Asus ROG Phone II pictured
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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 08:32

Asus ROG Phone II pictured


Snapdragon 855 Plus phone comes July 23

The Snapdragon 855 Plus phone era is starting on the July 27th with the launch of the Asus ROG Phone II.

Xiaomi Mi A3 arrives tomorrow
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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 08:11

Xiaomi Mi A3 arrives tomorrow


Pure Android experience

Tomorrow July 17th at 1 PM Central European Time, Xiaomi Spain will sell the Xiaomi A3 phone. A few recent leaks revealed that the phone comes with an updated Snapdragon 665 chipset and Spanish customers will be able to pick it up without a shipping fee for the first 24 hours.

Snapdragon 855 Plus announced
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Monday, 15 July 2019 16:18

Snapdragon 855 Plus announced


Gaming phones and VR target

Qualcomm has decided to announce an updated version of its flagship Snapdragon 855 7nm chip. It is simply called Snapdragon 855 Plus. The CPU is about four percent faster while the GPU gets a saucy 15 percent boost. It is clear that gaming phone manufacturers and VR enthusiast platform builders will be all over it.

Lenovo showcases a 5G Snapdragon 8cx PC
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Computex 19: X55 modem inside, pictured

Qualcomm and Lenovo showcased the world’s first 5G PC at Computex. The PC is based on Qualcomm’s 8cx platform and comes with additional 5G connectivity. Lenovo calls this design "Project Limitless", based on world’s first 7nm platform purpose-built for PCs.

Google loses three key SoC mobile engineers
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Pixel own in house SoC dream dies

Google has reportedly lots three of its key hardware engineers that gave the iPhone A series chip its edge. Manu Gulati, John Bruno and Vinod Chamarty waved Google goodbye, the departure caused by the lack of Google’s ambition to build a serious mobile SoC platform.  Apple will have an easier time to complete, now.

Qualcomm announces 75 5G designs
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Thursday, 02 May 2019 08:49

Qualcomm announces 75 5G designs


In May 2019

The 5G networks around the world have just started booting up and Qualcomm’s President Cristiano Amon was happy to tell us that there are 75 5G design wins in the pipeline.

Late 2019, early 2020 high-end mobile chips will be 7nm
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Huawei, Qualcomm, Apple

TSMC has announced that it is doing a test production of  5nm EUV chips, but real production starts in 2020. A long-term investigation leads us to believe that most chips launching in the latter part of this year or early next year will, unlike the UK, remain on 7nm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G is out
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Monday, 25 February 2019 11:19

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G is out


Extreme battery life with Snapdragon X55 modem

Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm, just announced that the Snapdragon 8cx Always-Connected PC platform will get a 5G version. The Snapdragon 8cx SoC is matched with the Snapdragon X55 modem to support SA, NSA, and up to 7Gbps downloads speeds.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is first with Snapdragon 712 SoC
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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 16:55

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is first with Snapdragon 712 SoC


Smaller screen, similar camera, and lower price

While Xiaomi Mi 9 is the star of the show, the company has also unveiled a smaller Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, which will be the first smartphone with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 712 SoC and come with a smaller screen, under-display fingerprint scanner, and similar triple rear camera setup.

Snapdragon X55 2nd gen 5G modem is out
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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 16:01

Snapdragon X55 2nd gen 5G modem is out


7Gbps supports 2G to 5G

2019 is the year of real 5G and companies like Qualcomm are enabling at least 20+ operators, 20 OEM building 5G partners and 30+ commercial 5G products to launch. The X50 was announced in 2016 and shipping to partners for a while and will enable the first wave of 5G devices. Snapdragon X55 is enabling the missing features and complementing the 5G offering.