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Qualcomm expands its 5G strategy at IFA 2019

Qualcomm expands its 5G strategy at IFA 2019

As carriers are currently competing to get their 5G networks rolled out and phone manufacturers are rushing to get their 5G devices on shelves, Qualcomm is at the center of it all. This 5G rush has been great news for Qualcomm and its 5G modems, and at IFA 2019 today, the company announced what's next for its 5G strategy. Not only is Qualcomm going to give its 5G systems a consistent identity, but it's also gearing up to launch a new fixed-point 5G modem and expand its SoC platforms that support 5G.

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LG Q70 is positively proud of its display hole

LG Q70 is positively proud of its display hole

The LG Q70 is a strange sort of smartphone. It has high-end features, like a 6.4-inch display and a set of three cameras at its back, as well as a 4000mAh battery. But it also has such drawbacks as a front-facing camera that appears courtesy of a hole cut in its display. This is the sort of phone you'll get if you were excited about the LG V50 but decided to hold back when you saw the price tag earlier this year.

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Microsoft Surface event set for October 2 with dual-display potential

Microsoft Surface event set for October 2 with dual-display potential

This morning Microsoft sent invitations to a New York City-based special event set for October. This event will almost certainly include Microsoft Surface products, including new devices and refreshed iterations of favorite products from past years. If we're lucky we might even see a USB-C port for power - or a new Microsoft Surface Go tablet. And what of this dual-screen Surface device that's been rumored these past few weeks?

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Samsung Galaxy Book S boasts 23hr battery from Windows on Snapdragon

Samsung Galaxy Book S boasts 23hr battery from Windows on Snapdragon

Samsung has revealed a new notebook, the Galaxy Book S, a surprise announcement alongside the new Galaxy Note 10. The slender ultraportable laptop runs Windows 10 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chipset, complete with integrated 4G LTE for always-on connectivity and longer battery life.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 leak points to NEW design

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 leak points to NEW design

Finally, an Android tablet that doesn't just deliver the same formula again, and again. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 was leaked today in three colors, one each of a silver, a blue, and a pink. We've not yet confirmed the color names, but that's basically what's shown in these first images. And they've all got their own S Pens that attach with some friendly magnetics.

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Galaxy Note 10 Snapdragon 855+ might not be happening

Galaxy Note 10 Snapdragon 855+ might not be happening

Galaxy Note fans might be in for yet another disappointment with this year's models. Yes, plural as it might affect both the normal model and the Plus model. Emotions ran high when Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855+, which seems to be perfect timing for the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. Unfortunately, a new leak claims that that will not be the case and that some models will be left with an older Snapdragon while others will use a fresh new Exynos chip.

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 beats Galaxy Note 10 to Qualcomm’s next big chip

ASUS ROG Phone 2 beats Galaxy Note 10 to Qualcomm’s next big chip

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus will power the second edition of ASUS' heavy-metal gaming phone, ASUS ROG Phone 2. What's that mean for the gaming phone world? It means a whole lot, if you're the sort of gamer that's all about the newest and most powerful gaming hardware.

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Snapdragon 855 Plus drops a mid-year upgrade in time for Note 10

Snapdragon 855 Plus drops a mid-year upgrade in time for Note 10

Qualcomm today announced a new version of the Snapdragon 855, aptly named the Snapdragon 855 Plus. As the name suggests, this is less of a generational upgrade and more of an incremental one, but the improvements that are there could give the incoming slate of fall flagships a decent bump up in power nonetheless. Interestingly enough, Qualcomm seems to positioning this as a good SoC for gaming phones.

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Next Snapdragon Wear chip to give Wear OS a helping hand

Next Snapdragon Wear chip to give Wear OS a helping hand

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Qualcomm 215 brings dual-cameras and more to $100 phones

Qualcomm 215 brings dual-cameras and more to $100 phones

Qualcomm has added a new smartphone chip to its 2-series, and while it may not have the flagship appeal of the Snapdragon 855, the new Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform could be a game-changer in phones around $100. Borrowing features like dual camera support, Quick Charge, and higher screen resolutions, it'll make a big difference in whether or not budget handsets are a pleasure or a chore to use.

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Snapdragon 8cx and Windows: what to expect from a new breed of PCs

Snapdragon 8cx and Windows: what to expect from a new breed of PCs

Snapdragon chips are normally associated with the processors that power our mobile devices. But Qualcomm is about to roll out its Snapdragon 8cx chips, designed for laptops – and it may just give Intel a run for its money.

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Next Surface Pro could have custom-made Snapdragon 8cx chip

Next Surface Pro could have custom-made Snapdragon 8cx chip

One of Intel’s staunchest allies may be partially leaving it behind, striking it a blow just when it’s on the verge of making its biggest jump in processor architecture and design. Although Microsoft isn’t completely jumping ship away for its next generation of Surface products, it is reportedly working towards adopting a more diverse strategy when it comes to processors. That includes a Surface Laptop with a 12 nm AMD Picasso chip and, perhaps more interesting, a Surface Pro running on a custom Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

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