Snapdragon

If there’s one thing I love about this job, it’s about finding what makes the companies in our industry tick. This goes above and beyond just the product announcements, the reviews, or user experiences: it pays off to take heed of what a company is saying, how they are saying it, and how people inside the company feel. This is why Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Tech Summit is such a big deal: it’s hard to move in the smartphone space without bumping into Qualcomm, so an opportunity for the company to cover the technical aspects of its 2019 product goals is the prime time to analyze and scrutinize one of the biggest businesses in our industry. Here’s an overview of what happened through the week.

Implementing 5G in the UK: EE Trial Sites and First Cities

As a Brit, having one of our local companies get on stage at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit and talk about the deployment in the UK was certainly an interesting twist...

6 by Ian Cutress on 12/12/2018

Snapdragon 855: 802.11ax-Ready / Wi-Fi 6 Demonstrations

While the headline features of the new Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform might be the 5G connectivity, or the Cat 24 LTE modem, or the new CPU/GPU combination, further down...

15 by Ian Cutress on 12/11/2018

5G Mobile Hotspots: Netgear for AT&T and inseego for Verizon

Most of the 5G deployments to date are using mobile hotspots – devices that convert a 5G signal into another form of data transfer, usually some form of ubiquitous...

8 by Ian Cutress on 12/10/2018

The Verizon and AT&T 5G Setups at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit

My inbox has been awash with emails regarding 5G ‘firsts’ this past year. Every time a company seems to demonstrate the smallest new ‘first’, such as mmWave through an...

3 by Ian Cutress on 12/10/2018

Qualcomm Tech Summit, Day 3: Snapdragon 8cx, the New ACPC SoC

For the final day of Qualcomm’s 3rd Annual Tech Summit, the focus is on its Always Connected PC (ACPC) platform. This is Qualcomm’s attempt to bring mobile processors to...

43 by Ian Cutress on 12/6/2018

Spotted: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Wafer on 7nm

Alongside the announcement of the new 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor for the company’s line of next generation premium tier Always Connected PCs, in the demo room today we...

15 by Ian Cutress on 12/6/2018

Snapdragon 855 Power Consumption Demo, But

One of the interesting demos for the newly announced Snapdragon 855 SoC here at Qualcomm’s Tech Summit was to do with power. In a dedicated area, Qualcomm had set...

17 by Ian Cutress on 12/6/2018

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Pre-Dive: Going Into Detail on 2019's Flagship Android SoC

Following today’s early-on coverage of the Day 2 coverage of Qualcomm’s Tech Summit event in Maui, Hawaii, we recap the major story of the day: The new Snapdragon 855...

46 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/5/2018

Qualcomm Tech Summit, Day 2: Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform

Given the sheer success of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC in so many 2018 flagship smartphones, the next generation Snapdragon 855 has a lot to live up to. Today Qualcomm...

7 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 12/5/2018

Qualcomm Tech Summit, Day 2 Live Blog (Starts at 2pm ET)

Here we are on day two of Qualcomm's Snapdragon Tech Summit, and today is going to be all about Snapdragon 855, the next generation smartphone SoC expected to power...

5 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2018

Qualcomm Tech Summit, Day 1: Announcing 5G Partnerships and Snapdragon 855

The third annual Qualcomm Tech Summit has just started, and the first announcements from Day One have been made. To start this event, Qualcomm President Cristano Amon is sharing...

29 by Ian Cutress on 12/4/2018

Arm Delivers on Cortex A76 Promises: What it Means for 2019 Devices

In the grand scheme of things, it hasn’t been all that long since we first covered Arm’s announcement of the new Cortex A76 CPU microarchitecture. The new CPU IP...

98 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/20/2018

Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform for Smartwatches

Qualcomm this week introduced its new platform designed for smartwatches based on Google’s Wear OS. The long anticipated Snapdragon Wear 3100 packs four general-purpose processing cores as well a...

43 by Anton Shilov on 9/14/2018

Lenovo Announces Yoga C630: The First Windows on Snapdragon 850

Lenovo on Thursday introduced the world’s first laptop based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 SoC. The Yoga C630 promises to deliver a considerably higher performance than the first-generation Windows-on-Snapdragon machines...

24 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

Qualcomm Begins Sampling of 7nm Next-Gen SoC

Today Qualcomm is announcing that it has begun sampling its next generation Snapdragon SoC. The announcement is unusual as in the past we’ve never really had sampling announcements from...

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/22/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 850: A Second Generation For Windows

Qualcomm’s big value-add to the laptop space last year, alongside running Windows on the company’s smartphone-focused Arm processors, was both battery life and mobile connectivity, promising performance, 20+ hours...

36 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

ASUS Gaming Smartphone: 11mm-style ROG Phone with Speed-Binned Snapdragon 845

ASUS producing a gaming smartphone is one of the more esoteric news stories at the Computex 2018 trade show this year. To fire a shot right across the bow...

83 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Qualcomm Announces XR1 Platform: Dedicated SoC for VR/XR Headsets, Coming Late 2018

For the better part of the past few years now, Qualcomm has been making a serious and concentrated effort to establish themselves as the dominant player in the mobile...

19 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 710 Platform

Today Qualcomm announces a new entry to the Snapdragon lineup with the first 700-series SoC platform. The Snapdragon 710 is a direct successor to the Snapdragon 660 but comes...

42 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/23/2018

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