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.

LG G8 ThinQ confirmed to feature a Time of Flight selfie camera

Much like how the iPhone can sense depth with its selfie camera system to do things like Face ID, LG says its G8 ThinQ can do the same.

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.

Watch Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit keynotes from 2pm Eastern

Keynotes will take place daily on December 4, 5 and 6 at 2pm Eastern with focuses on 5G mobile computing and Always Connected PCs.

MediaTek Helio P90 to help mid-rangers bring AI punch

Features of this new upper mid-tier mobile applications chipset include 10-bit YUV processing with special AI enhancements for streaming video.

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.

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…?
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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.