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.


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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 […]


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 […]


LG Might Sue Qualcomm If They Provide Modified Snapdragon 810 Chipsets To Samsung [Rumor]

Here’s an interesting rumor and potential drama for you guys. Remember an earlier rumor had suggested that Qualcomm could be working on a modified Snapdragon 810 chipset for Samsung that would supposedly solve its overheating issues? The thing is LG had previously claimed that overheating was not an issue so we’re not sure if modification was even necessary to begin with. However a new report out of Korea (via G4Games) […]