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New Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 chip means 5G phones will get much cheaper

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 690 processor will bring 5G to phones that may cost less than $400 when it launches later this year. Here's what the chip's all about.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 690 processor brings 5G to midrange phones

Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 690, which is the first 6-series chip to offer 5G support. The chip also offers a 20% performance boost and 4K HDR.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 768G will boost game performance, offer updatable drivers

Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 768G mobile platform, building on the Snapdragon 765G and adding better performance and more gaming features.
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All-day battery life and ANC are about to become standard true wireless features

Qualcomm has good news for those who wish things like all-day battery life and noise cancellation were available on affordably-priced true wireless earbuds.
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Qualcomm’s new headset design shows off the XR2 VR platform

Qualcomm launched the XR2 platform in December, but now it's unveiling a reference design based on the platform. The design features 5G and two 2K displays.

Over 70 5G-enabled phones featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 are in the works

According to Qualcomm, over 70 5G-enabled phones powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 are in the works, including unannounced phones like the Black Shark 3.
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What to expect from smartphone makers now that MWC 2020 is canceled

Mobile World Congress 2020 was canceled due to fears about the coronavirus. Here's the latest on where manufacturers will now show off their latest devices.
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Qualcomm’s X60 5G modem will power the next generation of 5G flagship phones

Qualcomm has announced the X60 5G-enabled modem, which will be available in 5G smartphones starting early next year. The new modem adds a number of features.
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Apple trying to design 5G iPhone antenna after snubbing Qualcomm’s

Apple is said to be designing its own antenna for this year's 5G iPhone. Qualcomm offered its antenna module, but Apple declined, citing concerns over design.
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Audi Q8 will warn drivers when there are construction workers on the highway

Qualcomm technology and the Audi Q8's digital, driver-configurable instrument cluster make the feature possible. Audi identified construction zone as an important use case because the men and women working on the nation's highways put their lives at risk daily. Other areas of implementation are around the corner.
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Qualcomm’s self-driving car made me never want to touch a steering wheel again

At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Qualcomm announced a new platform for self-driving cars, called Snapdragon Ride. And to showcase all of its powers, Qualcomm gave me a ride in a Lincoln MKZ that had been tricked out with all the sensors, radar, and chips necessary to use the new platform.
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Qualcomm says 2020 is the year 5G will finally go mainstream

Qualcomm is all-in on 5G and thinks you will be too soon enough. Company president Cristiano Amon expects 200 million 5G smartphones to ship in 2020. Fixed wireless and 5G PCs are here as well, including a newly anounced laptop from Lenovo. The company sees 2020 as the year consumers truly embrace 5G.
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Qualcomm Ride platform aims to make self-driving cars simpler

Snapdragon Ride is a platform for autonomous vehicles, a handful of chips and software that fits into a box no bigger than your backpack and can tie together radar of all ranges, LIDAR, CV2X communication systems, and front and rear cameras via software that knows where the car is and what’s coming up.
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CES 2020: What to expect from the annual tech show this week

It's finally here: the world's leading tech companies will showcase their latest hardware at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Here's what to expect, the conference dates, important events, and the latest CES 2020 news.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 benchmarks push the iPhone 11 Pro and show strong A.I.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 isn't available to the public yet, but we had the opportunity to test it in a real device against the Snapdragon 855-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the iPhone 11 Pro. It steps up raw performance, even beating out Apple's A13 Bionic in some cases, but A.I. and 5G may be its true strengths.
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The Qualcomm XR2 augmented reality chipset will power next-gen headsets with 5G

Qualcomm has launched a new augmented reality chipset that is set to power the next generation of AR headsets. The new Snapdragon XR2 supports up to a hefty 3K per eye, along with two times the CPU and GPU performance of the company's previous-generation AR chipset, the Snapdragon XR1.
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Digital Trends Live: $6,000 Mac, portless iPhone, Golden Globe nominations

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Luke Larsen dive into the biggest tech topics of the day, including a $6,000 Mac Pro, a portless iPhone on the horizon, Tesla’s “premium connectivity,” Snapchat’s “harmless” deepfakes, Golden Globe nominations, and more.
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Digital Trends Live: Uber’s assault problems, iPhone location-data leaks, more

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Caleb Denison and Nicole Raney break down the biggest trending tech stories of the day, including the iPhone 11 sneaking data location, Qualcomm teams with Pokemon Go creators, Uber’s sexual assault problems, more Teslas on the way, and more.
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Digital Trends Live: Day Three highlights from the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit

Greg Nibler and Riley Winn are on-location in Maui, Hawaii, for Day Three of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, where they take a look at the biggest announcements, news, and hottest developments from the world of 5G.
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Qualcomm and Niantic to partner on a next-gen augmented reality headset

