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Qualcomm vs Intel vs AMD Chromebook: A detailed comparison

Chromebooks come in a variety of configurations. One aspect you might not consider when buying a new Chromebook is the processor. While processor speed and benchmarks are all the rage for many PC users, those looking for a Chromebook typically give these things less weight. That doesn't mean raw processing power isn't important. If you...

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G 5G will power a new generation of mid-range 5G phones

Earlier in March, Qualcomm refreshed the Snapdragon 7 series lineup with the launch of the Snapdragon 780G. While the new chip has only found its way to a single commercial device (the Mi 11 Lite 5G), the San Diego-based chipmaker is adding one more 7 series chip to its portfolio. Meet the Snapdragon 778G: the...

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G is a fitting successor to the Snapdragon 765G

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 series is a relatively recent entry in the company’s chipset portfolio. Introduced in 2018 to bridge the gap between the Snapdragon 6xx and 8xx series, the 7xx lineup combines some of the premium features from the company’s top-tier chips in an affordable package. Since its release, the Snapdragon 7xx series has become...

Qualcomm announces 5G connectivity for upcoming 7-Series and 6-Series Snapdragon chipsets

There is no shortage of interesting announcements coming out of IFA 2019, with many key names in the mobile space cluing us in on their upcoming product line-ups. Qualcomm is making some important connectivity announcements of its own, shortly after its Samsung’s latest 5G-capable chipset reveal. The company has revealed that it will bring 5G...

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1000 may rival the Intel Y/U for Windows 10 PCs

It's no secret that Qualcomm has been working on entering the PC market for some time. Their first major attempt at doing so was with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip for the Always Connected Windows 10 on ARM devices. We've seen hints that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 may be coming to detachable Chromebooks for which Qualcomm...

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 and Snapdragon 439 may be coming for Android Go devices

There are some folks who don't need the power of the Snapdragon 845 or even a mid-range chipset like the Snapdragon 636. Sure, it can be nice to have but this increases the overall cost of the device and this can be the sole reason why someone delays getting a new smartphone (or even their...

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 is a chip for Always-On Windows 10 on ARM laptops

Qualcomm has been the leading chip maker for mobile devices for some time. As Windows transitions more to hybrid and convertible devices, Microsoft has worked on adding ARM chip support. Qualcomm is now ready to show off the Snapdragon 850, a chip made specifically for modern Windows 10 on ARM devices. The easiest way to describe the...

Asus is working on a Windows 10 on ARM device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000

The Windows 10 on ARM project is pretty interesting in itself. Microsoft is aiming to bring the full Windows 10 desktop experience—which was, since its initial launch, an x86-only OS—to ARM-based SoCs, including support for full, desktop-grade apps and games. It was initially demoed with last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, and while it worked...

The Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9 has a GPU Stability Bug that can be Exploited to Trigger Remote Reboots

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 includes the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip for several markets, including Hong Kong, the United States, Canada, and parts of Latin America. Samsung has often chosen the latest flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC over their in-house Exynos SoC in some markets. This is usually the case in the United States, with the...

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series with On-Device AI for more Affordable Smartphones

Qualcomm is indisputably the leader in the Android smartphone system-on-chip space. Although the company faces tough competition from the likes of Samsung's Exynos SoCs and Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin SoCs in the high-end space, they are essentially unparalleled in the mid-range and budget price segments of the smartphone market. The Snapdragon 600 series has consistently distinguished...

Qualcomm’s Second-Gen Spectra ISP Brings Massive Improvements to Smartphone Photography

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii on Wednesday, Qualcomm finally took the wraps off its newest Snapdragon Mobile Platform: The Snapdragon 845. A crucial component of the new system-on-chip is the Spectra 280 Image Signal Processor (ISP), the co-processor that accelerates on-device processing. It's been redesigned from the ground up in the Snapdragon...

Qualcomm Successfully Trials 5G Data Connection on Its Snapdragon X50 Modem

At its 2017 Qualcomm 4G/5G summit yesterday, Qualcomm Inc. has announced that they have successfully trialed a 5G data connection on their X50 5G modem. Carriers and hardware partners across the world have been conducting field trials of 5G networks for a while now but this marks the first time a 5G data connection was successfully...