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Cristiano Amon CEO kick-starts Snapdragon Tech Summit

by on01 December 2021

Snapdragon Gen 1, new brand, faster uploads, HDR 4K video, 8K

After two years of absence of in-person events due to the covid19, Qualcomm has kick-started its Snapdragon Technology in person. Many things have changed in the last two years, but we will pick two when it comes to Qualcomm.

Cristiano Amon is now CEO and President of Qualcomm, replacing Steve Mollenkopf in June earlier this year. Qualcomm is just thriving under the decision that Cristiano and the rest of the team have been investing in for the last few years. Its leadership in many fields of mobile processing, eXtended reality, connectivity is obvious.

Don McQuire is now Chief Marketing officer and behind the big Snapdragon brand redesign. Don mentions that there are two billion Snapdragon users right now, that the Snapdragon brand has 80 percent brand recognition in the high-end mobile segment in China and India. There are more than 3.5 million Snapdragon insiders with future growth.

Cristiano mentioned a few important milestones and announced words first 8K HDR video call via Verizon network using Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 based phone. Users want lightning-fast connectivity, cutting-edge performance, and an immersive experience.


He also showcased 3.5Gbps upload speeds with Snapdragon X65 modem combining two bands and capable of 120 minutes of 4K video upload within two minutes.

True scale in AI will happen in the edge, and that it will outgrow the AI in the data center. Every phone today uses AI algorithms, making you think you are a better photographer.

The smartphone is inseparable from the cloud, and users depend on great WiFi and cellular connectivity. Cristiano underlined the importance of the WiFi 6 and mmWave to achieve up to 38 times faster than 4G LTE networks.

He underlined the importance of the camera. The latest Snapdragon enables camera video performance and 8K video and 4K HDR with Snapdragon latest generation phones.

More to come.


Last modified on 01 December 2021
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