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.
With a great many phones due to be launched in the second half of this year, Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus. It’s essentially an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform that’s already found in devices like the Galaxy S10. It has the same overall design and chip layout but with higher peak clock speeds.
Even though Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 hasn’t been seen in a lot of devices so far, a new report claims that the company is already working on a more powerful processor for smartwatches. Wear 3100 was unveiled last year. It uses a 32 bit design with A7-based CPU cores and a 28nm node. The company had said that it was intentionally using the larger node for power saving since the […]
At MWC Shanghai, Qualcomm has announced that its flagship Snapdragon 855 processor’s SPU unit (Security Processing Unit) has received an EAL-4+ certification (more info) from the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), a German independent security audit entity.
Qualcomm isn’t due to unveil its next flagship mobile platform until later in the year but that doesn’t mean that the company isn’t working on it already. No official information has been released about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 specs, at least that’s what it’s expected to be called, but a tipster suggests that it may feature on-chip 5G and support for LPDDR5 memory.
At Computex 2019, Qualcomm and Lenovo have demonstrated “Project Limitless” the world’s first 5G PC, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx platform and a discrete Qualcomm X55 5G modem.
As you might have heard, Google had recently confirmed that they will no longer be doing business with Huawei following the US government blacklisting the Chinese company. It seems that they are not alone because in a report from Bloomberg, other companies are now following suit as well.
Qualcomm is rolling out the QCC5100 Series processor aimed at smart headsets at Google I/O to help hardware vendors build product faster and better.
A couple of weeks ago following the speculation that Apple’s 5G iPhones could be delayed to 2021 due to their apparent difficulty in sourcing components. Intel was said to be the company to supply Apple with 5G modems, and the company came forward to claim that everything was going according to plan.
Earlier this month, it was rumored that Apple might not be launching their 5G iPhone until 2021 due to the difficulty of sourcing components. This stemmed from the fact that Qualcomm is currently one of the biggest suppliers, but due to their legal troubles, Apple was clearly avoiding trying to source from them.
For a while, it looked as though Apple’s legal spat with Qualcomm could be dragged on for years on end, similar to Apple’s legal battle against Samsung. However, to everyone’s surprise, Apple and Qualcomm settled their dispute where it was reported that Qualcomm will actually supply Apple with 5G modems for its 2020 iPhones.
A report from earlier this month revealed that Apple might miss their rumored 2020 deadline to launch a 5G iPhone. The report claimed that Apple was having issues sourcing their 5G modems due to their ongoing litigation with Qualcomm, in which the latter company supplies the majority of the chipsets in upcoming 5G smartphones.