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Just in lieu of Google’s high-profile compliance with US policy requiring interdiction of Huawei, fellow American tech companies have fallen in line with rulings regarding Huawei’s status on the “Entity List”. These have included major chipmakers Intel, Qualcomm and Broadcom, along with memory chip makers Micron Technology and Western Digital. Huawei Technologies America research facility....

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may 2019 by vrzone
Qualcomm brings 5G to the Mainstream with its Snapdragon 855
On the second day of its annual Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm unveiled its latest flagship mobile processor for 2019: the Snapdragon 855. Compared to the current Snapdragon 845, the Snapdragon 855 features a CPU that is 45-percent faster, and a GPU that is 20-percent faster. It will be built on TSMC’s latest 7nm...

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Qualcomm  brings  5G  to  the  Mainstream  with  its  Snapdragon  855 
december 2018 by vrzone
Intel joins Apple in fight against Qualcomm
Qualcomm’s fight with Apple has led to a 40% decrease in profits in Q2 2017. Just last week, a group representing tech companies — Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft — aligned itself with Apple, filing a statement to the International Trade Commission saying that banning iPhones would bring about “significant shocks to supply” for the handset market. Apple initiated the...

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july 2017 by vrzone
Qualcomm ditches Samsung, sides with TSMC for 7nm Snapdragon 845
Samsung’s foundry scored a major win this year for its 10nm node, teaming up with Qualcomm to fabricate the Snapdragon 835. However, it looks like Qualcomm may go with TSMC for its eventual node switch to 7nm, following Samsung’s delays in kicking off trial runs of the 7nm process. The situation is one that’s all too familiar...

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Qualcomm  ditches  Samsung  sides  with  TSMC  for  7nm  Snapdragon  845 
june 2017 by vrzone
Apple Sues Qualcomm for Monopoly with a $1 Billion Lawsuit
Apple Inc is accusing renowned chip maker, Qualcomm, for using anticompetitive tactics in an attempt to maintain a monopoly over a key semiconductor used in mobile phones. Its lawsuit against Qualcomm is worth US$1 billion. Qualcomm is a major chipset maker which is a supplier to both Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for top...

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Apple  Sues  Qualcomm  for  Monopoly  with  a  $1  Billion  Lawsuit 
january 2017 by vrzone
Alleged Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 specs leak online
A few days back, Qualcomm announced that its next flagship mobile SoC, Snapdragon 835 will be manufactured by Samsung on its 10nm FinFET process. It did not reveal much about the SoC then, except that it will integrate the Quick Charge 4.0 standard. However, a new leak out of China has emerged online today, with...

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Alleged  Qualcomm  Snapdragon  835  specs  leak  online 
november 2016 by vrzone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 announced, will be manufactured on 10nm FinFET process
Qualcomm has formally announced its next-generation flagship mobile processor, which will succeed the current Snapdragon 820 & 821 SoCs. The Snapdragon 835 will be manufactured on Samsung’s 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, extending Qualcomm and Samsung’s decade-long strategic foundry collaboration. Thanks to the new 10nm technology, the Snapdragon 835 will offer a smaller chip footprint,...

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Qualcomm  Snapdragon  835  announced  will  be  manufactured  on  10nm  FinFET  process 
november 2016 by vrzone
Qualcomm confirms the Snapdragon 821 SoC for the OnePlus 3T
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 chipset for smartphones is set to be the main flagship SoC in the Android market in the coming months, with a few devices already powered by the improved version of the Snapdragon 820. Google’s Pixel phones have the Snapdragon 821 inside, and OnePlus has been rumored to be using the chipset in...

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Qualcomm  confirms  the  Snapdragon  821  SoC  for  OnePlus  3T 
november 2016 by vrzone
Qualcomm showcases next-gen Snapdragon with Google Tango MWCS2016
At the Mobile World Conference Shanghai 2016 (MWCS2016), Qualcomm showed off a number of developments they are currently working on. Previously VR-Zone wrote about their work with the implementation of 5G and its place in the internet of things. Virtual Reality, especially with Snapdragon-powered smartphones like Samsung were also presented at their booth on the...

