Microsoft Surface Pro X is an ultrathin tablet with custom Snapdragon processor

As expected, Microsoft is launching a new thin-and-light Surface tablet powered by an ARM processor and Windows 10 on ARM software. The Microsoft Surface Pro X is the first and only device to feature a Microsoft SQ1 chipset, which is the company’s name for a custom Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that runs at 7 watts and features a […]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus is an overclocked SD855 for gaming phones

Most of the flagship smartphones to ship so far this year have been powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor. But it’s officially no longer the chip maker’s most powerful smartphone processor. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus is basically an overclocked version with higher CPU and graphics speeds — Qualcomm says it offers up to […]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 could lead to better entry-level smartphones

Qualcomm’s latest chip for entry-level smartphones is designed to offer up to 50-percent better performance than its predecessor, a 28 percent graphics boost, and new features including support for budget smartphones with dual cameras. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 processor is also a 64-bit chip, which makes the new processor a lot more future-proof than the 32-bit […]

Qualcomm is working on cheaper chips for laptops

Qualcomm and Lenovo announced plans to bring one of the first laptops with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor to market early next year. The new chip should enable better performance than we’ve ever seen from a Qualcomm-powered laptop. But like most Windows PCs with Snapdragon processors, the upcoming Lenovo “Project Limitless” device probably isn’t going […]

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 712 (It’s a little faster than Snapdragon 710)

Qualcomm is expanding its smartphone product lineup with a new chip aimed at upper mid-range smartphones. The company says its new Snapdragon 712 mobile platform is about 10 percent faster than the Snapdragon 710 and it includes technology that lets you charge a smartphone (or other device) a little faster. For the most part the Snapdragon […]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is designed for 5G and AI

Qualcomm’s next flagship smartphone processor will start showing up in 2019, and unsurprisingly it should offer better all-around performance than its predecessors. But the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 doesn’t just bring the usual speed and efficiency improvements. It’s also Qualcomm’s first chip with built-in support for 5G wireless networks and with a 4th-gen AI engine that […]

Report: Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 could be a 12 watt processor for Windows 10 computers

Qualcomm’s first processor designed specifically for Windows on ARM computers is coming this year. But the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 is basically an overclocked and slightly modified version of the Snapdragon 845 chip used in smartphones. Qualcomm says it should offer a 30 percent performance boost over the Snapdragon 835 chip used in the HP […]