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South Korean watchdog cuts Qualcomm fine
Published in News
Thursday, 21 March 2019 12:26

South Korean watchdog cuts Qualcomm fine


Only $200 million now

South Korea’s antitrust regulator has lowered a decade-old penalty imposed on US chipmaker Qualcomm by 18 percent to $200 million.

Apple stole three Qualcomm ideas
Published in News
Monday, 18 March 2019 12:38

Apple stole three Qualcomm ideas


Told to pay $31 million

Fruity cargo cult Apple’s quest to avoid paying Qualcomm billions in patent royalties has hit an iceberg as a jury has ruled against it.

US court rules Qualcomm owes Apple a billion dollars
Published in News


If only we knew how to do that when debt collectors call

A US federal judge has issued a preliminary ruling that Qualcomm owes Apple $1 billion in patent royalty rebate payments.

Motorola Razr to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 SoC
Published in Mobiles


Might not be the flagship but brings back memories

We already know that Motorola is working on bringing back the iconic Razr smartphone to the market and while it might have a foldable screen, it appears that it won't have flagship hardware, but rather a more modes Snapdragon 710 SoC.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G is out
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 25 February 2019 11:19

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G is out


Extreme battery life with Snapdragon X55 modem

Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm, just announced that the Snapdragon 8cx Always-Connected PC platform will get a 5G version. The Snapdragon 8cx SoC is matched with the Snapdragon X55 modem to support SA, NSA, and up to 7Gbps downloads speeds.

Qualcomm announces integrated 5G SoC
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 25 February 2019 11:01

Qualcomm announces integrated 5G SoC


Next-gen MSM and 3rd gen modem

Cristiano Amon, the President of Qualcomm, has just announced the world first MSM platform that will have 5G integrated. He didn’t name it but it will feature the 3rd generation modem, that will follow up on the X55.

OnePlus 5G with Snapdragon 855 arrives in Q2 19
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 21 February 2019 13:45

OnePlus 5G with Snapdragon 855 arrives in Q2 19


On Finnish carrier Elisa

Finland is the land of Nokia and Nokia is a big player in the 5G infrastructure. This is why Finnish telecommunication carrier Elisa plans to launch a OnePlus 5G enabled device in the second quarter of 2019.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is first with Snapdragon 712 SoC
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 16:55

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is first with Snapdragon 712 SoC


Smaller screen, similar camera, and lower price

While Xiaomi Mi 9 is the star of the show, the company has also unveiled a smaller Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, which will be the first smartphone with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 712 SoC and come with a smaller screen, under-display fingerprint scanner, and similar triple rear camera setup.

Qualcomm wants US regulators to ban some iPhones
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:22

Qualcomm wants US regulators to ban some iPhones


Change your minds

Qualcomm is urging US trade regulators to reverse a judge’s ruling and ban the import of some Apple iPhones in a long-running patent fight between the two companies.

Snapdragon X55 2nd gen 5G modem is out
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 16:01

Snapdragon X55 2nd gen 5G modem is out


7Gbps supports 2G to 5G

2019 is the year of real 5G and companies like Qualcomm are enabling at least 20+ operators, 20 OEM building 5G partners and 30+ commercial 5G products to launch. The X50 was announced in 2016 and shipping to partners for a while and will enable the first wave of 5G devices. Snapdragon X55 is enabling the missing features and complementing the 5G offering.