Qualcomm has just announced its latest Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform, and this is an incremental upgrade to the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. According to Qualcomm, this is primarily aimed at providing an elite gaming experience as it comes with an increase in CPU and GPU performance, 5G, gaming, AI and XR.
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Qualcomm today introduced 215 Mobile Platform,the company’s latest quad-core 64-bit Mobile Platform for entry-level smartphones. This is the successor of Snapdragon 212 that was introduced back in 2015, so it has huge upgrade that includes ARM Cortex-A53 cores, for 50% improved CPU performance compared to A7, 64-bit architecture, Qualcomm Hexagon DSP, Qualcomm Adreno 308 GPU for up to 28% increased gaming performance, Qualcomm Quick Charge technology, dual ISPs with support for dual cameras and HD+ resolution screen.
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Update: Snapdragon 865 variants are said to come in two versions condenamed ‘Kona’ and ‘Huracan’, one with integrated X55 5G modem and the other one without it. It is also said to support LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0 storage.
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Lenovo at the Computex 2019 in Taipei announced Project Limitless, which calls as the world’s first 5G always-on, always-connected PC, powered by new Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem. Lenovo did not share any specification of the device yet, but the prototype shows a convertible design, large screen and a fingerprint sensor.
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Qualcomm already has Qualcomm Smart Headset Platform based on the QCC5100 Series Bluetooth Audio SoC introduced last year. Now it has announced a partnership with Google to add support for Google Assistant and Fast Pair support for Bluetooth headphones.
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After two-year long battle, Qualcomm and Apple in a surprise move have announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. Qualcomm also said that worldwide litigation will be dismissed and withdrawn, including claims involving Apple’s contract manufacturers. The settlement includes a one-time payment from Apple to Qualcomm, but the amount was not disclosed. Continue reading “Qualcomm and Apple settle all worldwide litigation, sign multi-year chipset supply agreement”
Qualcomm today announced Cloud AI 100 accelerator for data center providers built from the ground up to help accelerate AI experiences, providing a turn-key solution that addresses the most important aspects of cloud AI inferencing—including low power consumption, scale, process node leadership, and signal processing expertise.
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Qualcomm just announced new Snapdragon 730 and 730G 8nm and
665 11nm Mobile Platforms. The Snapdragon 730 brings technologies that were previously exclusive to 8 series devices that includes 4th generation
multi-core Qualcomm AI Engine for 2x faster AI on-device processing compared to Snapdragon 710, Qualcomm Spectra 350 with dedicated Computer Vision (CV) ISP for up to 4x overall power savings in Computer Vision compared to the previous generation and 4K HDR videos in Portrait Mode (Bokeh). Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 and 730G 8nm and Snapdragon 665 11nm Mobile Platforms announced”
Qualcomm today launched the new Qualcomm QCS400 SoC series – QCS407, QCS405, QCS404 and QCS403 to help deliver highly optimized, AI-enabled solutions that are designed for smarter audio and IoT applications. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces QCS400 SoCs with on-device AI for smart speakers and soundbars”
When you think of Mobile World Congress, the first thing that comes to mind is “New Devices!”. That is pretty much the case every year, but it is indeed a very small part of the experience. Well, if one steps outside of that bubble that is. What stands out is the sheer ingenuity on display by every single company that wants to make a mark on the minds of the over 100,000 attendees walking the show floor. So, who ends up grabbing the attention?
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The potential of 5G is immense. What we got to see at the Qualcomm booth regarding this new generation of cellular wireless technology laid down a clear path to the future. Part of that future is what Qualcomm calls “Boundless XR”. XR is short form for extended reality and it includes both virtual reality and augmented reality. So, what is “boundless”? Well, this is where Qualcomm’s expertise comes into play. Using 5G and powerful chips in smartphones, the IP-heavy company demonstrated its plans to break the XR experience from the shackles of wires and beefy computers.
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It’s not always that we get to see the birth of a new generation of cellular wireless technology. Sure we have been reporting about it since 2015, the murmurs started as far back as 2009 but fast forward 10 years, 5G is not a buzzword anymore, it is a reality. We have devices ready to go to market with battle tested functioning chips, the standards are in place and many nations are getting the 5G spectrum ready so that operators can deploy infrastructure. While operational difficulties are being solved at speeds we can’t imagine, it is time we take a big picture look at 5G. How is this new technology going to change our lives? Well, let’s first take a deep dive into this new technology and how it was demonstrated at the Qualcomm booth at Mobile World Congress 2019.
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As with every technological leap, adoption takes time. Smart analysts use the adoption curve to predict how fast a technological advancement reaches people and how many people it reaches at a given time. We are now at the early adopter stage in 5G, it’s here but we are only at the very beginning of its inevitable spread to not just masses of people but devices as well. To understand how that’s done, read our first conversation but in this one, we are talking about the near term and long term plans. What’s next with 5G? Read on.
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“5G is not a buzzword anymore, it is a reality. 5G is here!” is what Ignacio Contreras from Qualcomm told me when I said 5G is a big buzzword at the Mobile World Congress 2019. Truth be told, he was right. There were some 5-7 devices all primed and ready to go to market, all with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and the latest 855 chip inside. So, how did it all of this happen so fast? How did Qualcomm manage to bring 5G into this world way before they said they would. And what is 5G in 2019 all about? I’ll try to explain what I could gather from my conversations with Qualcomm at MWC 2019, read on.
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At Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm has announced the new Qualcomm Quick Charge technology for wireless power chargers. This expansion into wireless space includes forward and backward compatibility and helps enable high- and efficient- power transfer, for transmitter manufacturers to achieve truly fast wireless charging. Continue reading “Qualcomm Quick Charge technology for wireless power announced; introduces Qi Interoperability”