Articles about Qualcomm

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.

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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.

Apple Expected To Continue Using Qualcomm’s 5G Modems Until 2023
Recently it was confirmed that Apple is using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem in its new iPhones. There is the question of how long Apple plans to keep using Qualcomm’s tech? After all, the company did acquire Intel’s modem business for a good reason, so how long will Apple continue relying on Qualcomm for components?

Teardown Confirms Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 Modem In The iPhone 12
It has been speculated that one of the reasons why Apple and Qualcomm settled their lawsuit was because Apple needed Qualcomm for their 5G technology. Sure enough, according to a teardown video of the iPhone 12 posted onto Weibo, it has been confirmed that Apple is using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem for its 5G iPhones.

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.

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.