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Qualcomm’s new 5G chip helped create a face-mounted Android tablet

The HMZ-1 and HMZ-1Z1 wearables will be used for industrial workers for a project in Kazakhstan.

A collaboration between Qualcomm and RealWear has graced us with a head-mounted 5G connected Android tablet called the HMZ-1 and HMZ-1Z1. This ruggedized wearable snaps onto a hard hat, and puts a display in front of a worker’s eye providing a view equal to a seven-inch tablet with voice controls.

By using this Android tablet wearable thing, workers will be able  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s latest chips bring flagship features to the mid-range category

Qualcomm is adding support for 5x optical zoom and HDR gaming on its mid-range Snapdragon chipsets.

Qualcomm has dominated the mid-range segment in recent years thanks to the strong performance of the Snapdragon 6xx and 7xx series, and the chip vendor is making key updates in this category for 2019. The Snapdragon 665 will take over from the Snapdragon 636 and 660, and the mid-range is getting two new additions in the 7xx series: the Snapdragon 730  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s 2020 processor will have a 5G modem built-in

Everything you need to know about the next big thing when it comes to mobile broadband.

5G is coming, but most of us aren’t really sure what it is or why we want it. A big part of the reason is that 5G means more than one thing, and depending on who you ask you’ll get different answers. That makes it a lot like 4G, which was equal part marketing term as well as real technology.

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Your next flagship will be based on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 chipset

Qualcomm this week unveiled its next-gen premium mobile processor, the Snapdragon 855, which will power next year’s flagship. The announcement was made during the company’s Tech Summit in Hawaii, which last year saw the announcement of the Snapdragon 845.

Previous rumors have suggested the chipset might end up being called the Snapdragon 8150, but alas, Qualcomm decided to go with the more logical naming scheme. So what’s the new chipset all about?

Since 2019 is going to mark the kickstart  [Read More…]

Snapdragon 855 is Qualcomm’s next flagship mobile platform built for 5G

Here’s a new processor for you to lust after.

It’s official: the latest and greatest mobile platform from Qualcomm to lust after is the Snapdragon 855. The name and initial details were unveiled during the company’s annual “Tech Summit” in Hawaii, where it’s taking a full week to unveil its upcoming plans for mobile computing and networks.

Qualcomm is, of course, talking up the Snapdragon 855’s 5G capabilities as we get ready to head into  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s 5G modem will debut on ‘at least’ two flagships in 2019

Qualcomm’s latest 5G modem is 25% smaller and is ready to make its way into phones next year.

Qualcomm debuted its QTM052 mmWave antenna module earlier this year, and at the 4G/5G summit in Hong Kong, the chip vendor launched a new version that’s 25% smaller. The new design allows device manufacturers to implement it into their products without sacrificing the aesthetic, and Qualcomm has also announced that it secured new partners for its 5G modem.

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 brings lag-free gaming to mid-range phones

Qualcomm’s latest mid-range platform is aimed squarely at gamers.

Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 710 in recent months, and the vendor is now launching the Snapdragon 675. The latest mid-range chipset shares a lot of the same hardware as the Snapdragon 670, but Qualcomm says it optimized the platform to facilitate smoother game play, prioritized connectivity, improved AI capabilities, better throughput and latency, all the while eliminating stutter by up to 90%.

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Qualcomm’s Wear 3100 chip for Wear OS is all about extending battery life

Battery life should be 2 – 14 hours longer compared to Wear 2100.

At a press event in San Francisco today, Qualcomm announced its next-generation wearable platform as the Snapdragon Wear 3100. This is the processor that’ll be found in all new Wear OS smartwatches going forward, and based on everything we just learned, it sounds like we’re in for a real treat.

With the Wear 3100 platform, Qualcomm’s doubling down on battery life. It uses quad-core  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s AptX Adaptive codec aims to make Bluetooth headphones not suck

The algorithm can adapt to your environment and kind of audio you’re listening to.

Qualcomm’s been on a mission to make Bluetooth headphones not so terrible with its AptX audio codec, and at IFA 2018, the company announced the next generation of this — AptX Adaptive.

As convenient as wireless headphones are, the Bluetooth connection they rely on isn’t always the best. Sometimes your audio will cut out, certain environments cause for a lot of interference, and  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 are coming to mid-range phones this year

These are the new chips you’ll see in mid-range phones for the next two years.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800-series platforms get most of the headlines, but it’s the mid-range 600 and 400-series that power more devices and are critical to the performance of less expensive phones. With that in mind, Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 — upgrades from the current 626, 430 and 425, respectively.

Further pushing the envelope in the mid-range, the  [Read More…]