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Qualcomm delivering GPU updates via the Play Store is a huge deal

7 monthes ago   |   By Android Central

Qualcomm is asserting more control over GPU updates, and that's welcome news for Android gamers.
The Snapdragon 865 chipset is now official, and it comes with a slew of upgrades in key areas. The chipset features ARM's latest Cortex A77 cores, delivering a 20% boost in performance from last year, and the Adreno 650 GPU has more cores that result in a massive 25% uptick.
But one feature in particular stands out: Qualcomm will start delivering GPU updates directly from the Play Store, similar to what NVIDIA and AMD do on PCs. These updates were previously delivered via annual platform...
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Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865 is a gaming and imaging beast

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865 is a gaming and imaging beast

7 monthes ago   |   By AndroidPhoneFans

At Qualcomm's Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, the company officially pulled back the curtain on the Snapdragon 865 SoC which is poised to be the go-to option for most flagship smartphones in 2020. As you'd expect, the new chipset is faster and more efficient than its predecessor and will guarantee 5G connectivity for high-end phones since it will need to be paired with Qualcomm's X55 5G modem.
Those interested in the performance of the new chipset will be pleased to hear that the SD865 uses Qualcomm's new Kryo 585 CPU is 25% faster than last year's SD855 while also improving efficiency while...
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Qualcomm: 200-megapixel smartphone cameras are coming in 2020

Qualcomm: 200-megapixel smartphone cameras are coming in 2020

7 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Qualcomm has been introducing the world to its new Snapdragon 865 over the past few days and one of the big gains is on the camera front. Taking to the stage to talk specifically about the support that the new mobile platform offers to smartphone manufacturers, Judd Heape introduced the support for 200-megapixel sensors, before going on to say that "this isn't just vapourware." Heape went on to confirm that there will be 200-megapixel cameras on phones launching in 2020. While Heape didn't announce which manufacturer would be launching this camera beast, at least we know that someone is...
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The Snapdragon 865's most interesting tech is something you'll forget is there

The Snapdragon 865's most interesting tech is something you'll forget is there

7 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865 chipset is going to be inside some of the most appealing flagship Android phones of 2020, but what arguably makes it most special is the tech that you won't even realize is in action. While the headline features of 5G, swifter CPU and GPU speeds, and higher resolution camera sensor support are likely to get the...
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is coming to 5G flagships, brings 8K video along for the ride

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is coming to 5G flagships, brings 8K video along for the ride

7 monthes ago   |   By Liliputing

Qualcomm's next-gen flagship processor should bring a significant boost to CPU, graphics, and memory performance. But the feature that's likely to grab the most headlines is that despite lacking an integrated 5G modem, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor will only show up in 5G-ready smartphones. That's because Qualcomm is pairing the Snapdragon 865 processor with the Snapdragon X55 5G...
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 and 765G bring 5G to mid-range phones

7 monthes ago   |   By Liliputing

While most of next year's flagship Android phone will likely sport Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865 processor, the chip maker also has a more affordable option for device makers that want to offer 5G capabilities and some other premium features at a lower price point. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G both feature integrated Snapdragon X52 LTE...
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Phones in 2020 could become your mobile driver's license with Android R - CNET

7 monthes ago   |   By CNET

High-end Android phones with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chip will be able to support Google's ID accreditation.
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Qualcomm: Your next phone could have an enormous 200-megapixel camera - CNET

7 monthes ago   |   By CNET

The new Snapdragon 865 processor for premium phones include camera upgrades to make photos huge.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs. Snapdragon 855: What's the difference?

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs. Snapdragon 855: What's the difference?

7 monthes ago   |   By Android Central

The Snapdragon 865 offers huge gains in CPU, GPU and AI performance, so let's see how it stacks up against the Snapdragon 855.
Qualcomm's annual refresh is here, with the Snapdragon 865 set to power next year's flagships. The Snapdragon 855 was a reliable workhorse - powering most flagships released this year - but Qualcomm is facing increased competition in the high-end category from HiSilicon and MediaTek.
With the Snapdragon 865, Qualcomm is offering massive gains in CPU, GPU and AI performance, and the chipset also features ARM's latest Cortex A77 cores , delivering a 20% uptick in CPU...
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 5G, AI, camera specs bolster 2020 smartphone upgrade cycle

7 monthes ago   |   By ZDnet

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 platform aims to spur 5G smartphone upgrades with a dose of camera enhancements and AI tools that may redefine premium device experiences.
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Inside the Snapdragon 865: Qualcomm reveals the features you'll find in 2020's best Android phones

Inside the Snapdragon 865: Qualcomm reveals the features you'll find in 2020's best Android phones

