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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 845 chip for next year's flagships

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 6 December 2017

The chipmaker unveiled its latest processor at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, with the 845 being tipped for use in next year's flagship phones. FULL STORY >

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Snapdragon 450 is Qualcomm's latest CPU for mid-range phones

By Staff Writer 30 June 2017

The company's latest processor is designed to power mid-range devices and will serve up an octa-core setup, support dual lens cameras and provide LTE connectivity. FULL STORY >

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Qualcomm debuts new Snapdragon 660 and 630 chips

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 May 2017

Say hello to the Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs that will probably power your new mid-range devices going forward. FULL STORY >

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Qualcomm unveils its second-gen Gigabit LTE smartphone modem

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 22 February 2017

Despite being on its second iteration, Qualcomm's latest Gigabit LTE modem will not feature in a phone this year, but does serve up 1.2 Gbps download speeds. FULL STORY >

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Samsung keeping majority of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips for itself

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 24 January 2017

In a bid to keep ahead of its competitors, Samsung is reportedly saving the bulk of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chips for the Galaxy S8. FULL STORY >

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip will up photography and VR performance

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 3 January 2017

First detailed in November last year, full details on Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 chip are still unknown. It now appears as if photography and VR will play a big part in its performance. FULL STORY >

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Qualcomm debuts new 10 nm Snapdragon 835 chip

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 18 November 2016

With transistors as small as a water molecule according to Qualcomm, the company unveils its latest mobile chipset - the Snapdragon 835. FULL STORY >

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Qualcomm debuts new wearable chipset named Snapdragon Wear 1100

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 31 May 2016

Designed with fitness trackers and kids watches in mind, Qualcomm debuts its second range of wearable-specific chipsets. FULL STORY >

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Unearthing the core of any good mobile experience with Qualcomm

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 7 September 2015

TechSmart recently chatted with Qualcomm's VP for Business Development (MEA), James Munn, to discuss the local chipset landscape and why it's a great time to be a consumer in South Africa. FULL STORY >

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Why you should care about the chipset in your mobile device

By Staff Writer 31 July 2015

When buying a new smartphone, we consider the screen, camera and price, but James Munn of Qualcomm says the chipset should be of equal concern. FULL STORY >

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Qualcomm to bring 64-bit chips to the masses via Snapdragon 410

By Hanleigh Daniels 10 December 2013

Qualcomm pulls the wraps off of its new Snapdragon 410 chipset, a 64-bit, LTE-enabled SoC destined for budget devices and the emerging market. FULL STORY >

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Sony Xperia Z

By Mike Joubert 8 April 2013

The Xperia Z is one of the first next-gen full HD smartphones to arrive locally and it's not difficult to see that Sony has raised its game here. FULL STORY >

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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 800 series and 600 processors

By Hanleigh Daniels 10 January 2013

Qualcomm announces its next generation processor line-up in the Snapdragon 800 series and 600 processors. FULL STORY >

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Qualcomm unveils two new Snapdragon CPUs

By Hanleigh Daniels 27 September 2012

Qualcomm is aiming to bring a significant processing power boost to the lower tiers of the smartphone market via two new Snapdragon CPU additions. FULL STORY >

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Qualcomm demystifies processor mystique

By Ryan Noik 2 July 2012

Whether a phone boasts a dual core or a quad core processor is not the only defining factor of how efficiently your smartphone will run, according to Qualcomm. FULL STORY >

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