Don’t expect Snapdragon 835 Windows laptops to be Chromebook-cheap

Microsoft and Qualcomm announced late last year that they’re working together to bring Windows 10 to devices with ARM-based processors like the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip. But what can we expect from those devices? According to PC World, upcoming “cellular PCs” with Snapdragon chips will include laptops with long battery life, always-connected 4G LTE […]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835-based VR kit includes eye-tracking, hand-tracking, and more

Right now there are pretty much two types of virtual reality headsets. There are some that connect to a PC to deliver high-performance graphics and motion sensing, enabling “six degrees of freedom” by letting you walk around a room and interact with virtual environments. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are prime examples. The other […]

ODG unveils augmented reality glasses with Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm says its new Snapdragon 835 chip has the chops to handle virtual reality and augmented reality applications. So it shouldn’t be surprising that device makers aren’t only putting the Snapdragon 835 processor into smartphones. Osterhout Design Group (ODG) has unveiled two new wearables that will use the chip. The upcoming ODG R-8 is a […]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips are coming in the first half of 2017

Qualcomm is officially launching its new top-of-the-line smartphone processor. The Snapdragon 835 chip is an octa-core processor with four Kryo 280 custom CPU cores that run at 2.45 GHz and four more energy-efficient CPU cores clocked at 1.9 GHz. The chip features Adreno 540 graphics, support for 4K video capture, and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 […]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip will power next year’s smartphones

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 and 821 chips power some of the fastest Android smartphones of 2016 (and a few Windows phones too). Next year Qualcomm is hoping to achieve the same feat with its new Snapdragon 835 processor. The company says the new chip is its first to be built using Samsung’s 10nm FinFET technology, which Qualcomm […]