Qualcomm

Qualcomm this morning is taking the wraps off a pair of new SoCs for the mid-range and entry-level smartphone markets. Refreshing the company’s longstanding 600 and 400 series of chips, Qualcomm is announcing the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1. Both SoCs are receiving similar spec bumps, incorporating newer and faster IP blocks from Qualcomm – such as Arm Cortex-A78 derived CPU cores – as well as moving to newer, more contemporary manufacturing processes. The Snapdragon 600/400 lineups were last updated in mid and early 2021 respectively, so as Qualcomm is already preparing for 2023, the time has finally come to update the bottom half of their product stack. Following Qualcomm’s broad cascading IP strategy, this generation of parts sees both SoC...

Sizing Up The 5G Modem Market: Qualcomm, Intel, Huawei, Samsung, UniSOC, and Mediatek

It will be very difficult to look at mobile connectivity news in 2019 and not see buzzwords like ‘5G’ being used everywhere. Everyone wants to talk big about 5G...

56 by Ian Cutress on 3/5/2019

Pictured: Intel and Qualcomm to offer 5G Modules for M.2 Slots

Last week we reported on Fibocom, an Intel partner, had announced a new M.2 module featuring the Intel XMM8160 5G modem to be used in CPEs as well as...

21 by Ian Cutress on 3/4/2019

Oppo Demonstrates 5G Smartphone at MWC 2019

One theme of the Mobile World Congress trade show is for companies to show off their future 5G products - or at least a prototype with a 5G sticker...

1 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

Lenovo to Launch a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Laptop with 5G

At Qualcomm’s press event today at Mobile World Congress, Lenovo representatives came on stage to confirm that the company will be building a new laptop using the Snapdragon 8cx...

9 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2019

Qualcomm Launches the QCA6390 Chipset: 1.8 Gbps Wi-Fi 6 Ready with BlueTooth 5.1

With the upcoming ratification of the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard expected in August, a number of companies are gearing up with Wi-Fi 6 ‘ready’ routers and end-points to get...

9 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2019

MWC 2019: Qualcomm Press Conference Live Blog (9:00PM UTC)

We’re live here from MWC in Barcelona – Qualcomm is about their press conference event and we have front row seats. The press conference should start at 10PM CET...

11 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/25/2019

Alcatel Launches 3L at MWC 2019: A 5.94-Inch Smartphone at €139

Alcatel introduced its new entry-level smartphone that is equipped with a 5.9-inch display, a quad-core Qualcomm SoC, 16 GB of NAND storage, facial recognition, and a dual camera, a...

2 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2019

Hands on with the Samsung S10+, S10, and S10e: Which Witch is Which?

Standing as the world’s largest smartphone retailer, Samsung’s flagship family leads the way into how the company sees the next generation of user experience and interaction. Each release has...

72 by Ian Cutress on 2/21/2019

Qualcomm Announces X55 Modem: 5G Multi-mode & New Advanced ICs

It's been an eventful few months for Qualcomm – back in December the company had unveiled the first reference designs of the Snapdragon 855 and demonstrated integration with the...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/19/2019

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 712: A Higher Bin 710

Today Qualcomm announced a new entry into its “upper mid-range” line-up of SoCs: The Snapdragon 712. The announcement is quite surprising, as it seems the chip might possibly simply...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/7/2019

The Snapdragon 855 Performance Preview: Setting the Stage for Flagship Android 2019

As we get ever closer to the releases of various Android vendor’s newest generation devices, Qualcomm continues its tradition of showcasing the performance of its newest generation SoC ahead...

136 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/15/2019

Netgear Orbi Whole-Home Wi-Fi System to Adopt Qualcomm's Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax Platform

Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system / mesh networking product line has been well-received in the market since its introduction in Q3 2016. Since then, Netgear has been regularly rolling out...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

Qualcomm Granted Injunction Against Apple In Germany: iPhone 7 & 8 Sales Suspended in Apple Stores

Today Qualcomm was granted an injunction against Apple, allowing for a ban of certain iPhone models in Germany. The announcement comes only a little over a week after a...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/20/2018

Missed Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018? It’s All In Here

If there’s one thing I love about this job, it’s about finding what makes the companies in our industry tick. This goes above and beyond just the product announcements...

18 by Ian Cutress on 12/19/2018

Talking Snapdragon: An Interview with Cristano Amon, President of Qualcomm

It has been difficult to move around in 2018 without bumping into someone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone. The success the company has seen in capturing most of...

29 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/14/2018

Implementing 5G in the UK: EE Trial Sites and First Cities

As a Brit, having one of our local companies get on stage at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit and talk about the deployment in the UK was certainly an interesting twist...

7 by Ian Cutress on 12/12/2018

A Quick Look at Qualcomm’s 5G Smartphone Reference Design

One of the exciting things on display at Qualcomm's Snapdragon tech summit was their 5G reference smartphone design – the one that gets handed around to the smartphone vendors...

13 by Ian Cutress on 12/11/2018

The Verizon and AT&T 5G Setups at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit

My inbox has been awash with emails regarding 5G ‘firsts’ this past year. Every time a company seems to demonstrate the smallest new ‘first’, such as mmWave through an...

3 by Ian Cutress on 12/10/2018

Qualcomm Tech Summit, Day 3: Snapdragon 8cx, the New ACPC SoC

For the final day of Qualcomm’s 3rd Annual Tech Summit, the focus is on its Always Connected PC (ACPC) platform. This is Qualcomm’s attempt to bring mobile processors to...

43 by Ian Cutress on 12/6/2018

Spotted: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Wafer on 7nm

Alongside the announcement of the new 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor for the company’s line of next generation premium tier Always Connected PCs, in the demo room today we...

15 by Ian Cutress on 12/6/2018

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