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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Sprint (temporarily) removes biggest pain point for always-connected PCs with free data

Microsoft and its PC-making partners really want “Always Connected PCs” to be a thing. That’s the label Microsoft applies to Windows 10 computers with built-in support for 4G LTE and the ability to receive data even when the system is sleeping. In other words, they’re PCs with smartphone-like features including the ability to receive email […]

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Qualcomm’s new LTE modem supports speeds up to 2 Gbps (theoretically)

Qualcomm says its new Snapdragon X24 LTE cat 20 modem will be the world’s first  to support 4G LTE speeds up to 2 Gbps. That’s twice as fast as wired Gigabit internet currently offered by Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber, or Comcast. At least in theory. In practice, you need a lot more than just a […]

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Lenovo Miix 630 Windows tablet with Snapdragon 835 coming this spring for $800

Lenovo is launching its first Windows tablet powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Miix 630 is a 2-in-1 tablet with a detachable backlit keyboard and pen support, much like the company’s Miix 520 and Miix 510 tablets. But the new model features a Snapdragon 835 processor for long battery life and always-connected 4G LTE […]

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Chromebooks with Qualcomm Snapdragon chips coming in 2018?

The first Windows laptops with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors are set to ship in 2018. But it looks like they won’t be the only Snapdragon-powered laptops. Xda-developers reports that recent code commits show that Chrome OS developers are working with a new board featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. That doesn’t necessarily mean a Chromebook with […]

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Early Snapdragon 835 benchmarks confirm it’s Qualcomm’s fastest chip to date (unsurprisingly)

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip is coming soon… probably starting with the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone which will officially be unveiled next week. Ahead of launch, Qualcomm invited some tech journalists including those from AnandTech and Android Police to try out a Snapdragon 835 reference device. The results? Unsurprisingly, this is the fastest chip from Qualcomm […]