Details about Qualcomm’s next-generation mid-range flagship chip, the Snapdragon 670 have been leaked. The chip is codenamed SDM670 and features a Gigabit LTE modem.
Qualcomm Fined $1.2 Billion by EU Commission For Abusing Its Dominant Position To Supply LTE Chips To Apple
The European Commission has fined Qualcomm €997 million ($1.2 billion) for using its dominant position in the industry to thwart competition through unfair business practices. In its ruling, the EU body says that Qualcomm prevented other LTE modem suppliers to offer their baseband to a “key customer” by making significant payments to it.
Qualcomm’s Latest Bluetooth Chip Will Allow Bluetooth Earbuds to Offer Longer Battery Life, Better Connectivity
With major smartphone OEMs ditching the headphone jack from their devices, Bluetooth earphones are going to soar in popularity in the upcoming future. However, despite their increasing popularity, Bluetooth earbuds still suffer from poor battery life and connectivity issues. Now, to ensure that these problems are a thing of the past, Qualcomm has unveiled its latest Bluetooth chip for wireless earbuds that is smaller, smarter and more power efficient.
Qualcomm used Samsung foundries for its Snapdragon 835 and the upcoming Snapdragon 845 chips due to the Korean company’s superior 10nm fabrication process. However, as per industry sources, TSMC has managed to win orders from Qualcomm for fabricating its Snapdragon 855 chipsets.
After a formal announcement yesterday, Qualcomm today provided more details about its Snapdragon 845 mobile platform which will power the next-generation of Android smartphones in 2018.
Qualcomm today kick-started its tech summit in Hawaii by announcing the Snapdragon 845, its next-generation flagship chip. The company did not provide many details about the chip except for stating that it would be built by Samsung on its 2nd gen. 10nm fabrication.
A report claims that Broadcom is reportedly exploring a deal to acquire chip maker Qualcomm. The latter is known for its Snapdragon Mobile Platform which powers almost a billion smartphones out there. It also provides baseband to major OEMs like Samsung, LG, and Apple for their respective smartphones.
Qualcomm today unveiled its latest mid-range chip, the Snapdragon 636 featuring its Kryo 260 CPU running at 1.8GHz. The company claims it offers a 40 percent performance improvement over the Snapdragon 630 and adds support for FHD+ displays and Assertive Display which tweaks the display visibility depending on the lighting conditions.
Qualcomm today announced its next-generation Spectra ISP featuring improved biometric authentication and high-resolution depth sensing. The new ISP will allow for smartphones to better perceive depth and is also suited for head mounted displays.
Qualcomm extensively demoed the under-display fingerprint scanner with a Vivo handset at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai last week. While the results pleased the entire mobile industry, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that it still needs a lot of work, mainly with speed and accuracy.