Tag Archive: Snapdragon


Qualcomm released the Snapdragon Wear 3100 putting focus on battery life for Wear OS

Great news for smartwatch fans as Qualcomm has finally released their brand new chip for Wear OS. The new Snapdragon Wear 3100 includes high-performance quad-core A7 processors, a highly efficient integrated DSP, and an ultra-low power co-processor. What makes this great news is the next generation of Wear OS watches should have even better battery life.

Battery Life

Extending the life of your smartwatch is the main focus behind the Snapdragon Wear 3100. The new co-processor the Qualcomm QCC1110 is optimized for  [Read More…]

Battery life is the biggest reason to care about Snapdragon Wear 3100

If you care about battery life, you’re going to want to make sure your next watch has this processor.

The biggest limitation for any mobile gadget is battery life. It’s often not a matter of whether your phone or watch can do something, but what the cost of that something is in battery life. And much like your phone, it’s really important for your watch to last you the entire day no matter what you do with  [Read More…]

Montblanc Summit 2 is the first Wear OS watch with the Snapdragon Wear 3100

You’ll be able to buy the watch this October for an unknown price.

Today at an event in San Francisco, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100 as its next-generation processor for Google’s Wear OS. A few partners have already been confirmed to be working on hardware with the new chip, including Fossil and Louis Vuitton, but Montblanc will be the very first company to release a 3100-powered watch.

Following up on the Summit that was released last  [Read More…]

Qualcomm announces the new high-tier Snapdragon 670

The new Snapdragon 670 represents a strong push by Qualcomm to bring a little feature parity between its Premium (800 series) and High (600-series) tier phones. In the past, the 800-series has always gotten the latest and greatest features, while the 600 series was left in the dark with older ones.

The 670, however is quite the beast. Its Cryo 360 CPU features two performance cores (rated at 2.2GHz) and six efficiency cores (rated at 1.7GHz), for a total of  [Read More…]

Your next great mid-range phone may have the new Snapdragon 670

Every year, flagship phones get more expensive but harder to differentiate from their mid-range and budget counterparts. It’s not that those $ 700+ phones are getting worse but that, as the technology inside them matures, their features get commoditized and brought down to less expensive silicon.

That’s why the Snapdragon 670 is exciting. It’s the sequel to the Snapdragon 660 we see in devices like the BlackBerry KEY2, but it’s much closer to the newly-announced Snapdragon  [Read More…]

What’s the difference in Qualcomm Snapdragon processors?

Qualcomm is one of the biggest names in mobile CPUs. If you’ve owned a flagship smartphone in the past five or so years, you’ve likely heard the term Snapdragon at some point.

Snapdragon is the moniker Qualcomm has adopted for the mobile arm of its processors. And while Qualcomm makes other mobile chips, Snapdragon is the one you want to keep your eye on.

The processor that governs a phone dictates a wide variety of compatible features. Processing speed, download/upload  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone 5Z with Snapdragon 845 debuts in India for just ₹29,999 ($440)

ASUS is taking the fight to OnePlus in the mid-range segment.

We’ve seen ASUS take an aggressive stance in India’s budget segment with the ZenFone Max Pro M1, and the Taiwanese manufacturer is now doing the same in the mid-range category with the launch of the ZenFone 5Z. The ZenFone 5Z sits at the top of the ZenFone lineup, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.

The phone also features a 6.2-inch 19:9 FHD+  [Read More…]

Need to know: A look at Qualcomm Snapdragon processors

Qualcomm is one of the biggest names in mobile CPUs. If you’ve owned a flagship smartphone in the past five years, you’ve likely heard the term Snapdragon at some point. Snapdragon is the moniker Qualcomm has adopted for the mobile arm of its processors. And while Qualcomm makes other mobile chips, Snapdragon is the one you want to keep your eye on.

The processor that governs a phone dictates a wide variety of compatible features. Processing speed, download/upload speed, camera  [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…]

Qualcomm wants to own the ‘kid watch’ market with its new Snapdragon Wear 2500 platform

More versions of Android optimized for the wrist.

The Android smartwatch space may be sputtering along, but Qualcomm is not worried. Its new Snapdragon Wear 2500 platform, a pseudo-successor to the Snapdragon Wear 2100, is aimed at children. Specifically, kids aged four to 10 years old.

Such an age bracket may seem a bit young to be outfitted with connected gadgets — most kids under 10 don’t yet have a smartphone — but Qualcomm thinks the realities  [Read More…]