Qualcomm has announced its Cortex-A72 powered Snapdragon 618 and 620 SoCs and low-end octa-core, LTE capable Snapdragon 415 and 420.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 has been plagued by overheating rumors. AnandTech has put the SoC through a series of benchmarks to assess the 810’s real performance.
For the last 14 months, Qualcomm has been in talks with the Chinese government over antitrust issues. A settlement has been reached, and Qualcomm is set to pay China $1 billion on top of lowering its royalty fees in the country.
Analysts are expecting an exceptional year for Samsung’s semiconductor business as Qualcomm, Apple, and Nvidia reportedly place orders for 14nm processors.
China’s antitrust regulators will impose additional restrictions on foreign companies operating inside the country within the semiconductor industry.
LG, Microsoft, Motorola, OPPO, Sony and Xiaomi have issued a joint press release with Qualcomm to praise the allegedly troubled Snapdragon 810 SoC.
Report say Qualcomm is scrambling to modify the Snapdragon 810, with a “fixed” version to be presented to Samsung in March. LG and other clients may not be too happy about it.
This week was all about rumors, as a steady stream of details about Samsung’s and HTC’s next flagships trickled out. We have a good idea of what to expect from the One M9/Hima, with key details including a 20MP camera, larger battery, and an iterative design. Samsung did a little better at keeping the Galaxy S6 under wraps, but we still got a few juicy tidbits about the phone’s design and specifications. In other news, the Snapdragon 810 was in the spotlight, WhatsApp launched its first desktop client and banned 3rd party clients, Google’s plan to become a carrier leaked, and Cyanogen’s CEO revealed his vision of a Google-free operating system.
Samsung will be using in-house Exynos chips for the Galaxy S6, dropping Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor due to overheating issues, a credible report claims.
Qualcomm’s reported 2015 roadmap has been leaked out, bringing some information regarding the chipset manufacturer’s unreleased processors.