Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 is a souped-up version of last year’s flagship

The Snapdragon 888 isn’t Qualcomm’s only high-end mobile chip for early 2021. The company has introduced a Snapdragon 870 system-on-chip that should deliver speedy performance in those phones where the 888 isn’t an option. Ultimately, it’s a slightly...

HP’s leather-covered business laptop uses a Snapdragon CPU

It’s been more than two years since HP announced that it made a laptop out of leather, and based on our review the Spectre Folio was more than just a gimmick. It was the company’s take on the Always Connected PC category of thin and light laptops and...

Tech’s biggest losers in 2020

It’d be easy to just say all of 2020 was terrible and call it a day. But while most of the year was awful for everyone, some things in tech suffered more than others. TikTok, for example, got jerked around by the Trump administration for months, only...

Poco’s X3 is the first smartphone with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 732G

Eight months after Xiaomi spun off its Pocophone sub-brand into a separate company with a slightly different name, Poco is releasing another budget smartphone. The Poco X3 NFC is the first phone with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 732G chipset, and it off...

Acer’s Spin 7 convertible will support sub-6 and mmwave 5G

After a busy week of news, Acer isn’t quite done. The company has announced its Spin 7 convertible laptop, which is one of the first to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2. It supports both types of 5G, mmWave and sub-6, though it’s not the first not...

Qualcomm is bringing 5G to its entry-level Snapdragon 4-series chipsets

This summer, Qualcomm announced a new 5G-capable Snapdragon 690 chipset. Bringing 5G to 6-series phones means cheaper devices have access to the tech. But Qualcomm isn’t stopping at the 6-series. Today, it announced plans to bring 5G to its Snapdrago...

Qualcomm promises better AI for its next Snapdragon PC chip

Here’s a sign that the troubled Windows on Snapdragon platform isn’t going away anytime soon: Qualcomm is announcing today its new made-for-PC processor based on ARM design. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 follows up 2018’s Snapdragon 8cx, and back then the...