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HoloLens 2 chip choice has some huge advantages

HoloLens 2 chip choice has some huge advantages

Microsoft has ditched Intel and will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset for the upcoming next-generation HoloLens, but it's not the one you might have expected. The hotly-anticipated augmented reality headset is shaping up to dramatically improve the blending of virtual objects with the real-world, but of course all of that demands power - and power efficiency.

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The 5 big Snapdragon 8cx details to get you up to speed

The 5 big Snapdragon 8cx details to get you up to speed

Qualcomm may be ramping up for its Snapdragon 855 to show up pretty much across the board in Android flagship phones next year, but the new Snapdragon 8cx for Windows on Arm notebooks is arguably more exciting. The new flagship chipset aims to deliver laptops and 2-in-1s that last for multiple days, are always-connected, and are significantly more portable than rivals using Intel and AMD silicon. Read on for five things you need to know.

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Galaxy S10 with Snapdragon 855 faster than Exynos on AnTuTu

Galaxy S10 with Snapdragon 855 faster than Exynos on AnTuTu

Qualcomm has just announced its horse for the 2019 mobile platform race and much of its rhetoric revolved around technologies like 5G, AI, CV-ISP, XR, and the like. Of course, the Snapdragon 855 is expected to be faster, especially with its new three-tier octa-core layout, multi-core Neural Processing Units, and Adreno 640 GPU. But just how fast is it on a presumed upcoming device? Based on AnTuTu’s preliminary benchmarks, faster than almost everyone except Apple.

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Snapdragon 8cx hands-on: Windows on Arm gets serious

Snapdragon 8cx hands-on: Windows on Arm gets serious

What can you expect from "the most extreme Snapdragon" ever to be found in a notebook? Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx reference designs may not stand out at first glance - think sober Lenovo Yoga-esque convertibles, fanless and unobtrusive with their metallic grey casings - but make no mistake, this is a big deal in connected, ultra mobile computing.

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Qualcomm is oddly coy on 5G and product for its new Windows chip

Qualcomm is oddly coy on 5G and product for its new Windows chip

If there are two things missing from Qualcomm's big Snapdragon 8cx announcement today, it's 5G and actual hardware. The chip-maker has been talking up fifth-generation networks all week at its Snapdragon Summit 2018, making it a key pillar of the Snapdragon 855 mobile processor which will start showing up in smartphones early in the new year. It's also had hardware partners on-stage to talk launch plans.

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Snapdragon 8cx gives Windows its most extreme Arm chip yet

Snapdragon 8cx gives Windows its most extreme Arm chip yet

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, a new flagship "Extreme" chipset for Windows on Arm notebooks, tablets, and 2-in-1s that promises more connectivity, more power, and battery life in excess of 25 hours. The new platform also debuts Qualcomm's new nomenclature for that ecosystem of devices, borrowing technologies from Snapdragon for smartphones but shaping them for ultraportable computing.

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Snapdragon 855 hands-on: 5G is the least important part

Snapdragon 855 hands-on: 5G is the least important part

It's easy to get caught up in the 5G hype. Blistering speeds and dramatically lower latency have networks falling over themselves to boast of bigger and more impressive roll-outs, and Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is at the forefront of that 5G wave. The thing is, while 5G is clearly better than 4G - not least because it has an extra "G" in the name - in reality the Snapdragon 855 is actually much more important in several other ways.

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5 reasons to be excited about Snapdragon 855 in 2019

5 reasons to be excited about Snapdragon 855 in 2019

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 is about to be everywhere in the Android smartphone space come 2019, but we can break down the five reasons why you should be excited about that. It's faster than its predecessor, more power-efficient, and unlocks new camera features - read on for the five things you need to know.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855: Everything you need to know

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855: Everything you need to know

The Snapdragon 855 is here, and Qualcomm would really rather you call it a "Mobile Platform" than a processor. Promising to open the door to a new decade of 5G, Artificial Intelligence, and Mixed Reality technologies like AR and VR, the flagship chipset cranks up the power while paving the way for form-factors beyond just the smartphone.

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OnePlus first to get Snapdragon 855 as 2019 5G plans revealed

OnePlus first to get Snapdragon 855 as 2019 5G plans revealed

OnePlus will be the first company to offer Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 chipset, the company has confirmed today, with a new flagship coming next year. The news was announced by OnePlus' Pete Lau at the Snapdragon Summit 2018, Qualcomm's annual event where it previews its upcoming flagship mobile chipset and the technologies that go into it.

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Samsung just ‘confirmed’ these Galaxy S10 details

Samsung just ‘confirmed’ these Galaxy S10 details

In a pair of announcements from Verizon and AT&T as well as news from Qualcomm, the 2018 5G Galaxy smartphone was revealed. The plans for this extremely important piece of hardware have big implications not just for Samsung, but for Verizon, AT&T, and Qualcomm too. In the course of a day, in several announcements, AT&T revealed their first 5G phone, Verizon their second, and Qualcomm their 5G connectivity tech.

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Xperia XZ4 could be the first Snapdragon 855 phone

Xperia XZ4 could be the first Snapdragon 855 phone

Sony isn’t exactly known to be fast in adopting the latest in smartphone trends. It has clung to its cold, boxy design for years and, to date, only has one dual camera phone. That might be changing next year with the arrival of the Xperia XZ4, which might be Sony’s most daring ever. Depending on when it does announce it, it could also be one of if not the first smartphones running on the fresh new Snapdragon 855 mobile platform.

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