2+6 cores mainstream
Qualcomm is gaining traction with its 600 series chipsets and it is about to announce a new one. The Snapdragon 670 comes with dual high-end CPUs and six energy efficient ones, all in 10nm.
14nm SoC with hexa-core Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 CPU cores
Samsung announced its newest SoC built on 14nm FinFET manufacturing process and aimed at mid-range devices, the Exynos 7872 SoC.
More features and longer battery life for wireless earbuds
Qualcomms said it will make QCC5100 Bluetooth SoC, and likely will provide more processing power as well as lower power consumption for wireless headphones and "hearables".
Fudzilla asked around
Over the last few weeks we've met with a few dozen Qualcomm and industry C level executives and of course discussed the potential Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm. The general conclusion is that this won't happen as Broadcom might profit from it at the big expense of Qualcomm.
Adreno 630 and Kryo 385
Keith Kresin and Tim Leland just gave us a first glimpse of the inside of the Snapdragon 845.
Nvidia Xavier, the next generation Tegra focused on self-driving, is almost taped out.
Mass production in 2019
The current generation of SoC and the one that comes after will remain at 10nm, since it will take some time to move to 7nm. This is the conclusion we gathered after talking to a number of industry insiders.
The Snapdragon 835 is the best of 2017
Sources very close to Qualcomm have confirmed that there is no such thing as the Snapdragon 836. The current generation Snapdragon will stay with the Snapdragon 835 and there won’t be any faster version
About 10 percent faster
A few chaps are implying that Note 8 might be the first phone to have an updated and faster Snapdragon 836, but we learned that Pixel 2 is more likely the one.
14nm and Kryo for mainstream
Qualcomm has gained a lot of momentum and managed to gain market share in the mainstream from MediaTek and others and the company has just announced the Snapdragon 660 and 630 that will help it to succeed in the future.