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The 5G Smart Car is coming and Qualcomm aims to dominate its dashboard

The 5G Smart Car is coming and Qualcomm aims to dominate its dashboard

Qualcomm is firmly embedded in phones, and now it wants to dominate the car dashboard, with multiple launches today that should push 5G-connected vehicles, Alexa-powered infotainment, and eventually autonomous driving into the mainstream. Star of the show is the 4th generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms, designed to unlock features like augmented reality and artificial intelligence for the road.

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Snapdragon 870 5G gives OnePlus, Moto & more a cheaper flagship chip

Snapdragon 870 5G gives OnePlus, Moto & more a cheaper flagship chip

Qualcomm has revealed its newest mobile chipset, with the Snapdragon 870 5G slotting in just below the most potent Snapdragon 888 as the company expands its flagship series. Successor to the Snapdragon 865 Plus, it will give Android phone-makers another option in the price/performance balance, with manufacturers like Motorola, OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi already onboard.

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With Snapdragon 480 5G, Qualcomm paves way for cheaper, faster Android

With Snapdragon 480 5G, Qualcomm paves way for cheaper, faster Android

Qualcomm is aiming to nudge 5G further down into the mass-market, with the new Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform paving the way for more affordable Android phones that don't sacrifice support for fifth-generation mobile networks. Latest in the Snapdragon 4-Series, the new chipset has the potential to bring 5G within reach of sub-$200 devices, if manufacturers are of a mind.

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MediaTek surpassed Qualcomm as the largest mobile chipmaker in Q3

MediaTek surpassed Qualcomm as the largest mobile chipmaker in Q3

It's not that hard to see Qualcomm and MediaTek as the Intel and AMD of smartphones. Qualcomm pretty much has the lion's share of the smartphone chipset market while MediaTek's silicon is often regarded as the more affordable option at the expense of some performance. Like AMD, however, MediaTek is also making an even more aggressive push, especially in the mid-range 5G tier. It seems that some of that may have paid off, at least for the third quarter of 2020, though Qualcomm still holds one important piece of the pie.

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Coolest gadgets to watch out for in early 2021

Coolest gadgets to watch out for in early 2021

2020 saw some eye-popping technologies and gadgets loaded with the next-gen features. Like all times, there is something new on the horizon as we bid goodbye to this eventful year - 2021 brings a refreshing hope for the tech community. So what gadgets should you be eyeing in the early part of next year to stay abreast with the dynamic times? Here are the five best choices.

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Snapdragon 888 benchmarks are out – Here’s the problem with them

Snapdragon 888 benchmarks are out – Here’s the problem with them

The Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm's flagship chipset for Android smartphones in 2021, and the stakes have arguably never been higher. On the one hand, Apple is flexing its chip-design chops, and while Qualcomm modems may be in its current hardware, that's not going to be the case forever. Meanwhile, Qualcomm's Android SoC rivals aren't standing still.

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New Android phones could get 4 years of OS updates

New Android phones could get 4 years of OS updates

Android phones could commit to four years of software updates, if Qualcomm and Google have their way, aiming to address one of the lingering frustrations owners have - and one of the persistent criticisms from Apple. The two companies plan to "enhance and extend" Project Treble to make it easier for smartphone-makers to push out new Android OS updates for older phones.

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Snapdragon 678 promises affordable Android phones a camera upgrade

Snapdragon 678 promises affordable Android phones a camera upgrade

Qualcomm may only have just revealed its 2021 flagship chipset for Android phones, but the Snapdragon 888 is getting a low to midrange counterpart in the shape of the Snapdragon 678. Slotting into the company's line-up of relatively affordable chipsets for equally affordable smartphones, the new SoC borrows some of the AI-powered camera features from its more expensive sibling.

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Snapdragon 888 – Meet Qualcomm’s 2021 Android 5G super-chip

Snapdragon 888 – Meet Qualcomm’s 2021 Android 5G super-chip

We knew it's name, we knew the highlights, and now it's time for the big news on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the chipset flagship Android phones will be using in 2021. Latest in the SoC-maker's 5G portfolio, the Snapdragon 888 not only integrates a 5G modem but cranks up CPU and GPU performance for up to 144 fps and 4K gaming.

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Moto G10 could finally be the Motorola flagship we’ve been waiting for

Moto G10 could finally be the Motorola flagship we’ve been waiting for

If the rumors are correct, Motorola's next flagship smartphone might not be able to compete with other early 2021 contenders. That won't mean, however, that it won't be able to top what Motorola has offered so far. If the company's own hints at Qualcomm's recent Snapdragon Summit is to be taken at face value, it could even be Motorola's biggest attempt at a flagship experience yet. Even more surprising, however, is its all but certain confirmation that this phone will actually be part of its Moto G series.

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Snapdragon 888 revealed – Qualcomm’s 5G flagship for Android in 2021

Snapdragon 888 revealed – Qualcomm’s 5G flagship for Android in 2021

Qualcomm has announced its latest flagship chipset, with the Snapdragon 888 set to power the next generation of high-end Android devices in 2021. As you'd expect, there's a big focus on 5G, with the Snapdragon 888 featuring the company's latest 3rd generation Snapdragon X60 modem.

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MediaTek MT6893 might be on par with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

MediaTek MT6893 might be on par with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

MediaTek still has a large share of the mass-market smartphone segment, primarily because of its more accessible price tag for its processors on that tier. It has recently set its guns higher, aiming for mid-tier and high-end devices with its 5G-enabled line of Dimensity chips, but it hasn't exactly reached performance figures that can be considered comparable to the top contender in that space. That could slowly be changing if these leaked benchmarks for an upcoming MediaTek flagship is accurate, showing it might finally be catching up to Qualcomm.

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