On Monday, Qualcomm Technologies launched the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 for smartwatches. Before this Qualcomm had launched the Snapdragon Wear 2100 in 2016. During the official launch event in San Francisco, Qualcomm revealed that companies like the Fossil Group, Louis Vuitton, and Montblanc are the first customers to use the platform. According to the company, Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 is their next generation smartwatch platform based on a new ultra-low power hierarchical system architecture. This results in better battery life and personalised experiences.
The Snapdragon Wear 3100 features 32-bit quad-core A7 processors, integrated DSP, and an ultra-low power [...]
Qualcomm has announced a new mid-range chipset, the Snapdragon 710 SoC. This will be the first chipset in its recently announced Snapdragon 700 series for the mobile platform. As budget smartphones become more popular, we expect premium features to trickle down to mid-range and budget devices as well. The new Snapdragon 710 chipset has a lot of optimisations which should help make premium smartphone features more accessible to mid-rangers.
The Snapdragon 710 sits somewhere between the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 845. It is not as powerful or efficient as the Snapdragon 845 but, has enough improvements to be superior to the Snapdragon 660. Qualcomm concedes that Snapdragon [...]
Xiaomi is getting ready to launch its premium Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s in China. Similarly, the company is silently testing out a new smartphone with the codename Berlin. The Xiaomi Berlin is powered by Snapdragon 632 Hex-core chipset. However, this is an unannounced chipset from Qualcomm.
Xiaomi is known for launching the smartphones with the newest chipsets in the past. In fact, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset. This could be a wrong report, as the Geekbench clearly mentions that, the chipset has 6 cores with a base frequency of 1.02 GHz. In fact, the chipset is expected to have octa-core CPU.Specifications [...]
2018 will be a huge year for smartphones, irrespective of the price category they’ll be in. This year saw a lot of mid-range smartphones having flagship features like bezel-less designs and dual-camera setups. While we already know all about the flagship chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845, there isn’t clarity as to what the mid-range smartphones will be powered by.
A new, however, has revealed the possible specifications of three new upcoming chipsets from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 670, 640 and 460. Three chipsets which possibly power a lot of mid-range phones in 2018.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 will succeed the Snapdragon 660 as the most [...]
Every year, it is not just the flagship lineup of chipsets from Qualcomm gets a refresh. The mid-range segment of smartphones has even tougher competition between Qualcomm and MediaTek, and Qualcomm will soon launch the Snapdragon 670 chipset in 2018.
The Snapdragon 670 chipset will be based on Samsung’s 10-nanometer (nm) LPP process technology which was also used in Qualcomm’s 2017 flagship chip, the Snapdragon 835. Samsung used the same process for its 2017 flagship chipset, the Exynos 8895.
A famous leakster tweeted a few details about the upcoming Snapdragon 670 chipset:
Qualcomm testing new Snapdragon 670 (SDM670) – their test [...]
A majority of Android phones are powered by the chipsets made by Qualcomm. From phones priced at Rs 6999 running Snapdragon 212 to the Galaxy Note8 priced at Rs 67900 powered by the Snapdragon 835, smartphones in all price range run on a Qualcomm chipset, with some exceptions running MediaTek chipsets.
For 2018, the flagship phones will be powered by the new chip from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845 which was announced two days ago during the Qualcomm Tech Summit.
The Snapdragon 845 has the new Kryo 385 CPU architecture and an upgraded Adreno 630 GPU. The chip is built on Samsung’s 10nm LPP FinFET, its second generation 10nm node that offers “10-percent higher performance [...]
Qualcomm has announced the new flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 845 at it Qualcomm Tech Summit.
The Snapdragon 845 will be the successor to the popular Snapdragon 835 chipset which powered the majority of 2017 flagship phones, barring the likes from Huawei and some Samsung phones (that ship outside the US and South Korea). The Snapdragon 845 will likely be found in many high-end Android phones in 2018, though it is also expected to make its way to Windows 10 laptops as well.
Just like the Snapdragon 835, the Snapdragon 845 is also based on a 10nm manufacturing process albeit upgrades to performance and power efficiency. Qualcomm will pair the 845 with its latest X20 LTE [...]
2018 will see most of the flagship smartphones being powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC, which will succeed the Snapdragon 835 from 2017. Qualcomm is likely to announce the new flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 845 in December at the Snapdragon Technology Summit that will be held in Maui, Hawaii between 4th of December and the 8th of December.
The Snapdragon 835 was announced during CES 2017 in January of 2017 so, Qualcomm’s announcement might come a month prior to what is the norm. The Snapdragon 845 could be manufactured through 10nm Low Power Early (LPE) FinFET process. It is expected to have four ARM Cortex-A75 cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores. It is also reported [...]
Qualcomm has unveiled a new mid-range chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. The standout point with this chipset is the introduction of Qualcomm’s Kirin 260 CPU cores into the Snapdragon 63X range, bringing additional CPU power to a lower cost chipset.
Qualcomm says that the Kyro 260 arrangement in the Snapdragon 636 chipset will deliver a 40 percent performance improvement over the Snapdragon 630’s 2.2 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU arrangement. This change means that the 636 will also give users a little more CPU push than the 653 too, all at a lower price. In addition to the CPU changes, Qualcomm has also bumped up the GPU performance a tad with the introduction of an Adreno [...]
It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will have an early access pass to Qualcomm’s next flagship chipset, Snapdragon 845. If Qualcomm decides to go for a similar deal with Samsung like last year’s Snapdragon 835, then Galaxy S9 could b the first device to have the next flagship processor. Samsung manufactured Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset and got to keep the initial batch for itself. That’s why early in 2017 there was no other Snapdragon 835-powered handset on the market other than the Galaxy S8.
There isn’t a lot known about the Snapdragon 845 but, as the launch of the chipset comes near, there will be a lot more known about it. It is [...]
Along with customization, security is another area drawing the attention of software developers. Apple was the first to introduce the breakthrough Touch ID technology that took over manual methods of entering text and numeric combinations to unlock the screen. And following the Cupertino-based giant, Qualcomm brought forward its revolutionary Sense ID at the Mobile World Congress that’s much more secure and authentic than the Touch ID. Let’s find out what separates the two modern day technologies.
The Touch ID is the simplest way to wake up your lock screen. Just put your finger on the physical button and device will recognise the provided input and let you access the phone. [...]
Chipset maker Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC marked the beginning of a new era, deployed in latest devices like the HTC One M9. However, it seems the company has something more in store. At the ongoing Mobile World Congress, it offered a brief teaser of their next iteration of chipsets.
Expected by the end of the year, the Snapdragon 820 will use a custom 64-bit architecture, the Qualcomm Kyro, and will be built using the FinFET process, similar to Intel’s tri-gate ‘3D’ fabrication method. These 64-bit processors will be based on Qualcomm’s own Kro design replacing ARM’s.