Intel Shows Off Two New Smartphone Chips
Intel today announced its next-generation series of smartphone mobile processors, one aimed at low-end devices and the second targeting mid-range devices. The Z2420 is an update to last year's Z2220 and will be used in devices for emerging markets. It features Intel Hyper-Threading and speeds up to 1.2GHz; 1080p hardware-accelerated encode/decode; and the ability to use two cameras with advanced imaging features. The Z2420 packs the XMM 6265 HSPA+ modem, which supports dual-mode SIMs. The second chip, the Z2580, is an update to the Z2460 and should appear in mainstream smartphones. Intel said the Z2580 will deliver up to two times the performance benefits of the Z2460, while also offering competitive power and battery life. The chips will be available later this year.
Snapdragon 845 Boasts Advanced Imaging Tools and AI Smarts
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
Intel Debuts 5G Radios
Nov 16, 2017
Intel today announced a range of 5G modems for mobile devices that rely on various technologies to handle the transition from 4G to 5G. The XMM 8000 series will handle multi-mode operations on 600 MHz and mmWave band around the globe and will be ideal for PCs, phones, and fixed wireless equipment.
New Qualcomm Tech Aims to Bring High-Quality AR and VR Mainstream
Aug 15, 2017
Qualcomm today announced a major expansion of Spectra, its effort to offer manufacturers a drop-in hardware and software solution for easily and affordably adding advanced camera technology to phones and other devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. The expanded Spectra suite includes three new hardware camera modules.
Qualcomm Improves Its High-Tier Range with Snapdragon 660 and 630
May 8, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms, two new systems-on-a-chip that the company says will dramatically improve speed, battery life, and photography for sub-flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the 653, while the 630 succeeds the 626.
Intel Claims LTE Modem to Deliver 1 Gigabit Speeds
Feb 21, 2017
Intel today announced the XMM 7560 LTE modem, a fifth-generation wireless radio that can produce broadband-like speeds in a variety of mobile devices. The XMM 7560 is manufactured using Intel's 14nm process and supports LTE Advanced Category 16 for downloads up to 1 Gbps and Category 13 for uploads up to 225 Mbps.