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LeTV’s Le Max Pro is one of the first Snapdragon 820 smartphones

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor is coming, and one of the first phones to feature the next-gen chip is LeTV’s Le Max Pro. It won’t be available in the United States, but Chinese phone maker LeTV does plan to launch its first product in the States this year… a bicycle which can sync with your phone. […]

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Intrinsyc ‘s Snapdragon 820 dev kits launch for $599 and up

You probably won’t be able to buy a smartphone or tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor for at least a few months. But if you’re willing to shell out some money for a development kit, you don’t have to wait that long to give Qualcomm’s next-gen kit a try. Intrinsyc is now selling a set of development […]

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Early Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 test results look good

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips power a huge number of smartphones and tablets, but 2015 has been a rough year for the company. Samsung opted to use its own processor in most of its flagship devices, and the flagship Snapdragon 810 processor has been widely criticized for performance issues. So what’s next for Qualcomm? The company plans to […]

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Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 820 chip

Chip maker Qualcomm has unveiled its next-gen flagship processor. The company says the Snapdragon 820 chip offers twice the performance and the twice power efficiency of the Snapdragon 810 chip used in many of this year’s top-tier smartphones. The new processor is also said to feature 40 percent better graphics performance, faster 4G LTE, and support for cameras up […]

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Qualcomm says Snapdragon 820 is twice as fast as 810

Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor will be the first chip based on the company’s new Kryo architecture, and the chip maker says the new technology is both faster and more efficient than the company’s most powerful chips to date. In fact, Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 820 will be offer up to twice the performance of […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 to feature “Smart Protect” real-time threat detection

Qualcomm plans to incorporate new anti-malware technology into upcoming chips, starting with the Snapdragon 820 processor. The company’s new “Snapdragon Smart Protect” technology uses on-device machine learning to detect zero-day malware threats on mobile devices. While most current anti-malware solutions work by downloading information about existing threats from an online database and then scanning your […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chips with Adreno 530 graphics coming in 2016

Qualcomm’s next chips for premium smartphones and tablets is coming in the first half or 2016, and while Qualcomm isn’t saying much else about the Snapdragon 820 processor itself for now, the company is starting to paint a picture of the chip’s new Adreno 530 graphics processor. According to Qualcomm, the new graphics processor will offer up to 40 […]

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Snapdragon 820: First chip based on Qualcomm’s next-gen architecture

Chip maker Qualcomm is starting to talk about its upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor. It’ll be the first processor based on Qualcomm’s new Kryo architecture, which is the successor to Krait. Qualcomm isn’t providing a lot of details about Kyro or the Snapdragon 820 chip yet, but we know it’ll be a 64-bit processor based on […]

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Leaked Qualcomm roadmap outlines Snapdragon 815 and 820 chips (maybe)

Smartphones with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 chip only started shipping recently and the Snapdragon 810 isn’t out yet. But there are reports that the company could ship Snapdragon 815 and 820 chips later this year, along with updated 600 series processors. Take this all with a grain of salt — Qualcomm hasn’t actually announced any of […]