Next week in Berlin, the major players in the mobile industry will have plenty of news to share. Qualcomm released the image above as a teaser for what it has in store for IFA 2014. The image was posted on the company’s Twitter account and included the caption “We’re thinking about your future: a
#Snapdragon powered multi-core 64-bit smartphone is headed to @IFA_Berlin.”
So next week, a new processor will 64-bit support will be introduced. We have already seen an alleged leaked roadmap with upcoming chipsets, so this is likely one of them.
Source: Qualcomm (Twitter)
Someone was lucky enough to get their hands an the roadmap for Snapdragon processors. It shows what is ahead for Qualcomm and its beloved processor brand. A few of the listed Snapdragon processors are already known, but there is a new series introduced in this alleged roadmap.
Xiaomi might not be the most well-known Android OEM in the western hemisphere, but in Asia, it’s huge.
The company sells its devices off shelves like it’s nothing — and its next phone should have no problem attracting customers either.
We’ve got rumors from South Korea this morning — it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is currently in mass production and will continue through July, to prepare for a September 25 global launch.
An official announcement is expected at IFA 2014 consumer electronics trade show in Berlin. The rumors, at least this time, can be taken with a bit more than just a grain of salt, as multiple shareholders seem to be the leakers this time.
We already know about the Huawei Ascend P7, but it’s been revealed that the company is also working on a smaller variant of the phone, the P7 mini. The device is expected to be officially announced on May 7 alongside the P7.
Google announced earlier today the new Android Wear platform for wearable devices and mentioned a variety of manufacturers and chip makers promising to support further development. Qualcomm has released a statement letting fans of their Snapdragon line of chips know they have been “working behind the scenes” with Google and other OEM customers to develop devices powered by Snapdragon chips.
Qualcomm mentions they have experience with the smartwatch platform already thanks to their own in-house Toq product. Combining that experience and their collaborative efforts with Google, Qualcomm says their chips will enable manufacturers to deliver “outstanding performance and user experiences.”
Mobile World Congress wouldn’t be the same without a new round of processor’s being announced and showcased. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801, 610, and 615 have gotten the spotlight this time around. The Snapdragon 801 is very similar to the 800, receiving only a performance boost. The clock speed of the CPU has been boosted from 2.26GHz to 2.45GHz and the GPU from 450MHz to 578MHz. This processor has already been selected by Sony for the Xperia Z2.
The Snapdragon 610 and 615 are joining Qualcomm’s 64-bit family. While the 610 utilizes four 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 cores, the 615 goes to eight of those same cores. Both have the Adreno 405 GPU. These two processors are slated for devices coming late in 2014.
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Qualcomm Technologies announced the Snapdragon 802 chip targeted at Smart TVs last month during CES 2014. Just over a month later, citing weak demand, the company has announced it is killing off the chip. When announced, Qualcomm noted that the processor was uniquely designed to power Smart TVs running Ultra HD resolutions as well as smart set top boxes.
The upcoming Oppo Find 7 will definitely be up there in the specs department, and a recent leak shows as much. The device was already confirmed to have a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 (2K) display, as well as 4G LTE connectivity. An earlier leak also showed off the device’s steel frame.
Now, we’re getting to see the phone’s screen compared against the size of a 100 Yuan bill and a can of Pepsi. The size is exactly 152.76 x 75.22mm.
The front of the device should be big enough to fit a front camera, as well as a speaker and proximity sensors. New information suggesting that the phone will have 3GB RAM and either a Snapdragon 800/805 processor has appeared as well.
To get their name into the entry-level device market, Qualcomm will be launching a special processor during the last half of 2014. The Snapdragon 410 is aimed for devices that cost about $150. The processor stands out because it is based on 64-bit architecture, something Qualcomm discredited a few months ago. The Snapdragon 410 supports LTE networks and high quality graphics an impressive price.