OnePlus 5G with Snapdragon 855 arrives in Q2 19
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Thursday, 21 February 2019 13:45

OnePlus 5G with Snapdragon 855 arrives in Q2 19


On Finnish carrier Elisa

Finland is the land of Nokia and Nokia is a big player in the 5G infrastructure. This is why Finnish telecommunication carrier Elisa plans to launch a OnePlus 5G enabled device in the second quarter of 2019.

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.

Qualcomm wants US regulators to ban some iPhones
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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:22

Qualcomm wants US regulators to ban some iPhones


Change your minds

Qualcomm is urging US trade regulators to reverse a judge’s ruling and ban the import of some Apple iPhones in a long-running patent fight between the two companies.

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.

Germany forces Apple to sell iPhones with Qualcomm modems
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Apple says it is only obeying orders

Apple said it had “no choice” but to stop using Intel modems in iPhones headed to Germany to comply with a patent infringement lawsuit Qualcomm won against Apple there in December.

Apple is making its own modem
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Sunday, 10 February 2019 12:08

Apple is making its own modem


Reuters confirmed what we said in December

Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies, was rumored to become a new Intel CEO but instead he got a rocky ride to build a modem for Apple. This is again our "we told you so moment" as we suggested that this will happen and the last time we wrote about it was in mid-December, or months before Reuters.

Intel still losing money on Apple modem
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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:02

Intel still losing money on Apple modem


Aicha Evans, EVP of mobile, confirmed to FTC

Intel is in the middle of quite a nasty fight where the Federal Trade commission in USA attacked Qualcomm for its business and licensing strategy. Aicha Evans, an EVP and general manager of mobile, who left Intel days after testimony confirmed that even in 2018, Intel's modem business unit was not profitable.

Intel confirms it's not interested in 4G
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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 19:39

Intel confirms it's not interested in 4G


FTC Qualcomm trial

One of the interesting twists that has appeared in the FTC investigation into Qualcomm is that it transpires that Intel had an opportunity to invest in 4G and LTE and it confirmed to the court that it decided not to do it, as part of its business strategy.

Apple could have used Qualcomm modems for 2018 iPhones
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Investigation: Chose Not To

Apple COO Jeff Williams’ testimony in the FTC Trial, that Qualcomm did not want to sell modems to Apple, appears misleading. Bloomberg’s Ian King viewed emails between Qualcomm’s CEO, Steve Molenkopf, and Apple’s COO, Jeff Williams, and from his article, it was rather clear that negotiations were ongoing, and that Qualcomm wanted to sell modems despite the licensing dispute.

German court throws out Qualcomm's latest patent case against Apple
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Set back for Qualcomm in Mannheim

A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday.