The Snapdragon 845 is the processor of choice for flagship smartphones this year. You’ll find it in the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9 as well. It appears that Samsung is also opting for this processor for its upcoming flip phone. According to a new report, the W2019 flip phone is likely going to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 from Qualcomm.
It has been reported that in response to Apple’s Face ID facial recognition system on the iPhone, instead of trying to copy Apple, it has been suggested that Android OEMs are actually doubling down on in-display fingerprint sensors as a way to stand out and differentiate themselves from the iPhone.
This year’s flagship phones were for the most part powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845. This means that come 2019, we expect that this will change and many believe that it could be the Snapdragon 855 that will be used for 2019. That being said, how will the Snapdragon 855 fare?
#IFA 18 – Computers, especially laptops, are typically powered by processors made by Intel or AMD. However in recent times we’ve seen companies such as HP and ASUS (Apple is also rumored to be looking to transition to ARM computers) launch laptops that are powered by ARM-based processors, namely those built by Qualcomm.
It is only a matter of time before 5G networks become the standard in the mobile industry, which means that phone manufacturers need to quickly hop on board the 5G bandwagon and start producing 5G capable handsets. Apple will obviously be one of those companies, but if you thought that the company’s existing iPhones were expensive, its 5G models could cost more.
Soon after Huawei confirmed that its upcoming Kirin 980 processor with be manufactured on the 7nm process technology, Qualcomm has confirmed something that the industry has suspected all along. The company’s next flagship processor, like called the Snapdragon 855, will be built on the 7nm process technology. Qualcomm has also confirmed that it will be compatible with its Snapdragon X50 5G modem to deliver 5G capabilities to flagship smartphones next […]
Qualcomm’s flagship processors like the Snapdragon 845 are widely used by the industry for high-end devices. The company hasn’t bundled a dedicated neural processing unit or NPU with its chips so far. AI processing thus takes place on the main chip along with other tasks. That might change with the company’s flagship chip for next year which is expected to feature a dedicated NPU.
Countless OEMs and fashion brands have made Wear OS (Android Wear) smartwatches and the one thing that has been common in all of those wearable devices was the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100. It was really the only chip available for Wear OS smartwatch manufacturers. Qualcomm had confirmed earlier this year that it would launch a new chip for smartwatches later this year. It appears that the company might finally do […]
With multiple US carriers planning to begin rolling out 5G to various cities this year, and possibly even blanket the whole of the US next year, it means that smartphone makers need to hurry up and start putting out smartphones that can support 5G, otherwise what’s the point, right? For those who want a 5G smartphone, perhaps Lenovo could be worth considering.
Qualcomm has been trying to acquire NXP Semiconductors, a Dutch company that’s best known for Internet of Things and automotive chips, for almost two years. However, the deal had been held up by the Chinese government to the point that it will no longer be going through. Qualcomm will thus have to pay a breakup fee so this entire failed endeavor has cost the chipmaker $2 billion.
Due to the ongoing legal dispute between Apple and Qualcomm, it’s not surprising that Apple would want to stop giving Qualcomm as much business as they can. We’ve seen Apple do this with Samsung in the past, where the Cupertino company sought out other suppliers (such as TSMC and LG) for their component needs.
At the moment Apple sources their iPhone modems from both Intel and Qualcomm. However given that Apple and Qualcomm are butting heads legally, it was previously reported that Intel could soon be the exclusive supplier to Apple for iPhone modems. However according to Northland analyst Gus Richard, that might not necessarily be the case.
Qualcomm and Apple are currently embroiled in a legal battle against each other. However it seems that Apple’s customers are looking to rally against Qualcomm as a group of them have filed a class-action lawsuit against Qualcomm, accusing the company of antitrust violations and are asking trying to persuade the judge to prevent any iPhone import bans.
It has been quite a while since Qualcomm launched a new chip for smartwatches, more than two years to be precise. The company has announced the launch of a new chip specifically for 4G kids’ watches at Mobile World Congress Shanghai called Snapdragon Wear 2500. The company is still going to launch another Snapdragon Wear chip for conventional smartwatches later this year as it has promised to do so.