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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The concept of augmented reality gaming isn’t really all that new, but admittedly it took off in a huge way when Niantic launched Pokemon GO. We imagine that the popularity of the Pokemon franchise probably played a big role in helping the game achieve its success, but regardless, it did help take AR gaming to the mainstream.
On the second day of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, much more technical details have been revealed, and we now have a good picture of what the next-generation high-end phones will be capable of, especially when it comes to photography.
According to reports, it has been suggested that Qualcomm will be the company responsible to supply the 5G modems to Apple for 5G iPhones that could arrive in 2020. Apple has yet to confirm their 5G plans, but it seems that during Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit, the company’s CEO pretty much confirmed that they are working with Apple.
It’s that time of the year, and Qualcomm is once again hosting a large group of media and influencers, including Ubergizmo, at the Snapdragon Summit, held in Maui.On the first conference day, Qualcomm has announced two new Snapdragon SoC platforms that will serve the 2020 5G markets globally. At the same time, OEM partners Xiaomi and Oppo came on stage to announce new handsets.