IFA 2019: Qualcomm announces 5G expansion across Snapdragon 8 Series, 7 Series, 6 Series, Qualcomm QTM527 mmWave antenna module and 5G Modem-RF System

At the IFA 2019 event in Berlin, Qualcomm has made announcements related to 5G and the key announcements include expansion of 5G mobile platforms across the Snapdragon 8 Series, 7 Series and 6 Series in 2020, Qualcomm QTM527 mmWave antenna module and Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G Modem-RF System.

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Qualcomm announces 2nd Gen Wi-Fi 6 Networking Pro Series platform with increased network capacity for high-density environments

Wi-Fi 6 was introduced last year based on 802.11ax technology and eventually a range of networking devices with support for Wi-Fi 6 was introduced. Now Qualcomm has announced Qualcomm Networking Pro Series platforms, its second-generation Wi-Fi 6 networking offerings for a faster connectivity experience.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-Core SoC gets benchmarked, beats Apple A12 Bionic in multi-core performance

Details about the upcoming Snapdragon 865 SoC from Qualcomm surfaced back in May, later in June, another rumor said that it will  come in two versions condenamed ‘Kona’ and ‘Huracan’, one with integrated X55 5G modem and the other one without it. Now the Snapdragon 865 ‘Kona’ SoC has surfaced on Geekbench. The prototype device runs Android 10 ‘Q’ and the phone has 6GB of RAM. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-Core SoC gets benchmarked, beats Apple A12 Bionic in multi-core performance”

Qualcomm partners with Tencent Games to deliver premium gaming content and experiences

Qualcomm Wireless Communications Technologies (China) Limited which is a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated has announced a strategic cooperation with Tencent Games. The cooperation aims to deliver premium gaming content and experiences to players and game developers.

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Qualcomm to appeal European Commission’s €242 million fine for ‘predatory pricing’ of 3G chipsets

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The European Commission has issued an antitrust fine of 242 million Euros ($USD 272 million) on Qualcomm for engaging in “predatory pricing”. The Commission opened its formal investigation on 16 July 2015 and the fine has been issued as Qualcomm abused its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets with the aim of forcing its competitor ‘Icera’ out of the market.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform with overclocked CPU, 15% faster GPU announced, will power ASUS ROG Phone II

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 215 Mobile Platform with Dual-SIM Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac, dual rear cameras announced for entry-level smartphones

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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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 said to come in two variants, support LPDDR5X RAM

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 Project Limitless world’s first 5G PC powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform announced

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 Smart Headset Platform gets Google Assistant and Fast Pair support

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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Qualcomm’s Cristiano Amon to present Keynote on 5G at IFA 2019 in Berlin

IFA, which is the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances is all set to take place at Berlin from 6th September to 11th September 2019. Many brands taking part in the event are expected to make new announcements. In similar lines, Qualcomm has also confirmed its keynote for IFA 2019.

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Qualcomm and Apple settle all worldwide litigation, sign multi-year chipset supply agreement

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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 Cloud AI 100 accelerator for data centers announced

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 Snapdragon 730 and 730G 8nm and Snapdragon 665 11nm Mobile Platforms announced

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 introduces QCS400 SoCs with on-device AI for smart speakers and soundbars

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”