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Qualcomm ditches TSMC in favour of Samsung to make Snapdragon 865 chipset

Qualcomm ditches TSMC in favour of Samsung to make Snapdragon 865 chipset

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 12 Jun, 2019

Qualcomm has picked Samsung Foundry as its mass production partner for the manufacturing of the Snapdragon 865. What this essentially means is that Samsung will fab the next generation flagship Snapdragon processor through its EUV-based 7nm process with mass production starting from February 2020.

Qualcomm backs ARM’s rival - SiFive for processor solutions

Qualcomm backs ARM’s rival - SiFive for processor solutions

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 08 Jun, 2019

SiFive has raised $65.4 million in its latest funding round and a part of that investment was from smartphone chipset manufacturer Qualcomm. Qualcomm joins Intel and Samsung as investors in the startup company and can thus create chip designs on the open-source RISC-V instruction set.

Qualcomm is developing a Snapdragon 7cx for cheaper Arm-based laptops

Qualcomm is developing a Snapdragon 7cx for cheaper Arm-based laptops

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 05 Jun, 2019

Qualcomm Global Product Marketing VP, Don McGuire has revealed the company is working on a Snapdragon Compute Platform which is provisionally named as the Snapdragon 7cx. Upon its release, the Snapdragon 7cx will be a dedicated PC chipset, much like the Snapdragon 8cx but for lower cost PCs.

Qualcomm working on 5G, non-5G editions of Snapdragon 865

Qualcomm working on 5G, non-5G editions of Snapdragon 865

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 06 May, 2019

The next generation of flagship mobile chipset from Qualcomm will feature an external 5G modem. This means there could be a Snapdragon 865 model that will not feature a 5G modem internally which is contrary to what Qualcomm indicated previously.

Qualcomm working on Snapdragon 735 built on a 7nm process and Adreno 620

Qualcomm working on Snapdragon 735 built on a 7nm process and Adreno 620

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 22 Apr, 2019

The Snapdragon 735 will be built on a 7nm process, which will be the first time for a Snapdragon 700-series. The SoC will also be the second Qualcomm chip to be built on a 7nm process, the first one having been the flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset. It'll an Octa-core configuration and Adreno 620 graphics.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 730, 730G, 665 mobile platforms

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 730, 730G, 665 mobile platforms

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 10 Apr, 2019

The Snapdragon 730 chipset is the second Snapdragon 700-series processor launched this year after the 10nm Snapdragon 712 was launched earlier this year. The Snapdragon 730 packs in an Octa-core setup which combines two 2.2GHz Kryo 470 cores and six 1.8GHz Kryo 470 cores inside an 8nm-built manufacturing process.

Qualcomm QCS400 SoCs unveiled to power next generation of smart speakers

Qualcomm QCS400 SoCs unveiled to power next generation of smart speakers

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 20 Mar, 2019

The new line of QCS400 SoCs will make way for a combination of immersive audio and on-device artificial intelligence which will make using a smart speaker better all around the house. The QCS400 series will offer an improved battery life, audio quality and new level of voice control in contrast to prior technologies.

Qualcomm is hosting an event on March 19 and it’s got something to do with “sound”

Qualcomm is hosting an event on March 19 and it’s got something to do with “sound”

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 15 Mar, 2019

The news comes from Qualcomm’s official twitter handle which has posted a “save the date” invitation for an event scheduled to be held on March 19. While Qualcomm’s tweet has no details about what the announcement might be about, it includes the hashtags “smarter”, “immersive” and “integrated”.

Qualcomm silently introduces 192MP picture support for Snapdragon SoCs

Qualcomm silently introduces 192MP picture support for Snapdragon SoCs

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 09 Mar, 2019

The list of chipsets to now support 192MP picture captures are Snapdragon 670, Snapdragon 675, Snapdragon 710, Snapdragon 845 and Snapdragon 855. In order to offer photo quality of that high parameters, Qualcomm is incorporating zero shutter lag and eliminating multi-frame noise reduction.

Qualcomm unveils 7nm-based Snapdragon X55 modem with up to 7Gbps speeds

Qualcomm unveils 7nm-based Snapdragon X55 modem with up to 7Gbps speeds

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 20 Feb, 2019

The Snapdragon X55 5G modem is a 7nm chipset which supports 5G NR mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum bands. This allows devices powered by the chipset to achieve download speeds of up to 7Gbps and upload speeds of up to 3Gbps. In addition to that, the X55 also comes with better LTE speeds of up to 2.5Gbps when downloading.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 712 Mobile Platform with Quick Charge 4+

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 712 Mobile Platform with Quick Charge 4+

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 07 Feb, 2019

The Snapdragon 712 is also built on a 10-nm process and houses eight Qualcomm Kryo 360 CPUs with a clockspeed of 2.3GHz alongside an Adreno 616 GPU and a Hexagon 685 DSP. The latest chipset will offer an improvement over the Snapdragon 710 by providing up to a 10 percent increase in performance.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform to power Windows 10 PCs

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform to power Windows 10 PCs

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 07 Dec, 2018

The Windows 10-ready chipset features an Octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 495 CPU as well as the new Adreno 680 GPU, which will be significantly more powerful than Qualcomm’s mobile solutions. It'll be twice as fast as the Snapdragon 850 (3.5 times faster than Snapdragon 835) and will be 60 percent less power consuming.

Is India ready for the 5G makeover or is it chip makers who are trying too hard?

Is India ready for the 5G makeover or is it chip makers who are trying too hard?

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 18 Feb, 2019

Where does India stand in the roadmap for the next cellular transformation? Do you need to switch to 5G phones soon? Will you benefit from Qualcomm’s first 5G chipset and the first 5G mobile devices? 5G is coming whether you’re ready for it or not but how far away are we from actually enjoying?

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 announced as world's first 5G mobile platform

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 announced as world's first 5G mobile platform

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 05 Dec, 2018

The Snapdragon 855 will be based on a 7nm manufacturing process, down from the 10nm architecture in the SND 845 and SND 845 models. A smaller circuit means better performance and battery life and the Snapdragon 855 will compete against Apple’s A12 Bionic chipset which is also based on a 7nm process.

Quick Charge 5.0 will bring 32W fast charging, 12W wireless charging

Quick Charge 5.0 will bring 32W fast charging, 12W wireless charging

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 29 Oct, 2018

Qualcomm is developing Quick Charge 5.0 which will bring support for 32W rapid charging and will also enhance wireless charging by boosting it to up to 15W. QC 5.0 will enable a triple charge system which will distribute charges without dissipating heat and will arrive alongside Snapdragon 855 or Snapdragon 8150.