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
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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, daily, […]
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.
ZUK Z2 With Snapdragon Chipset Teased
It is not too long after ZUK CEO has more or less revealed that the company will feature the Samsung Exynos 8890 chipset in its upcoming ZUK Z2 smartphone, and here we are with a teaser that has been spotted over on Weibo (which is more or less China’s version of Twitter), where it shows off a Qualcomm Snapdragon logo. Does this mean that the ZUK Z2 will be released […]
FAA Clears Qualcomm To Fly 5G Autonomous Drones
Qualcomm has received permission from the FAA to fly drones in a radius of 0.15 nautical miles around its San Diego campus. The flights are restricted to an altitude of 200 feet above ground, but that’s largely enough to test drone communications over commercial (and private) networks, along with autonomous flying in real-world conditions.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X16 Modem Set To Light Up The Scene
While Qualcomm continues to spearhead the mobile SoC and modem markets, the company is not as strong as it once was in those markets, but this does not mean that innovation is dead. Far from it, as Qualcomm continuously introduces new LTE technologies such as its new Snapdragon X16 modem, which is said to boast of Category 16 LTE download speeds of up to 1Gbps, now how about that? In […]
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Speed & Features
As we head towards Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, the onslaught of smartphone designs using Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 SoC (processor) is going to hit. Now is a good time to refresh your mind about what this chip is about, and how it is compared to its predecessors. CPU, GPU and memory bandwidth are the main performance factors to observe.
Xiaomi Gemini To Sport Snapdragon 820 Chipset
What normally comes after a particular smartphone model is relatively successful? Why, a sequel would be more than welcome, of course! Having said that, how the Xiaomi Mi 4 flagship has obviously done well enough to warrant an update in the usual one year cycle, although the Xiaomi Mi 4i and Mi 4c were released not too long ago, those were not proper heirs to the flagship throne over at […]
Snapdragon 820 Specs Revealed
They say that good things come to those who wait, so it is nice to see that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC’s specifications have been revealed, which more or less means that the actual shipping of the Snapdragon 820 chipset in mobile devices would be happening soon – real soon, never mind the fact that Qualcomm has already mentioned that this shipping will not happen until 2016 comes around.
Samsung Device With Snapdragon 620 Chipset Benchmarked
While we are sure that Samsung has plenty of smartphones up for offer in the future, not much is known about them until the date of release draws nearer. What we do know, however, is the fact that an unknown device from Samsung has already made an appearance over at the GeekBench hardware information section, where the handset itself is known as the “samsung msm8976fhdlte-eur-open”. Could it very well be […]
Researcher: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Has No Heating Issues
Kevin Wang, the research director for IHS Technology China, did mention on his Weibo page that manufacturers should sit up and take notice of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset that is set to arrive on upcoming smartphone models since he says that there will be no heating issues with the Snapdragon 820 as with the Snapdragon 810, because it is built with a 14nm semiconductor process.Qualcomm denied any heating Snapdragon 810 issues, […]
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro Leads Snapdragon 810 Performance
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro recently went on sale in Asia, and now that we got a unit in our hands, we were curious to check what the performance looks like, and it was a good surprise: as it stands, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is the fastest Snapdragon 810 powered phone on the market, besting the HTC One M9, LG G4 and LG G Flex 2 in nearly all […]
Snapdragon 820 Will Reach Qualcomm’s Partners In H2 2015
Qualcomm said that Snapdragon 820, the company’s next high-end processor (or SoC) would start “sampling” in the second half of this year (H2 2015). “Sampling” means that the first processors will be produced in limited quantity for engineering purposes. This is how OEMs can start verifying that the chip integration to their product works as planned, and software verification can take place. In general functionality is the first priority, then […]
Snapdragon 810 Fully Revealed: Benchmarks, Architecture
Since Snapdragon 810 (official page) has been talked about since early 2014, let’s start with the most recent information: our hands-on benchmark scores, using with a reference development device and the latest firmware available. As you may recall, we had previously had our hands on one of the very cool LG G Flex 2 units at CES 2015, and ran some benchmark numbers, which were not quite where we expected them to […]
New Qualcomm Chipsets Leaked
It seems that the specifications for a couple of upcoming Qualcomm chipsets have been leaked – and they are known as the Snapdragon 618 and Snapdragon 620. In this latest leak, it has been revealed that both of them will make use of big.LITTLE setups accompanied by ARM’s latest Cortex-A72 core. The Snapdragon 620 did leak out in a roadmap just last month, albeit that carried an entirely different set […]
LG: Snapdragon 810 Heat Issues Are No More
It seems that there has been word going around that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor does indeed suffer from the issue of overheating, and taking into consideration the LG G Flex 2 handset that runs on the Snapdragon 810 chipset had already been announced earlier this month at CES 2015, it makes perfect sense for LG to step forward and perform some sort of damage control – by mentioning that […]