Latest Qualcomm phone news

Qualcomm intros its latest mid-range phone platform for better photos and more
Qualcomm intros its latest mid-range phone platform for better photos and more By Dan Grabham

Qualcomm's 660 series of phone hardware has been very successful, appearing inside loads of mid-range handsets like the Nokia 7 Plus, BlackBerry Key2 and... Read more

This is the 5G antenna in your 2019 flagship phone
This is the 5G antenna in your 2019 flagship phone By Dan Grabham

Next year's phones will have 5G modems whether or not the network is there to support them yet. But there's another piece of the puzzle; the antenna.... Read more

Qualcomm's new trio of chipsets give budget smartphones premium features
Qualcomm's new trio of chipsets give budget smartphones premium features By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm has announced three new Snapdragon platforms that will enhance the abilities of future entry to mid-tier smartphones.... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor brings 4K HDR and premium smartphone features to the mid-range
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor brings 4K HDR and premium smartphone features to the mid-range By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm has announced a new mobile processor that will greatly improve the performance of new mid-range Android handsets coming out in the second half... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform By Chris Hall

Qualcomm has announced its next-gen mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. Introduced at the company's Snapdragon Summit it is aimed squarely at 2018's... Read more

Cutting-edge camera, power save and AI tech coming to cheaper phones
Cutting-edge camera, power save and AI tech coming to cheaper phones By Dan Grabham

The mobile platforms that power our flagship phones are extremely powerful, but the chips inside mid-range phones and cheaper flagship phones lag behind.That’s... Read more

Qualcomm’s latest mobile modem promises ‘fibre-like internet speeds’
Qualcomm’s latest mobile modem promises ‘fibre-like internet speeds’ By Dan Grabham

The latest mobile modem from Qualcomm promises “fibre-like” speeds of up to 2Gbps. It’s coming to flagship phones late this year and into 2019.So... Read more

Qualcomm is working with phone makers to launch 5G devices in 2019
Qualcomm is working with phone makers to launch 5G devices in 2019 By Elyse Betters

Everybody loves fast internet.Everything from smartphones to even our cars require speedy internet connections. Thankfully, a few years ago, 4G became... Read more

Those Snapdragon 836 rumours were false, Pixel 2 to come with SD835 instead
Those Snapdragon 836 rumours were false, Pixel 2 to come with SD835 instead By Max Langridge

There have been a couple of previous rumours circling the web that say Google's second-generation Pixel smartphones will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon... Read more

Qualcomm reveals its next-generation camera modules and depth-sensing image tech
Qualcomm reveals its next-generation camera modules and depth-sensing image tech By Max Langridge

Qualcomm has revealed details about its camera processing technology and some new camera modules, for smartphones and VR headsets, that will arrive alongside... Read more

Qualcomm set to take over fingerprint sensor market with under display scanners
Qualcomm set to take over fingerprint sensor market with under display scanners By Max Langridge

Qualcomm has just announced itself a major player in the supply of fingerprint sensors, as it's announced it will be one of the, if not the first company... Read more

Qualcomm: There's no Samsung contractual exclusivity on the Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm: There's no Samsung contractual exclusivity on the Snapdragon 835 By Chris Hall

There's been plenty of rumour circulating that Samsung has "first dibs" on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Qualcomm however, talking at Mobile... Read more

2017 flagship smartphones can be thinner but more powerful, says Qualcomm
2017 flagship smartphones can be thinner but more powerful, says Qualcomm By Stuart Miles

Qualcomm has announced its latest processor at CES 2017 that is likely to become the beating heart of many of the new smartphones expected to launch this... Read more

Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 coming 2017: 5-minutes charge for 5-hours battery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 coming 2017: 5-minutes charge for 5-hours battery By Mike Lowe

Qualcomm is to introduce its next-generation of fast-charging, Quick Charge 4.0, as part of its forthcoming Snapdragon 835 chipset (an ultra-small 10-nanometer... Read more

Qualcomm all but confirms OnePlus 3T with Snapdragon 821 processor
Qualcomm all but confirms OnePlus 3T with Snapdragon 821 processor By Max Langridge

Rumours have been circling for some time suggesting OnePlus will release an updated version of the OnePlus 3 smartphone with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon... Read more

Qualcomm's X50 modem will make smartphone downloads lightning fast
Qualcomm's X50 modem will make smartphone downloads lightning fast By Max Langridge

Qualcomm has announced the world's first 5G modem for smartphones, called the Snapdragon X50. The new chip is capable of download speeds of up to 5Gbps,... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 arrives just in time for Galaxy Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 arrives just in time for Galaxy Note 7 By Cam Bunton

Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor; the next in line from its current high-end chip, the Snapdragon 820. Although it doesn't... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820: What's new and why it will make your next phone awesome
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820: What's new and why it will make your next phone awesome By Stuart Miles

Qualcomm has said in New York that its new Snapdragon 820 processor will deliver better battery life, more efficiency, faster performance, and more.But... Read more

Real of fake? The amazing photos that will make you question whether anything is real ever again
Real of fake? The amazing photos that will make you question whether anything is real ever again By Stuart Miles

Real or fake? At first glance the photo above looks like it could be shot with a standard camera in a Parisian apartment on a sunny autumn day.The light... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 will make your next phone a data monster
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 will make your next phone a data monster By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm has expanded on the abilities of its next generation processor and it is a monster when it comes to downloading and uploading data.First revealed... Read more

Qualcomm Zeroth machine learning promises to help us find lost photos quickly
Qualcomm Zeroth machine learning promises to help us find lost photos quickly By Stuart Miles

The days of trying to remember when and where you took a picture could be over thanks to a machine learning technology being developed by Qualcomm.The... Read more

Qualcomm Sense ID is a 3D biometric scanner that will solve those sweaty Apple TouchID moments (hands-on)
Qualcomm Sense ID is a 3D biometric scanner that will solve those sweaty Apple TouchID moments (hands-on) By Stuart Miles

Qualcomm has demoed a new biometric fingerprint scanner at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that uses ultrasonic sound waves to capture even more of... Read more

Qualcomm details your next, next smartphone
Qualcomm details your next, next smartphone By Stuart Miles

As the latest flagship smartphones are announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by the likes of HTC, LG, Sony and others, chip maker Qualcomm is... Read more

Who says there's no 4K content? 150m 4K video cameras have already been sold
Who says there's no 4K content? 150m 4K video cameras have already been sold By Stuart Miles

Own a 4K television and are struggling to find content other than season three of House of Cards to watch? Well that's strange because new figures show... Read more

What is Quick Charge 2.0 and why do you need it?
What is Quick Charge 2.0 and why do you need it? By Luke Edwards

Battery life is one of the most talked about areas for improvement in smartphones. Longer life and faster charging are at the top of the want list for... Read more

Qualcomm all but confirms that Samsung Galaxy S6 won't use the Snapdragon 810 processor
Qualcomm all but confirms that Samsung Galaxy S6 won't use the Snapdragon 810 processor By Elyse Betters

Don't expect the Samsung Galaxy S6 to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chip, or at least that's what you get after reading between the lines of Qualcomm's... Read more

Qualcomm shows off the future of 4K broadcast with LTE-B, direct sharing over LTE, Wi-Gig and more
Qualcomm shows off the future of 4K broadcast with LTE-B, direct sharing over LTE, Wi-Gig and more By Luke Edwards

We've met with Qualcomm for some world first demos of the future of super-fast Wi-Fi and LTE. The recently announced Wi-Gig, that manages nearly 1GB per... Read more

Qualcomm: 'Snapdragon 805 is the first end-to-end full 4K mobile experience'
Qualcomm: 'Snapdragon 805 is the first end-to-end full 4K mobile experience' By Mike Lowe

Qualcomm is making one thing abundantly clear about its forthcoming Snapdragon 805 processor: it's all about 4K."Our belief is that 4K will be driven by... Read more

Qualcomm and Intel work to bring 64-bit processing to Android masses
Qualcomm and Intel work to bring 64-bit processing to Android masses By Stuart Miles

Qualcomm and Intel have both announced they will be providing manufacturers with 64-bit ready processors for tablet and smartphones that will start to... Read more

Qualcomm expands vast mobile patent portfolio by acquiring Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone patents (update)
Qualcomm expands vast mobile patent portfolio by acquiring Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone patents (update) By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm has acquired a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard that includes 1,400 US-granted patents and 1,000 granted patents and pending patent applications... Read more

Qualcomm unveils its first 64-bit processor, aiming at emerging markets
Qualcomm unveils its first 64-bit processor, aiming at emerging markets By Jake Smith

Qualcomm has announced its new Snapdragon 410 processor, aiming to bring faster data connection and faster performance, thanks to 64-bit technology, to... Read more

LG Odin 2.2GHz octa-core chip hints at move away from third-party chip manufacturers, just like Samsung
LG Odin 2.2GHz octa-core chip hints at move away from third-party chip manufacturers, just like Samsung By Luke Edwards

LG has been doing very well in the smartphone and tablet world lately. The G2 was loved by all and the Nexus 7 tablet is selling extremely well.So it comes... Read more

Next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor unveiled, capable of 4K video playback
Next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor unveiled, capable of 4K video playback By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm has announced a new, more powerful processor in its Snapdragon 800 family, which will allow smartphones and tablets to play back 4K Ultra HD footage... Read more

