Qualcomm chipsets do support 192MP cameras, expect 100MP cameras soon
The way cameras operate for complex tasks like multi-pass noise reduction and pre-shutter video capture, Qualcomm has set its chipsets to produce smaller images.
Apple’s 5G iPhone in 2020 will suck with supplier slack, analyst says
Will anyone be able to step up to the plate by 2020 and bring Apple a decent 5G modem for its iPhones to utilize? One analyst says it’s slim pickings.
Broadcom Wi-Fi 6 modem is on Samsung Galaxy S10 series
The modem is capable of handling WI-Fi 6 connections as well as Bluetooth 5. It’s an industry first and it’s on the Galaxy S10 smartphone series.
Huawei reportedly wanted to steal Apple Watch’s heart sensor
A report claims that Huawei had approached the vendor for Apple’s heart sensors for a contract, but asked many, many detailed questons.
Apple supplier Largan expects triple-camera demand from other OEMs to boom
Apple may have suffered big losses from iPhone sales thus impacting Largan, but the glass supplier isn’t worried and is focusing on more applications.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 is 10 percent better than the 710
There are a few more megacycles here and a new antenna for 60GHz WiFi, but the Snapdragon 712 supplants its predecessor mainly as a newer product.
A screw for the Mac Pro shows how Apple can’t afford to make iPhones in the US
Soures say an episode involving a central Texas screw supplier demonstrates the difficulties Apple has making things in the US versus in China.
Foldable Motorola RAZR will have a little piece of the Royole FlexPai in it
If tech companies want to make smartphones that can flex and bend, they can’t be using brittle glass to front their displays.
Samsung rules smartphone display market with Super AMOLED
Samsung not only claims dominance in the OLED market, where it has long held the lead, but also in LCD production for smartphones.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 event likely in Hawaii on December 4
Qualcomm has confirmed that it’s holding a party to show off its newest silicon in Hawaii in the coming two weeks. All we need now are details.
As 2018 iPhone sales outlook worsens, parts suppliers brace for impact
With Apple’s tempered forecast, millions of iPhones will no longer need to be made for the holiday quarter and that has sent parts suppliers reeling.
Quality control once again a hurdle for Apple with iPhone XR supply
Demand for the iPhone XR has been flagging in the face of year-old premium iPhones that have taken a price cut. This supply drop doesn’t help its case.
Reuters: Apple not negotiating with Qualcomm on “any level”
Apple has been going after Qualcomm on several intellectual property causes and, ultimately, money. And it will do so in court.
Supply chain deflated as Apple slows iPhone XR orders
The iPhone XR is not doing as well as investors have led us to think, at least for the current moment. It’s especially hurting suppliers right now.
MediaTek 5G modem comes before system-on-a-chip
The odd sibling from Qualcomm and Intel, MediaTek is prepared to make it over to 5G connectvity within 2019, one way or another.
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Google charging OEMs for GApps in Europe based on device pixel density
In response to being fined by the European Commission, Google has decided to charge fees for OEMs wanting to distribute the Play Store in the Eurozone.
iPhone SE vs iPhone XR, prakhar khanna
Supply chain on edge with iPhone XR demand
Taiwanese component companies serving Apple are listening carefully as to whether its big client will add or cut orders this holiday season.
iPhone XS Max bill of materials estimate has some odd comparisons
It’s the most expensive iPhone ever (again) and it’s also the most expensive one to make. But do the costs make sense with the results…?
Qualcomm
Qualcomm claims Apple stole code to support Intel modems
After antitrust claims against it, Qualcomm is turning the table against Apple for intellectual property theft to drive down modem costs for the iPhone.
Qualcomm’s case for iPhone sales ban in US looks shaky
The commission’s staff has found that Apple has not violated Qualcomm’s patents and that the chipmaker’s request would harm competition.
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Is an HTC 5G phone in the cards? Chip testing is underway
It’s not clear if HTC is testing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile chipset with the optional 5G-capable X50 modem. It should come out next year.
Want Touch ID to return to the iPhone? You’re not gonna like this prediction
This prediction comes from a generally well-regarded market analyst that has been tracking Apple for many years. Chances are, he’s right.
Surface Go would’ve had a Snapdragon processor if Intel didn’t pull this move
Microsoft’s lightest-weight portable PC should’ve been running with a Qualcomm chipset. But Intel heard of the company’s plans and swooped in.
5G
Qualcomm will have 5G compatible chipsets in the first half of 2019
After the announcement of Huawei’s 7nm Kirin 980, Qualcomm has announced the arrival of 5G capable 7nm chipsets in smartphones during the first half of 2019
ARM lays out plans for 5nm “Hercules” core design by 2020
It’s 5 nanometers for 5G, but there’s a lot at stake in the race between now and then and plenty of shifting sands. Will ARM have an arm against Intel?