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Qualcomm is updating its mobile platforms with a couple of enhanced SoCs, including the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 for flagship Android phones, and the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 for premium handsets that fall just a step below. As it happens, we had the opportunity to preview the performance of the former and spoiler alert, it's... Read more...
We've all heard that a carpenter is only as good as their tools, and that certainly applies to more than just whittling wood and building tables. In the realm of tech, and specifically extended reality (XR) experiences, Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 5G platform is a powerful tool for device makers and developers. Everyone... Read more...
The need for fast wireless connectivity has never been greater than it is right now, and there are efforts at play to ensure the speed and features for a modern workforce are there for the taking. One of those efforts is a collaboration between AMD and Qualcomm to optimize the latter’s FastConnect connectivity system... Read more...
MediaTek's Dimensity 9000 system-on-chip (SoC) has been highly anticipated as a powerful mobile flagship Android SoC alternative to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Google Tensor. The top mobile chip in MediaTek's stable is described as a "milestone of innovation," and that "everything inside its super powerful—yet super... Read more...
When Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon X70 5G modem-RF system earlier this year, it was never destined to be a static release that wouldn't improve over time. Just as graphics cards and computer processors are prone to getting new features and capabilities, so it goes with the Snapdragon X70, an upgradeable... Read more...
It's been a long time since the wireless market felt stagnant. There's been some rapid fire advances in wireless technologies, and while you may not be on Wi-Fi 6E or even Wi-Fi 6 yet, work is already under way to bring Wi-Fi 7 solutions to market. To that end, Qualcomm today announced its Wi-Fi 7 capable Networking... Read more...
Qualcomm today announced the launch of its Snapdragon Metaverse Fund, which will dole out up to $100 million to developers and companies building unique and innovative immersive extended reality (XR) experiences. It's also teaming up with Square Enix to collaborate on Snapdragon Spaces, an XR developer... Read more...
Certain components tend to hog the limelight when a flagship phone emerges. You know the ones—the SoC (processor and GPU), camera arrangement, storage, and of course the display. What about memory? That matters too, though it's usually the capacity that gets talked about the most. Samsung wants to talk performance... Read more...
Qualcomm today is adding to its growing stack of 5G modem-RF systems with a new flagship model, the Snapdragon X70. This is actually its fifth generation 5G modem, preceded by the Snapdragon X65, Snapdragon X60, Snapdragon X55, and Snapdragon X50. It doesn't come with a raw speed upgrade, but it does introduce some... Read more...
Qualcomm is making at splash at Mobile World Congress with what it claims is the world's first and fastest commercial Wi-Fi 7 solution. The next-gen wireless standard is baked into its FastConnect 7800 mobile connectivity subsystem, which is intended to bring advanced Wi-Fi technologies and next-generation Dual... Read more...
Lenovo is making a splash at Mobile World Congress with a bevy announcements, one of the more interesting of which is the ThinkPad X13s. What makes this ThinkPad stand out from all the rest? Developed in collaboration with Qualcomm and Microsoft, this is the world's first laptop powered by the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3... Read more...
Are you looking for a smartwatch that can help you reach your wellness goals but still fit your aesthetic? Razer and Fossil have combined forces to create a smartwatch aimed specifically at gamers (at least in form). The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch is intended to combine gaming aesthetic and smart wearable... Read more...
Qualcomm recently announced a new flagship mobile chipset for next-gen Android devices, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which also kicks off a rebrand of the Snapdragon platform. Going forward, Qualcomm will no longer use three-digit model number designations as it has done with past chipsets like the Snapdragon 888+ 5G. In... Read more...
It's been a few years since Qualcomm introduced its first Snapdragon 8cx compute platform to usher in the era of always on, always connected Windows on Arm laptops. Then came the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 last year with a faster foundation and increased capabilities, and now Qualcomm is expanding its portfolio with the... Read more...
Gaming is a lucrative business, and that includes the mobile front, which generates around $175 billion per year from an audience of 2.5 billion mobile gamers. Compare that to the movie industry that raked in less than $45 billion last year and you'll understand why gaming is such an important consideration for many... Read more...
Last week, Qualcomm teased a fresh new look and colors as part of a bold rebranding effort, with Snapdragon becoming a standalone consumer brand. Now a week later, at the Snapdragon Tech Summit that's currently underway, Qualcomm is ready to share more details about what lies ahead for Snapdragon. To kick off the... Read more...
If you own an Android device, there's a good chance it's powered by one of Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors. Snapdragon is nearly ubiquitous with Android phones and tablets (with some exceptions, of course), especially at the high end of the performance spectrum. In recognition of this, Qualcomm is embarking on a bold... Read more...
Are you a Windows developer who'd like to become more hardware-agnostic? Alternatively, are you an Arm hipster? Do you still mourn the death of Motorola-based Macs and the RISC dream? Do you loathe Intel, AMD, and the x86-64 hegemony—yet somehow still like Windows? Then Qualcomm has just the PC for you. Qualcomm has... Read more...
Still waiting for that killer AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), or MR (mixed reality) application to propel the collective XR category into mainstream adoption? There are a few that have come close, but to truly elevate XR out of relative niche status, it's going to take a compelling ecosystem, and... Read more...
Qualcomm is expected to rebrand its entire Snapdragon stack in the very near future, so it's next-gen flagship probably won't be called Snapdragon 898. While we don't know yet what it will be called, we may have a hint about its performance based on a supposed benchmark leak. If the numbers hold up, it's going to be... Read more...
As much as we are interested in flagship hardware, there is an enormous market for mid-range and entry-level hardware, where affordability and practicality converge. To ensure those markets are being served, Qualcomm today expanded its Snapdragon family with four new mobile platforms—Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G, 695, 480... Read more...
There's quite a bit of moving and shaking in the chip industry right now—Apple just unveiled its M1 Max and M1 Pro chips, Google provided more details on its upcoming Tensor SoC, and of course Intel's Alder Lake launch looms right around the corner. But as it applies to the mobile space, Qualcomm has a message for the... Read more...
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