Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound audio ecosystem announced; Xiaomi and Audio-Technica first partners

Yesterday, Qualcomm announced “Snapdragon Sound”, an ecosystem of sorts containing a suite of optimised technologies that will work in harmony with devices, and is designed to provide users with the best audio experience. Qualcomm has designed these technologies for users for when listening to streaming music, communicating on the phone, or wirelessly gaming.

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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon Insiders program for Snapdragon enthusiasts

Qualcomm today launched Snapdragon Insider program. The company said that Snapdragon Insiders will get behind-the-scenes access, premium experiences and extra perks that only the Snapdragon Insiders program can deliver. When you sign up for Snapdragon Insiders emails, you’ll be one of the first to know about the latest Snapdragon product releases. You’ll also receive Snapdragon Insiders-only invitations to contests, influencer events and AMAs with product experts. Continue reading “Qualcomm launches Snapdragon Insiders program for Snapdragon enthusiasts”

Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 4th generation 4nm 5G modem with up to 10Gbps download speeds announced

Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon X65 5G 4m Modem-RF System, its fourth-generation 5G modem-to-antenna solution. The company said that this is the world’s first 10 Gigabit 5G and the first 3GPP release 16 modem-RF system. In addition to the Snapdragon X65. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 4th generation 4nm 5G modem with up to 10Gbps download speeds announced”

Qualcomm introduces 4th Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms

Making advancements in the automotive space, Qualcomm has introduced their 4th generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms during their Automotive Redefined: Technology Showcase event. Along with this, Qualcomm also revealed their Snapdragon Automotive 4G and 5G Platforms, powering connected experiences for future automobiles designs.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform with up to 3.2GHz CPU clock speed announced

Qualcomm has just announced its latest Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform as an incremental upgrade to the Snapdragon 865 Plus Mobile Platform that was introduced back in July, which was actually an incremental upgrade to Snapdragon 865. This comes after it introduced Snapdragon 888 5nm SoC. This packs Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU Prime core clock speed at up to 3.2 GHz, which the company says will offer increased performance. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform with up to 3.2GHz CPU clock speed announced”

Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 is 50% faster and 77% larger, could debut in Galaxy S21

Qualcomm has introduced Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 after it introduced Gen 1 for flexible OLED displays back in 2018. The second-generation sensor comes in two new sizes that are 50% faster and 77% larger compared to Gen 1. Continue reading “Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 is 50% faster and 77% larger, could debut in Galaxy S21”

Cristiano Amon to be the next Qualcomm CEO succeeding Steve Mollenkopf

Qualcomm today announced that Cristiano Amon will be the next CEO of Qualcomm unanimously selected by the Board of Directors. Amon, who has worked at Qualcomm since 1995, is currently President of the Company. Amon will succeed Mollenkopf effective June 30, 2021 after he retires as CEO following 26 years with Qualcomm. Mollenkopf became CEO in March 2014 replacing Paul Jacobs. Continue reading “Cristiano Amon to be the next Qualcomm CEO succeeding Steve Mollenkopf”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 8nm 5G Mobile Platform with support for up to 120Hz displays announced

Qualcomm just announced Snapdragon 480, the first 5G mobile platform in the 4-series with many firsts in the series including  8nm process technology, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology, 2×2 Wi-Fi 6 capabilities and 2×2 Wi-Fi 6-ready and Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System. It supports up to FHD+ 120hz displays, features Qualcomm Kryo 460 CPU and Qualcomm Adreno 619 GPU for up to 100% performance improvement in CPU and GPU and the latest Qualcomm AI Engine with 70% AI performance boost compared to Snapdragon 460. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 8nm 5G Mobile Platform with support for up to 120Hz displays announced”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Benchmarks: How fast is this compared to Snapdragon 865 / 865 Plus?

Qualcomm introduced its flagship Snapdragon 888 Mobile platform at its Snapdragon Tech Summit 2020 earlier this month. The latest flagship SoC has a Kryo 680 Prime Arm Cortex-X1-based CPU at up to 2.84GHz, 3 x Kryo 680 Performance A78-based CPUs at up to 2.42GHz and 4x Kryo 680 Efficiency A55-based CPUs at up to 1.8GHz. It is fabricated using the Samsung 5nm (5LPE) Process Technology. Today it has officially published the benchmarks of the SoC. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Benchmarks: How fast is this compared to Snapdragon 865 / 865 Plus?”

Qualcomm QCC305x Bluetooth SoC series to bring Audio sharing, Adaptive ANC and more to mid-range TWS earbuds

With the rise of truly wireless earbuds, the SoC that powers the audio experience has become extremely important. Qualcomm has announced their newest Bluetooth Audio SoC for truly wireless earbuds, called the Qualcomm QCC305x. These new SoCs come with various new technologies such as Audio sharing, Voice service support, Qualcomm aptX Adaptive, etc.

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Google, Qualcomm partner to offer up to 4 years of Android updates

Google launched Project Treble with the aim of reducing the fragmentation of the Android ecosystem across various smartphone manufacturers and devices. Initially the project focused on helping smartphone manufacturers quickly push out updates, and now, Google has announced a new collaboration with Qualcomm to enhance and extend Project Treble right down to the SoC level.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 11nm Mobile Platform with up to 2.2 GHz CPU announced

Qualcomm just announced Snapdragon 678, the company’s next generation Mobile Platform in the 600-tier and the successor of Snapdragon 675 that was introduced back in 2018. This has Qualcomm Kryo 460 CPU clocked up to 2.2GHz, compared to 2GHz in the predecessor and has Qualcomm Adreno 612 GPU, which the company says has been improved compared to the predecessor, offering faster speeds with greater efficiency. The Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP adds smarter, more robust computing while prolonging power even further. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 11nm Mobile Platform with up to 2.2 GHz CPU announced”

Snapdragon Conquest: Free fire Open 2020 registrations begin

Last month Qualcomm announced Snapdragon Conquest, its first-ever mobile Esports program in India. It already said that Snapdragon Conquest: Free fire Open 2020 will have a prize pool of Rs. 50 lakh and there is no entry/registration fee charged for participating in the tournament. Today it has started registrations for it on snapdragonconquest.com. Continue reading “Snapdragon Conquest: Free fire Open 2020 registrations begin”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5nm 5G Mobile Platform detailed: Kryo 680 CPUs, 35% faster Adreno 660 GPU, built-in Snapdragon X60 5G modem

After unveiling the Snapdragon 888 yesterday, Qualcomm detailed the Snapdragon 888, the company’s latest 5G Mobile Platform that is built on 5nm process technology from Samsung.  The SoC uses Qualcomm Kryo 680 cores clocked up to 2.84GHz offering up to a 25% improved CPU performance, thanks to new Arm Cortex-X1 prime core. The Qualcomm Adreno 660 GPU offers up to 35% faster graphics rendering and is 20% more power efficient compared to the Snapdragon 865. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5nm 5G Mobile Platform detailed: Kryo 680 CPUs, 35% faster Adreno 660 GPU, built-in Snapdragon X60 5G modem”

OPPO’s upcoming Find X 5G flagship smartphone to feature Snapdragon 888 SoC

Yesterday, mobile CPU manufacturer Qualcomm revealed their newest flagship SoC that will power the smartphones of 2021, called the Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform. OPPO has announced that their upcoming Find X series 5G smartphones will one of the first smartphones to feature the Snapdragon 888 SoC in 2021. Continue reading “OPPO’s upcoming Find X 5G flagship smartphone to feature Snapdragon 888 SoC”