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Who needs the cloud? Qualcomm emphasis on-device AI features for smartphones and Windows PCs

AMD recently launched its second generation of PC processors with integrated neural processing units, or NPUs. And Intel’s new Core Ultra processors based on Meteor Lake architecture also have built-in NPUs for hardware-accelerated AI. So we’re seeing a growing number of PC makers position their latest systems as “AI PCs.” But ARM-based chip makers have […]

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Xiaomi 14 Pro smartphone packs a 3000 nit display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, and variable aperture camera

The new Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Pro are among the first smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, but that’s not the only thing that makes these phones stand out. Both phones, for example, have 120 Hz LTPOP OLED displays with support for peak brightness up to 3000 nits, support for up […]

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 brings big boost in CPU, graphics, and AI performance

Qualcomm says its next chip for flagship-class smartphones features a CPU that’s 30% faster than the previous-gen, a GPU that’s 25% faster, and an NPU (Neural Processing Unit for AI performance) that’s 98% faster. But those speed boosts shouldn’t come at the expense of battery life, since Qualcomm says the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 […]