Qualcomm is an American chipmaker that is renowned for its Snapdragon chipsets which are mostly featured on Android smartphones. The company makes chipsets which are suited for devices in a varied price range. The company is reported to be working on a budget chipset which will be targetted towards the affordable Android GO devices.What Is Android Go?
Android Go can also be referred to as Android Lite as the applications developed for this platform are tailored for entry-level devices. More often than not, the devices that fall under this category have 512 MB to 1 GB of RAM. In terms of storage, Android Go smartphones usually have 8 GB or 16 GB of inbuilt [...]
Qualcomm has announced the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Mobile Platform. With performance boosts and support for the all-new Quick Charge, Snapdragon 712 is may end up being used for mid market gaming devices.Performance Boosts
The Snapdragon 712 retains the 10nm process of its predecessor and runs the multicore Qualcomm AI Engine. It consists of the Qualcomm Kryo 360 CPU, the Adreno 616 graphic unit, and the Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP. Talking about performance increase, the 712 offers up to 10 percent of more power over the Snapdragon 710.
Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 712 is designed for mid budget gaming devices. It also claims that the chipset can help [...]
It was the talk of the town when Apple decided to ditch Qualcomm’s chips and go with Intel instead. However now, it has come to the forefront that Apple wanted to have Qualcomm chips on their iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR models but was refused a sale by Qualcomm themselves. Apple had originally wanted to give half the contract to Intel and half to Qualcomm. It was in 2016 when Apple started splitting the chip orders between Intel and Qualcomm. But this time they had to give the entire modem order to Intel.
These revelations have come out from a senior member of Apple who revealed these information during his testimony to the US Federal Trade Commission. [...]
America based Qualcomm is currently the world’s number one smartphone chip making company. Earlier this week, the company unveiled their first 7 nm based chipset, the Snapdragon 855. Most notably, it is the company’s first SoC that supports 5G connectivity. Recently yet another Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 6150 was spotted on Geekbench. Like the Snapdragon 855 was codenamed 8155, the 6150 could officially be called the Snapdragon 650.Geekbench Scores
The Geekbench report of the Snapdragon 6150 was first uploaded on December 5. The chipset is listed with the model number “sm6150” and the score was most likely collected on a development board. As the [...]
In the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018 which started yesterday, Qualcomm officially announced its next flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855. The Snapdragon 855 is the successor to the highly popular Snapdragon 845, which is found on almost all the Android flagship devices from 2018. The new 855 is manufactured using the 7nm process, which offers better battery life and improved performance. Along with the chipset, Qualcomm also announced the Snapdragon Elite Gaming platform and the 3D Sonic Sensor.The 855
Contrary to earlier reports, the chipset bears the 855 title and not the 8150 title. Although, previous reports were not inaccurate as the 8150 was the internal name of the [...]
The latest flagship Chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 855 is set to launch today. Ahead of its official launch, TechCrunch accidentally published an article which revealed crucial details about the same. Although they have taken down the article, the vital information is already out.Revelations
The article confirmed that the chipset will officially be called the Snapdragon 855 and not Snapdragon 8155 which was previously claimed. According to the article, Snapdragon 8155 was just the codename and not the official name. The Snapdragon 855 is the successor to the Snapdragon 845 which was launched last year and is present on devices like the OnePlus 6T & the Pixel 3 XL. [...]
American chipmaker Qualcomm is about to launch their latest Snapdragon 8150 processor. It will be the successor to the Snapdragon 845. The new processor will be manufactured using the 7 nm FinFET technology compared to its predecessor which is made using the 10 nm technology. Qualcomm claims that the new processor has better performance and consumes less power. Recently, the AI performance of the Snapdragon 8150 was registered on the AI-Benchmark application. The results reveal that the AI scores are about two times higher than the Snapdragon 845.AI-Benchmark Model CPU RAM Year Android AI-Score Qualcomm 8150 Dev Platform Snapdragon 8150 6GB 2018 9.0 22082 MediaTek P80 Dev [...]
With 5G technology at the brink of reaching consumers soon, it is not surprising that tech giant Apple is gearing up to launch its own 5G handsets. Companies like OnePlus, Xiaomi and Oppo have already partnered with Qualcomm. They have even started testing some of their 5G compatible devices. However, Apple is partnering with Intel to make 5G enabled iPhones available by 2020. Apple will use Intel’s 8161 5G modem, according to reports.Apple’s 5G
Intel plans to use the 10nm process for its 8161 chip, which will increase transistor density and hence provide more speed and efficiency. Intel is also working on a separate chip, the 8060. This will be used for [...]
Qualcomm was founded in 1985 and since then it has become one of the largest microchip manufacturer and supplier. The company has seen astounding growth in the past decade due to the smartphone revolution. Like every other computing device, smartphones need a processor to function. This is where Qualcomm has taken the lead by being a company that can innovate and develop class leading computing products. Qualcomm’s range of smartphone microchips is titled Snapdragon and the company’s latest Snapdragon 8150 (or the Snapdragon 855) processor’s benchmarks have surfaced on Geekbench.First Snapdragon 8150 Device
Royole, a Chinese company has recently launched the [...]
Apple and Qualcomm are at it again. Apple recently had accused Qualcomm of unfair patent licensing practices and Qualcomm has in turn accused Apple of patent infringement. Qualcomm revealed the amount of unpaid royalties by Apple in a hearing. The hearing was of one of the cases in a Federal court in San Diego. Apple however, have disputes about the amount. At this moment, the companies are involved in about 100 legal proceedings around the world. Qualcomm wishes 56 patents to be dropped and wants to follow the licensing dispute between the two companies instead. According to Qualcomm, Apple has $7 billion in unpaid chip royalty payments.Apple’s Reply
Apple has, [...]
Alexa is Amazon’s virtual assistant which was first seen in 2016 on the Amazon Echo & Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers. Alexa can interact with humans via voice commands making searches easy and natural.Widespread Alexa
Amazon is partnering with Qualcomm to bring Alexa voice assistant to more wireless earphones. Qualcomm will develop and manufacture new embeddable chips for other manufacturers who can incorporate them into their earphones. The chip will provide these earphones with Amazon’s voice assistant.
One similar concept is Apple’s AirPods with voice assistant capabilities. Apple AirPods allow users to interact with their virtual assistant [...]
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 [...]