It looks like Qualcomm is finally ready to launch its next-generation wearable platform for WearOS smartwatches. The company has sent out invites for a launch event on September 10, with tagline “It’s Time” accompanied by the image of a watch.
Qualcomm today unveiled three new chipsets for its mid-tier and budget platforms: the Snapdragon 632, Snapdragon 439, and Snapdragon 429. Aimed at mass-market smartphones, they feature enhanced AI capabilities along with improved connectivity, GPU performance, and power efficiency.
Earlier this year, Qualcomm announced its new 700 series of Snapdragon chipset which sits between its mid-range Snapdragon 600 series and more premium and powerful Snapdragon 800 series of chipsets. Back then, the company did not provide much details about the lineup except for stating that it was meant for use in premium mid-range Android devices.
Qualcomm today unveiled a new 700-series of Snapdragon chip which brings the best of its Snapdragon 800 Mobile Platform Series to chips with a significantly lower price tag. Qualcomm did not provide details or unveil any new Snapdragon 700 chip today except boast about its Snapdragon 700 Series products delivering up to 2x improvements for AI apps compared to its own Snapdragon 660 platform.
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.