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Qualcomm  showcases  next-gen  Snapdragon  with  Google  Tango  MWCS2016 
july 2016 by vrzone
The New Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is 10% Faster than the Snapdragon 820
If you want the smartest and fastest phone on the market, look for ones that will hold the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, the latest flagship processor from the chipset giant. This epic 821 is a small but nifty update to the Snapdragon 820 which should allow us to see quite some decent increase in performance. In case you...

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The  New  Qualcomm  Snapdragon  821  is  10%  Faster  than  820 
july 2016 by vrzone
Qualcomm Is Leading the 5G Revolution
Qualcomm, the company behind the Snapdragon processors, is looking towards the implementations of 5G. During the Mobile World Conference Shanghai 2016 (MWCS2016) from 29 June to 1 July, the new bandwidth was central to many discussions and presentations. Two topics in particular where focused on and given the lion’s share of attention. Firstly, the role...

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july 2016 by vrzone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 could feature eight Kryo cores and faster LTE modem
Industry analyst Pan Juitang today shared some key details regarding the Snapdragon 830 chipset from Qualcomm. According to Juitang, the Snapdragon 830 will feature twice the number of cores as the current Snapdragon 820, which means it will be an octa-core chipset based on the custom Kryo cores. The GPU is said to receive a...

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Qualcomm  Snapdragon  830  could  feature  eight  Kryo  cores  and  faster  LTE  modem 
april 2016 by vrzone
Vivo Y31A Goes Official With Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC
Vivo today announced the Y31A, a new entry-level Android smartphone that replaces the Y31 that launched in September last year. Most of the key specs remain similar to the Y31, except for the chipset under the hood. Instead of a MediaTek MT6580 chip that powered the last year’s model, the Y31A is powered by the...

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Vivo  Y31A  Goes  Official  With  Qualcomm  Snapdragon  410  SoC 
march 2016 by vrzone
Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425 mobile SoCs
Qualcomm today introduced three new mobile SoCs for smartphones – Snapdragon 625, Snapdragon 435, and the Snapdragon 425. The Snapdragon 625 happens to be the company’s first 600-series SoC to be manufactured on a 14nm process. It features a total of eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores, clocked at over 2.0GHz. It integrates the Adreno 506 GPU...

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Qualcomm  unveils  new  Snapdragon  625  435  and  425  mobile  SoCs 
february 2016 by vrzone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 618 and 620 SoCs get renamed to Snapdragon 650 and 652
Qualcomm has decided to rename its recently unveiled Snapdragon 618 and Snapdragon 620 chipsets to Snapdragon 650 and Snapdragon 652. Qualcomm believes the renaming will help these two chipsets to be better differentiated from the rest of the new Snapdragon 600 lineup, including the Snapdragon 615, 616, and 617. The Snapdragon 618 and 620 feature...

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Qualcomm  Snapdragon  618  and  620  SoCs  get  renamed  to  650  652 
december 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 to support up to 8GB of RAM, claims analyst
According to Chinese analyst Pan Jiutang, the Snapdragon 830 will include support for up to 8GB of RAM. The analyst claims Snapdragon 830 will carry the codename msm8998 and is likely to debut next year. Other than that, there isn’t much else we know about the chipset. A rumor in the past did suggests that...

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Qualcomm  Snapdragon  830  to  support  up  8GB  of  RAM  claims  analyst 
december 2015 by vrzone
Oppo debuts A33 entry-level smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC
Oppo today announced the A33, a new budget Android smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC. The smartphone features a 5-inch display with 540 x 960 qHD resolution 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 4G LTE connectivity, and runs on Android 5.1...

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Oppo  debuts  A33  entry-level  smartphone  with  Qualcomm  Snapdragon  410  SoC 
november 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm rumored to release an octa-core Snapdragon 820 variant within 1H 2016
A report published by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes claims Qualcomm will release an octa-core Snapdragon 820 chip within the first half of next year. The report claims the majority of Android OEMs such as Samsung, Huawei, Sony, LG, and ZTE products for 2016 will use octa-core processors, ‘forcing’ Qualcomm to follow the current mobile SoC trend...

