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.
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Next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will have a dedicated NPU

The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 that will power smartphones in 2019 will handle AI and machine learning tasks differently.

OnePlus is getting new competition and it’s thanks to Xiaomi’s Pocophone

Xiaomi has just launched a new sub-brand that is going to “amaze” the smartphone world. Let’s welcome Poco and their new Pocophone F1

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: here’s what we know

So, you’ve heard that Samsung is planning a shindig on August 9 and are wondering what it’s about? We have everything on what it’s about right here.
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Snapdragon 845 offers superior cellular performance on Android phones

According to the latest information compiled by Ookla’s Speedtest, and published by Qualcomm, Android smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 845 deliver up to 192% faster data speeds compared to non-Android smartphones.

This Snapdragon is over 1000! | #PNWeekly 307

There’s probably a Snapdragon 1000 on the way and you might want to stick around and see where it will appear. Also, the Pixel 3 will be made by Google… for reals… sorta.

APEX-based Vivo NEX and NEX S phones are coming on June 12 with crazy thin bezels

That bonkers APEX concept is about to materialize in two phones with in-display fingerprint recognition and super-slim bezels, called Vivo NEX and NEX S.

Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition and Mi 8 SE phones are official in China

To celebrate the company’s eight anniversary, Xiaomi has officially taken the wraps off the highly anticipated Mi 8, as well as the truly remarkable Mi 8 Explorer Edition and slightly lower-end Mi 8 SE.

Bezelless Vivo APEX concept is a concept no more, photographed packing 8GB RAM

Expected to change its name before hitting stores, that conceptual Vivo APEX smartphone with almost no bezels will probably come powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC and 8 whopping gigs of RAM.

Qualcomm optimizing Snapdragon 845, 660 and 636 for quick Android P integration

Those three chipsets are featured on several of the non-Google phones that are eligible for the Android P beta program, which explains a lot.

Xiaomi Mi 7 with Snapdragon 835 and Xiaomi valentino with SDM638 get benchmarked

A pre-release Xiaomi Mi 7 prototype curiously packs an outdated Snapdragon 835 processor over at Geekbench, while the Snapdragon 638-powered Xiaomi ‘valentino’ is completely shrouded in mystery.

Exynos Galaxy S9’s quick battery drain explained away

It’s quicker to drain relative to a Galaxy S9 powered by a Qualcomm chip and quicker compared to the iPhone X, Huawei P10 and other phones. So what gives? Samsung says not much.

Iffy HTC U12+ box leak seems convincing enough

Far from perfect, the box design just seems a bit mangled and weird to us. But it has its heart in the right place… if you can call getting most of the items seemingly right.

LG G7 ThinQ branding affirmed in visual leak with specs

It’s a messy name, but it looks like the one printed on the ticket for the LG G7 ThinQ, at least according to this photo leak.

Xiaomi-backed Black Shark brand to launch gaming phone April 13

All we know for sure so far is that this phone will have a Snapdragon 845 processor from Qualcomm. That coming from the quasi-startup within a startup.

CEO Pete Lau lays out OnePlus 6 specs on company’s forum

The OnePlus 6 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage. But then what? When will we know more?

Xiaomi has multiple flagship phones in the pipeline, including one with in-display fingerprint recognition

In addition to the “full screen” Mi MIX 2S, Xiaomi is reportedly working on a more mainstream Mi 7, a Mi 7 Plus with an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a Black Shark gaming smartphone.

Qualcomm brings Snapdragon 845 mobile VR developers’ kit to GDC

The Snapdragon 845 is expected to be the chip of choice for plenty of standalone VR headset manufacturers to drive their experiences.

Possible Xiaomi Mi 7 benchmark and strong notch evidence crop up online

The Xiaomi Mi 7 is practically guaranteed to pack a Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB RAM, with a respectable battery and iPhone X-inspired notch likely also in tow.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Fusion ‘platform’ is definitely in the works, including Snapdragon X50 modem

Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship smartphone SoC is apparently called Snapdragon 855 Fusion rather than just Snapdragon 855, integrating the Snapdragon X50 5G modem.

Leaked AnTuTu screenshots appear to confirm OnePlus 6 notch and 19:9 aspect ratio

We have a pretty good idea of how the OnePlus 6 will probably look, and unfortunately, the Chinese company’s next flagship design might include a notch.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S with Snapdragon 845 is officially coming to China on March 27

The oft-rumored Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S may or may not “borrow” the iPhone X notch, but it’s definitely real, scheduled for a China launch on March 27, and powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC.

Meizu X2 may challenge OnePlus 6T late this year

A company executive threw down the guantlet with some big numbers: a Snapdragon 845 phone for under $500 by the end of 2018.

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 845 VR reference design, AI Engine and more

Some of the most immersive future VR headsets will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chip, according to Qualcomm. The SoC also comes with an AI Engine and Broadcast Audio technology for high-end smartphones.

Xiaomi ‘Blackshark’ benchmark and Mi 7 rumors include plenty of high-end features

Xiaomi is reportedly working on a grand total of three new high-end smartphones, including a gaming-focused “Blackshark” and OLED-sporting Mi 7.