Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cX
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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.

Snapdragon is twice the AI speed of its 7nm Android competitor
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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 5G phones to arrive in Q2 2019
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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.

Samsung will have 5G by next year
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Beating Apple and without being hamstrung by an Intel Modem

Samsung will release its first  5G mobile phone next year, beating Apple by a mile and not having the problem that it will depend on an Intel modem.

Qualcomm will live stream Hawaii event again
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December 4, 5 and 6 at 9:00 a.m Hawaii time

The birthplace of the Snapdragon 845 last year, and the birthplace of its successor Snapdragon 855, Maui island in Hawaii, will be  where the Third Annual Snapdragon Technology Summit is taking place. For us, that means three out of three.

Mobile phones about to see more price cuts
Published in Mobiles

Sorry Apple you are on the wrong side of history

Smartphone vendors are expected to further lower prices for new models to stimulate replacement demand in 2019.

Snapdragon 8150 scores over 360k on Antutu
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Higher than Apple A12 Bionic

A leaked score from Antutu benchmark shows that the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 flagship SOC will probably be taking the benchmark throne as it is the first SoC to break the 360k mark in Antutu.

Snapdragon 8150 results spotted in Geekbench
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Early results put it below Apple's A12 SoC

With the first smartphone announced with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8150 SoC, it was just a matter of time before we see some leaks in the usual benchmark databases.

ARM ACPC 2020 to be 2.5x times faster
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Compared to Cortex A75 Spectint

ARM has shared part of the Always connected PC roadmap that is currently only executed by Qualcomm Snapdragon, and also showed some expected performance projections of the 7nm and 5nm parts.

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 SCX8180, but something simpler. And, secondly,  it is not a faster 855 overlocked, it is a brand new chip.