Tag Archive: Qualcomm


Verizon’s Galaxy A71 5G will reportedly have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765

There is no word yet on whether the U.S. Galaxy A51 5G variant will feature the same chipset.

What you need to know The Galaxy A71 5G headed to Verizon will apparently feature the Snapdragon 765 chipset. In South Korea, the Galaxy A71 5G is powered by Samsung’s in-house developed Exynos 980 chipset. The Verizon variant of the Galaxy A71 5G is expected to go on sale by late June or early July.

Samsung launched its 2020  [Read More…]

Following new Huawei attack, China mulling moves against Apple and Qualcomm

The Chinese government is considering both restrictions on, and investigations against, U.S. companies operating in China.

What you need to know China is mulling over retaliatory measures against the U.S., following its move to cut off Huawei’s access to crucial semiconductor suppliers. Reports suggest it’s considering launching investigations against U.S. companies. Apple, Boeing, Cisco, and Qualcomm have all been named as potential targets.

The trade war between the U.S. and China may be slated to become far  [Read More…]

Thanks to COVID-19, Qualcomm predicts 30% decrease in phone shipments

There was a decline of 21% between January and March.

What you need to know Qualcomm shared its latest earnings report on April 29, 2020. The report cites a 21% decline in demand for phones for the first three months of 2020. A 30% decrease in phone shipments is expected for May-June.

On April 29, 2020, Qualcomm published its Q2 Fiscal 2020 earnings report that spans January through March of this year. Being the world’s largest supplier  [Read More…]

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3+ brings ultra-fast charging speeds for everyone

It can charge a phone from zero to 50 percent in just 15 minutes.

What you need to know Qualcomm Quick Charge 3+ is now official. It will initially be available on devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 and 765G chipsets. Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Lite Zoom is the first phone to support both Quick Charge 4+ and Quick 3+ charging technologies.

Qualcomm today announced Quick Charge 3+, a new fast charging technology that aims to bring fast  [Read More…]

Imint partners Qualcomm to advance video enhancement tech for smartphones

Qualcomm will assist Imint in developing power-efficient and AI-based video enhancement solutions optimized for its Snapdragon mobile platforms.

What you need to know Imint has partnered with Qualcomm to develop next-generation video enhancement solutions for smartphones. The two companies will be working together to come up with a suite of AI-based video enhancement solutions. Imint’s new Vidhance solutions are optimized for smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset.

Last month, Swedish video technology company Imint announced its  [Read More…]

Qualcomm is teasing a whole bunch of new Snapdragon 865-powered flagships

The company says more than 70 Snapdragon 865-powered phones have been announced or are in development.

What you need to know Qualcomm this week boasted that its Snapdragon 865 was leading the charge in making 5G available to customers. It also claimed that more than 70 phones powered by the SoC had either been announced or were under development. The press release also confirmed the specs of some as-yet-unannounced flagship phones for 2020.

Almost every major flagship  [Read More…]

Qualcomm feels your dongle pain at CES 2020 and improves aptX BT voice

Now maybe my pizza place will finally call me Phil instead of Bill.

What you need to know Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive audio technology is getting an aptX Voice codec. The new codec offers HD quality voice response over the narrow Bluetooth frequency range. Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765 devices will work with next-gen accessories with aptX Voice

Qualcomm is improving voice quality on your Bluetooth accessories with the new aptX Voice codec, part of Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive  [Read More…]

Android Central Podcast #452: A Conversation with Qualcomm

Reporting live from the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik have an in-depth, candid conversation with Alex Katouzian and PJ Jacobowitz. Alex is senior vice president and general manager of the Mobile Business Unit at Qualcomm, while PJ serves as senior marketing manager for camera technologies.

Daniel and Andrew follow up after the interview with additional commentary and insight from the summit.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs. Snapdragon 855: What’s the difference?

The Snapdragon 865 offers huge gains in CPU, GPU and AI performance, so let’s see how it stacks up against the Snapdragon 855.

Qualcomm’s annual refresh is here, with the Snapdragon 865 set to power next year’s flagships. The Snapdragon 855 was a reliable workhorse — powering most flagships released this year — but Qualcomm is facing increased competition in the high-end category from HiSilicon and MediaTek.

With the Snapdragon 865, Qualcomm is offering massive gains in  [Read More…]

Qualcomm delivering GPU updates via the Play Store is a huge deal

Qualcomm is asserting more control over GPU updates, and that’s welcome news for Android gamers.

The Snapdragon 865 chipset is now official, and it comes with a slew of upgrades in key areas. The chipset features ARM’s latest Cortex A77 cores, delivering a 20% boost in performance from last year, and the Adreno 650 GPU has more cores that result in a massive 25% uptick.

But one feature in particular stands out: Qualcomm will start delivering GPU  [Read More…]