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Qualcomm QM215 to challenge MediaTek in Android Go market

Qualcomm QM215 to challenge MediaTek in Android Go market

Qualcomm may have the lion's share of the mobile CPU market, its reign is anything but secure. Samsung and Huawei have proven up to the task and Apple continues to embarrass it in both benchmarks and courts. And on the opposite end of the spectrum, long-time rival MediaTek has been the go-to for budget devices. Now it seems that the chip maker is taking steps to ensure that it will be the favored supplier even on low-tier devices like Android Go phones with an upcoming new QM215 chipset.

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Qualcomm vs Apple suit brings iPhone back to Germany, sans Intel

Qualcomm vs Apple suit brings iPhone back to Germany, sans Intel

In one of several court battles around the world, Qualcomm's win against Apple resulted in some iPhones returning to sale where they'd been banned. This battle was fought in Germany, where the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 were banned from sale temporarily pending the outcome of a court case. The versions that've returned to sale in Germany did so with a change unique to this country: They've created iPhones with only Qualcomm hardware inside where elsewhere in the world they're also using tech from Intel.

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WiTricity bought Qualcomm’s wireless car charging tech to cut the EV cord

WiTricity bought Qualcomm’s wireless car charging tech to cut the EV cord

Wireless car charing could finally be nearing the mainstream, giving EV drivers an alternative to remembering to plug in every time they pull up at home or at work. WiTricity has inked a deal to acquire Qualcomm's Halo technology, the wireless charging system that makes topping up an EV as straightforward as parking on top of a special pad.

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A OnePlus 5G phone will be revealed in just a few weeks time

A OnePlus 5G phone will be revealed in just a few weeks time

OnePlus has confirmed that it will be bringing a 5G smartphone to Mobile World Congress 2019, though don't expect it to go up for sale. The new device will be the OnePlus 5G prototype, the company says of its MWC showing, highlighting how it believes the next-generation wireless technology will be used.

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Snapdragon 712 boasts a little bit more performance

Snapdragon 712 boasts a little bit more performance

As of today, Qualcomm has five distinct "mobile platform" lines manufacturers can choose from for every smartphone tier. There's the entry-level Snapdragon 200, the mid-range 400, the "premium" 600, the high-end 800, and the newest kid on the block, the 700 series. Launched just last year, the Snapdragon 700, followed by the 710, was unexpected and odd and few OEMs have jumped onboard. Of course, that hasn't stopped Qualcomm from putting out this year's chip, the Snapdragon 712, with just a little performance boost and a Quick Charge version that barely anyone uses.

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Galaxy S10 renders, photos show details ‘Beyond X’

Galaxy S10 renders, photos show details ‘Beyond X’

The newest photos of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus suggest to us that we might want to wait for the Galaxy Note 10. The front, back, and sides of these devices look a whole lot like their predecessors, and the technology under the hood - what we know so far - isn't particularly game-changing. That is to say UNLESS these minor details give us clues as to the true nature of what's still hidden.

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Snapdragon 855 benchmarks are starting to look impressive

Snapdragon 855 benchmarks are starting to look impressive

As the mobile platform on which almost all of this year’s high-end smartphones will stand, it’s only natural to hope that the Snapdragon 855 will be everything that Qualcomm is hyping it up to be. The chipmaker’s near silence since unveiling the system-on-chip in early December is almost worrying, as if it wasn’t yet ready to release the chips to manufacturers, much less users’ eyes. Now that CES 2019 is done, however, Qualcomm has finally lifted its own embargo on benchmarks and the numbers look promising.

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Apple wins against Qualcomm in second German patent lawsuit

Apple wins against Qualcomm in second German patent lawsuit

You win some, you lose some, as they say. Though in the court of law, even a single loss can be devastating. But Apple can breathe a bit easier now that at least the regional court in Mannheim, Germany has verbally declared that it doesn’t infringe on the patents that Qualcomm insists it does. While that doesn’t immediately affect an earlier ban imposed in Munich, it could at least give Apple some legal leverage to have that decision reversed soon.

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Qualcomm Apple war chip-blocked iPhone 7, slows race to 5G

Qualcomm Apple war chip-blocked iPhone 7, slows race to 5G

The latest in the Apple Qualcomm squabble is a testimony from the iPhone maker, suggesting that Qualcomm's not been keen on supplying chips since their FTC trial began. Apple COO Jeff Williams testified during the US Federal Trade Commission trial against Qualcomm, suggesting that it seems as though once Apple filed (several) lawsuits against Qualcomm, Qualcomm's been unwilling to "support [Apple] with new design wins past that time."

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Review: Behold the Display Beast

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Review: Behold the Display Beast

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review you're about to read is centered on battery life, real-world use, and long-term viability. Some of this will need to be estimated based on the amount of time we've had the device thus far - we've not yet had the Mi Mix 3 for a long term. As we continue to use the Mi Mix 3, we'll continue to update the review.

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Galaxy S10: 5 things we’ll see on February 20

Galaxy S10: 5 things we’ll see on February 20

Today we're talking about expectations for Samsung's next big event. Based on what we've learned over the last few weeks AND what we've learned in just the past 24 hours, we've got a pretty interesting list to roll down. The following is all about that February 20th event that'll reveal the Galaxy S10, first and foremost.

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Galaxy S10 from 5 phones to 4, one Bolt out!

Galaxy S10 from 5 phones to 4, one Bolt out!

The next big Samsung event is official - revealed by Samsung itself! Now's time to speak about what they'll almost certainly be revealing at this event, set for the 20th of February. Today we've got as many details as possible, including specs on four phones and one mistake. One retraction, that is, from previous full list of smartphones coming from Samsung in the Galaxy S10 lineup in 2019. The one retraction is more of a switch - there'll still be a device, it just won't be a phone.

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