Qualcomm Snapdragon PC is not an overclocked 855
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Brand new chip with bigger GPU

There is a lot of right and wrong information floating around the web about the successor to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 and we wanted to set things straight in the face of misleading information. To our knowledge, the new always connected PC chip may not end up branded the SXC8180, but something simpler. And, secondly,  it is not a faster 855 overlocked, it is a brand new chip.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 benchmark shows up
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A significant step forward in Geekbench 4

The press usually relies too much on benchmarks but they at least tell you that a subject A is better or worse than subject B. The recently posted GeekBench of Snapdragon 855 shows that the new 7nm SoC from Qualcomm scores much better than its predecessor.

Qualcomm samples next gen 7nm platform
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Snapdragon Takes Aim at 5G with 7nm SoC

Qualcomm just sent out the official press release saying it has started sampling its next generation mobile platform for consumers in 7nm. This 7nm platform can be paired with Snapdragon X50 5G modem creating the first 5G capable mobile platform for premium tier smartphones and other mobile devices.  

10nm Snapdragon 670 announced
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Strong AI play and new Kryo / Adreno 615

The Snapdragon 600 series has over 1450 designs and Qualcomm believes that the 660 has already been a success. Welcome, then, to te Snapdragon 670 that brings update to AI, performance, camera and multimedia.

New Snapdragon wear coming
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September 10

The chap known as Mr Mobile has shared with the world that Qualcomm might be showing off a new watch platform on September 10 and most likely this will be brand-new Snapdragon wear that hasn’t been upgraded since 2016.

Pixel 3 XL shows healthy SD 845 score
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Slightly outperforms Galaxy S9+

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are expected in early October and there's little surprise that they will be powered by Snapdragon 845. The XL version of the phone has visited Geekbench, revealing the score and some basic specs.

Qualcomm peaks guidance with $5.6 billion revenue
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199M Snapdragons in Q3 FY2018

Qualcomm has announced its financial Q3 2018 results and the company ended up with $5.6 billion of revenue, at the top end of its $4.8 – $5.6 billian guidance. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was expected at $0.65 - $0.75 and in reality it ended up at $1.01.

Xiaomi unveils its new Mi A2 Android One smartphone
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Smaller and more affordable Mi A2 Lite in tow

Just as rumored earlier, Xiaomi has now unveiled its successor to the Mi A1 Android One smartphone, the aluminum unibody 5.99-inch Mi A2, which comes with some rather impressive specifications and a very affordable price. It also announced an even more affordable but less capable Mi A2 Lite version, which could be interesting to some buyers as well.

Xiaomi finally IPOs at $50B+
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13 percent jump the second day

Xiaomi has finally listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange with an initial public offering of $17HK per share and in the first day it jumped 13 percent.

Sony H8526 gives glimpse of Snapdragon 855
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Double single score performance since SD 835

Sony has a very tight relationship with Qualcomm and it is one of the early adopters and 4G MIMO innovators in the market. The last H8526 codenamed device has shown up at Geekbench and performed some 30 percent faster than Snapdragon 845 powered XZ2 phones.