Samsung set for plus-sized S6 launch

Samsung is reportedly set to launch a version of its Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone with a larger screen and Qualcomm processor. According to website SamMobile, the device will feature either a 5.4-inch or 5.7-inch display with curved edges on both …

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OnePlus affirms Snapdragon 810 support with next flagship

Fast-growing device maker OnePlus said that it will use an “improved version” of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor in its anticipated OnePlus 2 device, against a backdrop of uncertainty about the performance of the silicon. “Although there have been reports that …

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China Mobile and ZTE trial 300Mb/s LTE-A in Guangzhou

China Mobile has teamed up with Chinese equipment vendor ZTE to trial tri-band carrier aggregation (CA) LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) to achieve theoretical peak download speeds of more than 300Mb/s using CAT 9 devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor. The downlink …

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Qualcomm strengthens Chinese smartphone relations with LTE-A CA support

In response to the rising popularity of LTE-Advanced networks with carrier aggregation (CA) in China, US chipmaker Qualcomm said it has 40 chip designs in the pipeline for premium tier and high-volume mobile devices. The company’s X10, X8 and X5 …

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Qualcomm goes on defensive following Snapdragon 810 rumours

Qualcomm hit back at claims that its Snapdragon 810 processor has failed to pick up traction among device makers, by stating that there are “over 60 premium tier mobile devices” using the silicon in the works. Last week, Qualcomm said …

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Qualcomm warns on chip weakness; misses “large customer” deal

Chipmaker Qualcomm lowered its semiconductor guidance for the second half of 2015, while seemingly confirming previous reports that it has been dropped as a supplier for Samsung’s anticipated Galaxy S6. In a statement, the company said that it has seen …

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Samsung to drop Snapdragon chip in Galaxy S6 — report

Samsung reportedly will switch from using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor in its next series of Galaxy S smartphones to its own Exynos chip because of overheating issues. DigiTimes reported that an industry source suggested that initially 80-90 per cent of the …

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Acer, Asus, LG, Lenovo, ZTE all launch smartphones at CES 2015

Acer, Asus, LG, Lenovo and ZTE have all announced new mid- and lower-end smartphones. This flurry of new mobile devices comes just ahead of the CES event commencing in Las Vegas later today, and each of the Far Eastern device makers seemed keen to ensure their new mobiles were getting noticed early.

Qualcomm head talks up adjacent opportunities

LIVE FROM CES2015: Derek Aberle, president of Qualcomm, used his appearance at CES on Monday to highlight the company’s continued efforts to drive innovation in its core device processor business, as well as the opportunities that adjacent sectors can provide. …

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