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All posts tagged "Snapdragon 835"

  • We never had exclusivity with Samsung – Qualcomm

    The first half of 2017 saw precious few phones released with the Snapdragon 835 processor. At the time, numerous outlets reported that Samsung had exclusively acquired the initial product run of the 2017 mobile chip. For the uninitiated, the US version of the smartphone uses a Snapdragon chipset. Now, Keith Kressin, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm, has told Gearburn that no exclusivity contract was in place. Gearburn enquired about possible exclusivity of the Snapdragon 845 chip. "Even in the 835, we didn't have exclusivity. We didn't have an exclusivity deal..." Kressin answered. So LG and HTC could've used the Snapdragon 835 in...

  • Hands-on: HP, Asus reveal two Snapdragon Windows PCs

    HP and Asus have announced two new convertible Windows 10 laptops, powered by Snapdragon 835 processors, and set for 2018 launches. First up, we have the Asus NovaGo, a two-in-one design that packs the Snapdragon 835, 4GB or 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The firm is also claiming up to 22 hours of video playback and over 30 days of "modern standby" time. Otherwise, expect a $599 price tag for the 4GB/64GB entry-level variant, while the 8GB/256GB model packs a $799 price tag. HP also offering device HP also stepped onto Qualcomm's stage, revealing the Envy X2. Inside the 6.9mm...

  • HP website reveals Snapdragon 835 laptop with 4GB RAM

    Microsoft has been working on Windows 10 ARM for a while now, bringing the desktop operating system to mobile-focused chips as well. It's also chosen Qualcomm as its partner, with the US chip colossus expected to power a variety of Windows 10 devices. Now, HP's website (via Gizmochina) has revealed a Windows 10 ARM computer, packing a Snapdragon 835 processor, at least if the "SD835" line is anything to go by. The page also seems to list 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This puts it in line with ultrabooks, then. ARM chips are expected to provide quite an endurance boost over...

  • Gearburn’s definitive guide to Snapdragon smartphones [Update]

    We'll be periodically updating this article as more Snapdragon chips get announced. From general tasks to 4K video support, your smartphone's processor plays a big part in the overall experience. And Qualcomm's Snapdragon range powers scores of smartphones around the world. Not all of these chips are created equally though, so we looked at what you should be paying for phones with Snapdragon processors. Do bear in mind that some phones might fall above our pricing guidelines, owing to manufacturer greed, notable hardware features or other factors. The entry-level processors: Snapdragon 200 series The Snapdragon 200 series, including the 200, 208, 210 and 212 processors, are the...

  • Confirmed: OnePlus 5 to use Snapdragon 835 (surprise!)

    The Snapdragon 835 is one of the most powerful smartphone chips around right now, going toe to toe with Apple's processors and Samsung's silicon. Of course, we're expecting all the major flagships in the second half of the year (or at the end of the first half) to use Qualcomm's new chip, including the OnePlus 5. Now, OnePlus has confirmed the speculation and leaks, saying that the upcoming handset would indeed be packing heat. "We're proud to announce the OnePlus 5 will feature the Snapdragon™ 835 processor, which sets the foundation for smooth, powerful, and efficient performance," a OnePlus representative posted on...

  • Could we see HDR smartphone screens go big in 2017?

    HDR-capable TV sets are all the rage right now, delivering a brighter, more vivid image than traditional television screens are capable of. What about the smartphone arena though? Well, call me an idiot, but I didn't realise that the Galaxy Note 7 had a screen capable of displaying HDR content. But what about other handsets? Qualcomm has confirmed that they're getting on the bandwagon too, with the upcoming Snapdragon 835 chip. The chipmaker says you can expect the new processor to pack support for HDR 10 playback. Of course, Samsung is expected to pack the chip into some of its S8 models...

  • Snapdragon 835: more details emerge ahead of CES [Update]

    Update: Yep, Qualcomm has officially revealed more Snapdragon 835 details, confirming an octacore design (four Kryo cores at 2.8Ghz and four presumably A53 cores), support for 4K HDR content and Windows 10 with legacy Win32 apps. Original article: Qualcomm has already announced the Snapdragon 835 processor, set to power many smartphones this year. The company didn't reveal a lot of details (pretty much just the smaller 10nm process and Quick Charge 4.0), but now a purportedly leaked press release has shed more light. The press release, shared by serial leaker Evan Blass, claims that the new chip uses 40% less power than...

  • Snapdragon 835 specs leaked: how many cores will it have?

    We already know that the Snapdragon 835 processor, expected to power many flagship phones next year, will be manufactured on a 10nm process. Now, more details have emerged, apparently giving a full name and detailing some of the technology behind the new processor. The chip will have the "MSM8998" product name (in addition to Snapdragon 835), the company told Neowin, being the same naming convention as previous Snapdragon processors. According to a slide obtained by Chinese publication anzhuo.cn, the new chipset will also use an octacore design, using Qualcomm's own Kryo cores in a 4+4 format. So this means four high-powered cores and...

  • Snapdragon 835: Qualcomm’s next high-end chip revealed

    Qualcomm chips are found in tons of smartphones around the world, being the de facto choice for many flagship devices. Now, the company has peeled the curtain back on the Snapdragon 835, being its latest high-end chip. The company didn't reveal many details about the processor, so don't expect core count, GPU and other major details here. But what has Qualcomm said about it though? Well, the firm announced that the chip will be designed on a smaller 10nm FinFET process by Samsung, as opposed to the 14nm process of the Snapdragon 820. Generally speaking, the move to a smaller process...