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Qualcomm starts testing the Snapdragon 810 chipset

Qualcomm starts testing the Snapdragon 810 chipset

15 August, 2014 | comments (58)

Qualcomm announced its 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipset back in April and thanks to a listing in the AnTuTu benchmark database, we can see it is currently undergoing testing. The platform has been placed into a prototype device with a 6.2" 2560x1600...


Samsung to take over Apple and Qualcomm chip manufacturing

Samsung to take over Apple and Qualcomm chip manufacturing

17 July, 2014 | comments (56)

TSMC, one of the world's largest manufacturers of mobile chipsets, might lose its two most important customers next year. Taiwanese media reports from earlier today state that Qualcomm and Apple are both considering a switch to Samsung as their...

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Qualcomm unleashes Quick Charge 2.0 in Japan

Qualcomm unleashes Quick Charge 2.0 in Japan

04 June, 2014 | comments (19)

Qualcomm unveiled Quick Charge 2.0 in the beginning of last year and it promised 75% faster charging - compared to the original Quick Charge's 40% increase. That's due to the fact that the first generation Quick Charge 1.0 offered 10 watts of power...

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Qualcomm to release a smartwatch chipset this year

Qualcomm to release a smartwatch chipset this year

21 May, 2014 | comments (9)

Qualcomm has already launched its first smartwatch - the Toq. It is available on Amazon in black and white flavors and costs $250. Samsung is already offering its second generation of Gear wearables, LG and Motorola are warming up the market too...

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Qualcomm's 8-core Snapdragon 615 to go into production soon

Qualcomm's 8-core Snapdragon 615 to go into production soon

20 May, 2014 | comments (47)

Qualcomm is about to commence volume production of its first octa-core chipset, the Snapdragon 615, reports DigiTimes. The company will also be releasing their new 64-bit chipsets, the Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 808 before the end of the year...

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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 810 and 808 64-bit chipsets

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 810 and 808 64-bit chipsets

07 April, 2014 | comments (91)

Qualcomm unveiled the chipsets that will power a good number of next year's flagship and mid-range phones. The Snapdragon 810 and 808 both bring improvements in processor performance, 3D rendering and LTE. Both have 64-bit processors and use ARM...

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 801, 610 and 615

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 801, 610 and 615

24 February, 2014 | comments (40)

Qualcomm has announced three new chipsets at MWC this year. The first is the Snapdragon 801, which as you can tell, is a minor update to the current Snapdragon 800. The 801 is very similar to its predecessors but improves on a handful of key things....


Qualcomm announces Steve Mollenkopf as its next CEO

Qualcomm announces Steve Mollenkopf as its next CEO

13 December, 2013 | comments (12)

Steve Mollenkopf, the current COO of Qualcomm will be the company's next CEO. The announcement comes a day after reports suggesting that Microsoft might be considering Mollenkopf as the potential successor to Steve Ballmer, who will be hanging his...

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Qualcomm announces 64-bit, entry-level Snapdragon 410

Qualcomm announces 64-bit, entry-level Snapdragon 410

09 December, 2013 | comments (47)

Qualcomm announced its first 64-bit mobile chipset the Snapdragon 410. Curiously, the SoC is not a high-end powerhouse, but one designed for devices with sub-$150 price tag. Alongside its 64-bit capability, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 will...

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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 805 with Adreno 420 GPU

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 805 with Adreno 420 GPU

20 November, 2013 | comments (126)

Qualcomm has announced today a new generation Snapdragon 805 chipset with better 2.5GHz quad-core processor and 4K graphics. The Snapdragon 805 delivers 4K display support in addition to the 4K video recording support, which was already available...

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Qualcomm to introduce Adreno 400 in 2014

Qualcomm to introduce Adreno 400 in 2014

04 November, 2013 | comments (47)

Qualcomm's Adreno 330 GPU that powers the Snapdragon 800 is currently one of the most successful and powerful on the market. However, Qualcomm won't settle with resting on its laurels and the popular chipmaker is already working on its successor,...

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Qualcomm retracts its SVP's comment on Apple A7 chip

Qualcomm retracts its SVP's comment on Apple A7 chip

09 October, 2013 | comments (83)

Anand Chandrasekher, current Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Qualcomm said Apple's A7 64-bit processor was "a marketing gimmick" with "zero benefit" to consumers. Now a spokesperson for the chipmaker has addressed the comment to...

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Qualcomm VP: Apple A7 chip is a marketing gimmick

Qualcomm VP: Apple A7 chip is a marketing gimmick

02 October, 2013 | comments (205)

One of the major features of the recently announced Apple iPhone 5s is the company's own A7 chip and its 64-bit nature. However, according to Qualcomm's senior vice president and head of marketing Anand Chandrasekher, the 64-bit architecture of the...

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Qualcomm announces 6 new Snapdragon 200 chipsets

Qualcomm announces 6 new Snapdragon 200 chipsets

20 June, 2013 | comments (34)

Qualcomm has secured the high-end with its Snapdragon 600 chipsets (and soon the 800) and has turned its attention to entry-level phones with six new Snapdragon 200 chips. They will be available in Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) platforms in late...


Qualcomm outs WP8-loving quad- core Snapdragon 400 with LTE

Qualcomm outs WP8-loving quad- core Snapdragon 400 with LTE

04 June, 2013 | comments (43)

Qualcomm has just announced a quad-core edition of its Snapdragon 400 chip, which comes with full LTE support. The chipmaker says the new quad-core Snapdragon 400 is fully compatible with Android and Windows Phone 8, making it the first quad-core...


Snapdragon 800 and 600 series processors announced

Snapdragon 800 and 600 series processors announced

08 January, 2013 | comments (78)

Qualcomm has just announced their next generation of mobile processors, the Snapdragon 800 and 600 series. Starting with the Snapdragon 600, it includes two of Qualcomm's newest Krait 300 cores, clocked at 1.9GHz. The GPU is the Adreno 320...


Qualcomm announces two new Snapdragon S4 chipsets for China

Qualcomm announces two new Snapdragon S4 chipsets for China

05 December, 2012 | comments (9)

Qualcomm announced two new Snapdragon S4 chipsets, which are optimized for the Chinese market. Both feature a quad-core CPU, Adreno 305 GPU and a transceiver that supports Chinese wireless networks. The new Snapdragon S4 chipsets are called...

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Samsung will manufacture 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon chips

Samsung will manufacture 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon chips

04 July, 2012 | comments (49)

Yes, you read that right. Samsung, one of major producers of own-brand mobile silicon, is about to help Qualcomm produce some of their 28nm Snapdragon S4 SoCs. How about that? The reason for this is that Qualcomm's current manufacturing...


Microsoft to use Snapdragon S4 Plus for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft to use Snapdragon S4 Plus for Windows Phone 8

21 June, 2012 | comments (81)

As we already reported, Qualcomm remains the exclusive chipset manufacturer for the Windows Phone platform. Today we got a little more details on the actual chips that will go inside the new Windows Phone smartphones, as Qualcomm confirmed they will...


Upcoming Qualcomm MSM8960 GPU benchmark score surfaces

Upcoming Qualcomm MSM8960 GPU benchmark score surfaces

28 January, 2012 | comments (43)

Qualcomm's upcoming 28nm based Snapdragon SoCs, codenamed Krait, are expected to arrive later this year. But a NenaMark 2 benchmark score on an unidentified device has leaked ahead of launch. In this benchmark, we see this unidentified...