Brand new chip with bigger GPU
There is a lot of right and wrong information floating around the web about the successor to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 and we wanted to set things straight in the face of misleading information. To our knowledge, the new always connected PC chip may not end up branded the SXC8180, but something simpler. And, secondly, it is not a faster 855 overlocked, it is a brand new chip.
New roadside units for IoT of traffic
Qualcomm’s 9150 C-V2X chipsets will be part of a large new Chinese project for roadside units (RSUs).
Global smartphone AP shipments may show a 0.8 per cent on-year decline to reach 1.59 billion units in 2018.
Banking on automotive
Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors is facing a mess after the collapse this year of a proposed merger with Qualcomm and is hoping that interest from the automotive industry can bail it out.
Joins Oppo, Xiaomi, Moto 5G cover
It looks like China based smartphone manufacturers are taking 5G very seriously. In recent weeks, Oppo and Xiaomi showed their versions of high-end phones running 5G NR and now Vivo has done the same.
Qualcomm and Ericsson to blame
The 5G NR standard defined by 3GPP Rel-15 spec has made a giant leap forward. Qualcomm and Ericsson managed to successfully conduct the first 3GPP compliant 5G NR mmWave over the air call with a Mobile Form Factor Device. Try squeeze all that all in a headline.
Bringing better battery life and new system architecture
It has been a while since we have seen an update to the wearable platform but although some doubted Qualcomm's dedication to that part of the market, the company obviously did not give up on it, and the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 should not only fix the biggest flaw of previous smartwatches, the battery life, but also bring plenty of other improvements.
No 5G NR form factor devices yet
The IFA consumer trade show has just finished, and we wanted to share a bit about 5G with focus on the big silicon manufacturers. Both Samsung and Huawei didn’t show anything at the show, while both companies reassured us that they will have something later.
A significant step forward in Geekbench 4
The press usually relies too much on benchmarks but they at least tell you that a subject A is better or worse than subject B. The recently posted GeekBench of Snapdragon 855 shows that the new 7nm SoC from Qualcomm scores much better than its predecessor.
Always On, Always Connected 13.3-incher
Lenovo has unveiled a bunch of new notebooks at the IFA 2018 show, and one of them is the Always On, Always Connected 13.3-inch running on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 SoC, the 2-in-1 Yoga C630 WOS.