Tag Archive: Snapdragon


The Snapdragon 855 is a benchmarking beast in a year that needs the power

Bring it on.

Last year, we told you that while the Snapdragon 845 was an incredibly powerful chip that pushed Qualcomm forward in a number of ways, its benchmark numbers didn’t really matter. At least they didn’t back in February, before the first devices running the new flagship processor were on the market.

See, every year, prior to releasing its biggest-and-best platforms into the wild, Qualcomm builds a bunch of bulky, nondescript Android devices that manufacturers and,  [Read More…]

Redmi Note 7 announced for China, includes a 48MP camera and Snapdragon 660

This is the first phone to launch under the newly independent Redmi brand.

The Chinese market is home to a plethora of excellent Android phones that sell for competitive prices, and on January 10, Xiaomi announced its latest offering in the form of the Redmi Note 7.

Before we talk too much about the phone, the Redmi Note 7 is important as it’s the first device to be released by the newly independent Redmi brand. Xiaomi’s used  [Read More…]

Qualcomm says its Snapdragon X50 will power over 30 5G devices in 2019

The company’s also using CES 2019 to show off its vision for smart vehicle experiences.

2019 is going to be the year of 5G, and Qualcomm wants to make sure it’s at the forefront of it all. As CES 2019 rolls along at full steam, the chip-maker has announced that its Snapdragon X50 platform will be at the heart of more than 30 5G-capable devices this year alone.

Per Qualcomm’s press release:

Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is  [Read More…]

Louis Vuitton upgrading Tambour Horizon with Snapdragon Wear 3100, improved display

We’ve already seen brands like Fossil and Montblanc adopt Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, and now we can add Louis Vuitton to that list, too.

The Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon is getting a new version with the Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. With this upgrade, the new Tambour Horizon should get a full day of battery life, and another five additional days if you’re using it just to display time.

That’s not the only upgrade that the new Tambour Horizon  [Read More…]

Xiaomi will launch a 5G version of the Mi Mix 3 powered by Snapdragon 855

Xiaomi will bring its 5G variant of the Mi Mix 3 to Europe in 2019.

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix 3 back in October, and at the time the company said that it will roll out a 5G-enabled variant of the device. We now have more details on the device thanks to a recent Xiaomi showcase at the China Mobile Global Partner Conference. The 5G version of the Mi Mix 3 is powered by the Snapdragon 855  [Read More…]

Xiaomi is launching a Snapdragon 675 phone with 48MP camera in January

Xiaomi will be the first to launch a phone with a 48MP camera at the back.

When Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 675 back in October, it invited Xiaomi VP Manu Kumar Jain to talk about the partnership between both brands. At the event, Jain mentioned that Xiaomi would be one of the first manufacturers to roll out a device powered by the gaming-focused Snapdragon 675, with a launch scheduled for early 2019.

We’re now starting to get  [Read More…]

OnePlus won’t be the first to launch a Snapdragon 855 phone after all

OnePlus now says it will be ‘among the first’ to feature the Snapdragon 855 chipset.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau got up on stage yesterday at the Snapdragon Tech Summit to announce what seemed like a major win for the company: OnePlus would be the first to launch a phone powered by the Snapdragon 855. However, Chinese versions of the slide deck stated that the company would be “among the first” to feature Qualcomm’s latest chipset, and a  [Read More…]

This is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx made exclusivesly for Windows 10

The most ‘extreme’ Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm is coming, and it’s only for Windows 10.

Qualcomm is doubling down on Windows 10 and its commitment to the always-connected PC (ACPC). At its Snapdragon Summit in Maui, Hawaii, the company announced the forthcoming Snapdragon 8cx, an all-new seven-nanometer (nm) processor that is the first of its kind and built for Windows 10 PCs only.

The new premium-tier processor should launch in the third quarter of 2019, according to Qualcomm.  [Read More…]

OnePlus using the Snapdragon 855 to build Europe’s first 5G phone

OnePlus will release the first phone using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, and it will be ready for the UK’s EE 5G network.

EE, the UK’s largest carrier, recently announced its 5G plans and roadmap listing sixteen cities lined up for the 2019 launch. Today the carrier tells us that the network will also partner with OnePlus for a phone built with the Snapdragon 855 to use the new technology.

OnePlus CEO and founder Pete Lau and BT Consumer  [Read More…]

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…]