Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro officially launched
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At an event held in India

Xiaomi has now officially unveiled its new Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones at an event in India, with the first one being a rebranded Redmi 5 Plus while the latter is a completely new device powered by a Snapdragon 636 SoC.

Snapdragon X50 hits 4.51 Gbps
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Triples the speed from last demo

Snapdragon X24 is a huge step forward getting the connection on your phone up to 2 Gbps, but 5G will be faster. Qualcomm has just announced that an X50 modem can get you to 4.51 Gbps speeds and probably faster by the launch day.

Qualcomm spills the benchmark beans on Snapdragon 845
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Using technological terms, it goes like the clappers

Qualcomm is lifting the veil today on the new Snapdragon 845 Mobile chip's benchmark performance profile, and it is looking rather good.

Broadcom meeting Qualcomm on Wednesday
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Apple keeps its fingers crossed

Qualcomm and Broadcom plan to meet on Wednesday to talk about the latter’s $121 billion acquisition offer, the first time the semiconductor companies will discuss the potential deal, people familiar with the matter said.

Samsung will use Qualcomm 5G NR X50
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Ready in 2019, confirmed by Cristiano Amon

One thing we came away with from yesterday’s big Qualcomm announcement that 20 companies are committed to coming to market in 2019 with Qualcomm X50 NR based devices. Cristiano Amon, the President of Qualcomm just confirmed that Samsung is also on board with the X50.

This is the 5G phone prototype mock up
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Qualcomm’s three mm wave antenna

Last year in October we saw Cristiano Amon, a EVP of Qualcomm at that time, holding a 5G prototype in his hand. This time, we had a chance to play with a mock up of an actual 5G NR, a phone form factor prototype in Beijing, China.

Nokia and Qualcomm have successful 5G test
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3.5Ghz and 28Ghz spectrum compliant

Nokia and Qualcomm have completed interoperability testing in the 3.5Ghz and 28Ghz spectrum compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 standard using the commercially available Nokia AirScale base station and device prototypes from Qualcomm Technologies.

Broadcom plans to raise Qualcomm bid
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$120 billion offer

Broadcom plans to unveil a new  $120 billion offer for Qualcomm in an attempt to pressure the US rival to the negotiating table.

Qualcomm and Samsung forge new alliance
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5G multi year marriage

Not only has Qualcomm just signed a cross license agreement with Samsung that resulted in the halt of Samsung’s legal battle against the company, the two giants have just announced a multi-year strategic relationship agreement. Both Samsung and Qualcomm have problems with Apple and a Broadcom hostile takeover.

Samsung extends cross license with Qualcomm
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Enemy of my enemy

Samsung is about to launch the Galaxy S9 and the US and Chinese version will use the Snapdragon 845. Samsung has been fighting Qualcomm with its own Exynos but the global patent cross-license agreement as well as a multi-year strategic relationship agreement sends a strong no-buy message to Broadcom.