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Qualcomm  rumored  to  release  an  octa-core  Snapdragon  820  variant  within  1H  2016 
november 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm officially introduces the Snapdragon 820 SoC with custom 64-bit Kryo cores
After months of teasing, Qualcomm today finally made the Snapdragon 820 chipset official. Qualcomm’s latest flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 820 utilizes custom 64-bit Kryo cores instead of plain vanilla ARM cores used on the Snapdragon 810 this year. Another key difference is that the Snapdragon 820 will be a quad-core SoC and not octa-core as...

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Qualcomm  officially  introduces  the  Snapdragon  820  SoC  with  custom  64-bit  Kryo  cores 
november 2015 by vrzone
Xiaomi Mi 5 tipped to go official next month with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 under its hood
Xiaomi could finally announce its Mi 5 flagship smartphone next month, claims leakster Leaksfly. According to Leaksfly, Xiaomi will unveil the Mi 5 at an event on December 3rd, after Qualcomm makes its Snapdragon 820 chipset official later this month. Yep, the leakster claims that Qualcomm will formally introduce its next-gen chipset on the 20th...

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Xiaomi  Mi  5  tipped  to  go  official  next  month  with  Qualcomm  Snapdragon  820  under  its  hood 
november 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm dismisses rumors of its next-gen Snapdragon 820 overheating
Just like last year, Qualcomm has denied rumors of its next-gen Snapdragon 820 overheating. It released an official statement on its Weibo account recently, where it stated the Snapdragon 820 performs as expected on all fronts and is continually being improved. The Snapdragon 820 is going to be manufactured by Samsung on its 14nm FinFET...

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Qualcomm  dismisses  rumors  of  its  next-gen  Snapdragon  820  overheating 
october 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm debuts Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 430 mid-range SoCs
Qualcomm has introduced two new mid-range SoCs – Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 430. The Snapdragon 430 is an octa-core Cortex-A53 chipset, with a clock speed of 1.2GHz. Graphics are taken care of by the new Adreno 505 GPU. It comes with a new dual Image Signal Processors (ISP), with support for up to 21MP rear...

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Qualcomm  debuts  Snapdragon  617  and  430  mid-range  SoCs 
september 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm details Adreno 530 GPU, Snapdragon 820 to arrive by H1 2016
Qualcomm today detailed its next-gen Adreno 5xx series GPUs for mobile devices. The two GPUs detailed today are the Adreno 510 GPU to be used on Snapdragon 620 and 618 chipsets, and the Adreno 530 GPU to be used on the flagship Snapdragon 820. The new Adreno 530 GPU is claimed to offer 40 percent...

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Qualcomm  details  Adreno  530  GPU  Snapdragon  820  to  arrive  by  H1  2016 
august 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm targets continued dominance in the mid-range with the Snapdragon 616
  After taking a stance on making better cores and not offering “more cores,” Qualcomm acquiesced last year with the launch of the Snapdragon 615, an octa-core 64-bit SoC designed to take the fight to MediaTek in the mid-range segment. After rolling out updates to its entry-level line, Qualcomm has now introduced the refreshed variant...

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Qualcomm  targets  continued  dominance  in  the  mid-range  with  Snapdragon  616 
august 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 412 and 212 entry-level SoCs
Qualcomm today announced the successors to the Snapdragon 410 and Snapdragon 210 processors that it announced in September last year. The new Snapdragon 412 and Snapdragon 212 processors aren’t a major upgrade over their predecessors, but bring a subtle increase in performance along with a new integrated modem. The Snapdragon 412 comes with four Cortex-A53...

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Qualcomm  announces  Snapdragon  412  and  212  entry-level  SoCs 
august 2015 by vrzone
Beastly Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC detailed ahead of August 11 intro
Speculated highlights include an energy-efficient 14nm architecture, 35 percent speedier Hydra CPU and A530 GPU with 40 percent performance increase compared to Adreno 430. After essentially muscling Nvidia out of the high-end smartphone picture, Qualcomm faced a dreamy monopoly situation as far as supplying chips for handhelds manufactured by everyone from Samsung to LG to...

