New Qualcomm Chip Could Make 5G Mixed Reality a Very Cool Reality

Following yesterday’s look at the Snapdragon 865, Qualcomm is wrapping up its annual three-day tech summit by announcing a few other new Snapdragon chips: one for mixed reality and a couple for laptops. Read More >>

The Creators of Pokémon Go are Making Their Own AR Glasses

While the world seems intent on waiting for Apple to announce its own AR glasses, nobody ever thought about Niantic - the company behind games like Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Speaking at the Qualcomm Summit, Niantic CTO Phil Kelsin just confirmed the company is working on its own AR glasses. Read More >>

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 is a Dedicated Chip for AR, VR, MR, and Every Other Kinds of ‘R’

XR is the blanket term for all the different kinds of 'reality' you'll see used to describe various kinds of glasses and headsets. VR, AR, MR, and whatever else they may come up with. Obviously this is becoming a much bigger thing as the years go on, and Qualcomm has decided it can't keep using mobile phone chips to make things work. SO it's launching a new dedicated chip for all kinds of XR - the XR2. Read More >>

Apple’s Next iPhone Rumoured to Be Using Qualcomm’s Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

Touch ID has been rumoured to be making a comeback to the iPhone for a while, and now it looks like Qualcomm may be supplying the tech. Read More >>

Qualcomm is Bringing Dolby Vision Video Capture to the Snapdragon 865

Recording video in HDR is nothing new, and there are dozens of phones out there that can record stuff in 4K resolution and the improved colours of high dynamic range. But that HDR is usually HDR 10 or early versions of HDR 10+, what about Dolby Vision? Read More >>

Android R Will Have Support for ID Cards Built In

Over the past few years mobile companies have been trying to do away with the wallet, letting you use your phone as a credit card, loyalty card, and other stuff like that. But the wallet is still around, mainly because the phone can't do anything. Naturally, though, they're working on that, and it's just been confirmed that the upcoming Android R will support digital IDs. Read More >>

Everything to Know About Qualcomm’s Next Flagship Phone Chip: the Snapdragon 865

Yesterday at its annual tech summit, Qualcomm announced the name of its next flagship mobile processor—the Snapdragon 865—and now today, we’re finally getting a bit more detail on all the new improvements and features Qualcomm packed into its shiny new chip. Read More >>

Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon Chips are Really Going Heavy on the Cameras

If a company doesn't make its own chipsets (like Apple, Huawei, and Samsung), chances are it comes packing Qualcomm hardware. They're a big deal, obviously, and today it's just given us our first glimpse at its new chipsets at the Qualcomm Summit in Hawaii. And the company is going really heavy on camera capabilities, among other things. Read More >>

Qualcomm’s Plans for the Future are Really Invested in 5G

2019 was the year that the world saw 5G networks launch, but there's still a long way to go before we can all enjoy the benefits. Despite the seemingly slow rollout, Qualcomm is still really heavily invested in 5G connectivity going into 2020. Read More >>

Samsung Teases a Super-Light Laptop with a Monstrous 23-Hour Battery Life

Samsung always has a few surprises planned for its big launch events, so after announcing the new Galaxy Note 10, Samsung announced an ARM-based laptop with built-in LTE connectivity and a claim of a whopping 23-hours of battery life. Read More >>

Qualcomm Bumps Top Smartphone Chip in Preparation for Autumn

Typically, Qualcomm only releases one flagship chip per year. Take for example the company’s current top-spec processor: the Snapdragon 855. After getting announced late last year, it found its way into actual consumer devices earlier this spring, first on the Galaxy S10, and then on pretty much every other high-end Android phone. But now, it seems Qualcomm is breaking tradition. Read More >>

Major Hardware Companies to Stop Supplying Huawei After US Blacklists Chinese Tech Giant

Several major tech hardware companies will no longer supply Chinese tech giant Huawei with the parts it needs to manufacture smartphones and other electronics, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Read More >>

Qualcomm Scored £3.4 Billion or More in Settlement With Apple

Semiconductor and telecommunications equipment manufacturer Qualcomm said on Wednesday it will take home a one-time payment of between $4.5 billion to $4.7 billion (£3.45bn to £3.6bn) from its settlement with tech giant Apple over the next quarter, the New York Times reported. Read More >>

Report: Apple Poached Intel’s Smartphone 5G Modem Lead Before Resolving Battle With Qualcomm

Apple poached Intel’s lead developer for 5G phone modems, Umashankar Thyagarajan, in February – just weeks before it buried the hatchet with rival chip supplier Qualcomm this April, according to a report in the Telegraph on Sunday. Read More >>

When Will Apple Release a 5G iPhone?

After two years, Apple’s legal spats with Qualcomm have come to an anticlimactic end. There’s a lot to parse from the settlement itself, but one main takeaway is that Apple now has a faster path toward building a 5G-compatible iPhone. Read More >>