Snapdragon X Elite processor for Windows 11 catches up with Apple M3 in benchmarks

New ARM benchmark results for the Snapdragon X Elite processor for Windows 11 show that it almost catches up with the Apple M3 in terms of performance, reports Windows Latest. The X Elite processor, which is designated as Qualcomm ZH-WXX in the tests, received 2574 points in single-core tests and ... Read more

Qualcomm hints that a new version of Windows will be released this year

Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon hinted at a major Windows update coming in mid-2024 during the company’s financial report. This was reported by The Register. “We’re tracking to the launch of products with this chipset tied with the next version of Microsoft Windows that has a lot of the Windows AI ... Read more

Qualcomm unveils new chip to compete with Apple’s Vision Pro

Qualcomm has introduced the new Snapdragon XR2 Plus Gen 2 chip, which is capable of rendering images of higher quality than Apple’s Vision Pro, reports The Verge. The chip will be used for a mixed reality platform that Qualcomm is working on with Samsung and Google. The Snapdragon XR2 Plus ... Read more

Satellite communication for Android: Qualcomm and Iridium terminate partnership

Qualcomm and Iridium terminate their partnership, which was supposed to provide Android phones with satellite communications, reports PCMag. The deal was announced in early 2023. At that time, Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon Satellite technology to enable premium smartphones to connect to Iridium satellites for messaging. However, Iridium now says that Qualcomm ... Read more

First test results of laptops with Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite processors

Last week, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon X Elite SoC for laptops – Snapdragon X Elite. Using its own processors with Oryon cores on the Arm architecture, the company aims to make Snapdragon X Elite a turning point for the Snapdragon brand, winning back a portion of the lucrative Windows laptop ... Read more

New Qualcomm S7 Pro audio chips will use Wi-Fi to extend the range of wireless headphones and audio systems

When it comes to working in large rooms, the signal of Bluetooth transmitters may not always be sufficient when, say, the headphones are far from a smartphone or computer. Together with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and Snapdragon X Elite, Qualcomm also announced new S7 and S7 Pro audio ... Read more

Announcement and preliminary tests of the Snapdragon X Elite platform

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has announced the most powerful ARM computing processor for PCs - Snapdragon X Elite. The developer promises high performance, an advanced processing system for artificial intelligence tasks, and very high energy efficiency for laptops.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is now official: Qualcomm says 30% speed boost

Qualcomm has officially unveiled its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, the specifications of which were revealed by insiders just a couple of days before the release. The company claims that the new chip will provide 30% faster performance and 20% faster graphics, according to ArsTechnica. Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 ... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 specifications have been released

Qualcomm plans to unveil its new flagship mobile platform Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the coming days, but MSPowerUser has already shared the full specifications of the new processor, which it obtained from an internal company document. Qualcomm positions Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 as the first mobile platform specifically designed ... Read more

Qualcomm announces first-ever RISC-V chip for Android in collaboration with Google

The Android ecosystem is rapidly moving toward a future with RISC-V. This shift gained momentum when Google announced official support for RISC-V in Android, aiming to use the architecture on par with ARM chips. Qualcomm has taken another important step in this direction by announcing the development of the first ... Read more

Snapdragon X is a new platform for ARM computers from Qualcomm

Qualcomm has unveiled the name of its upcoming platform for ARM computers: Snapdragon X, reports The Verge. It is based on Oryon processor technology, which Qualcomm acquired from Nuvia in 2021. It is noteworthy that Nuvia was founded by former Apple engineers who were involved in the development of Apple’s ... Read more

Apple’s 5G modems are three years behind Qualcomm’s chips – WSJ

For years, insiders have been talking about Apple’s plans to abandon third-party communication modules in favor of its own. However, the task turned out to be more complicated than the company thought. That’s why the iPhone 15 line is still connected to Qualcomm, and the contract between the companies was ... Read more

