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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 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...

Xiaomi Gemini To Sport Snapdragon 820 Chipset

11/12/2015, What normally comes after a particular smartphone model is relatively successful? Why, a sequel would be more than welcome, of course! Having said that, how the Xiaomi Mi 4 flagship has obviously done well enough to warrant an update in the usual one year...

Snapdragon 820 Specs Revealed

11/10/2015, They say that good things come to those who wait, so it is nice to see that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC’s specifications have been revealed, which more or less means that the actual shipping of the Snapdragon 820 chipset in mobile devices would be...

Samsung Device With Snapdragon 620 Chipset Benchmarked

09/11/2015, While we are sure that Samsung has plenty of smartphones up for offer in the future, not much is known about them until the date of release draws nearer. What we do know, however, is the fact that an unknown device from Samsung has already made an...

Researcher: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Has No Heating Issues

07/27/2015, Kevin Wang, the research director for IHS Technology China, did mention on his Weibo page that manufacturers should sit up and take notice of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset that is set to arrive on upcoming smartphone models since he says that there...

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro Leads Snapdragon 810 Performance

05/20/2015, The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro recently went on sale in Asia, and now that we got a unit in our hands, we were curious to check what the performance looks like, and it was a good surprise: as it stands, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is the fastest Snapdragon 810 powered...

Snapdragon 820 Will Reach Qualcomm’s Partners In H2 2015

03/02/2015, Qualcomm said that Snapdragon 820, the company’s next high-end processor (or SoC) would start “sampling” in the second half of this year (H2 2015). “Sampling” means that the first processors will be produced in limited quantity for engineering...

Snapdragon 810 Fully Revealed: Benchmarks, Architecture

02/12/2015, Since Snapdragon 810 (official page) has been talked about since early 2014, let’s start with the most recent information: our hands-on benchmark scores, using with a reference development device and the latest firmware available. As you may recall,...

New Qualcomm Chipsets Leaked

02/05/2015, It seems that the specifications for a couple of upcoming Qualcomm chipsets have been leaked – and they are known as the Snapdragon 618 and Snapdragon 620. In this latest leak, it has been revealed that both of them will make use of big.LITTLE...

LG: Snapdragon 810 Heat Issues Are No More

01/29/2015, It seems that there has been word going around that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor does indeed suffer from the issue of overheating, and taking into consideration the LG G Flex 2 handset that runs on the Snapdragon 810 chipset had already been...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 To Obtain Snapdragon 410 Chipset?

01/22/2015, The Samsung Galaxy Tab series range has not managed to cross over to the world of 64-bit chipsets, but it seems that all of that will change with word going around that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 will be on the receiving end of a Snapdragon 410-based...