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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 benchmarks look good but not good enough

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 benchmarks look good but not good enough

In just a few weeks, we’ll be getting a glimpse of the next generation of Android smartphones slated for this year. Arriving with them is Qualcomm’s next-generation mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. But before that chip goes out to market, Tom’s Guide was able to put this year’s top mobile processor through a few stress tests. And while the numbers do look impressive on their own and compared to last year’s flagships, the Snapdragon 845 might still have a tough time standing head to head with Apple’s A11 Bionic.

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom final $121B bid

Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom final $121B bid

The most popular mobile chip maker isn't exactly swimming in dough. In fact, it's in danger of losing a number of high-profile lawsuits in a couple of markets. But it's not desperate yet, at least not to the point of accepting Broadcom's best and, according to the latter, final offer to buy it. In a rather strongly-worded announcement and letter, Qualcomm announces that its board has unanimously rejected Broadcom's higher offer amounting to a hefty $121 billion .

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Qualcomm 5G aims for biggest brands in mobile gadgetry

Qualcomm 5G aims for biggest brands in mobile gadgetry

Qualcomm is celebrating something of a win today. As we're barreling toward a 5G future, Qualcomm has been attempting to sell its OEM partners on its Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem family. The company unsuprisingly wants this hardware at the center of the first 5G devices we'll see roll out over the next couple of years. Today, Qualcomm announced a fairly major victory on that front.

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Snapdragon 850 rumor pegs 5G for Windows 10 on ARM

Snapdragon 850 rumor pegs 5G for Windows 10 on ARM

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 may only be reaching new smartphones this quarter, but the chip-maker is already working on a Snapdragon 850 sources claim. The Snapdragon 845 is expected to make its sales debut at the heart of the Samsung Galaxy S9, or at least certain versions of the handset, which is due to break cover at Mobile World Congress 2018 later this month. Given Qualcomm's track record, however, it won't be long before its in a wide range of devices.

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Broadcom really, really wants to buy Qualcomm

Broadcom really, really wants to buy Qualcomm

Broadcom, it would seem, can't take no for an answer. Last year, Broadcom offered to buy chip maker Qualcomm, putting up a whopping $103 billion in a hostile takeover bid. Though that offer would turn a buyout into one of the biggest tech industry mergers ever, Qualcomm wasn't biting.

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2018 iPhone tipped to dump Qualcomm completely

2018 iPhone tipped to dump Qualcomm completely

Apple's ongoing spat with Qualcomm will have a big impact on the modem-maker's fortunes this year, with suggestions that every 2018 iPhone will jump ship to use Intel hardware instead. It's the latest installment of a long-lasting legal and contractual argument between the Cupertino company and what has been one of the most significant chipset providers for its smartphones. That battle culminated in a huge $1.2bn fine leveled at Qualcomm by the European Commission in January.

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Qualcomm fined $1.2bn in Apple LTE market abuse

Qualcomm fined $1.2bn in Apple LTE market abuse

Qualcomm will appeal a $1.2bn fine from the European Commission, after the EU decided the chip-maker had abused its position by paying Apple to stay loyal. The company had been investigated in Europe over allegations that, by paying sums in the billions of dollars to Apple in order to cement its use of Qualcomm LTE baseband chipsets, it artificially prevented competition around cellular connectivity in iPhones and iPads.

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Lenovo Miix 630 Windows 10 on ARM 2-in-1 debuts at CES 2018

Lenovo Miix 630 Windows 10 on ARM 2-in-1 debuts at CES 2018

Lenovo has revealed its first Windows-on-ARM ultraportable, the Lenovo Miix 630, running Windows 10 S on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. One of a small handful of machines that eschew x86 processors from Intel or AMD in favor of the sort of low-power silicon that you'd more typically expect to find inside a smartphone, Lenovo's newest 2-in-1 uses that power frugality to good advantage.

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What Samsung’s new super-chip reveals of the Galaxy S9

What Samsung’s new super-chip reveals of the Galaxy S9

Samsung has a new Exynos processor, and it's already triggering some serious interest as to what this new silicon could mean for the upcoming Galaxy S9. Announced yesterday, in advance of CES 2018, the new Exynos 9810 is the latest in Samsung's flagship 9 Series range, packing a 2.9 GHz customized CPU and taking advantage of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies.

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There’s a smartphone chip war brewing for 2018

There’s a smartphone chip war brewing for 2018

The landscape for smartphone chip-makers like Apple, Qualcomm, and Samsung may be growing, but none can rest on its laurels as the industry tries to keep up with new trends like AI. SoC (System-on-Chip) design being increasingly brought in-house by players like Apple and Samsung are eating into the business of former go-to providers like Qualcomm, fueled in no small part by fierce and lengthy litigation over processor technology patents.

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Chromebooks running on Snapdragon 845 might be coming

Chromebooks running on Snapdragon 845 might be coming

It won’t just be Windows 10 that will be getting the special Qualcomm Snapdragon treatment next year. While there are already at least two Windows 10 on Snapdragon devices slated for the next months, there is one class of devices that may or may not be headed out to the market. Commits to the Chrome OS source code reveals the addition of support for the Snapdragon 845 on Chromebooks. And while it doesn’t immediately mean there’s already a device in the works, it at least means that Chromebooks might finally become a reality after all this time.

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Galaxy S9 won’t support Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ in the US

Galaxy S9 won’t support Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ in the US

The Galaxy S9 seems to be shaping up to be somewhat of a disappointment. Just recently, a leak seemed to confirm that it might not have dual cameras, which is being reserved for its Galaxy S9+ sibling. Now a new leak claims that, despite being powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 845, it won’t actually be supporting Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Quick Charge 4+ technology. But as it turns out, that might actually open a bigger can of worms as well.

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