Tag: qualcomm

Evidence suggests there will be no Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy Fold

When Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the company said it would have a 7nm, 64-bit, octa-core processor. However, it didn’t say what processor that would be or even which company would make it. Unsurprisingly, it turns out that the processor is a Qualcomm chipset, most likely the Snapdragon 855, according to new benchmark scores […]

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Qualcomm says smart speakers to get smarter and sound better

Qualcomm’s vision for the future of smart speakers is one that’s dramatically better than what we have today. The company announced two new components that will improve the experience all around. A dedicated system-on-a-chip, called the QCS400, aims to boost the IQ of sound bars, as well as in-home and portable smart speakers. Moreover, a […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 vs 845: Worth the upgrade?

There’s a new king in town for smartphone performance – the Snapdragon 855. Unveiled last year, Qualcomm’s high-end mobile platform boasts another generational leap in performance as well as some notable firsts for the mobile industry. Today, we’re going to pit the old against the new in this Snapdragon 855 vs 845 comparison. For a […]

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Jury Finds Apple Guilty of Violating Three Qualcomm Patents, Orders to Pay $31 Million

In a major blow to Apple, the federal jury in San Deigo has found Apple guilty of violating Qualcomm’s patents and awarded it about $31.6 million in damages. The three patents relate to graphics processing, how a smartphone can quickly connect to the internet once turned on, and the third patent pertains to how app […]

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Expect 64MP and 100MP+ smartphones by end of 2019, says Qualcomm exec

A Qualcomm executive has reportedly said 64MP and 100MP+ phones are coming this year. The executive said multiple brands will offer the technology, suggesting it’s not a once-off move. Ultra high resolution cameras generally use pixel-binning tech for great low-light snaps It seems like the megapixel war has returned to smartphones, as various manufacturers launch […]

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Apple Says Someone Tried to Sway the Testimony of Its Former Engineer in Ongoing Qualcomm Case

The ongoing legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm has been full of twists and turns. As per Apple, the tech for one of the patents Qualcomm alleges Apple has infringed was helped co-founded by one of the company’s former engineers. However, Arjuna Siva, former Apple engineer, in his testimony said […]

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Zinier raises $22 million from Accel, Qualcomm, others to automate field service management

Zinier, a startup that wants to bring automation to the field service management (FSM) realm, has raised $22 million in a series B round of funding led by Accel, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Nokia-backed venture capital (VC) firm NGP Capital, Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, and France’s Newfund. Founded in […]

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Qualcomm-Apple U.S. patent trial begins, foreshadowing antitrust case

(Reuters) — Qualcomm on Monday kicks off a patent challenge to Apple, capping off a two-year legal strategy to put pressure on the iPhone maker before a major antitrust lawsuit between the two goes to trial in April. Qualcomm, the world’s biggest maker of mobile chips, alleges in federal court […]

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Analysts Believe Qualcomm May be Running Out of Time to Secure 5G Modem Orders in 2020 iPhones

While many different Android smartphone manufacturers are launching 5G devices this year, Apple probably won’t be joining them. According to previous rumors and reports, Apple is expected to launch its first 5G iPhone in 2020. That would certainly line up with Intel’s own efforts. That company announced its first 5G […]

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Qualcomm’s 5G XR Viewers will stop the wave of mediocre AR headsets

Companies have used the term “Extended Reality” (XR) to describe both virtual reality and augmented reality hardware, but consumers think of VR and AR as completely different things; for a variety of reasons, the former is popular, and the latter is not. Analysts predict the VR/AR balance will remain heavily […]

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Smart glasses maker Nreal partners with Qualcomm and LG Uplus

Nreal, a Beijing-based developer of ready-to-wear mixed reality glasses, has partnered with Qualcomm and LG Uplus. Last week, the company announced it had raised an additional $16 million in funding to make its 3-ounce smart glasses into a powerful and immersive experience. The money came from China Everbright Limited New Economy […]

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