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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855: What you need to know about the flagship phone tech
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855: What you need to know about the flagship phone tech By Dan Grabham

Qualcomm has announced a new flagship version of its Snapdragon smartphone platform. Read more

Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon will integrate 5G, be used by Samsung
Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon will integrate 5G, be used by Samsung By Chris Hall

While Qualcomm is making sure that everyone knows that 5G is here, it is also talking about the next step forward - and that's an integrated 5G system-on-chip Read more

5G is here and roll-out is going to happen 10x faster than 4G
5G is here and roll-out is going to happen 10x faster than 4G By Chris Hall

Next-gen wireless connectivity is happening, with devices, networks and hardware all ready to roll Read more

Qualcomm throwing its might behind XR headsets, looking to enable other-worldly 5G experiences via smartphones
Qualcomm throwing its might behind XR headsets, looking to enable other-worldly 5G experiences via smartphones By Chris Hall

One of the things that 5G will deliver is faster and more seamless connections, providing the opportunity to enable latency and lag-free gaming, as well Read more

Qualcomm Quick Charge comes to wireless charging, powering Xiaomi's 20W Wireless Charger
Qualcomm Quick Charge comes to wireless charging, powering Xiaomi's 20W Wireless Charger By Chris Hall

Qualcomm has confirmed that its Quick Charge programme is expanding to wireless charging Read more

The first 5G smartphones won't support all standards, but Qualcomm has the X55 modem to fix that
The first 5G smartphones won't support all standards, but Qualcomm has the X55 modem to fix that By Chris Hall

Qualcomm has announced a new 5G modem, the second-generation of the hardware that's going to be essential to connect future phones and devices to the Read more

5G handsets were at CES 2019, but smartphones weren't driving the agenda
5G handsets were at CES 2019, but smartphones weren't driving the agenda By Stuart Miles

Ask any tech commentator in late-2018 what they expected to see at CES 2019 - the Consumer Electronics Show held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada - and the Read more

Qualcomm intros Snapdragon 8cx for premium always-on Windows 10 laptops
Qualcomm intros Snapdragon 8cx for premium always-on Windows 10 laptops By Dan Grabham

Qualcomm has introduced a new performance-orientated laptop platform for Windows 10 PCs – the Snapdragon 8cx. However, there are no devices confirmed Read more

Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and ZTE are also confirmed to be developing 5G devices
Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and ZTE are also confirmed to be developing 5G devices By Dan Grabham

Some leading Chinese phone manufacturers have committed to producing 5G handsets during 2019.Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and ZTE will be offering handsets using Read more

Qualcomm details Snapdragon 855 - the platform to power many 2019 flagship phones
Qualcomm details Snapdragon 855 - the platform to power many 2019 flagship phones By Dan Grabham

Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 855 at its annual Tech Summit – the platform follows up the 845 as the corporation’s range-topping hardware. Read more

Qualcomm's latest phone tech is aimed at gamers, with smooth play and punchy audio
Qualcomm's latest phone tech is aimed at gamers, with smooth play and punchy audio By Dan Grabham

Qualcomm has announced a new 675 platform for incoming mid-range phones – or upper mid-range, to be exact. New handsets featuring the hardware will become Read more

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 offers better battery life for incoming Wear OS watches
Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 offers better battery life for incoming Wear OS watches By Dan Grabham

Qualcomm has introduced its new smartwatch platform that will power the next generation of Wear OS smartwatches. Read more

aptX Adaptive is the wireless audio tech that should make everything sound better
aptX Adaptive is the wireless audio tech that should make everything sound better By Rik Henderson

After a universal acceptance that aptX Low Latency and aptX HD audio technologies make standard and high-res music sound great over wireless connections, Read more

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

Qualcomm's next gen Wear OS chip to be unveiled 10 September
Qualcomm's next gen Wear OS chip to be unveiled 10 September By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm has teased the date it will unveil its next smartwatch chip specifically designed for Google's Wear OS platform.In a "save the date" email to 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 introduces Snapdragon 2500 chip, specifically for kids' watches
Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 2500 chip, specifically for kids' watches By Max Langridge

Up until now, Qualcomm has only had one dedicated smartwatch chip in the Snapdragon 2100. However at MWC Shanghai, the chip manufacturer has announced 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 1000 details leak, designed for Windows 10 laptops
Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 details leak, designed for Windows 10 laptops By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm is allegedly designing a new chipset especially for always-on Windows 10 laptops. Read more

Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 850 processor for Always Connected Windows PCs
Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 850 processor for Always Connected Windows PCs By Max Langridge

