Xiaomi Mi 7 has in-display fingerprint reader
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Snapdragon 845, 4000 mAh battery too

The second quarter will be a great period of many new smartphones and most of them will have a Snapdragon 845 SoC if they don’t come from Huawei which has its own chip. The Xiaomi Mi 7 might be one of the first, or the second,  prominent phones to get an in-display fingerprint reader.

Snapdragon 845 phone designs can become laptops
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Phone PCB can be used for notebook too

One important change is coming in the second part of 2018. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 on Windows 10 design will be much easier as the company designed it so that the phone PCB design literary fits in a notebook. Manufacturers will be able to use the Phone PCB and with much less effort create a Snapdragon 845 for a Windows 10 notebook or tablet.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 845 VR development kit
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Support for next-gen VR experiences with Snapdragon 845

Qualcomm has announced its new virtual reality development kit at the Games Developer Conference 2018 which includes a wireless VR head mounted display (HMD) and a new software development kit (SDK) for the Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR platform.

Apple stuck with Intel for modems
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Apple has painted itself into a corner

Apple's gamble that it could bully Qualcomm into reducing its costs for its broadband chips by using Intel's lower tech options appears to have backfired and now Jobs' Mob is forced to stick with Chipzilla.

No Broadcom takeover, says Mediatek
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Rumours are wrong

MediaTek has dismissed a rumour circulating in the Taiwan media that Broadcom had approached it about a takeover.

Former Qualcomm chairman mounts a takeover bid
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Bit of long shot

After seeing off Broadcom, Qualcomm is now looking at another takeover bid by its former chairman Paul Jacobs

Xiaomi MI 7 shaping up
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Xiaomi Dipper codename

It is all set and Xiaomi is launching its first Snapdragon 845 based Mi MIX 2S phone in Shanghai on March 27, the same date when Huawei is presenting its P20 phones. The next in line from Xiaomi is the Mi7.

Snapdragon 855 to marry X50
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Softbank spills the beans

None other than Softbank leaked the fact that Snapdragon 855, a chipset that will power the Galaxy S10 and other top Android phones in 2019 which will come with Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem.

Broadcom gives up on Qualcomm takeover
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But says it will move back to the US

Broadcom has scrapped its bid for Qualcomm although it will press on with its plan to move its base to the United States.

US government stops Broadcom
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Analysis: Qualcomm IP must say American

A shocking development in the ongoing attempt by Broadcom to takeover Qualcomm in a hostile way has finally been put to rest. The US government's Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS)  advised the President Donald Trump to put a stop to it. The reaction was swift, as the US government ordered both Broadcom and Qualcomm to put an end to the matter, immediately.