7 monthes ago   |   By PC World

Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon 865 smartphone chip will support 5G, certainly. But more practical features will probably affect phone users in more immediate ways, such as 200 megapixel still photos, 4K HDR/8K video capture with optional portrait mode and Dolby Vision support, dynamic lighting options for mobile gaming, and real-time audio translation. Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 855 a year ago, and unveiled its successors-the Snapdragon 865, the Snapdragon 765, and the Snapdragon 765G -on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Qualcomm dove deep into what phone makers and end users can expect from...
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: Here's What You Need To Know About The Latest 5G Chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: Here's What You Need To Know About The Latest 5G Chip

7 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is now official and destined for your next premium smartphone.
The company fully unveiled its latest 5G chip at its annual tech summit in Hawaii.
In addition to providing a more indepth look at the processor, Qualcomm confirmed the first Snapdragon 865-powered smartphones should arrive in early 2020.
A new and more powerful 5G Snapdragon SoC
As is probably to be expected, Qualcomm's latest chip makes a big play for 5G .
Quacomm specifically points to how this chip contains " the world's most advanced 5G Modem-RF System ." While adding that with peak speeds of up...
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Snapdragon 765 Might Just Be Qualcomm's Most Important 5G Chip

Snapdragon 765 Might Just Be Qualcomm's Most Important 5G Chip

7 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Qualcomm has now officially introduced the Snapdragon 765 and confirmed it is a 5G-ready and willing chip.
The Snapdragon 765 is not the company's most premium flagship processor, but one that looks to bring premium features, including 5G , to more devices.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 won't find its way into devices until early next year.
The other 5G Snapdragon
The Snapdragon 765 might not be the most premium SoC to be announced by Qualcomm this week, although it is arguably as important, if not more so.
Qualcomm created the 700-series as a means to give smartphones outside of the top tier...
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The Snapdragon 865's GPU Driver Updates Are A Mobile Gaming First

The Snapdragon 865's GPU Driver Updates Are A Mobile Gaming First

7 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Qualcomm has a new mobile platform coming, and it's enriched with mobile gaming-related features.
While the company promises desktop-quality gaming, a more exciting prospect for the new mobile platform might be the ability to update the GPU drivers. According to Qualcomm this is a mobile gaming first, and will be allowing gamers to update the drivers on their own the moment they're released by OEMs.
This puts a little more control in the hands of the user. More importantly though it'll help push mobile gaming forward and continue to improve upon in ways which haven't been done...
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The Snapdragon 765G Brings 'Elite Gaming' Features To The Mid-Range

The Snapdragon 765G Brings 'Elite Gaming' Features To The Mid-Range

7 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

With the Snapdragon 865 , Qualcomm is pushing the boundaries even further for mobile gaming. The Snapdragon 865 is a top-tier mobile platform though, and won't be seen in mid-range devices and below.
This is where the Snapdragon 765G comes in. This is a gaming-focused variant of the 765 mobile platform that Qualcomm announced, and will make high-quality gaming available to more users than ever before.
Because it integrates some of Qualcomm's Snapdragon Elite Gaming features, like improved graphics rendering for smoother gameplay experiences.
The Snapdragon 765G will improve graphics by...
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 chip could usher in the first affordable 5G phones

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 chip could usher in the first affordable 5G phones

7 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Image: Qualcomm
Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 865 might be the big news out of the company's annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, but the company also announced details about its other new chip, the midrange Snapdragon 765. The 765 might actually be the more interesting of the two, thanks to its integrated 5G modem and its likely future of powering cheaper, midrange devices.
Right now, there's not a lot of 5G devices out there, and the ones that are around tend to be very expensive. The upcoming 865 might help with that. By default, it'll only work with the X55 5G modem, meaning every Android...
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 765 and 765G: all the details

7 monthes ago   |   By Pocketnow

Qualcomm teased the Snapdragon 855, 765 and 765G mobile platforms. Today, we're getting all the details on the chips we'll likely see in 2020 smartphones.
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Forget the Snapdragon 865. Qualcomm's midrange chip will spread 5G faster - CNET

7 monthes ago   |   By CNET

The Snapdragon 765 has something its more powerful sibling doesn't: integrated 5G. That means less-expensive phones with longer battery life.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: Top 4 best things

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: Top 4 best things

7 monthes ago   |   By Android Central

Qualcomm's tagline is "You deserve Snapdragon." But do you deserve this Snapdragon?
Like clockwork, Qualcomm is updating its flagship chip, the one that most high-end phones will use in 2020. It's called the Snapdragon 865 , and it's got a lot going for it, including a renewed focus on graphical performance and an enormous boost in AI processing capabilities that could make it much easier for developers to tap into applications that rely on machine learning and neural networks.
Aside from the big-ticket items, there are a bunch of smaller features that you should know about the Snapdragon...
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