Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus: Neck and neck in every aspect
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by Adam Conway
1y ago
MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 Plus chipset is the company’s big return to flagship chipsets in the west, and it’s been a long time coming. The non-Plus version launched in devices like the OPPO Find X5 Pro Dimensity Edition, a China-only exclusive. However, with the advent of the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro came an additional tier above — the Asus ROG Phone 6D Ultimate. The “Ultimate” moniker obviously implies that that is the superior device, and so, we put both chipsets to the test against each other. In short, the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus is a beast, and many of us in the west have been really exc ..read more
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The new Snapdragon XR2 Plus Gen 1 offers 30% improved performance over its predecessor
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by Pranob Mehrotra
1y ago
At IFA this year, Meta and Qualcomm announced a multi-year partnership to bring new premium devices powered by custom VR platforms to the market. The partnership has finally borne fruit with the launch of Meta’s premium VR headset, the Meta Quest Pro, which packs Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon XR2 Plus Gen 1 chipset. The new Snapdragon XR2 Plus Gen 1 brings significant performance improvements and better heat dissipation over the Snapdragon XR2 from 2019. Qualcomm claims it offers 50% higher sustained power and 30% improved performance over its predecessor, which “allows more concurrent mul ..read more
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Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will reportedly bring significant NPU, ISP, and GPU improvements
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by Pranob Mehrotra
1y ago
Qualcomm will unveil its next flagship SoC for smartphones at Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii later this year. We expect the upcoming chipset, likely called Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, to bring several improvements over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 from last year. Although Qualcomm has not shared any details about the chipset so far, various leaks suggest that the upcoming chipset will go by the model number SM8550 and could feature native AV1 decoding support. In addition, a new leak now claims that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will bring significant NPU, ISP, and GPU improvements to the table. The leak in question ..read more
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: What has changed in the flagship chip?
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by Adam Conway
1y ago
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is a chipset that has been plagued with problems since its inception. More than ever, we saw OEMs jump to try and deal with its inefficiencies through software controls, with some opting to throttle it under certain conditions. Others, like OnePlus, throttled it overall, and to cut a long story short, it’s been problematic, to say the least. The Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 came in to attempt to right all wrongs, and while it didn’t quite do that, it got pretty close. As for the reason why people believe the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 is so much better than its non ..read more
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The new Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 will bring some premium features to affordable smartphones
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by Pranob Mehrotra
2y ago
Qualcomm adopted a new naming scheme for its flagship smartphone SoCs last year to make the branding easier to follow. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was the first SoC to launch with the new branding, and it was followed by the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 this year. As seen in a recent leak, Qualcomm is now extending the branding to its budget-friendly chipsets, starting with the new Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1. Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 The new Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 follows the Snapdragon 695 from last year. It brings several improvements to the table, including up ..read more
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Meta and Qualcomm announce partnership with new multi-year agreement
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by Timi Cantisano
2y ago
After relying on its chips for its past products, it looks like Meta will continue its relationship with Qualcomm, signing a new multi-year “broad strategic agreement” with the company. The two companies announced the partnership during IFA 2022, intending to develop experiences leveraging Qualcomm’s custom XR platforms for future Meta Quest projects. In addition, Meta and Qualcomm will strengthen their ties by collaborating on a deeper level for next-generation projects. While the companies didn’t announce any new products or platforms, it did go on to state they would deliver ..read more
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Bose will use Qualcomm’s S5 Audio SoCs on future wireless audio devices
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by Pranob Mehrotra
2y ago
Bose is gearing up to launch new TWS earbuds as part of its QuietComfort Earbuds range. While the company hasn’t made any official announcements, we recently got our first look at the upcoming QuietComfort Earbuds II. Shortly after we covered the leak, Bose sent out invites for a September 7 launch event. We suspect that the company could unveil the QuietComfort Earbuds II at the event, and it could pack Qualcomm’s S5 Audio SoC. At the ongoing IFA trade show in Berlin, Qualcomm’s CEO Cristiano Amon announced that future wireless audio devices from Bose will pack the chipmaker’s S5 Audio SoCs ..read more
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Arm is suing Qualcomm over the Nuvia acquisition
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by Rich Woods
2y ago
Arm is suing one of its biggest partners, the company announced today. The action is against Qualcomm, and it’s related to the firm’s acquisition of Nuvia, saying that Qualcomm sought to transfer Nuvia’s licenses without its consent. According to Arm, Nuvia’s licenses expired back in March, and Arm attempted to resolve the issue. That means that Qualcomm has allegedly broken its agreement. What Arm is seeking here is for Qualcomm to effectively throw out any chip designs that have been made by Nuvia since the company was acquired. It’s a big ask, since Qualcomm acquired the firm for $1.4 billi ..read more
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 specs detailed in new leak
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by Pranob Mehrotra
2y ago
Qualcomm rebranded its Snapdragon lineup of smartphone SoCs with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 late last year. The company extended the new branding to its mid-tier Snapdragon 7 series this May, with the launch of the new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip. While most Android OEMs are yet to launch devices featuring the latest Snapdragon 7 series chip, a new leak has revealed details about the upcoming Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC. The leak in question comes from Evan Blass, and it reveals pretty much everything about the next SoC in Qualcomm’s budget-friendly Snapdragon 6 series. Firstly, it confirms that Qualcomm w ..read more
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The Samsung Galaxy S23 series could see Snapdragon chips in more regions
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by Karthik Iyer
2y ago
Samsung has historically used both Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and the in-house Exynos chips in its flagship phones over the years. That’s also true for the company’s Galaxy S22 series which is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip in markets like the US, while many of the units destined for other markets like Europe got Exynos 2200. India got a Snapdragon chip in the Samsung Galaxy S22 series for the first time, and it looks like future Galaxy S series flagships will carry a Snapdragon chip in more regions as the company is strengthening its partnership with Qualcomm. The collaboration between com ..read more
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