When Samsung announced their Galaxy S 4 device last night, they revealed that some versions would ship with their 1.6 GHz Exynos 5 Octa chip and others would include a quad-core 1.9 GHz Qualcomm chip. There was some initial confusion over which Qualcomm processor would be used, but the company confirmed it’s their new Snapdragon ... Read More »
Today NVIDIA revealed its first mobile processor with a fully integrated 4G LTE modem, the NVIDIA Tegra 4i, which finally places them on an even playing field with Qualcomm. The Tegra line of chips have been successful in capturing a good chuck on the Android tablet market, but the lack of an integrated modem has slowed the ... Read More »
Last week Qualcomm‘s CMO Anand Chandrasekher came out with some sharp comments for their main rival. “We clean Tegra 4â€²s clock,” said Chandrasekher. “There’s nothing in Tegra 4 that we looked at that looks interesting. Tegra 4 frankly, looks a lot like what we already have in [Snapdragon] S4 Pro.”
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Have you recently noticed that your new Android phone chargers faster than your last one? Chances are your new phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip — as the company just revealed over 70 devices already feature a rapid charging technology called Quick Charge 1.0.
The supported devices (including the Galaxy S III, Nexus 4, ... Read More »
Typically, when we talk about a phone with a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, 13 megapixel camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, NFC, 2100 mAh battery and a 4.8-inch 720p display, you’d expect a $200 device with two-year contract from one of the major carriers. But Pantech is looking to change things up a bit. The new ... Read More »
Since today was the first time we had heard of the HTC M7, we decided to do a little digging and see if we could uncover any additional information about HTC’s next flagship device. Surprisingly, details about the HTC M7 have been floating around for about a week. The reason we (and most other ... Read More »
Qualcomm has traditionally been weak in the GPU department with their Snapdragon chips, but that is all set to change with the upcoming Adreno 320 GPU found in the new Snapdragon S4 Pro. Early benchmarks from Anandtech and other sites show that this new GPU is faster than anything we have ever seen ... Read More »
As we enter the holiday shopping season it feels like we see another “fastest Android phone” announced every other week. However, this year it is pretty clear that the fastest Android phones will be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 Pro chip. So far we have seen Xiaomi and LG announce Android phones ... Read More »
Last year Qualcomm reorganized how it named its Snapdragon processors and divided them up into different series. Snapdragon S1 represented the first-gen chip found in the HTC Nexus One, then we had S2 and S3, followed by S4 that is currently featured in almost every 4G LTE phone in North America.
For awhile this made ... Read More »
Rumors about the LG Optimus G have been keeping us busy, but the speculation can now come to an end. LG has officially unveiled the Optimus G – its new flagship phone powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with integrated LTE connectivity. But the fun doesn’t stop there. LG has ... Read More »