• Five ways the Snapdragon 845 chip will impact 2018 Android flagship phones

    6 days ago - By PC World

    If you thought this year's Android flagship phones were fast, wait until next year. Qualcomm has unveiled its next-generation chip, the Snapdragon 845 , and it's more than just the next number in the evolution: It's a ground-up redesign of the platform's architecture. And it's sure to have a profound affect on next year's crop of premium Android handsets. While the 835 was mostly focused on performance and speed, the 845 brings a slew of enhancements to how phones will use the processor for AI, photos, and, of course, battery life. We'll probably have to wait until the Galaxy S9 to see it...
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  • 5 things to know about the Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 845

    5 things to know about the Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 845

    6 days ago - By The Next Web

    Qualcomm may have announced its Snapdragon 845 platform at its Hawaii Tech Summit yesterday, but it didn't really reveal any new details until today. Though the jump from 835 to 845 might seem small, but there are a number of significant advancements in the company's next-gen processor. Here are some of the biggest changes you need to know. It's faster, and not just in processor speed Of course, every generation processor is faster than the last, but Qualcomm seems to be focusing less on raw CPU speed and
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  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Focuses on AI, Video Capture

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Focuses on AI, Video Capture

    6 days ago - By PCMag

    The Snapdragon 845 also offers performance gains in battery consumption and graphics processing. Expect to see it in smartphones early next year.
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  • Qualcomm reveals all the details of the ground-breaking Snapdragon 845 processor

    6 days ago - By WMPoweruser

    At their Snapdragon Summit Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. introduced the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. The Snapdragon 845 utilizes Qualcomm Technologies' industry leading wireless heterogeneous compute expertise to design a platform for immersive multimedia experiences including eXtended reality , on-device artificial intelligence , lightning-fast connectivity, and introduces our new secure processing unit delivering vault-like security...
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  • Qualcomm tinkered Bluetooth 5.0 to allow music streaming to two devices simultaneously

    Qualcomm tinkered Bluetooth 5.0 to allow music streaming to two devices simultaneously

    6 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 845 chipset can do a lot of things that weren't possible until now or required extra accessories. For example, if you want to pair two speakers to an Android device to stream music at the same time, you'll need an accessory like a hub.
    Well, it looks like Qualcomm has found a way to tweak Bluetooth 5.0 support on its Snapdragon 845 chip so that users can stream music to two devices at the same time without an extra accessory in-between.
    According to Peter Carson, Qualcomm's director of product marketing, the ...
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  • Qualcomm details Snapdragon 845 specs and focus points

    6 days ago - By Pocketnow

    It has a dedicated security processing unit, more artificial intelligence branches to camera and mixed reality processing and the beefiest cores yet.
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  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform

    6 days ago - By Pocket-lint

    Qualcomm has announced its next-gen mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. Introduced at the company's Snapdragon Summit it is aimed squarely at 2018's most exciting devices.This platform takes the Snapdragon 835, which powered over 120 different devices...
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  • Watch Qualcomm's weird vision of what Snapdragon 845 life is like

    Watch Qualcomm's weird vision of what Snapdragon 845 life is like

    6 days ago - By SlashGear

    Augmented Reality glasses that can identify your meal. Clearer, more color-rich photos of your salad. 360-degree streaming of avocados over LTE. Qualcomm has a vision of what the Snapdragon 845-powered experience might be like out in the real world, and it's oddly obsessed with food. A flashy “day in the life” concept video is a mainstay of any new platform...
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  • Qualcomm's Bluetooth 5.0 Broadcast Requires Special APIs

    6 days ago - By Phone Scoop

    Qualcomm today said its Snapdragon 845 processor can broadcast music to two devices, such as speakers, without requiring an in-between piece of hardware. According to Peter Carson, senior director of product marketing at Qualcomm, this feature relies on proprietary technology on both the software and the hardware side. Typically, music streamed to wireless speakers via Bluetooth is sent in a single signal to one speaker, which then rebroadcasts it to the second speaker. This is often managed through an application that consumers control on their phone. With Qualcomm's technology, a single...
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  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 Relies On Semi-Custom Cores

    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 Relies On Semi-Custom Cores

    6 days ago - By Phone Scoop

    Qualcomm today revealed that the Kryo 385 CPU in the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform does not use off-the-shelf cores and instead relies on semi-custom cores. Processor designers often use cores such as those created by ARM. The Kryo 385 CPU has an octa-core design, with four high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. These cores are based on the Cortex A75 and A55 designs from ARM, but they have been heavily customized by Qualcomm in order to provide better performance across the larger Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. Each core has its own L2 cache, but all eight can then be...
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  • Qualcomm spills Snapdragon 845 details

