well. Ahead...

LeTV Le Max Pro: First Snapdragon 820 Phone Hands-On

01/06/2016, During the CES 2016 Qualcomm press conference, CEO Steven Mollenkopf has surprised the audience by announcing that the first company to use the new Snapdragon 820 high-end chip would be a relatively unknown (in the U.S) Chinese media company called LeTV...

Xiaomi Mi 5 Confirmed To Sport Snapdragon 820

01/06/2016, According to the rumors, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5 could be one of the first few smartphones to sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. In fact, just recently there were leaked specs to suggest that was true. For those wondering how true it is, wonder no more...

Qualcomm Introduces Snapdragon 820A For Cars

01/05/2016, Qualcomm has launched a new version of its flagship Snapdragon 820 chip at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016, the Snapdragon 820A is meant for the automotive industry, and with smart and connected car platforms gaining popularity hardware manufacturers...