• Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1: Moving to TSMC for More Speed, Lower Power

    1 month ago - By Anand Tech

    As the dark of the night rolls into China this evening, Qualcomm is hosting a mobile-focused product launch event they're calling “Snapdragon Night”. Headlining the event is the announcement of the company's new flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. A mid-generation update to their flagship smartphone SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the 8+ Gen 1 follows Qualcomm's annual tradition of releasing a refresh product to boost performance and to give partners something new to work with for the second half of the year. And for this year in particular, we're looking at a very notable change in chips...
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  • Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 7 Gen 1: Bringing Armv9 To Premium Smartphones

    Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 7 Gen 1: Bringing Armv9 To Premium Smartphones

    1 month ago - By Anand Tech

    Alongside the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, as part of Qualcomm's “Snapdragon Night” event in China this evening, the company is also rolling out a brand-new SoC for the premium phone market, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Aimed downmarket of Qualcomm's traditional flagship SoCs, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is the first non-flagship SoC to be introduced by Qualcomm since they implemented their new platform naming and differentiation scheme. But, like the Snapdragon 7xx series before it, the latest Snapdragon 7 SoC follows the same design mantra of offering flagship-level features with more modest...
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  • New Qualcomm AR Glasses Design Pulls Power From Your Smartphone

    New Qualcomm AR Glasses Design Pulls Power From Your Smartphone

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    Qualcomm has officially announced a new reference design for AR glasses, intended to be powered by Snapdragon chips in phones. In fact, based on the announcement, the new concept can be powered by phones, Windows PCs, and processing pucks. Bringing truly augmented reality wirelessly to users, with the goal of scaling “AR to the masses.”
    The new design - dubbed the Wireless AR Smart Viewer - manages to accomplish that without a lot of extra hardware. Instead relying only on a Snapdragon XR2 chip in the glasses themselves.
    Additionally, compared to previous AR reference designs, the new...
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