OnePlus CEO gives cold truths on 5G: costlier phones, roaming blocks

Pete Lau was excited to announce a big carrier partnership on 5G, but warns that the road ahead for consumers will be a tad challenging.

Telstra makes 5G boasts with HTC, Ericsson, ZTE, Netgear and Qualcomm

Ericsson helped with a 5G video call, HTC has a hub, Netgear has another hub and ZTE has a test phone. All of it’s powered by Qualcomm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 introduced

It’s here for 5G and cheer. Qualcomm has launched its latest systems-on-a-chip with a battery of artificial intelligence enhancements.
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HTC 5G hotspot coming to Sprint in 2019

AT&T recently announced a 5G mobile hotspot for use on its burgeoning network… Sprint is following with a device from HTC.
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Apple could be developing its own iPhone modem

A recent report highlights several Apple job listings hinting towards the company’s possible future plans to develop its own iPhone modem.

The iPhone Xs is fast, but not faster than the Galaxy Note 9 in speed test

The new iPhone Xs and Xs Max seem to be faster than the iPhone X, but it can’t beat the speeds of the smartphone with a Qualcomm X20 modem

iPhone Xs users are having poor Wi-Fi and LTE connection problems

The new iPhone Xs and Xs Max are having LTE and Wi-Fi connection problems and there’s quite an interesting list of possible causes

Intel’s latest iPhone modem supports CDMA, still needs to share orders with Qualcomm

Intel says it is making great strides with its latest LTE modem which will likely go into this year’s new iPhones and has its eyes on the 5G prize.

The Pixel 3 gets a call-out in the AOSP

It’s not the most exciting feature, though it will end up adding convenience to the next Pixel phones. But at least we know that a “Pixel 3” is in the pipeline.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 modem jumps max downlink to 2Gbps

It’s the first chip made on a 7nm fabrication and is expected out on the market in late 2018. But it’s not a 5G modem. That will have to wait until 2019.

Once again, Qualcomm modems are better than Intel modems in iPhone X

If you’re on Sprint, US Cellular or Verizon, your iPhone X should theoretically perform better than ones on AT&T or T-Mobile.

Apple could break Qualcomm alliance for 2018 iPhones and iPads, relying on Intel and ‘possibly’ MediaTek

No Qualcomm LTE modems for any iPhone or iPad variants next year? That may have sounded like a far-fetched theory a while ago, but now it’s possible.

Qualcomm calls relationship with Apple ‘strong’ and ‘broad’, anticipating eventual patent peace

Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf strongly believes his company and old-time ally turned bitter legal rival Apple will soon be able to bury the patent hatchet.

Qualcomm and Intel modems spotted in iPhone 8 and 8 Plus teardowns

Different chips for different iPhones, but it’s all the same since last year. So, what is up with Qualcomm and Intel and their modems?

Ookla praises T-Mobile as network tests Snapdragon 845 modem with 1.2Gbps downlink

The group behind Speedtest.net has crowned the Un-carrier as the speediest in the nation. T-Mobile, like other carriers, continues to tread 5G waters.

If you don’t have T-Mobile 600MHz support on your Snapdragon 835 now, you’ll never get it

The Galaxy Note 8 might have the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem and the proper transceiver and backing SoC, but it needs more hardware than that.

Gigabit LTE is apparently real: Verizon hits 1.07Gbps on 4G

Qualcomm’s hope is that you’ll get to use the hardware at the heart of it. What we believe to be the Snapdragon 845’s modem is set on “fiyah.”

Apple Watch Series 3 may only use LTE for data, not calls

There’s a remote possibility that VoIP services can be used, but would the experience be worth taking up? That and more from KGI’s Apple analyst.

Qualcomm says modem sales to Apple are declining in the midst of lawsuits

Apple and Qualcomm are locked into litigation over anti-competition accusations and failure to hold to licensing terms. The situation has gotten messy.

Qualcomm gets ITC to look at Apple sales ban

The two are fighting over a patent contract. One side says it’s been in place for decades and fuels everything tech. The other says it’s anti-competitive.

One Qualcomm employee’s proud of their work on the Snapdragon 845

But if you’re a senior engineer who works in the commercialization department, you might not want to tout it on your LinkedIn profile just yet.

Apple limiting Qualcomm iPhone 7 modem performance to match Intel levels

iPhone 7 devices on Sprint and Verizon inherently perform better than ones on AT&T and T-Mobile, but Apple has kept the two on par.