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Beastly  Qualcomm  Snapdragon  820  SoC  detailed  ahead  of  August  11  intro 
august 2015 by vrzone
Thanks to Qualcomm, $80 quad-core Windows 10 smartphones are possible
Pushed to the wall by MediaTek and Spreadtrum’s low-cost chip competitiveness, the San Diego-based semiconductor giant reportedly “cooperates with Microsoft closely” to deliver a killer dirt-cheap Snapdragon 210 solution for Windows 10 handhelds. It’s no big secret Snapdragon 810’s failures have badly harmed Qualcomm’s high-end mobile reputation this year. Meanwhile, much like household Western smartphone...

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Thanks  to  Qualcomm  $80  quad-core  Windows  10  smartphones  are  possible 
july 2015 by vrzone
Samsung flip phone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC spotted on TENAA
Flip phones may not be all the popular outside Japan anymore, but Samsung isn’t giving up on the form factor just yet. An upcoming Galaxy clamshell Android smartphone was recently spotted at China’s TENAA with the model number SM-G9198. Going by the model number, the smartphone will be a direct successor to the SM-G9098 that...

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Samsung  flip  phone  powered  by  Qualcomm  Snapdragon  808  SoC  spotted  on  TENAA 
july 2015 by vrzone
Upcoming LG G4 S gets benchmarked, packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 inside
Official renders of the upcoming LG G4 S upper mid-range smartphone were leaked a few days back. Today, a leaked benchmark has confirmed that the device will indeed be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC. The GFXBench screenshot confirms the device will pack a 5.2” 1080 x 1920 resolution display and an 8MP camera...

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Upcoming  LG  G4  S  gets  benchmarked  packs  Qualcomm  Snapdragon  615  inside 
july 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 gets benchmarked, fails to beat Exynos 7420
The very first Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 benchmark has leaked today, and the results aren’t as impressive as you may have expected. In the leaked GeekBench benchmark, the Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 chipset managed to score 1732 in the single-core test and 4970 in the multi-core test. In comparison, the Samsung Exynos 7420 scores around 1486 in...

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Qualcomm  Snapdragon  820  gets  benchmarked  fails  to  beat  Exynos  7420 
june 2015 by vrzone
Cortex-A72 powered Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 outperforms Snapdragon 810 in GeekBench benchmark
The first benchmark of the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 chipset has showed up on the web recently, and from the scores it has managed, the mid-range chipset could definitely prove to be a powerful beast. There is no doubt that improvements to mobile chipsets over the past two years hasn’t been very impressive, at least...

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Cortex-A72  powered  Qualcomm  Snapdragon  620  outperforms  810  in  GeekBench  benchmark 
june 2015 by vrzone
Oppo Find 9 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC in the works
The sequel to last year’s Oppo Find 7 could be launched soon as an Oppo Find 9 handset has been spotted in promotional materials from Chinese carrier Guangzhou Mobile. The leaked promotional materials highlights the carrier’s upcoming 4G LTE Cat.9 mobile network. Along with details on the 4G network, it also lists some of the...

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Oppo  Find  9  with  Qualcomm  Snapdragon  810  SoC  in  the  works 
june 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm demonstrates new networking technologies at Computex
Networking and semiconductor giant Qualcomm has demonstrated several new technologies at a press briefing at Computex. First up is a series of 802.11 ac Wave 2 Wireless technologies and chip-sets that promise to greatly improve throughput in crowded WiFi environments.  By combining MU-MIMO solutions, 160Mhz channels and 4×4 Antenna configurations, Qualcomm believes it can achieve...

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Qualcomm  demonstrates  new  networking  technologies  at  Computex 
june 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm and Google working on 'Project Tango' smartphone for developers
  Last year, Google revealed that it was working on a ‘Project Tango’ tablet that will be able to create 3D maps of the world around you, using multiple cameras and depth sensors. The Mountain View based company has now confirmed that it is working on a ‘Project Tango’ smartphone as well, collaborating with Qualcomm...