    Qualcomm spills Snapdragon 845 details

    6 days ago - By PhoneDog

    Yesterday Qualcomm teased that it'd have more details on the Snapdragon 845 to share today, and that's exactly what has happened.
    The Snapdragon 845 is made with a 10nm LPP FinFET process and includes a Snapdragon X20 LTE modem. The X20 LTE modem supports peak download speeds of 1.2Gbps as well as 5x carrier aggregation, License Assisted Access , Dual SIM-Dual VoLTE, and 4x4 MIMO on up to three aggregated carriers.
    Other connectivity options with the Snapdragon 845 include 60GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi and integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi with features that offer up to 16x faster connection...
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  • Qualcomm just gave us a blueprint for how Android will beat the iPhone X next year

    Qualcomm just gave us a blueprint for how Android will beat the iPhone X next year

    6 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Qualcomm has finally given us all the details about Snapdragon 845, the latest and greatest in its long line of mobile processors. It's significant because the top-of-the-line Snapdragon processor is invariably what you find inside top-end Android phones these days - the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, Moto Z2 Force, Pixel 2, and OnePlus 5T all used Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 this year.
    But more and more, the central processor on a smartphone is being used to do more things. Chipsets now have dedicated abilities for power management, facial recognition, voice processing, and AI - all massive...
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  • Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 845 With 4K HDR Video Capture

    Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 845 With 4K HDR Video Capture

    6 days ago - By ExtremeTech

    Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 845 will deliver faster overall performance, better power consumption, and some major video upgrades, including 4K HDR filming.
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  • The Snapdragon 845 is 30% more efficient than the 835

    The Snapdragon 845 is 30% more efficient than the 835

    6 days ago - By AndroidPhoneFans

    Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 845 at an event yesterday, but today they are shedding some more light on the processor. The chip features a massive redesign of the CPU and GPU. The result is 30% faster graphics performance and up to 30% more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 835.
    Ready for some hardcore specs? The redesigned CPU is the Kyro 385. Each core has it's own private L2 cache and a shared LC cache. The high-power cores are where you'll see the 30% greater performance, while the low-power cores have 15% improvement. The larger cores can be clocked to 2.8GHz, while the smaller...
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  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 focuses on AI, VR and battery life

    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 focuses on AI, VR and battery life

    6 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Qualcomm teased its new flagship smartphone chip at day one its Summit in Maui, and as expected, the company's got a lot more to offer us on day two. The Snapdragon 845 is the latest premium processor, due out next year. And like its predecessor, the 835, you can expect the thing to be nearly ubiquitous on 2018's flagship handsets - not to mention a few Windows PCs.
    As...
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  • Qualcomm tweaked Bluetooth 5.0 to make headphones so much better

    Qualcomm tweaked Bluetooth 5.0 to make headphones so much better

    6 days ago - By SlashGear

    Your Bluetooth music experience could get a whole lot more rewarding, with Qualcomm promising wireless earbuds could last a lot longer with the arrival of the Snapdragon 845. The new chipset brings with it Qualcomm's Snapdragon X20 LTE modem, opening the door to far broader adoption of Gigabit LTE and more. However, for many it'll be more mundane improvements that...
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  • Qualcomm Details Snapdragon 845, Reveals Focus On AI & More

    6 days ago - By Android Headlines

    Following the official announcement of the Snapdragon 845 on Tuesday, Qualcomm finally detailed its new premium system-on-chip during the second day of its Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii. While many semiconductor manufacturers are now delivering AI-focused chips, the San Diego, California-based tech giant is quick to point out that the Snapdragon 845 is actually its third-generation AI silicon, a refined version of what the previous two product lineups offered. So, while most of its rivals are still trying to get the basics right, Qualcomm is already deeply involved in highly...
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  • What Qualcomm's new Snapdragon chip may mean for the Galaxy S9 - CNET

    6 days ago - By CNET

    The Snapdragon 845, with its new X20 modem, AI capabilities and other features, will show up in devices in 2018.
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  • Qualcomm details its Snapdragon 845 chip: 30% more efficient, fastest modem, 4K HDR video capture

    Qualcomm details its Snapdragon 845 chip: 30% more efficient, fastest modem, 4K HDR video capture

    6 days ago - By Phone Arena

    As promised, the second day of Qualcomm's Tech Summit seems to be completely dedicated to the newly unveiled Snapdragon 845 processor. There's a lot of technical info about Qualcomm's most advanced chipset to date, so we'll try to simplify it for you.
    First off, the Snapdragon 845 is 30% more efficient than the previous top-tier chipset, the Snapdragon 835. Also, thanks to the new graphics processing unit , the Adreno 630, the chipset offers 30% improved graphics, video rendering, and power reduction compared to the previous generation.
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