Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Benchmarks: Pedal To The Metal Editor's Pick

During CES 2019, we had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with some Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference handsets (often called MDP) to run benchmarks. The MDPs are built for development purposes but are quite representative of what a complete smartphone experience and environment would be, including thermals/cooling.


Ubergizmo’s Best of CES 2019 Editor's Pick

Goodbye CES 2019, this was Ubergizmo’s 14th CES! It was difficult to navigate the avalanche of new products and technologies announced there. Including the pre-show work, it took out a huge chunk of December and all of the Holidays, but the chips have fallen, and here are the best products and technologies we’ve seen at CES 2019, in no particular order!


Lenovo Yoga C630 WoS Review: Long battery Life and 4G LTE Editor's Pick

Lenovo Yoga C630 WoS, a snapdragon-powered clamshell laptop that is ultra-connected and ready for 12-rounds. A unique always-connected laptop without the battery-life stress


Snapdragon Galaxy S10 Seemingly Outperforms Its Exynos Variant

During the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, the company took the wraps off the Snapdragon 855 platform which will be the company’s flagship chipset for 2019. Presumably many flagship smartphones will be using the new technology, and we imagine that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will be one of them.


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Snapdragon 8cx Platform For Premium Always-Connected PCs

The Snapdragon 8cx leverages some work done for Snapdragon 855 but it is designed for a laptop power and thermal environment. As a result, it is a lot more powerful than smartphones, hence the ‘x’ that stands for eXtreme. It’s true, 8cx is the most extreme Snapdragon ever built.


What is Snapdragon Elite Gaming?

During the Snapdragon Summit 2018 introduction of Snapdragon 855, the term Snapdragon Elite Gaming has appeared for the first time. Let’s go over what it means as this terminology will probably be used often going forward.


OnePlus Will Be The First To Use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Chipset [Update]

Update – OnePlus has since clarified that they won’t be the first, but will be one of the first to use the Snapdragon 855. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset will be the company’s flagship chipset for 2019, and as expected many smartphone makers will be using the chipset for their flagship phones as well. However in an interesting announcement, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took to the stage at Qualcomm’s event in Hawaii […]


Snapdragon 855: Everything You Need To Know Editor's Pick

On December 4, Qualcomm teased the world by unveiling the high-level features of their new flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855.


Qualcomm Expects 5G Flagships From Every Android Maker By End 2019

At the rate carriers are gearing up to launch 5G, it’s safe to say that at least as far as the US market is concerned, many can start to look forward to 5G coverage in most major cities in 2019. However this begs the question of which devices are expected to be capable of taking advantage of the new technology?


Qualcomm Highlights Snapdragon 855’s AI Performance

During the first keynote of the Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm has confirmed the Snapdragon 855 brand name for its new high-end smartphone processor platform. In today’s keynote, the AI performance was the main topic.


Qualcomm 3D Sonic In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor In 2019 Devices

Qualcomm has announced its 3D Sonic In-Screen Fingerprint sensor at its Snapdragon Summit 2018. It is a bit of a re-branding of the Qualcomm Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint reader we covered back in 2015. However, it seems now ready for prime time since partners will ship it in 2019 phones.


Qualcomm May Announce New Snapdragon Chip On December 4th

Qualcomm is yet to announce its next-generation smartphone silicon. We have seen some of the competition launch their chips in recent months. Huawei’s Kirin 980 is already shipping in devices and so is Apple’s A12 Bionic in iPhones. Samsung has also unveiled the Exynos processor that will power its Galaxy S10. Time now for Qualcomm to show what it has been working on. According to a new report, it will […]


Alleged Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 Benchmarks Are Impressive

Based on the speed tests we’ve seen and also the benchmarks, it suggests that Apple’s A12 Bionic chipset is one heck of a chip where it seems to be capable of offering near-desktop levels of performance. However it seems that Qualcomm might not be too far behind in terms of coming up with something better/more powerful.


Mid-Range Samsung Phones To Get Display Fingerprint Sensors In 2019

If tall, almost bezel-less displays were a trend in the smartphone industry this year, it seems that display-based fingerprint sensors will be the trend to follow in 2019. Some manufacturers have already released devices with this technology which places the fingerprint sensor underneath the display glass. Just tap your finger and it unlocks the phone. According to a new report, Samsung’s mid-range smartphones may also get display fingerprint sensors in […]