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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 […]

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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 […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is a faster Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor was the company’s most powerful smartphone chip when it launched earlier this year, and it’s been tapped for use in flagship phones from Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Sony, OnePlus, Asus, and others. But now there’s a new champ: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is based on the same architecture as its predecessor, […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip may be (slightly) faster than Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor is one of the most powerful smartphone chips on the market at the moment, but there’s mounting evidence that a faster version is on the way. A few months ago, rumors started making the rounds that Qualcomm had a chip called the Snapdragon 821 or 823, and now Asus may have […]

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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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Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 and 618 renamed to 652 and 650

Qualcomm is renaming two of its upcoming processors for mid-range phones. The previously announced Snapdragon 618 hexa-core and Snapdragon 620 octa-core processors will now be called the Snapdragon 650 and Snapdragon 652. Why the new names? To help set them apart from all the other Snapdragon 600-series chips. The problem is that when Qualcomm first […]

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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 unveils Snapdragon 430, 617 chips for mid-range devices

Qualcomm is launching two new processors designed to bring better performance and a few new features to mid-ranged smartphones. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor is a 64-bit chip with support for 4G LTE and camera sensors up to 21 megapixels, while the Snapdragon 617 supports even faster LTE speeds and more powerful graphics. Snapdragon 617 […]

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Allwinner to help Qualcomm get Snapdragon chips into cheap tablets

Chip makers Allwinner and Qualcomm have announced a bizarre-sounding agreement designed to help Qualcomm get its chips into more low-cost tablets. Allwinner is a Chinese fabless semiconductor company that designs its own chips, which are often used in cheap tablets produced in China. But for the most part those tablets are WiFi-only. Qualcomm, meanwhile, is […]

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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 […]

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Lilbits (5-22-2014): Early look at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 CPU

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 processor will be the company’s most powerful chip to date when it launches in the second half of 2014… but it’s not that much faster than the Snapdragon 801 CPU that’s already available. AnandTech reports that where it really shines is in select graphic tests, thanks to the new Adreno 440 graphics technology. […]