Qualcomm now seeks to ban Apple iPhone XS and XR in China

After Qualcomm was granted a preliminary injunction to ban the sale and import of Apple iPhone 6s through iPhone X in China, Qualcomm now plans to file for an injunction on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR in China. This would prevent the sale of those devices in the country. Qualcomm has granted the preliminary injunction after it ruled that the devices violated two Qualcomm patents. Continue reading “Qualcomm now seeks to ban Apple iPhone XS and XR in China”

Qualcomm 8cx 7nm Compute Platform for thin, light and fanless always on, always connected Windows 10 PCs announced

Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, the world’s first 7 nanometer PC platform, and the sucessor of Snapdragon 850 on the third day of the annual Snapdragon Technology Summit. This will offer thin, light and fanless always on, always connected Windows 10 PCs and also has support for Windows 10 enterprise customers for the first time. It has new octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 495 CPU and Qualcomm  Adreno 680 GPU that will be 2X faster and 60% more efficient than Snapdragon 850 and 3.5X faster than Snapdragon 835.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 5G 7nm Mobile Platform announced – Octa-Core Kryo 485 CPUs for 45% improved performance, 20% faster Adreno 640 GPU

After testing the Snapdragon 855, Qualcomm on the second day of the annual Snapdragon Technology Summit detailed the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, the world’s first commercial mobile platform supporting multi-gigabit 5G, built on 7nm process technology. It features multi-gigabit 4G connectivity with the built-in Snapdragon X24 LTE modem, and the Snapdragon X50 can be added to support 5G for both Sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequency bands. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 5G 7nm Mobile Platform announced – Octa-Core Kryo 485 CPUs for 45% improved performance, 20% faster Adreno 640 GPU”

5 ways Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chip improves mobile imaging

Earlier today, Qualcomm held a lengthy two-hour keynote extolling the improvements brought along by the all-new Snapdragon 855 system-on-chip. One of the more interesting and tangible enhancements talked about was on the imaging front. At the heart of the improvements sits the all-new Spectra 380 ISP that is poised to push mobile imaging and videography forward quite significantly. Let’s take a closer look.  Continue reading “5 ways Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chip improves mobile imaging”

Verizon to offer Inseego MiFi 5G NR Mobile Hotspot in 2019

Inseego Corp and Verizon demonstrated Virtual Reality Telemedicine over 5G at Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit. Both the companies have conducted a live virtual reality telemedicine demonstration in partnership with Columbia University using an Inseego mobile hotspot device that is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and Snapdragon X50 5G modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end, and antenna elements, running on Verizon’s 5G NR mobile network. Continue reading “Verizon to offer Inseego MiFi 5G NR Mobile Hotspot in 2019”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 unveiled as first commercial 5G Mobile Platform, to power 5G mobile devices starting early 2019

At the third-annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm introduced the first commercial 5G mobile platform, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform that will enable commercial 5G networks and mobile devices in Early 2019. Snapdragon 855 mobile platform will be combined with Snapdragon X50 5G modem family and Qualcomm QTM052 mmWave antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements, helping OEMs address the exponential increase in device design complexity that comes with 5G in both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands.

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Qualcomm and Nokia announce the completion of 5G NR mmWave and Sub-6 GHz Over-the-Air interoperability

Qualcomm Technologies and Nokia have announced that they have successfully achieved over-the-air (OTA) 5G NR data calls in both the mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum bands. It is in compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 specification in NSA mode. The interoperability testing milestones were completed at Nokia’s 5G center of excellence in Oulu, Finland using commercially available Nokia AirScale base stations and a test device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem and antenna modules. Continue reading “Qualcomm and Nokia announce the completion of 5G NR mmWave and Sub-6 GHz Over-the-Air interoperability”

San Diego federal court sets Apple and Qualcomm trial for April 15th as settlements are unlikely

With settlement between Apple and Qualcomm looking unlikely at this point, the trial for Qualcomm long legal war has been set to begin April 15 in San Diego federal court. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel scheduled the trial at a hearing Friday. Though Qualcomm had sought to begin the trial in February, Curiel said the April date was needed to accommodate the court’s schedule. Continue reading “San Diego federal court sets Apple and Qualcomm trial for April 15th as settlements are unlikely”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 gets benchmarked again, reveals better score than Apple A12 Bionic and Kirin 980

Back in September Qualcomm’s next-generation flagship Mobile Platform which is said to be released as SM8150 passed through Geekbench revealing scores on-par with the Apple’s A11 Bionic chip and better than the Snapdragon 845-powered flagships. Now the SoC has passed through AnTuTu revealing whopping 362292 points, better than Apple’s A12 Bionic chip that scored around 3.5 lakhs, and Kirin 980’s score of 2.7 lakhs. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 gets benchmarked again, reveals better score than Apple A12 Bionic and Kirin 980”

Federal Trade Commission rules Qualcomm must license its modem patents to competitors

The U.S. federal court in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which monitors acts of commerce, ruled against Qualcomm over the alleged anti-competitive practices and abuse of FRAND patents. This means that Qualcomm must license its modem patents to competitors. Continue reading “Federal Trade Commission rules Qualcomm must license its modem patents to competitors”

Qualcomm says Apple still owes $7 billion in device royalty payments

Apple

Qualcomm Inc. in its ongoing federal dispute with Apple on October 26th, in a San Diego federal court, said that the Cupertino company is $7 billion behind in patent royalty payments to the mobile chip firm. While this claim doesn’t mean that Apple owes Qualcomm that much, but reveals the scale of fines in the legal dispute. Continue reading “Qualcomm says Apple still owes $7 billion in device royalty payments”

Xiaomi will launch Snapdragon 675-powered smartphone next year

Earlier today at the 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm introduced its latest Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform based on 11nm process technology, 2 performance (based on new Cortex A76) cores and 6 effciency cores (based on Cortex A55) as well as enhanced AI Engine, Spectra 250 ISP,  Kryo 460 CPUs and Adreno 612 GPU.
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Qualcomm and Ericsson make first 3GPP-compliant 5G NR sub-6 GHz OTA call

Qualcomm and Ericsson

Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson at the 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong announced the successful completion of a 3GPP Rel-15 spec compliant 5G NR over-the-air (OTA) call over sub-6 GHz bands on a smartphone form factor mobile test device. The OTA call was conducted in the Ericsson Lab in Stockholm, Sweden on the 3.5 GHz band. Continue reading “Qualcomm and Ericsson make first 3GPP-compliant 5G NR sub-6 GHz OTA call”

Qualcomm introduces first Bluetooth smart headset reference design featuring push-button activation support for Alexa

Qualcomm Technologies has announced the industry’s first qualified end-to-end Bluetooth Smart Headset reference design featuring push-button activation support for Alexa for users of Android phones with the Alexa app. It is based on Qualcomm’s Bluetooth audio chips; QCC5100-series. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces first Bluetooth smart headset reference design featuring push-button activation support for Alexa”