Qualcomm and Niantic have announced a multi-year partnership that will see the two companies build a reference design augmented reality headset that blends hardware, software, and cloud computing. Details beyond that have yet to be revealed, but the headset may incorporate games like Pokemon Go.
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Qualcomm expands Snapdragon on PC with 7c and 8c for Always Connected laptops

Qualcomm continues its push into mainstream, Always Connected laptops, with a new pair of SoCs for manufacturers to choose from. The Snapdragon 8c and 7c aren't as powerful as the 8cx, but they should still be plenty capable, and offer even greater battery life and fan-less cooling for adaptive systems.
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Qualcomm’s working with Apple ‘as fast as it can’ to help launch a 5G iPhone

With lawsuits behind them, Qualcomm says it is working closely with Apple to launch a 5G iPhone "as fast as it can." Qualcomm will supply Apple with crucial modem components, so the next iPhone to be released could be able to connect to high speed 5G networks. The 5G iPhone is rumored for release in late 2020.
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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 offers improved A.I. performance and 8K video

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 865, which is aimed at offering improved performance across all areas. In particular, the new chipset offers improved A.I. performance, and even offers support for 8K video. The new chipset will be available on smartphones in the first quarter of 2020.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 and 765G offer Snapdragon 865-like premium features

Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 765 and 765G, which are aimed at offering a number of more premium features in a slightly lower tier. The new chipsets, for example, offer the same fifth-generation Artificial Intelligence Engine on offer by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.
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Interview: The Snapdragon 865 will make today’s smartphones look downright basic

Qualcomm sees the Snapdragon 865 as more than a simple performance enhancement for the latest high-end phones. It's placed a huge emphasis on artificial intelligence to not only make your life easier, but safer too. With 5G's proliferation, big data isn't just getting bigger, it's getting faster and more capable.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chip comes with 5G whether you want it or not

Qualcomm may not provide a 4G-only option for the new Snapdragon 865 processor, potentially making most of the major flagship phone releases next year 5G devices. The chip can apparently only be paired with the 5G X55 modem, and not a standalone 4G modem, making phones more expensive due to a feature many won't be able to use.
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The Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor lets you scan two fingers at once

Qualcomm has announced the new 3D Sonic Max ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, which offers a 17-times-larger area, meaning that you can scan two fingers instead of one. The result? The new sensor is a lot more secure than previous-generation scanners. The 3D Sonic Max is also faster than its predecessors.
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Qualcomm finally gives first look at Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765 platforms

Qualcomm has finally taken the wraps off of its latest-and-greatest mobile platforms, the Snapdragon 865 and the Snapdragon 765. The new platforms are likely to appear in a slew of new phones in 2020. Specs about the chipsets have yet to be revealed, but likely will be in coming days.
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How the 5G network is progressing hand-in-hand with Qualcomm

During the 5G Summit that took place in Barcelona, the Digital Trends Español team spoke with Qualcomm to learn more about the development of 5G technology. Ignacio Contreras, Qualcomm's marketing director, said 5G has advanced by leaps and bounds, at a pace that has surprised many.
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Apple sets very aggressive timeline: Build a 5G modem for iPhones by 2022

Apple has reportedly set a very aggressive timeline to build its own 5G modem, as it plans to have the component ready by 2022. Apple is "really pushing it" with the two-year deadline, which comes after the $1 billion acquisition of Intel's modem business and a multi-year agreement with Qualcomm.
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Apple 5G modem business could take years to develop, Qualcomm president says

Apple purchased Intel’s 5G modem business for a billion bucks in July – so will Tim Cook and Co. write Qualcomm out of the will completely? In an exclusive interview at IFA 2019, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon made clear that this partnership is anything but over.
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Everything is connected: Qualcomm is all-in on 5G for 2020

You've heard 5G is coming, though it's tough to get excited about an incremental improvement in mobile internet speeds. But Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon wants to change that, announcing the chipmaker's new 5G features at IFA 2019 and laying out use cases like video streaming, AR, and cloud gaming.
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At IFA, Qualcomm and BMW unveil the world’s first 5G connected car — almost

At a keynote presentation during IFA 2019, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon and Christoph Grote, BMW's senior vice president of electronics, announced plans to evolve future vehicles with 5G, which will push next-generation connected cars even futher. Digital Trends sat down with the pair for a deeper dive.
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5G phones to be cheaper in 2020 as Qualcomm expands support for Snapdragon chips

Cheaper 5G phones are coming thanks to Qualcomm, as it said it's adding 5G connectivity to its Snapdragon 6-Series and 7-Series chipsets in 2020. Twelve manufacturers have signed on to use the 5G Snapdragon 7-series chip, ranging from Motorola to HMD Global, maker of Nokia phones.