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Qualcomm To Power Next-Gen Wear OS Smartwatches
The Wear OS smartwatch market based continues to feel the tremors of the recent Google + Samsung partnership. There is a feeling that things will coalesce further to form a more homogenous and coherent platform that could compete better with the Apple Watch.Qualcomm just announced that it would do its part to strengthen that market. First, there are plans to release new ultra-low-power Snapdragon Wear processors designed “from the ground […]

Huawei Might Turn To Qualcomm For Its P50 Series
For a while now, Huawei has been using their own Kirin chipsets for its smartphones. However, that could change with the upcoming P50 series because according to reports, Huawei might actually have to turn to Qualcomm to supply them the necessary hardware due to a couple of factors.

Qualcomm And ASUS Team Up For A Smartphone Designed For Enthusiasts
Qualcomm is a company many of you might be familiar with. The company supplies the majority of chipsets to low, mid, and high-end phones, as well as 5G modems. That’s pretty much the company’s involvement with smartphones. However, it seems that they might now be interested in actually launching a phone themselves.

Qualcomm Wants To Design Its Own Alternative To Apple’s M1
While the chipsets we’ve seen in our smartphones have advanced by quite a bit, what’s been rather exciting in the past year or so has been Apple’s M1 chipset, or the Apple Silicon. This is because with Apple’s reach, they have a good chance of making ARM-based chipsets a mainstream thing.

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Qualcomm Expresses Interest In Investing In ARM If NVIDIA Acquisition Fails
In 2020, NVIDIA announced that they would be acquiring ARM. However, it isn’t a done deal yet as it is still subject to approval by regulators, where a few months ago, the UK government has decided to block the deal. This means that there is a chance that the deal could ultimately fall through.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen2 Processor For Entry-Level Windows PCs, Chromebooks
This week, Qualcomm is launching its second-generation Snapdragon 7c hardware platform to power affordable laptops on Windows and Chrome OS, and by “affordable,” we mean sub-$400 computers.This new product is not vastly different from the first generation, and there are no substantial architectural changes. Instead, it is an optimization and offers slightly higher clock speeds to augment performance, going from 2.4GHz to 2.55 GHz on the two high-performance A76 CPU […]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G Aims To Boost Premium Phones
Qualcomm has introduced the Snapdragon 778G 5G, a new mobile computing platform that will complement its existing offering in the premium market, possibly at a -very slightly- lower price tier. This new processor is manufactured using a 6nm semiconductor process, whereas the 780G 5G is a 5nm chip.

Qualcomm Reportedly Planning Its Own Version Of The Nintendo Switch
Qualcomm is a company many of us are familiar with when it comes to mobile chipsets, but it seems that the company could be planning on moving into other product categories. According to a report from Android Police, they have heard from their sources that apparently Qualcomm wants to design its own gaming console.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound for Predictably Higher Quality Audio
Qualcomm just announced Snapdragon Sound, a new brand that is akin to certifying interoperable audio systems that use various Qualcomm technologies.

Google And Microsoft Reportedly Oppose NVIDIA’s Acquisition Of ARM As Well
Last year, NVIDIA made waves when they announced that they would be acquiring ARM from SoftBank. Given that NVIDIA’s chipset efforts have kind of been limited to its own products as of late, acquiring ARM would allow them to get back into the semiconducting business in a huge way.

Qualcomm Is Objecting To NVIDIA’s Acquisition Of ARM
Last year, it was reported that NVIDIA was getting ready to acquire ARM from SoftBank in a deal that was said to be worth $40 billion. Initially there were rumors and speculation that Apple might be interested given how the company is now making their own chipsets, but it seems that NVIDIA would be the one landing the deal.

Qualcomm X65 5G Modem Hits 10Gbps
Qualcomm has announced the Qualcomm X65, a next-generation 5G modem that can reach a theoretical speed of 10 Gbps, a first in the 5G industry.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 For Premium Handsets
The Snapdragon 870 just made an entrance into the smartphone market, and as you can expect from the name, it is slightly better than the Snapdragon 865+, which was itself a bit faster than Snapdragon 865.We’ve covered the Snapdragon 865 feature set along with its benchmarking performance, and this new Snapdragon 870 is functionally identical, so nothing new there.Looking at the specifications, the most evident difference is a higher CPU […]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 Is A Potentially Slightly More Affordable Flagship Chipset
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is expected to be the go-to chipset of choice for high-end flagship phones of 2021. However, it seems that Qualcomm has introduced another flagship chipset that could be potentially cheaper for manufacturers who can’t or don’t want to pay for the Snapdragon 888.

Qualcomm Unveils A Faster In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
In-display fingerprint sensors have become mainstream these days, which we suppose can’t be helped as companies are moving towards creating smartphones with edge-to-edge displays. However, in the past, we found that compared to regular capacitive fingerprint sensors, in-display sensors were a tad slower.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 Will Make 5G Smartphones More Affordable
Right now, 5G is mostly limited to high-end flagship handsets. There are some mid-rangers, thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 700-series, but what about the low-end market? What about those who can’t afford flagships or even mid-rangers? Qualcomm wants to cover that market as well and has since announced the Snapdragon 480.

Snapdragon 888 Speed: Benchmarks Looking Great
Every time Qualcomm launched a new high-end mobile processor, the next question on everyone’s lips is: “what’s the performance like”?Some performance metrics were disclosed during the Snapdragon Summit keynote, but now Qualcomm has released actual benchmarking numbers, most likely run on development devices called MDP.Keep in mind that the purpose of the MDP device is not to optimize performance. It is to allow developers to get a head start with […]

Apple Has Started Work On Its Own Cellular Modems
Last year, Apple confirmed that they would be acquiring Intel’s modem business for $1 billion. It’s probably not a stretch to think that the company would be using their acquisition to start making their own cellular modems, and that’s exactly what they’re doing, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888: Everything You Need To Know
On the second day of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, we finally had a “deep dive” Keynote that exposes many more details about the new Snapdragon 888 platform architecture that features several “first” in key industry areas.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Officially Launched
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit 2020 has kicked off this morning, and the company’s 2021 flagship platform, Snapdragon 888, officially exists. It is the chip that will power most high-end Android phones next year, and its architecture will indeed echo in the PC industry as well.