Qualcomm Snapdragon 700: A Premium Phone Platform

Qualcomm’s President Cristiano Amon has announced the Snapdragon 700 Series, a new line of mobile processors that will fill the gap between the Snapdragon 600 and 800 series dedicated to mid-range and high-end phones. The 800-Series has been running for many years, with the latest incarnation being Snapdragon 845, as found in the Samsung Galaxy S9, the Sony XZ2 and the Asus Zenfone 5Z. All three were introduced this week […]


Lenovo Mirage Solo: Standalone VR Headset

It was just announced, Lenovo just launched a standalone VR headset powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon VR platform, a powerful; solution that does not require a phone to be inserted into the headset. It is much better than a phone-based solution because the two integrated front camera allow freedom of motion across the room.


Xiaomi Reportedly Developing Snapdragon-Powered Windows 10 PC

It was confirmed late last year that Windows 10 PCs powered by the next-generation Snapdragon chip will be released in 2017. HP and ASUS are two major manufacturers who are developing Windows 10-powered PCs touting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. Lenovo is said to be working on a Snapdragon 835-powered PC itself as well. If a new report is to be believed, Xiaomi is working on something similar.


HP Envy x2 Snapdragon Review: Hands-On

HP was one of the OEM partners that has presented a new Snapdragon-powered laptop at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Maui, Hawaii. The HP Envy x2 is an extremely thin 12.3-inch laptop built with a detachable tablet chassis. It is essentially a thin table which attaches to a Surface Pro like keyboard/stand with strong magnets. HP Boasts about ~20 hours of video playback, and weeks of standby power.


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ASUS NovaGo Snapdragon Laptop Review: Hands-On

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, ASUS has introduced its first Snapdragon-powered laptop, the ASUS NovaGo (model TP370). It is an always-connected laptop which has built-in Gigabit-class 4G LTE and comes with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM to cater to more demanding users. The NovaGo is designed to achieve superior battery life by using an extremely low power Snapdragon 835 chip, with its integrated Qualcomm X16 4G LTE modem. At […]


Qualcomm PC Push Materializes In ASUS and HP Laptops

After announcing its plans to enter the PC Windows 10 market at Computex in July, Qualcomm and its partners from ASUS and HP have announced upcoming “always-on” laptops powered by Snapdragon 835, the same chip used in most high-end Android smartphones. This marks an inflexion point in the PC space as two of the most frequent consumer demands might finally be addressed: always-on connectivity and more than a full day […]


Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660 Chips Announced

Qualcomm has made an update in its “High-Tier”* market chip offering with two upgrades in the form of the Snapdragon 630 and 660 chip, which will replace the former 626 and 653 processors in this segment of the Snapdragon Platform line up.


What is the Snapdragon Platform?

Recently, Qualcomm has published a blog post titled “Moving beyond processors to platforms” in which the company outlines changes to the Snapdragon brand with an emphasis on no longer communicating about Snapdragon as a “processor,” but as a “platform.” Since we are going to hear about this often, I wanted to have a reference page on Ubergizmo.


Telstra Launches World’s First Gigabit-Class LTE Network (Australia)

Telstra, the largest Australian wireless carrier, has announced that its Gigabit-class (~1000Mbps) LTE network is now operational. Telstra was aiming to have it ready by the end of 2016, so with a small delay, things are now up and running.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor Revealed

At CES 2017 Qualcomm officially introduces its new Snapdragon 835 SoC (processor) which will surely power a large number of high-end smartphones. We knew that it was coming, and this is now real. While the Snapdragon 821 was a “performance kicker” of the Snapdragon 820 chip, the Snapdragon 835 processor is built on the latest 10nm Samsung semiconductor manufacturing process, which is the second generation FINFET (3D) transistors for this […]


What To Expect At CES 2017 Editor's Pick

The Consumer Electronics Show 2017 or CES 2017 is almost upon us (January 5-8, Las Vegas), and while many of you are preparing your New Year’s Eve, the electronics industry is gearing up for its most high-profile event of 2017 – the show’s 50th anniversary. Below is what we think you should expect from the show, but we highly recommend that you follow the hectic unfolding of CES on Ubergizmo, […]


1Gbps Downloads In Next Snapdragon 800 Series Processors

Qualcomm has made it official that its next-gen Snapdragon 800 Series of SoC (probably the Snapdragon 830) would integrate the Qualcomm X16 LTE Modem which is capable of reaching theoretical speeds close to 1 Gbps.


Snapdragon Ready For Connected Cameras

We already know that Qualcomm is very serious about IoT, but it is about to make a new push in Connected Cameras and enable partners to create pressure and disruption in the coming months. Qualcomm will address that market with a complete Connected Camera platform that is pretty much ready-to-use. It offloads a huge chunk of the electronic and communications development from partners, leaving OEMs to create the Industrial Design […]


Qualcomm Snapdragon 653, 626 and 427 Add New Performance Tiers

During its Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm has announced three new application processors for the mobile markets. The Snapdragon 653, Snapdragon 626 and Snapdragon 427 add a new performance and feature(s) option for OEMs and ODMs, and one that is extremely easy to integrate into existing designs.