Qualcomm Vuforia SmartTerrain turns your coffee table into a gaming landscape
Qualcomm Vuforia SmartTerrain turns your coffee table into a gaming landscape By Stuart Miles

Qualcomm has demoed a new AR technology at its Uplinq conference in San Diego that allows gamers to build terrains with anything around you before transporting... Read more

Qualcomm shows us what life would be like without mobile phones (video)
Qualcomm shows us what life would be like without mobile phones (video) By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm has created an amusing viral video to give us a hint of what our lives would be like without our smartphones. Highlighting emails, video, tweeting,... Read more

Qualcomm's Snapdragon BatteryGuru for Android exits beta
Qualcomm's Snapdragon BatteryGuru for Android exits beta By Elyse Betters

Qualcomm updated its Snapdragon BatteryGuru on Monday and brought the free Android app out of beta. Everyone has battery life on the mind these days.... Read more

AllJoyn adds DoubleTwist support, video streaming promised
AllJoyn adds DoubleTwist support, video streaming promised By Stuart Miles

Qualcomm further demonstrated its AllJoyn system to Pocket-lint at Mobile World Congress, but with a new twist. DoubleTwist, in fact.Rather than just promote... Read more

Headphone:X from Qualcomm and DTS brings 7.1 surround sound to your phone
Headphone:X from Qualcomm and DTS brings 7.1 surround sound to your phone By Stuart Miles

Qualcomm and DTS have shown off a new audio technology that is likely to make the need to have impressive headphones a thing of the past.The new technology,... Read more

Your next 4G smartphone could work everywhere in the world, thanks to Qualcomm RF360 chip set
Your next 4G smartphone could work everywhere in the world, thanks to Qualcomm RF360 chip set By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm has a new chip set that could do away with localised 4G smartphone variants, allowing for manufacturers to build phones that will work on LTE... Read more

Qualcomm unveils Quick Charge 1.0, a tech that's probably in your phone already
Qualcomm unveils Quick Charge 1.0, a tech that's probably in your phone already By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm has today announced a new technology to help devices charge up to 40 per cent faster, Quick Charge 1.0. And you might well already be getting... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 prototype tablet pictures and hands-on
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 prototype tablet pictures and hands-on By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm used the opening keynote of CES in Las Vegas to officially launch its next-generation mobile processing chip, the Snapdragon 800.It is super fast... Read more

Qualcomm: Snapdragon 800 processor capable of playing and recording 4K UHD video
Qualcomm: Snapdragon 800 processor capable of playing and recording 4K UHD video By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs unveiled the quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor for mobile devices during his CES opening keynote speech. Normally, Steve Ballmer... Read more

Qualcomm: With AllJoyn apps you'll be able to buy items you see on TV using your smartphone
Qualcomm: With AllJoyn apps you'll be able to buy items you see on TV using your smartphone By Danny Brogan

App developers are working with a technology that will enable consumers to buy the very same products they are seeing on their television instantly from... Read more

Qualcomm: 9 out of 10 smartphones will be connected to the cloud by 2013
Qualcomm: 9 out of 10 smartphones will be connected to the cloud by 2013 By Hunter Skipworth

Mobile phone chipset giant Qualcomm has said that 90 per cent of all smartphone users will use some form of personal cloud by 2013. Moreover, the company... Read more

Want longer battery life in your mobile phone?
Want longer battery life in your mobile phone? By Dan Sung

Qualcomm has taken great pleasure in showing the world the graphic potential of the next generation of Snapdragon-powered handsets but if your real hope... Read more

Qualcomm SDK promises consumers reasons to stick with Snapdragon
Qualcomm SDK promises consumers reasons to stick with Snapdragon By Dan Sung

In the first move of Qualcomm’s annual big event, the company has released an SDK for mobile developers intended to bring the very best app experiences... Read more

Qualcomm WiPower coming to your home and car soon
Qualcomm WiPower coming to your home and car soon By Paul Lamkin

Qualcomm's WiPower platform is expected to ship in the first half of this year to manufacturing partners, with the technology hopefully appearing in OEM's... Read more

Qualcomm voice over LTE test hints at a complete 4G future
Qualcomm voice over LTE test hints at a complete 4G future By Paul Lamkin

Now, stick with us, because this might sound like the most technical opening to a news story in the history of Pocket-lint but it is a pretty big deal... Read more

Qualcomm: Snapdragon S4 phones will be better than PS Vita
Qualcomm: Snapdragon S4 phones will be better than PS Vita By Stuart Miles

Qualcomm has told Pocket-lint that its new Snapdragon S4 processor that is working its way into mobile handsets due out in the coming months will be able... Read more