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Snapdragon 810 and 808 64-bit chipsets unveiled by Qualcomm

The new chipsets come as replacements to existing versions and both feature 4G LTE Cat. 6 modems

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Snapdragon 810 and 808 64-bit chipsets unveiled by Qualcomm

In what appears to be an important announcement for the next year, Qualcomm has taken the veil off of its Snapdragon 810 and 808. These new chipsets are certain to make their way to the upcoming smart phones and mid range flagships and they are coming with some major improvements in the processor performance, 3D rendering and LTE. Both the chipsets feature a lot in commom; 64-bit processors and ARM Cortex A5x CPU cores and they have replaced the Qualcomm-designed Kraits which we usually see on their other developments. The exciting feature in both the chipsets feature the 4G LTE Cat. 6 modems which means that there will be maximum download speeds of 300MBps.

The Snapdragon 810 is coming to replace the 805 and will form the top of the chipset line. It comes with four Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 processor cores which comes as replacements for the Cortex-A15 and A7 respectively. The Cortex-A57 is going to come with a 25-55% increase in performance and this will only increase the power consumption by a mere 20%. And this is nothing to worry about since the 20nm manufacturing process replacing the 28nm, will offset the increase in power consumption.

Now coming towards the Snapdragon 808, it uses a combination of A57/A53 but is actually a hexa-core processor and comes with two Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. The new cores bring extraordinary performance benefits and this is wnhy we are guessing that this one is as good as the current quad-A15 designs. The chipset also features a GPU which is the slots under the Adreno 420 found in the Snapdragon 805Adreno 418 and offers way more performance than the Adreno 330.

source: qualcomm


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LG G Watch 2 could arrive at IFA 2014 with a premium new look

Source: TechRadar UK

Who's afraid of the big bad iWatch? A lot of people, it seems. The latest word is that LG is hoping to get in ahead of Apple's rumoured wearable by firing out a second LG G Watch, just two months after the debut of the first.The Korea Times claims that LG's second smartwatch, which will include a Qualcomm processor, is already well into development and is aiming for IFA 2014 - in just over two weeks time.While a fo ...
Source: TechRadar UK   Full article at: TechRadar UK 4 days ago, 4:56am CDT


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LG G Watch 2: Ready for a smartwatch sequel already?

Source: Fifth Gear

The LG G Watch was only announced a couple of months ago and has been available for even less amount of time, but already it looks like LG could be readying a sequel to the Android Wear wristwatch, and it may be unleashed at this year’s IFA event taking place next month! While the original LG G Watch is a fairly affordable rival to Samsung’s Android Wear smartwatch, could the follow-up be a high-end Appl ...
Source: Fifth Gear   Full article at: Fifth Gear 4 days ago, 4:15am CDT

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Qualcomm faces new criticism from China

Source: CNet

The chipmaker is chided for its involvement with a Chinese antitrust expert, who has been dismissed as a government adviser for helping a consulting firm write a report for Qualcomm. ...
Source: CNet   Full article at: CNet Aug 14 2014, 9:20am CDT

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HTC Desire 510 listed on IDA's website, first HTC phone with a 64-bit processor?

Source: Asia One

Besides the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, we also spotted another new device on IDA's Equipment Search List.The new device is the Desire 510 which has not been officially announced by HTC at press time. It is believed that the Desire 510 is the HTC A11 that @upleaks mentioned in a tweet three days ago.What's unique about this Desire model is the possibility that it could be the first HTC phone to be powered by a 64-bit processor. @upleaks reported that the HTC A11 will run on Qualco ...
Source: Asia One   Full article at: Asia One Aug 13 2014, 11:05pm CDT

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Qualcomm out to kill 'battery anxiety'

Source: CNBC

No matter how fast, smart and powerful our phones get, they still often die by mid-day if we leave our charger behi ...
Source: CNBC   Full article at: CNBC Aug 13 2014, 10:02am CDT

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Meet Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Source: BetaNews

It is well known that Samsung has often been criticized for giving its premium smartphones a not-so-premium look and feel. But, in spite of all this, in the land of upscale Galaxy handsets, an all-plastic body, with a bland design, has always prevailed. Until now. Today, Samsung finally shows us that a premium Galaxy smartphone can break away from the norm, as it reveals the new Galaxy Alpha boasting a metal frame and an attractive design. The device's main rival is li ...
Source: BetaNews   Full article at: BetaNews Aug 13 2014, 5:11am CDT

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Updated: LG G Watch release date, news and features


Can't wait for the circular Moto 360? Well, the LG G Watch is boxy, but it's available to buy right now as one of the first two Android Wear smartwatches on the market.It may not have the style of the Moto 360, nor the heart rate monitor of the Samsung Gear Live, but with Google's special software on board, the G Watch is promising nonetheless.It also has what we find to be one of the most important wearables features among wearables: a better battery life than it ...
Source:   Full article at: Aug 12 2014, 4:00pm CDT

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