At the ongoing IFA 2016 conference in Berlin, Qualcomm has unveiled a reference design of Snapdragon 820-powered standalone virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD). Continue reading “Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 820-powered standalone VR headset design at IFA 2016”
Lenovo introduced PHAB 2 Pro, the world’s first tango-enabled smartphone for consumers powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC at the Tech World 2016 earlier this month. Now Qualcomm has announced that Snapdragon 820 will also power Tango-enabled smartphones. It also plans to support Tango on future Snapdragon 800 and 600 series of processors. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 now supports Google Tango Augmented Reality technology platform”
LeTV announced Le Max Pro which is the world’s first smartphone running latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, at CES 2016. A new leak from a Chinese website Mobile Dad has revealed a price for the phone that is expected to launch this year.
The big news from the Qualcomm’s press conference yesterday was that LeTV Le Max Pro would be the first smartphone to feature the new Snapdragon 820 processor.
The first wave of Snapdragon 820 smartphones will inevitably be announced at Mobile World Congress next month. But, first is first, let’s focus on the LeTV Le Max Pro. On paper, the smartphone is a beast and naturally we were very curious to play with the device. Here’s our first impressions – Continue reading “LeTV Le Max Pro Hands on: First Impressions”
Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon 820 at the MWC earlier this year. At that time it confirmed that it will use custom 64-bit CPU architecture in their own ARMv8-based Qualcomm Kryo CPU and also said that it will be based on FinFET process node. Later it confirmed Adreno 530 GPU for the chip and also said that it will offer 40% graphics performance, compute capabilities, and power usage compared to Adreno 430. It recently confirmed X12 LTE modem and Snapdragon Smart protect – Real-time, on-device anti-malware technology for the SoC. Today the company detailed the chip at an event in New York City. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 14nm SoC with 64-bit Kryo CPU and Adreno 530 GPU launched”
Qualcomm has announced the upcoming X12 LTE modem that will be part of the new Snapdragon 820 processor. Devices based on the newly announced Snapdragon 820 processor are expected to be part of flagship smartphones shipping in first half of 2016. The company made this and a number of other important announcements at the ongoing Qualcomm 3G / LTE summit here in Hong Kong.
Qualcomm Technologies just announced Snapdragon Smart Protect, anti-malware technology that will be supported by upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Smart Protect will provide real-time, on-device detection of unknown (zero-day) malware threats. It uses advanced machine learning-based behavioral analysis to look at actual behavior of device applications in real time and almost instantly detect and classify any application behavior that is considered suspicious or anomalous, said the company.
With Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 announcement around the corner, rumours for the next generation Samsung flagship Galaxy S7 have slowly started to take over the Web. Continue reading “Samsung testing Snapdragon 820 SoC for upcoming flagship Galaxy S7?”
Qualcomm has announced its new Zeroth Platform at the MWC 2015. It is optimized for premium mobile devices based on Snapdragon 820 processor. It uses custom 64-bit CPU architecture in their own ARMv8-based Qualcomm Kryo CPU. It will be based on FinFET process node, but currently it is not clear if it will be based on 16nm or 14nm process. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and Zeroth Platform announced”