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.
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.
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 where […]
Snapdragon 855: Everything You Need To KnowEditor's Pick
On December 4, Qualcomm teased the world by unveiling the high-level features of their new flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855.
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?
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 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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
For the longest time ever, fingerprint sensors on phones were placed on the front of the device, a trend that Apple kicked off with Touch ID. However some manufacturers started moving the sensor around, where it has now found its way onto the back of the phone, which admittedly isn’t ideal but is necessary when creating edge-to-edge displays.
GoPro and Qualcomm have revealed at the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit that the HERO7 Silver and HERO7 white GoPro cameras are powered by Qualcomm processors.
At the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit, the company is updating its 2018 processor offering for mid-range phones ($350-$500). As its Snapdragon 675 name indicates, it will occupy the space just below the Snapdragon 700 Series which was announced earlier in the year and aimed at the Premium market ($500-$700).
Last year Montblanc launched the Summit smartwatch and it looks like they are back this year with its successor, the Summit 2. However not only is the Summit 2 Montblanc’s latest smartwatch, but it will also be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset that should in theory help with battery life.