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Qualcomm  and  Google  working  on  ‘Project  Tango’  smartphone  for  developers 
may 2015 by vrzone
Chinese company to sue Qualcomm for $100 billion
A China-based company wants Qualcomm to fork over $100 billion for trademark infringement. Genitop Research said Qualcomm deliberately used the trademarked phrase “Gaotong” in its Chinese company name and product brand.  The phrase, which means “high communication”, was purportedly registered to Shanghai-based Genitop Research in 1992.  The company sought $16 million in compensation, but has...

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march 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 goes official along with Snapdragon Sense ID at MWC 2015
Qualcomm today announced its latest high-end mobile chipset at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Snapdragon 820 SoC will succeed the Snapdragon 810 and will be based on Qualcomm’s custom Kryo cores. Although Qualcomm officially announced the Snapdragon 820 chipset today, it has not given out much details about it to the media. All...

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Qualcomm  Snapdragon  820  goes  official  along  with  Sense  ID  at  MWC  2015 
march 2015 by vrzone
Asus ZenFone 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon & MediaTek variants could launch soon
At CES this year, Asus announced the first smartphone in the world to come with 4GB RAM – ZenFone 2. Like most other ZenFone models, the ZenFone 2 is also powered by an Intel Atom processor. However, new reports coming out of Taiwan claim that Asus will be launching two variants of the ZenFone 2...

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Asus  ZenFone  2  Qualcomm  Snapdragon  &  MediaTek  variants  could  launch  soon 
february 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 rumored to be based on new Cortex-A72 architecture
It was only recently that ARM announced its newest and most powerful CPU yet – Cortex-A72. Within just days of the official announcement, new rumors on the first Cortex-A72 based chipset have already showed up. According to a new rumor from China, the upcoming Qualcomm 620 and 618 SoCs will be among the first to...

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Qualcomm  Snapdragon  620  rumored  to  be  based  on  new  Cortex-A72  architecture 
february 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm confirms Microsoft Lumia smartphones with Snapdragon 810 incoming
Qualcomm today announced more details on the OEMs that have upcoming products in the pipeline featuring the company’s latest Snapdragon 810 64-bit chipset. The press release by Qualcomm also confirms that Microsoft is developing high-end Lumia smartphones that will be powered by the Snapdragon 810 processor. Juha Kokkonen, general manager for portfolio and product management...

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Qualcomm  confirms  Microsoft  Lumia  smartphones  with  Snapdragon  810  incoming 
february 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm indirectly confirms Snapdragon 810 will be missing Galaxy S6 train
Revenues are expected to drop accordingly. Ah, the Snapdragon 810 overheating saga. The never-ending, doubt-riddled, succulent-if-not-tired controversy. Swept under the rug initially by Qualcomm, still unacknowledged and tabu, but as much a reality as the blue hue of the sky after more “inside” reports than we can count. And today, for the first time, sanctioned...

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Qualcomm  indirectly  confirms  Snapdragon  810  will  be  missing  Galaxy  S6  train 
january 2015 by vrzone
Don't write off Snapdragon 810 chip, as Qualcomm likely fixed overheating
It’s still unlikely all Samsung Galaxy S6 variants will be Snapdragon-powered, but most should do without Exynos. The love story between Samsung and Qualcomm is on the verge of turning into a genuine soap opera, with financial analysts now suggesting the two may have patched up their recent discords. Pre-production troubles for the latter’s next-gen...

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Don’t  write  off  Snapdragon  810  chip  as  Qualcomm  likely  fixed  overheating 
january 2015 by vrzone
Mediatek set to take on Qualcomm with its 20nm SoC by year-end
Mediatek has been one of the few chip makers that has been able to take on Qualcomm in the mobile chipset market and enjoys a respectable market share in the mid-range segment. For 2015, the company seems to have some big plans to continue its strong growth. According to a leaked roadmap posted on Weibo,...

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Mediatek  set  to  take  on  Qualcomm  with  its  20nm  SoC  by  year-end 
january 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 coming later this year according to leaked roadmap
The first Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 powered smartphones are yet to go on sale and rumors about the next top Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset have already started surfacing. The leaked Qualcomm roadmap comes from leaksfly and includes details on a number of upcoming Snapdragon chipsets like the Snapdragon 820, 815, 620, 625, 629, and 616. All of...

