Qualcomm has announced its latest mobile processor, the Snapdragon 820. As always, it’s a significant improvement over previous generations of processors, namely the Snapdragon 810. The 810 has been enveloped in controversy, whether legitimate or not, and there’s no doubt Qualcomm wants to get past that.
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Qualcomm has dropped a Snapdragon bomb that includes two new processors, an updated version of Quick Charge, and a new feature for the Snapdragon 820.
First up, the Snapdragon 430 and Snapdragon 617 both offer octa-core configurations with Cortex-A53s clocked at up to 1.5GHz and 1.2GHz, respectively. ... Read More »
Qualcomm is known for being a huge name in mobile processors, but it’s also put a lot of effort into working on mobile security. Its latest effort is Qualcomm Smart Protect, which uses cognitive computing for real-time malware detection, classification and analysis. That allows it to protect against zero-day malware threats ... Read More »
About one month ago, TYLT added two new exciting products to their already fantastic line of charging accessories for mobile devices. They are are the FLYP-DUO, a 2-in-1 patented reversible USB 2.0 cable with built-in Lightning and micro-USB connectors, and the Y-CHARGE [QUIK], a 4.8 Amp dual USB port car charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge. We were sent these products ... Read More »
Qualcomm has a history of revealing its tech early in order to build interest around it. In typical fashion, the company has just announced the GPU that will be used in the upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor. That GPU happens to be the Adreno 530 and Qualcomm is boasting about some of its benefits. Most notably, ... Read More »
In a quiet announcement, Qualcomm has announced three new processors in its entry-level and mid-range line-up. The first of the bunch is the Snapdragon 212 processor, which features four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.3GHz. The rest of the processor has stayed the same as the previous model. Next up is the Snapdragon 412 processor, which ... Read More »
Wireless charging is a great technology, and one that I use everywhere I go. I have a charger at home and in the car, and I don’t plan on going back to cables. But there are a few drawbacks to wireless charging, like charging speed and the inability for metal devices to charge wirelessly. The ... Read More »
Qualcomm used to have a monopoly on mobile chips. Back when Exynos chips didn’t support LTE, Samsung started using Snapdragon processors in its devices in the US. Around the same time, NVIDIA Tegra processors started their descent into forgotten hardware.
Qualcomm grew a lot in those times, and started making better chips because of ... Read More »
OnePlus has been making a pretty big deal of its use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor. The whole point of the v2.1 was to get rid of the previous thermal management issues that Qualcomm claims never existed. Yeah, it’s an utter mess ... Read More »
We’ve all heard about the Snapdragon 810 heat issues. First was the rumor that Samsung was having trouble with the Snapdragon 810 overheating, leading to the company using its own Exynos processor. Read More »