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Qualcomm Unveils New Mobile Chipset Aiming Mobile Gaming Enthusiasts

Qualcomm’s new mobile chipset aimed at gamers

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Qualcomm is an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company.
Qualcomm is an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company. Wikimedia Commons

Aiming at mobile gaming enthusiasts, Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset with a higher central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU) clock speeds.

The new Snapdragon 855 Plus features refreshed specs including the new Qualcomm Kyro 485 Prime CPU cores with improved clock speeds of up to 2.96GHz which is expected to deliver a 15 per cent speed boost, news portal the US-based chip-maker wrote in a blog-post on Monday.

“Snapdragon 855 Plus would raise the bar for elite gamers with the increase in CPU and GPU performance and elevate experiences for 5G, gaming, AI and XR, which is something our OEM (original equipment manufacturer) customers look to us to deliver”, said Kedar Kondap, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies.

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The logo for Qualcomm appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. VOA

“It is our most advanced mobile platform to date and would build upon the success of the 2019 Android flagship Snapdragon 855 5G mobile platform,” he added.

Snapdragon 855 Plus with an integrated multi-gigabit Snapdragon X24 LTE 4G modem also supports 5G connectivity using the X50 5G modem and Qualcomm Technologies’ RF Front-end solutions to deliver best-in-class cellular performance, superior coverage and all-day battery life in premium 5G devices, the company said in a statement.

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In addition the company is expecting devices built around the new system-on-a-chip to ship in the second half of 2019. Asus has already announced that it will include Qualcomm’s new chip in its upcoming ROG Phone 2. (IANS)

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5G is our Top Priority Right Now: Qualcomm

As per the report, Apple may use Qualcomm's X55 modems in all its 2020 iPhones, which support both mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum

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The logo for Qualcomm appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. VOA

Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon at Company’s Snapdragon Tech Summit this week has said that the main goal of Qualcomm’s renewed relationship with Apple right now is to get a 5G iPhone launched on time.

During the summit, Amon stated: “Priority number one of this relationship with Apple is how to launch their phone as fast as we can. That’s the priority,” PCMag reported recently.

“We have a multi-year agreement with Apple. It’s not one, it’s not two, it’s multi-year for our Snapdragon modem. We’re setting no expectations on front end, especially because we engaged it very late,” Amon added.

Earlier, Apple and Intel were working closely to bring a 5G iPhone. However, once the six-year deal between Qualcomm and Apple was made, Intel later moved away from the 5G mobile marketplace.

FILE – A sign advertises 5G at the Qualcomm booth at CES International in Las Vegas, Jan. 9, 2019. VOA

J.P. Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee believes, Apple will release a 5.4-inch iPhone, two 6.1-inch iPhones and one 6.7-inch iPhone with 5G connectivity in 2020.

Chatterjee predicts the company may introduce two high-end models (one 6.1-inch and one 6.7-inch) with support for mmWave, as well as a triple-lens camera and “world facing” 3D sensing for improved augmented reality capabilities.

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While, two low-end models (6.1-inch, 5.4-inch) will not have mmWave or World facing 3D sensing, and will have a dual-lens camera.

As per the report, Apple may use Qualcomm’s X55 modems in all its 2020 iPhones, which support both mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum. (IANS)

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