Snapdragon 8 Gen2 launch expected at Snapdragon Tech Summit 2022 in November

Rumours about the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 SoC surfaced recently, which revealed that the chip will use 1+2+2+3 four-cluster architecture compared to 1+3+4 tri-cluster architecture. Now, Qualcomm has officially scheduled its Snapdragon Tech Summit for this year on November 14th and 17th, where it is expected to introduce its flagship chip. Continue reading “Snapdragon 8 Gen2 launch expected at Snapdragon Tech Summit 2022 in November”

Nokia, Elisa and Qualcomm achieve record 2.1 Gbps upload speed on 5G mmWave Spectrum

Nokia, Elisa, and Qualcomm Technologies today announced that they have hit record-breaking 5G uplink speeds of 2.1 Gbps. This was achieved in a live demonstration at the Nokia Arena in Tampere in Finland. The new record, which follows the 8Gbps downlink speeds announced in 2020, will enable Elisa to offer ultra-high-performing, low-latency services that will enhance the experience for visitors to the venue, said th ecompany. Continue reading “Nokia, Elisa and Qualcomm achieve record 2.1 Gbps upload speed on 5G mmWave Spectrum”

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 could use four-cluster architecture

Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 last year, and the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 was introduced last month as a minor upgrade offering a slight increase in performance. It should release the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550) next year. According to leaker Digital Chat Station, Qualcomm might switch from 1+3+4 tri-cluster architecture to 1+2+2+3 architecture. Continue reading “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 could use four-cluster architecture”

Qualcomm leads global Smartphone SoC market with 44% share in Q1 2022: Report

According to a Counterpoint research report, the global smartphone SoC (System on Chip) chipset and baseband market grew 23% year-on-year in Q1 2022, resulting in a 36% increase over the same period last year. Qualcomm leads the SoC and baseband market in Q1 2022, with a 56% YoY increase, followed by Apple, MediaTek, and others. Continue reading “Qualcomm leads global Smartphone SoC market with 44% share in Q1 2022: Report”

Snapdragon Spaces open for all; Developer kit released

Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform back in November last year. Earlier this year, it announced a partnership with game developer Square Enix, that let the two companies to work on new extended reality (XR) experiences through the Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform. Today, it has opened up the Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform for global developers to download. Continue reading “Snapdragon Spaces open for all; Developer kit released”

Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 to power ROG Phone 6, realme GT 2 Master Explorer Edition and more; OPPO Reno8 Pro first to use Snapdragon 7 Gen 1

Qualcomm today introduced its Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform that promises 10% improvements in CPU and GPU performance and 30% improvements in power efficiency. It also confirmed that several OEMs including ASUS ROG, Black Shark, HONOR, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, OSOM, realme, RedMagic, Redmi, vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE. Continue reading “Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 to power ROG Phone 6, realme GT 2 Master Explorer Edition and more; OPPO Reno8 Pro first to use Snapdragon 7 Gen 1”

Qualcomm Wireless AR Smart Viewer reference design announced

Along with the new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm has also introduced a new Wireless AR Smart Viewer Reference Design that OEMs could adapt into commercial headsets at the  Snapdragon Night event in China. The design is powered by the new Snapdragon XR2 Platform and  reference design hardware of it was developed by Goertek.  Continue reading “Qualcomm Wireless AR Smart Viewer reference design announced”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 4nm Mobile Platform announced: 20% faster GPU, QHD+ display and 200MP camera support

Qualcomm just announced the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, the company’s latest mid-range 7 series Mobile Platform, as the successor to the Snapdragon 778 / 778G+, as it had promised. This offers select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features including Qualcomm Adreno Frame Motion Engine, Qualcomm Game Quick Touch, Variable Rate Shading and  more than 20% faster graphics rendering compared to the predecessor. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 4nm Mobile Platform announced: 20% faster GPU, QHD+ display and 200MP camera support”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 announced: 10% faster CPU and GPU, 30% improved power efficiency

Qualcomm just announced the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the company’s latest flagship Mobile Platform, as the successor to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 as it had promised. This has power and performance enhancements compared to the predecessor. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 announced: 10% faster CPU and GPU, 30% improved power efficiency”

AMD and Qualcomm to optimize FastConnect for Ryzen processors

Qualcomm and AMD have signed a partnership to contribute to the optimization of Qualcomm’s FastConnect system on AMD Ryzen processor-based computing platforms. With FastConnect’s platform, the two companies want to give IT administrators Wi-Fi management tools through AMD PRO processors, which are part of the company’s corporate technology portfolio. Earlier, Qualcomm introduced the Wi-Fi 7 Networking Pro Series for enterprises. Continue reading “AMD and Qualcomm to optimize FastConnect for Ryzen processors”

Qualcomm Snapdragon Night event on May 20 — Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ expected

Qualcomm has scheduled its Snapdragon Night event in China on May 20th. It has confirmed that the company will unveil the new Snapdragon Mobile Platform at the event, which should be the most expected Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, months after it introduced the Snapdragon 778G+. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon Night event on May 20 — Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ expected”

Qualcomm unveils Robotics RB6 Platform with 5G

With the unveiling of the Qualcomm Robotics RB6 Platform and the Qualcomm RB5 AMR Reference Design at the annual Qualcomm 5G Summit, the company also announced an expanded pathway of cutting-edge 5G as well as edge-AI robotics solutions. The firm already unveiled the Wi-Fi 7 Networking Pro Series earlier this month. Continue reading “Qualcomm unveils Robotics RB6 Platform with 5G”

Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 gets Smart Transmit 3.0

Qualcomm at the Qualcomm 5G Summit today announced new capabilities and milestones for the Snapdragon X70 5G Modem-RF System after it was announced at the MWC a couple of months back. The company’s fifth-generation 5G modem-to-antenna solution uses world’s first 5G AI processor in a modem-RF system to achieve 10 Gigabit 5G downloads, low latency, coverage, and power efficiency.

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Qualcomm partners with MeitY’s C-DAC to support Indian semiconductor startups

Qualcomm India has announced plans for Qualcomm Semiconductor Mentorship Program (‘QSMP’) 2022 for chosen semiconductor startups in India, with the goal of providing and facilitating mentorship, technical training, and industry outreach. As an outreach partner for the programme and to facilitate exposure for the participating companies, the company has teamed with C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), a top Research and Development organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Continue reading “Qualcomm partners with MeitY’s C-DAC to support Indian semiconductor startups”

Qualcomm’s custom Nuvia processors for Windows PCs now expected in late 2023

Qualcomm purchased Nuvia in July 2021, which is a company that used to specialize CPU and technology design. At the Investor Day 2021 in November, the company said that it will start building its own chips for laptops in 2022. Today, during its earnings call, Qualcomm’s President and CEO Cristiano Amon confirmed that the company is still working on its own chips. Continue reading “Qualcomm’s custom Nuvia processors for Windows PCs now expected in late 2023”