Qualcomm unveils new standalone VR reference design based on Snapdragon 845

Amidst Qualcomm’s latest spree of new product and feature announcements, one shines brighter than the others. That’s nothing but a new reference standalone VR platform based on the Snapdragon 845 chipset. The main pillars that the new VR platform stands are low latency, high frame rates, and smooth head tracking performance, Qualcomm says, ticking all important boxes for immersive virtual reality experience.

One of the more intriguing features of the platform is a new functionality dubbed Adreno Foveation, which tracks the users eyes and concentrates the highest graphics …


Expect ultrafast Wi-fi and 'audiophile quality' Bluetooth 5.1 in Snapdragon 855 on the S10

Qualcomm just took to the airwaves, and issued no less than 11 press releases this morning, but one of it caught our particular attention, as it is going directly in future flagship smartphones. 

The mobile SoC giant announced that it has crafted a highly integrated connectivity chip, dubbed WCN3998, that is ready for the next generation of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth standards. We are talking about Wi-fi 802.11ax and Bluetooth 5.1 here – standards that are still to be detailed by their respective standardization bodies – and bring next generation speeds, range, and battery …

Sony may announce three Snapdragon 660-powered Xperia phones at MWC 2018

We’re a little bit more than two weeks away from Sony’s MWC 2018 press conference, but news about the Japanese company’s upcoming Xperia phones have already made headlines in the last couple of months.

A lot of Sony fans are probably interested to see what the next Xperia flagship looks like, but more will buy the company’s mid-range smartphones. In that regard, it’s worth noting that Sony is readying not one, but three Xperia handsets that can easily go as mid-tier phones.

We only know them by their model numbers since this is how they have been listed at Geekbench, the popular benchmarking …

Nokia 8 Pro with Snapdragon 845 and a penta-lens camera might be in the works

A “pro” version of the Nokia 8 is reportedly in the works, powered by the speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and sporting five cameras at the rear. Yes, five.

According to NokiaPowerUser, HMD Global, the parent company behind the rekindled use of the beloved Nokia brand, could be preparing a more advanced version of its current flagship and we might theoretically see this one at MWC 2018 though the device is allegedly prepped for an August-September release. As a reminder, Nokia will attend the important trade show in Barcelona, Spain, and will host a keynote event on February …

Snapdragon 855 in Galaxy S10 could be the first 7nm mobile processor, tips contractor

Qualcomm won’t say it, but their contractors do. Snapdragon 855 (SDM855) is the first 7nm SoC. (probably the one the X24 modem ends up in) pic.twitter.com/Ot1J34fQoG— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) 15 февруари 2018 г. 

Yesterday, Qualcomm came out of the blue with the first chipset made on the groundbreaking 7nm process, but this one was a wireless modem, the X24, which will allow phones equipped with it to reach 2 Gbps 4G LTE download speeds. 

The Snapdragon 845 that is about to debut in the Galaxy S9 ten days from now, is packing X20, which does 1.2 Gbps, …

More Galaxy S9 Exynos vs Snapdragon benchmarks leak, top the iPhone X score

After seeing Samsung’s newfangled Exynos 9810 chipset that will be in the Galaxy S9 make the benchmarking rounds yesterday with 4GB RAM, today brings us the Galaxy S9+ appearing on AnTuTu with a Snapdragon 845 on board, and 6GB of the stuff. 

This is arguably the handset that leaked not long ago, and scored similar to 9810 in the multi-core tally, but much lower in single core, so what else are we learning about it from AnTuTu’s post today? 
Well, the screen resolution of the SM-G965 handset (S9+) won’t be 1080 x 2020 pixels, as is depicted …

Qualcomm unveils 2Gbps X24 modem, hinting at 7nm Snapdragon 855 for the Galaxy S10

Despite its spats with Apple, and the subsequent loss of one of its biggest clients to Intel, Qualcomm remains the top dog when it comes to cellular connectivity, and it just announced the first wireless modem that can hit 2 Gbps 4G LTE downloads, the X24, and the first chip announced to use the 7nm production process, ready to go into “commercial devices” by year’s end. 

That’s much faster than the X20 in Snapdragon 845 which is arriving with Galaxy S9. That one can take advantage of up to 1.2 Gbps speeds, just like the current top modem, found …

Samsung Galaxy S9 with Exynos 9810 on deck pops up in benchmark, humiliates Snapdragon 845

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are just around the corner, and just as one could expect, almost everything regarding these anticipated devices is known at this point. Come to think of, only camera samples remain to be released to the world, but we probably wouldn’t have to wait for those for too long – after all, the Galaxies go official in less than two weeks and we will be at the epicenter of their debut to provide you with all the necessary coverage.

Now, a new benchmark entry on Geekbench seems to be giving us a sneak peek at the performance of the Exynos 9810-powered …

Snapdragon 845 gets benchmarked, scores higher than iPhone X in graphics

From faster performance, to more advanced graphics, and everything in-between, the current crop of Android’s finest handsets will soon face their challengers from the next edition of flagships with Snapdragon 845 chipsets. First in line are, needless to say, the processor’s foundry masters from Samsung, with their Galaxy S9, but LG, Sony, Xiaomi and others, will certainly be lining up soon thereafter.

So, what are the advantages that Snapdragon 845 alone will sport that could make you switch from your trusted Galaxy S8, LG V30, Xiaomi Mi 6, or even the OnePlus 5T, all …

Alleged Nokia 7 Plus leaked specs include Snapdragon 660 CPU, dual-lens Zeiss camera

Finnish company HMD Global is supposed to bring quite a few nice surprises at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade fair. Aside from the new Nokia-branded flagship, an incredibly powerful mid-range smartphone could be unveiled as well – the improved version of the Nokia 7.

Since Nokia 7 is exclusive to China, the new model that’s expected to go global soon after unveil is a nice addition to HMD’s portfolio of Android smartphones. We’ve been reporting before about the Nokia 7 Plus, but this is the first time we have almost complete details about its specs.

Apparently, the Nokia …