Qualcomm today announced that it is making its Device Identification, Registration, and Blocking System (DIRBS) platform as freely downloadable open-source software. The DIRBS server-based software platform can be used to help identify illegal, and stolen mobile devices in a country. Continue reading “Qualcomm announces open-source DIRBS platform to combat counterfeit, stolen devices”
Verizon, Ericsson, and Qualcomm Technologies today announced that they have completed the first end-to-end call with a smartphone form factor test device on a commercial 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) network in Minneapolis, MN. This test demonstrates the experience consumers will eventually have on a commercial 5G NR network when it becomes available. Continue reading “Verizon completes first 5G NR call on a commercial network with simulated smartphone”
Qualcomm just introduced Snapdragon Wear 3100, the company’s next generation smartwatch platform and the successor of Snapdragon Wear 2100 that was introduced back in 2016. This based on a new ultra-low power hierarchical system architecture. In this hierarchical architecture, the high-performance quad core A7 processor, the highly efficient integrated DSP, and the new ultra-low power co-processor work in conjunction with each other to fundamentally look to re-imagine smartwatch experiences – enhance existing ones, bring-in new ones – while supporting extended battery life.
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Qualcomm is gearing to introduce its next-generation flagship Mobile Platform in the coming months, and it confirmed that it will be built on the 7nm process node and will be 5G-capable when paired with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem. Now a new device powered by Qualcomm msmnile chip has passed through Geekbench, which could be the next-gen flagship SoC from Qualcomm.
Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 / SM8150 gets benchmarked, reveals on par performance as Apple A11 Bionic”
After rumors, Qualcomm has officially confirmed that its upcoming flagship mobile platform will feature a system-on-chip (SoC) built on the 7nm process node. It also hinted that it will be 5G-capable and can be paired with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem to power premium tier smartphones and other mobile devices. Continue reading “Qualcomm confirms its upcoming flagship 7nm 5G-capable mobile platform with on-device AI will power smartphones in 2019”
Details about Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC, successor of Snapdragon 845 surfaced earlier this year. A recent report said that TSMC will be making the 7nm (FinFET) chips and the production will start by the end of 2018 or early 2019. Now another report reveals that the company might go for a new naming scheme. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm SoC could launch as SM8150, feature dedicated AI processing unit”
Qualcomm today announced that it has reached a mutually agreed settlement with the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) in resolving the TFTC’s investigation and its litigation challenging the TFTC’s decision alleging violations of Taiwan’s Fair Trade Act. Continue reading “Qualcomm and Taiwan Fair Trade Commission finally reach settlement”
Qualcomm just introduced Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform, the company’s latest SoC in the new 600 series and the successor of last year’s Snapdragon 660 SoC that is now seen in several mid-range smartphones, including the Xiaomi Mi A2 that was launched in India today. It is built on power-efficient 10nm process technology based on new Kryo 360 architecture, built on ARM Cortex technology, same as the 710. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 615 GPU, AI features announced”
Qualcomm has started sending out invites for an event scheduled on September 10th. Though there are no details about what to expect, the teaser image hints at a brand new chipset for the wearable platform which is lagging behind. Continue reading “Qualcomm schedules an event on September 10th in San Francisco, new wearable chipset expected”
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 24, 2018. The company has reported a revenue of $5.6 billion compared to $5.4 billion from the same time last year. This is a good 4% improvement YoY. Qualcomm’s operating income comes to around $0.9 billion versus the $0.8 billion from Q3 Fiscal 2017 and is a 20% growth. Continue reading “Qualcomm reports $5.6 billion revenue, 4% YoY growth in FY Q3 2018, decides to terminate NXP acquisition plans”
Qualcomm during the FY Q3 2018 earning call today confirmed that Apple intends to solely use our competitors’ (Intel) modems rather than its modems in the 2018 iPhone expected later this year. This was reported by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI earlier this year. However, Qualcomm said that it will continue to provide modems for Apple legacy devices. Back in November last year the KGI analyst had said that the 2018 iPhone models will come with a faster Intel XMM 7560 modem.
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Qualcomm today introduced the world’s first fully-integrated 5G NR millimeter wave (mmWave); QTM052 mmWave and QPM56xx sub-6 GHz RF modules for smartphones and other mobile devices. These modules pair with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 5G modem to deliver modem-to-antenna capabilities across several spectrum bands. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces world-first 5G mmWave and sub-6GHz smartphone modules”
Qualcomm today introduced Low Power Bluetooth SoC QCC3026, a flash-programmable with enhanced Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo protocols . Qualcomm also said that it reduces power consumption by up to 50% compared to previous generation entry-level flash devices. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces QCC3026 Bluetooth Audio SoC with Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo for entry-level and mid-tier wireless headsets”
At the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Qualcomm Technologies has announced its first platform; the Snapdragon Wear 2500 targeted specifically for 4G connected kids watches. It is aimed at delivering extended battery life, an integrated sensor hub with pre-optimized algorithms, low power location tracking, and the company’s fifth-generation 4G LTE modem, and optimized version of Android for kids. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2500 Platform with integrated sensor hub, 4G LTE, optimised version of Android for kids announced”
Qualcomm just announced the Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 Mobile Platforms as new additions to Snapdragon 600 and 400 tiers. These promise better performance, better battery life, more efficient designs, impressive graphics and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, and are targeted at mid-range and budget devices. Compared to Cortex A53 CPUs on the Snapdragon 630, the Snapdragon 632 now uses Qualcomm’s custom Kryo 250 CPUs combined with X9 LTE modem. This promises 40% higher performance compared to Snapdragon 625/626. It is based on 14nm process technology. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 14nm, Snapdragon 439 and 429 12nm Mobile Platforms with Dual VoLTE, AI capabilities announced”