Apple will continue to use Qualcomm’s 5G modems in iPhones until at least 2026

Apple has decided to extend its partnership with Qualcomm on 5G modems for smartphones until at least 2026. The move suggests that while Apple has made significant strides in chipset manufacturing, it has not been able to replicate this success in 5G modem production. However, Qualcomm expects that by 2026 ... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 became the first 4-nanometer chip of this series

Qualcomm announced a new chip for budget smartphones Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 (SM4450). Along with a reduced 4-nanometer process, it received a number of improvements in communication, memory, and cameras. Thanks to the Snapdragon X61 modem, the chip supports 5G 3GPP Release 16, which will improve energy saving, communication quality, ... Read more

Sony will continue to manufacture smartphones thanks to its partnership with Qualcomm

Sony plans to continue producing smartphones for the foreseeable future. The company extended a multi-year agreement with Qualcomm to use the Snapdragon platform for its smartphones, which will allow the manufacturer to use the most modern processors. This partnership involves the creation of premium models based on Qualcomm chips, as ... Read more

The first details about Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 have been found

This year we should see a new flagship processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The first two generations were very good, and it should only get more interesting. Kuba Wojciechowski, a developer who sometimes finds interesting things in the code of, for example, operating systems, this time tweeted ... Read more

Qualcomm presented a new chipset for mid-range smartphones Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2

This month, smartphones equipped with a new chipset should appear on the market Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2. Redmi and Realme are among the first brands that will use this chip in their devices. The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is a step below the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, so ... Read more

Smartphones with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset are the first devices with iSIM support

At the beginning of last year, we told you about iSIM technology, which was jointly announced by Qualcomm, Vodafone and Thales. In short, it is an analogue of eSIM, which works according to a similar principle, but is integrated directly into the chipset (iSIM – Integrated SIM). Thus, smartphone manufacturers ... Read more

Samsung introduced the Exynos modem with support for two-way communication via satellite

Last year, Apple introduced its first smartphones with support for satellite communication. iPhone 14 models allow you to call emergency services for help where there is no signal from cellular networks (Emergency SOS). The iPhone will help find a satellite and connect to it to call rescuers. And at the ... Read more

The specifications of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 processor became known: a more powerful CPU and support for discrete video

ARM processors for computers have not yet become widely used. But this does not mean that manufacturers stand still. At the end of 2021, the 5-nanometer Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 for Windows devices was introduced. With the acquisition of Nuvia, Qualcomm will be able to improve the Snapdragon 8cx Gen ... Read more

Apple plans to get rid of Qualcomm and Broadcom chips in iPhones in favor of its own designs by 2025

Apple uses communication chips from Broadcom and Qualcomm in its devices, and is one of the largest customers of these companies – 20% and 22%, respectively. But they plan to abandon third-party chips, replacing them with ones of their own production, as, for example, happened with Intel when the company ... Read more

Judging by the leaked Geekbench test, the A16 Bionic in the iPhone 14 Pro is still faster than the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

Earlier this week, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, promising to “revolutionize flagship smartphones.” The new processor is expected to appear in top Android models later this year, but benchmarks show that it will have a hard time competing with Apple’s A16 Bionic from the start, which is ... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S23 may get an exclusive Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor

Qualcomm officially introduced the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform, which will debut with most flagship Android devices in 2023. Meanwhile, it appears that Qualcomm may introduce another variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which may be exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. According to information, Qualcomm ... Read more

Qualcomm showed Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 – the processor for Android flagships in 2023

The Qualcomm company presented the flagship processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which should become even more powerful, more energy efficient and better handle tasks related to artificial intelligence. Compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the Kryo Gen 2 processor includes a single Arm Cortex-X3-based main core clocked at 3.2 ... Read more

Kuo: Samsung Galaxy S23 may abandon the Exynos version and completely switch to Qualcomm

For a long time, Samsung’s flagship smartphones come with two variants of processors for individual markets. Thus, American smartphones are sold with Qualcomm chips, and European and Asian models are sold with Samsung’s own Exynos processor. The next top line of the company may abandon such a “tradition”. According to ... Read more