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.
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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.
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.
Ever since Apple ditched Touch ID in favor of Face ID, some have been wondering if perhaps one day Apple could be bringing the feature back. If the rumors are true, that could happen in 2020 as the company has been said to include both Face ID and Touch ID into its iPhones, where Touch ID could finally exist as an in-display sensor.
Earlier this year, Apple announced that they would be acquiring Intel’s smartphone modem business, essentially confirming that the company could eventually start building its own smartphone modems which in turn reduces the company’s reliance and dependence on others, like Qualcomm.
Come 2020, Apple is finally expected to hop on board the 5G bandwagon, with some reports claiming as many as four 5G models. It was largely expected that the 5G iPhones would only arrive in 2021, but due to Apple coming to a settlement agreement with Qualcomm, this is said to facilitate the early arrival of 5G iPhones.
At IFA /Berlin, Qualcomm has announced plans to bring updated Snapdragon Series 7 and even Series 6 with 5G support built-in, instead of using an external modem Series 6 and 7 refers to the Snapdragon 600 and 700 series with the 675 and Snapdragon 730 being the most recent models.
Wi-Fi is entering a refresh period, perhaps the most important since its creation. Wi-Fi 6 promises to improve range and performance for new, but also existing devices. Also, it can sustainably manage the proliferation of connected devices.
Just like Samsung and Apple, Huawei makes its own chipsets. These Kirin chipsets can be found in quite a few Huawei handsets, although the company uses Qualcomm’s chipsets from time to time as well. However, moving forwards, the company is expected to use more of its Kirin chipsets in future devices.