Articles about Qualcomm

Snapdragon 732G First Appears in The Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
The new Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (product page) is officially powered by a Snapdragon 732G processor, and is capable of many things that would normally be associated with Premium phones (~$400-$600), such as having a triple-camera setup that includes a large sensor, for example. But the Poco X3 NFC costs less than $250.You need serious image processing horsepower to handle these high-resolution sensors, especially as they take multiple shots to […]

Acer Spin 7 Packs A Qualcomm Chipset And A Wacom Stylus
While Apple made waves by announcing that they would start using their own custom ARM chipsets in future Mac computers, it should be noted that Apple is not the first company to use an ARM chipset inside of a computer. We’ve seen this done in the past with Qualcomm chipsets, although it feels like there is renewed interest in that following Apple’s announcement.

Qualcomm Seemingly Confirms The iPhone 12’s Delay
Right now there is a bit of confusion as to when the iPhone 12s will be launched. Some believe that the phones will still be announced in September but could be released later, while others believe that the launch could take place later. Now according to a tweet by Jon Prosser and also Qualcomm, it looks like we can expect the new iPhone 12s in October.

Qualcomm quick charge 5.0: full battery charge in 15mnEditor's Pick
Qualcomm’s quick charge standard is one of the most popular charging standards in the world, and quick charge 5.0 brings a corner-stone improvement to Qualcomm’s platform.

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Samsung Could Ditch Qualcomm In The Galaxy S21
For years, Samsung’s flagship smartphones have come in either a Qualcomm or Exynos variant depending on the market it is being sold in. However, according to a new rumor, it seems that Samsung could be ditching Qualcomm’s chipsets for its 2021 Galaxy S21 handset and could instead be relying on its own Exynos chipsets.

Apple’s A12Z Mac Mini Seemingly Outperforms Microsoft’s ARM-Based Surface Pro X
The concept of ARM-based computers isn’t new, and in fact, other companies have attempted this in the past. Microsoft is one of those companies where they launched the Surface Pro X back in 2019. However, it seems that despite it being a newer device, it appears that Geekbench listings have revealed that Apple’s Mac Mini powered by the A12Z Bionic chipset has managed to outperform it.

iPhone 12 Could Use Qualcomm’s X60 5G Modem
According to the rumors, Apple’s iPhone 12 will feature support for 5G. In a new report from DigiTimes (paywall), the publication is claiming that Apple’s partner TSMC is expected to begin production of the A14 chipsets this month, which we suppose isn’t too surprising, but what’s interesting is the claim that TSMC will also be making Qualcomm’s X60 modem that will find its way into the iPhone 12.

More Evidence Suggests That The Pixel 5 Will Not Use The Snapdragon 865 Chipset
Google’s Pixel 5 is largely expected to be announced later this year. It will be the company’s flagship phone for 2020, except that there is mounting evidence to suggest that the handset will not be sporting flagship hardware If you were rightfully assuming that the phone could come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, think again.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 Modems Might Find Its Way Into 2021’s iPhones
It is largely expected that Apple’s iPhones could be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modems this year for 5G connectivity. This relationship between Apple and Qualcomm is also expected to continue for a while, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to hear that it is possible that with 2021’s iPhones, Apple could be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 modem.

Apple Could Design Its Own 5G Antenna For This Year’s iPhone
With Apple and Qualcomm having set aside their differences, it is widely expected that with this year’s iPhone, Apple could be turning to the use of Qualcomm’s modems for 5G connectivity. However, it seems that it won’t be all Qualcomm and that Apple could actually be contributing to the design process.

Lenovo Yoga 5G: The World’s First 5G Computer
At Computex last year, we first had our hands on a prototype laptop called “Project Limitless,” which was capable of connecting to all 5G protocols (sub-6, mmWave), an unprecedented feat in a world where laptops are just transiting to WiFi-6 now.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Benchmarks: Looking GreatEditor's Pick
We had the opportunity to get our hands on a Snapdragon 865 development phone (MDP), and of course, we ran benchmarks.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: All You Need To KnowEditor's Pick
During last week’s Snapdragon Summit held in Hawaii, Qualcomm presented its new Snapdragon 865 in detail. This gives us high visibility on what’s going to happen at the high-end of the smartphone market for 2020, and here are the key takeaways for those who will be looking for a new phone next year.

Snapdragon 865 Gets 144Hz Gaming, Performance BoostEditor's Pick
This Snapdragon 865 gaming overview deserves to have a standalone article because we’re going to refer to this page in future smartphone coverage. The number of updates since Snapdragon 855 is rather substantial and will have a significant impact on mobile gaming.