Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cX
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 06 December 2018 20:55

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cX


Always connected and always on 7nm new SoC

Qualcomm's Sanjey Mehta, SVP and General manager of compute products, and Miguel Nunes, senior director of compute products, introduced and showed off a few features of the Snapdragon 8cx, a SoC that many called Snapdragon 1000 or 8150/8180. This is a SoC built from the ground up with a bigger Adreno 680 GPU, still fanless and with a lot of new tricks.

5G to XR glasses demo is impressive
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 06 December 2018 04:02

5G to XR glasses demo is impressive


100s of Mbps needed

One of the big questions for many 5G sceptics is how it works in real life,  and Qualcomm has been pushing for the need for higher data rates, low latency and eXtended Reality.

Snapdragon is twice the AI speed of its 7nm Android competitor
Published in AI


Senior director Gary Brotman dilates on future of AI

Snapdragon 855 has a joker card that brings it significantly ahead of the competition of all 7nm players in the Android market. Gary Brotman, a senior director of product management focused on AI, dropped a bomb on the competition confirming that the 4th generation AI platform from Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is twice times faster than its 7nm Android based competitor.

Snapdragon 855 is a wireless beast
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 21:01

Snapdragon 855 is a wireless beast


WiFi 6, 2Gbps 4G, X50 for 5G

Qualcomm’s Druga Mallardi, an SVP and general manager of 4G and 5G, has announced the wireless building blocks of the Snapdragon 855. It packs 2Gbps Gigabit LTE, 5G, WiFi 6 and 60GHz WiFi.

Samsung confirms Snapdragon 855 is its 5G answer
Published in Mobiles


Coming in 1H 2019

Samsung’s Justin Denison, SVP of product strategy and marketing in the US,  confirmed that the 5G Samsung phone comes with a Snapdragon 855 SoC and obviously using a Snapdragon X50 modem.

Alex Katouzian announced the Snapdragon 855
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 22:13

Alex Katouzian announced the Snapdragon 855


2X AI performance over 7nm Kirin

Alex Katouzian, a senior vice president ( SVP) of Qualcomm and the general manager of mobile, has announced the Snapdragon 855. He went into a few details leaving full disclosure for tomorrow, but he did say that its AI performance is twice as fast than the 7nm Android device.

Snapdragon 5G phones to arrive in Q2 2019
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 20:13

Snapdragon 5G phones to arrive in Q2 2019


Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon confirms

Cristiano Amon took the stage at the company’s third technology summit - the second in Maui Hawaii, and showed a 5G prototype phone form-factor device on a live AT&T/Verizon network.

Galaxy S10 to ship in late March, April
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 30 November 2018 11:46

Galaxy S10 to ship in late March, April


Exclusive: That is the current plan

Our extremely well-informed sources have confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will ship in late March/early April 2019. This goes for both the Exynos 8920 as well as the Snapdragon 855 version of the phone. Samsung has traditionally been shipping Galaxy S smartphones anywhere from late March to early June, depending on the version of the phone and the region. 

Qualcomm on verge of Apple resolution
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 30 November 2018 10:59

Qualcomm on verge of Apple resolution


CEO Steve Mollenkopf confirms

In a chat with CNBC, Qualcomm’s CEO confirmed that it and Apple are on the doorstep of a resolution of  multi quarter licensing related issues. What CNBC didn’t tell you is that Apple doesn’t want to pay Qualcomm a tiny amount of money as it wants a special and favorable deal.  

Apple Qualcomm license spat is about $13 per iPhone
Published in Mobiles


Apple wants to pay less

Next time you buy an iPhone that nowadays easily exceeds $1000, € or £, Apple doesn’t want to pay $13 out of the selling price of its phone to Qualcomm. That is what the whole fuss is all about. Qualcomm offers multi model standard essential patents that include 3G/4G and 5G in that price.