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Qualcomm  Snapdragon  820  coming  later  this  year  according  to  leaked  roadmap 
january 2015 by vrzone
Qualcomm debunks Snapdragon 810 delay rumors, claims '1H 2015' release is 'on track'
Sounds like good news, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves – H1 2015 wraps up more than six months from now. When Apple made the abrupt switch from 32 to 64-bit mobile processing, no one suffered as much as Qualcomm did. Not Samsung, not LG, HTC, Intel or MediaTek. The ARM-based CPU king found...

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Qualcomm  debunks  Snapdragon  810  delay  rumors  claims  ‘1H  2015′  release  is  ‘on  track’ 
december 2014 by vrzone
Qualcomm announces the LTE-enabled Snapdragon 210 SoC for low-cost smartphones
Qualcomm’s latest entry-level chipset is aimed at bringing LTE connectivity to smartphones and tablets under the $100 price segment. Budget smartphones are getting better and better every day, but most of them continue to lack support for LTE connectivity. Qualcomm is hoping to change that with the Snapdragon 210, a mobile chipset aimed at entry-level...

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Qualcomm  announces  the  LTE-enabled  Snapdragon  210  SoC  for  low-cost  smartphones 
september 2014 by vrzone
Slaying the Snapdragon: MediaTek is closing in on Qualcomm
Qualcomm’s fortunes seem to be dwindling as other vendors like MediaTek start to gain momentum. Qualcomm posted its quarterly earnings Thursday, with the chipset vendor recording its smallest quarterly revenue increase in over three years. Stiffer competition in China and the stagnation of the smartphone segment have contributed to the low revenue increase. Qualcomm’s $6.37 [...]

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Slaying  the  Snapdragon:  MediaTek  is  closing  in  on  Qualcomm 
april 2014 by vrzone
Qualcomm unveils 64-bit Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 808
Qualcomm finally unveils its high-end 64-bit enabled SoCs, but they won’t be available until the first half of 2015. Qualcomm has launched its first batch of ARM v8-based SoCs last month, but this time around it is detailing its plans for the high-end segment. The Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 808 will be commercially available at the [...]

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Qualcomm  unveils  64-bit  Snapdragon  810  and  808 
april 2014 by vrzone
Qualcomm and Samsung demo LTE Category 6 connectivity at MWC
LTE Category 6 offers twice as much bandwidth as LTE Category 4 and will be commercially available later this year. Samsung and Qualcomm conducted the first live demonstrations of LTE Category 6 connectivity at the Mobile World Congress yesterday. The device used to showcase the new connectivity medium was a modified Galaxy Note 3 that [...]

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Qualcomm  and  Samsung  demo  LTE  Category  6  connectivity  at  MWC 
february 2014 by vrzone
Qualcomm relents, announces the eight-core 64-bit Snapdragon 615
Qualcomm is targeting the Chinese market with the eight-core 64-bit Snapdragon 615 and Snapdragon 610. After sticking to its “faster cores instead of more cores” strategy all of last year, Qualcomm has finally decided it would be best to launch a SoC with an octa-core CPU. Qualcomm is introducing two new SoCs, the Snapdragon 610 and the [...]

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Qualcomm  relents  announces  the  eight-core  64-bit  Snapdragon  615 
february 2014 by vrzone
Qualcomm ditches the Snapdragon 802 citing a lack of demand
Qualcomm is usually known for making other manufacturers rethink their strategies, but this time around it is the one cancelling one of its SoCs. Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 802, a SoC devised for smart-TV, at the Consumer Electronics Show last month. Initial estimates indicated commercial availability by the second half of this year, but in [...]

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Qualcomm  ditches  the  Snapdragon  802  citing  a  lack  of  demand 
february 2014 by vrzone
Qualcomm snatches 2,400 patents from HP's mobile portfolio
Qualcomm has acquired 2,400 issued and pending patents from Hewlett-Packard. The smartphone market has been plagued with patent wars in recent years, and for a major player like Qualcomm, maintaining a robust IP portfolio is crucial to its growth and survival.  HP, despite its dominance in the PC market, was not able to capitalize on [...]

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Qualcomm  snatches  2  400  patents  from  HP’s  mobile  portfolio 
january 2014 by vrzone
Qualcomm announces ARMv8 based Snapdragon 410 with 64-bit architecture and LTE
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 is an entry-level mobile SoC that comes with a wide range of LTE bands, and is the first Qualcomm SoC to have a 64-bit memory architecture. Qualcomm is making its foray into 64-bit SoCs with the announcement of the Snapdragon 410. The Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) is the first to be based on [...]

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Qualcomm  announces  ARMv8  based  Snapdragon  410  with  64-bit  architecture  and  LTE 
december 2013 by vrzone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 vs. Snapdragon 800
Let’s compare Qualcomm’s two 800-series chips. Though the timing may be odd, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 805 earlier this week. Snapdragon 805 is based on the same ARMv7 instruction set as the Snapdragon 800, and follows a 32-bit architecture. The main differences lie in the GPU segment, with only a incremental change in the CPU. [...]

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Qualcomm  Snapdragon  805  vs.  800 
november 2013 by vrzone
Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 805
The next-generation Snapdragon 805 comes with 4K support and will be making its way onto devices starting next year. The Snapdragon 805 is the second mobile SoC in the Snapdragon 800 line, and features Qualcomm’s next-gen CPU and GPU. The Krait 450 quad-core CPU is now clocked to 2.5 GHz against the 2.3 GHz max [...]

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Qualcomm  announces  the  Snapdragon  805 
november 2013 by vrzone
Qualcomm Toq is still not what you think it is
Qualcomm is promising that the Toq will be available December 2 for $349, but this isn’t a smartwatch to take on the Galaxy Gear. The blogosphere is abuzz today with news that Qualcomm is set to launch its Toq smartwatch on December 2 for $349. While most blogs note that the smartwatch will only be [...]

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Qualcomm  Toq  is  still  not  what  you  think  it 
november 2013 by vrzone
Qualcomm in talks to join BlackBerry founders in launching a possible bid
Qualcomm is the latest manufacturer to be interested in launching a bid for the beleaguered BlackBerry. It was revealed by The Wall Street Journal yesterday that Qualcomm is in talks with equity management firm Cerberus and BlackBerry co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin in launching a joint bid for BlackBerry. Following a dismal year, BlackBerry [...]

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Qualcomm  in  talks  to  join  BlackBerry  founders  launching  a  possible  bid 
november 2013 by vrzone
Snapdragon APQ8084 shows up in benchmark, could be Snapdragon 800 successor
An unknown Qualcomm SoC with model number APQ8084 has shown up in a benchmark, and it could be the successor to the company’s mighty Snapdragon 800 (APQ8974) chipset. Qualcomm hasn’t specifically mentioned anything about an upcoming mobile chip yet, but it would be silly to think they aren’t actually working on one, even though the [...]

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Qualcomm  APQ8084  shows  up  in  benchmark  could  be  Snapdragon  800  successor 
october 2013 by vrzone
Tweet by Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 800 in Lumia 1520
Qualcomm mentioned in a tweet through its Snapdragon twitter account that the Lumia 1520 will indeed feature the Snapdragon 800. There is finally some confirmation regarding the internals of the Lumia 1520. The device has been leaked and its hardware details have been rumoured for over a month now, and today Qualcomm has put some [...]

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Tweet  by  Qualcomm  confirms  Snapdragon  800  in  Lumia  1520 
september 2013 by vrzone
Qualcomm slithers into the smartwatch business with Toq
Qualcomm has officially entered the smartwatch game by announcing its own Toq smartwatch soon after Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Gear at this year’s IFA in Berlin. The Toq comes with a color touch display along with a touchpad, but unlike the Galaxy Gear’s 10 hour of battery life, the Toq has an estimated battery life [...]

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Qualcomm  slithers  into  the  smartwatch  business  with  Toq 
september 2013 by vrzone

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