Qualcomm has announced a new Snapdragon 850 processor at Computex that will only be used in Windows 10 Always Connected PCs. The Snapdragon 835 was the Read more

Qualcomm XR1 is a dedicated chip for low-cost AR/VR
Qualcomm XR1 is a dedicated chip for low-cost AR/VR By Max Langridge

Qualcomm has announced a brand new processor dedicated to being used in AR & VR headsets. Called the XR1, the chip has been designed to make it easier 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 Broadcast Audio brings multi-room audio to Bluetooth devices
Qualcomm Broadcast Audio brings multi-room audio to Bluetooth devices By Max Langridge

Qualcomm has revealed details about a new feature called Broadcast Audio that comes as part of the new Snapdragon 845 mobile processor. Broadcast Audio Read more

Is this the future of VR?
Is this the future of VR? By Dan Grabham

Qualcomm has revealed a demonstration VR headset that harnesses its latest Snapdragon 845 chip. The Snapdragon 845 was first talked about in December 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

Qualcomm Home Hub: Enabling Google Assistant and Cortana smart home hubs for a connected future
Qualcomm Home Hub: Enabling Google Assistant and Cortana smart home hubs for a connected future By Mike Lowe

In among the swathe of new products at CES 2018 - the world's largest consumer technology show - it's the new Lenovo Smart Display Google Assistant product Read more

Qualcomm bets big on automotive, lands Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and BYD partnerships
Qualcomm bets big on automotive, lands Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and BYD partnerships By Mike Lowe

Throughout 2017 there was one big expected acquisition bubbling away in the background of the tech world: Qualcomm's $39b acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, Read more

What is aptX HD and which devices support it?
What is aptX HD and which devices support it? By Max Langridge

With Apple removing the longstanding 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 onwards and Google following suit with the Pixel 2 smartphones, using a regular 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

Watch out Apple! Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 laptops are aiming at the MacBook
Watch out Apple! Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 laptops are aiming at the MacBook By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm has announced that it is entering the laptop market, with manufacturing partners soon to release superthin, fanless MacBook competitors powered 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

Alexa could come to a whole host of Bluetooth devices, thanks to Qualcomm
Alexa could come to a whole host of Bluetooth devices, thanks to Qualcomm By Chris Hall

Qualcomm has confirmed that it's taking steps to enable the Alexa wake word on Bluetooth devices, thanks to software support in some of the latest Qualcomm Read more

Qualcomm doubles-down on VR with Snapdragon 835 dev kit and accelerator program
Qualcomm doubles-down on VR with Snapdragon 835 dev kit and accelerator program By Chris Hall

Qualcomm is serious about positioning the Snapdragon 835 as a platform for VR, providing the power needed to have an immersive virtual environment without Read more

Qualcomm and Leap Motion partner to bring natural interaction to mobile VR devices
Qualcomm and Leap Motion partner to bring natural interaction to mobile VR devices By Chris Hall

Qualcomm and Leap Motion have announced that they are partnering, bringing the advantage of bare hands interaction to VR worlds. There's a lot happening Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon makes your Android Things devices more powerful, better connected
Qualcomm Snapdragon makes your Android Things devices more powerful, better connected By Chris Hall

Qualcomm has announced that it will be supporting Android Things with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset, aiming to bring more power and connectivity 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

Windows 10 desktop apps are coming to mobile thanks to collaboration with Qualcomm
Windows 10 desktop apps are coming to mobile thanks to collaboration with Qualcomm By Max Langridge

Microsoft and Qualcomm have announced a new partnership that will mean device manufacturers can build Windows Mobile devices capable of running full Windows 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

Next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon could power your top-spec VR headset
Next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon could power your top-spec VR headset By Chris Hall

The mobile world might be talking about the newly-launched Snapdragon 820, powering the latest devices like the LG G5 and some variants of the Samsung Read more

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear chipset signs up its first smartwatch manufacturers
Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear chipset signs up its first smartwatch manufacturers By Chris Hall

Qualcomm recently announced the launch of the Snapdragon Wear 2100, a new chipset that's designed specifically for wearable devices. The company, on the Read more

Snapdragon Wear will give your next smartwatch better battery life and more
Snapdragon Wear will give your next smartwatch better battery life and more By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm has announced a wearables platform and new system on chip that could potentially solve a couple of the most common complaints for smartwatches.Many Read more

Qualcomm urges car makers to take modular approach
Qualcomm urges car makers to take modular approach By Stuart Miles

Qualcomm, the company whose processors power many of the current flagship mobile phones today, has told Pocket-lint that it expects car makers to take Read more