TSMC said to make 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC starting from 2018-end

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Snapdragon 845 10nm SoC manufactured on second generation 10LPP process from Samsung was introduced back in December last year. Earlier reports said that TSMC will be making the 7nm (FinFET) chips for the Snapdragon 855 SoC, now new report corroborates this, and also says that the production will start by the end of 2018 or early 2019.

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Apple files lawsuit against Qualcomm over four patent infringement

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Apple is not stopping its legal battle against Qualcomm as the company has filed petitions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to challenge four of Qualcomm’s patents. The main goal of Apple is to have the patent office cancel the four Qualcomm patents in question. Interestingly, all four are involved in the patent infringement lawsuit Qualcomm levied against Apple last year. Continue reading “Apple files lawsuit against Qualcomm over four patent infringement”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 aims to elevate the mobile experience

Qualcomm had announced the Snapdragon 710 platform built on the 10nm process last month in China. FoneArena got a chance to speak to Kedar Kondap, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies about the announcement.  The Snapdragon 710 platform is positioned between the flagship 800 series and the budget 600 series.  We are curious to hear about Qualcomm’s idea behind the 710. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 aims to elevate the mobile experience”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 10nm mobile compute platform for Windows 10 PCs with 1.2 Gbps LTE, up to 25 hours battery life announced

Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform for Windows 10 PCs and Samsung is the first OEM to implement the Snapdragon 850 for Always-on, Always-Connected User Experiences. The Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform features the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem and the Qualcomm AI Engine in a future device. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 10nm mobile compute platform for Windows 10 PCs with 1.2 Gbps LTE, up to 25 hours battery life announced”

Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 dedicated chipset with 4K video support for AR and VR announced

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Qualcomm today has introduced the Snapdragon XR1 Platform, it is the world’s first dedicated SoC for Extended Reality (XR) platform. The XR1 platform is also specially optimized for Augmented Reality (AR) experiences with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities offering better interactivity, power consumption, and thermal efficiency. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 dedicated chipset with 4K video support for AR and VR announced”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 10nm Mobile Platform brings multi-core AI Engine, X15 LTE modem, 4K HDR playback to mid-range smartphones

Qualcomm just introduced Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform, the company’s first SoC in the new 700 series. It is built on power-efficient 10nm process technology based on new Kryo 360 architecture, built on ARM Cortex technology. This promises 2X overall performance improvements in AI applications, up to a 20% overall uplift in performance, 25% faster web browsing and 15% faster app launch times, compared to the Snapdragon 660, thanks to new dual performance + hexa efficient custom Kryo cores.

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Qualcomm, Facebook partner to bring high-speed internet connectivity in urban areas

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Qualcomm has partnered with Facebook to deliver high-speed internet connectivity with Facebook’s Terragraph technology through the development of a multi-node wireless system based on 60GHz technology from Qualcomm. This terrestrial system improves speed, efficiency, and quality of internet connectivity around the world at only a fraction of the cost of fiber deployments. Continue reading “Qualcomm, Facebook partner to bring high-speed internet connectivity in urban areas”

Qualcomm introduces first 5G NR solution for small cells and remote radio heads

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Qualcomm today has announced an industry first 5G NR solution targeted for small cells and remote radio head deployments that is built on proven Qualcomm FSM Platform for 3G and 4G small cells. It supports 5G NR in both mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces first 5G NR solution for small cells and remote radio heads”

Qualcomm to integrate WPA3 security features across mobile and networking products

Qualcomm today announced that it is integrating WPA3 support across mobile and networking infrastructure products. WPA3 was introduced back in January and is the industry’s newest Wi-Fi security and provides robust protection for user passwords and stronger privacy in both public and private Wi-Fi networks. It is also including the recently launched 2×2 802.11ax-ready solution for client devices, the WCN3998, and IPQ807x AP platform. Continue reading “Qualcomm to integrate WPA3 security features across mobile and networking products”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 10nm and 730 8nm Mobile Platform specifications surface

Qualcomm at the MWC 2018 back in February announced Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series with on-device Artificial Intelligence with multi-core Qualcomm AI Engine offering 2x improvements compared to Snapdragon 600 Series. Now the specifications of Snapdragon 710 (rumored as Snapdragon 670 previously) and Snapdragon 730 have surfaced.

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Google, Qualcomm team up to support fast commercial availability of Android P

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Google today started rolling out Android P beta for several smartphones. Qualcomm today has announced that it has been working with Google to bring the Android P; next-generation Android OS on selected Snapdragon mobile platforms has optimized the OS on Snapdragon 845, 660 and 636 Mobile Platforms to ensure that the Android P upgrade will be available at the time of launch. Continue reading “Google, Qualcomm team up to support fast commercial availability of Android P”

Qualcomm to ease its licensing terms to strike deals

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Qualcomm made it evident that it is aiming to ease licensing terms in order to strike deals at its earnings call on Wednesday. The chipset maker posted quarterly profit and revenue that topped Wall Street forecasts, which suggests that the company’s slowdown in the global smartphone business might be less severe. Continue reading “Qualcomm to ease its licensing terms to strike deals”

Reliance Jio said to be in talks with Qualcomm to launch laptops with 4G connectivity

Reliance Jio is said to be in talks with the chip maker Qualcomm to bring laptops running Windows 10 and built-in cellular connection for the Indian market. With Qualcomm already working closely with Jio for the 4G feature phone, these reports do make sense as they also help Jio in increasing its average revenue per user. Continue reading “Reliance Jio said to be in talks with Qualcomm to launch laptops with 4G connectivity”

Xiaomi’s upcoming ‘Comet’ and ‘Sirius’ smartphones said to pack Snapdragon 710 (670), OLED display and Android 8.1

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A couple of days ago it was reported that Xiaomi is working on two smartphones that will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670. However, a new report from XDA says that Qualcomm might be re-branding the Snapdragon 670 to Snapdragon 710 and we can now confirm that at least of the Xiaomi phone will come equipped with the Snapdragon 710. Continue reading “Xiaomi’s upcoming ‘Comet’ and ‘Sirius’ smartphones said to pack Snapdragon 710 (670), OLED display and Android 8.1”

Qualcomm QCS605, QCS603 10nm SoCs announced for IoT devices

Qualcomm today announced “Vision Intelligence” Platform which includes a pair of new 10nm FinFET SoCs; QCS605 and QCS603 SoCs that are mainly designed for camera-equipped IoT home and industrial gadgets. Continue reading “Qualcomm QCS605, QCS603 10nm SoCs announced for IoT devices”