Qualcomm met with Broadcom
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:06

Qualcomm met with Broadcom


The board will discuss the next step

Valentine’s Day was quite hot as both Qualcomm and Broadcom senior management discussed the Broadcom acquisition proposal.

Snapdragon X50 hits 4.51 Gbps
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:59

Snapdragon X50 hits 4.51 Gbps


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.

Snapdragon X24 is the first 7nm 2Gbps modem
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:06

Snapdragon X24 is the first 7nm 2Gbps modem


316.58 Mbps upload, double from 2017

Back in October Fudzilla asked Cristiano Amon, now President and Alex Katouzian VP and general manager of the mobile business at Qualcomm about the future of Gigabit LTE modems and we got a clear indication that things will be faster using the 1.2 GHz Snapdragon X20. The company has just announced that the Snapdragon X24 is the first 7nm chip and not only that, it supports 2Gbps speeds.

Snapdragon 670 is 10 nm mainstream
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:08

Snapdragon 670 is 10 nm mainstream


2+6 cores mainstream

Qualcomm is gaining traction with its 600 series chipsets and it is about to announce a new one. The Snapdragon 670 comes with dual high-end CPUs and six energy efficient ones, all in 10nm.

Samsung will use Qualcomm 5G NR X50
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 09 February 2018 15:07

Samsung will use Qualcomm 5G NR X50


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
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 17:00

This is the 5G phone prototype mock up


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.

Dell XPS 15 2in1 looks like a winner
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 16:29

Dell XPS 15 2in1 looks like a winner


Radeon Vega Intel and Gore space cooling

It is not every day that you have a chance to chat with the general manager of Alienware and the chief man in charge for the XPS units. Frank Azor, the GM of Alienware and XPS, as well as Donnie Oliphant, Sr. Director and General Manager XPS and Dell Gaming helped us understand the choices behind one of the highly anticipated XPS 15 2in1 2018 notebooks.  

Q1 2018 set to be the best GPU quarter ever
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 00:12

Q1 2018 set to be the best GPU quarter ever


Crypto demand

We shouldn't  be surprised, but  GPU sales have skyrocketed over the last few quarters. Our colleagues from the press have criticized AMD for Radeon Vega, but AMD sold every single one. Once the market sucked all Radeons, it went for Geforce GTX 1060, 1070, 1080 so pretty much anything that can mine well.

Qualcomm and Samsung forge new alliance
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 02 February 2018 11:23

Qualcomm and Samsung forge new alliance


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
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 02 February 2018 11:10

Samsung extends cross license with Qualcomm


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.