Category: Qualcomm

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 enables Gigabit LTE, 4K60p 360 live stiching, 6-degrees VR at CES 2017

Posted by Charbax – January 15, 2017

Here's a booth tour at the Qualcomm CES 2017 Booth, showing some of the features that Qualcomm is introducing with their 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor, the first processor to use the "Built on Cortex" technology ARM License. Qualcomm's 10nm Kryo 280 might be built (my speculation) on quad ARM Cortex-A73 and quad ARM Cortex-A53, but customized by Qualcomm with their own design features on top, or throughout, including also Qualcomm's own memory controllers and Qualcomm's new X16 Gigabit LTE Baseband system. Qualcomm X16 Baseband supports up to Gigabit 1000mbit/s download speed and 150Mbps upload speed. It can function over a mix of licensed and unlicensed carrier spectrum. At the Qualcomm booth, this video also shows off some of the other awesome features that Qualcomm is making available with Snapdragon 835, includingn HDR10 4K60p HDMI 2.1a support and potentially HDR ready displays for smartphones to come, Project Tango and similar depth sensing for 6-degrees of freedom VR experiences merging the virtual world with the real world, turning VR into AR. Some other new multimedia features include live real-time stitching of 360 video at 4K 60 frames per second (possibly encoding with H265) which could enable the most advanced 360 video recording, also possibly recording 360 audio. Then combining 3 microphones to design directional audio recording similar to a shotgun microphone, improving the electronic image stabilization functionality (now to version 3.0) and deep neural networks run on the device for integrating advanced computer vision in the smartphone.

Xiaomi co-founder VP Chuan Wang shows Mi Mix 6.4″ bezel-less phone

Posted by juliusaugustus – January 9, 2017

Xiaomi is a 6-year old startup from China that has shipped hundreds of millions of Smartphones, but mostly in China. Xiaomi is trying to expand to Europe and the USA. Here presenting the Xiaomi Mi Mix that uses a bezel-less 6.4" 1080p Sharp IGZO display, on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM, 16Megapixel back camera, 5Megapixel front camera, 128gb or 256gb of storage.

Venus 5.5 and Venus X smart phone Qualcomm CPU by Vestel

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 20, 2016

The Turkish Company Vestel shows their Turkish-Produced smart phone brand “Venus” on IFA 2015.
The Venus series phone is powered with Qualcomm processor, running Android 5.1 Lollipop, comes with nice design, and will be available at an affordable price for the European market soon.
Venus X, with sharp contours, and Venus V, with a more rounded design.
The 5.5” Venus model features a 13-megapixel camera, 16GB memory, the 4G LTE and NFC technologies. The 5.0” Venus model features excellent battery life.

inForce Snapdragon 615 System on Module for high-end IoT

Posted by stromium – December 18, 2016

inForce Computing, a Qualcomm partner, is focussed on utilising Snapdragon SoCs to power a multitude of applications – IoT, portable healthcare devices, robotics, and so on. At TechCrunch Disrupt, Keith Fleer, technical marketing manager at inForce, displays a robotics platform using a Snapdragon 615 SoC with peripherals such as a camera and gesture sensor, on a board with PWM output for servo motors. There is also a board using the Snapdragon 805 chipset (with a 2.7GHz quad-core CPU) that could be used to build video conferencing devices.

For more information see https://www.inforcecomputing.com/

Microsoft announces Full Windows 10 on ARM with full x86 win32 apps emulation

Posted by Charbax – December 8, 2016

Microsoft shows Full Windows 10 on ARM, on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820:

we have an x86 Win32 desktop app running transparently with no changes, thanks to the magical emulation technology we've built into Windows 10 on ARM. This is Adobe Photoshop running great on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, we made zero changes to the app, it runs perfectly.

Microsoft says that they will launch this with the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, due to be released in 2017. But here for this demo, they show their full Windows 10 with x86 apps support running smoothly on the currently shipping Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.

It might be that Microsoft and Qualcomm want to have at least the performance of their next generation 835 to be able to offer a satisfactory x86 apps emulation performance.

The first usage case Microsoft aims for is the ARM Powered Laptop.

I think Microsoft should also try to run full Windows 10 with x86 apps emulation "as an app" on not-too-heavily-modified Android, support Android powered full Windows 10 Continuum concept. They can work with Qualcomm and Google on that. Basically dock your Android phone and it should run a full Windows 10 UI with full x86 apps support on the external Lapdock/desktopdock.

Moto Z Moto Mods Developer Program on Indiegogo, Hackathons

Posted by Charbax – November 16, 2016

After my initial video showing off the Moto Z and its awesome Moto Mods, here is an Interview with Stephen McDonnell, Director of the Moto Mods Developer Program and with Christian Flowers, Engineer on the Moto Mods platform, talking about the plans that Motorola has to promote their awesome Moto Mods ecosystem, promoting ideas and innovative development through Indiegogo at https://enterprise.indiegogo.com/motomods/ and through Hackathons in New York, in the Silicon Valley and elsewhere to come read more at http://modthefuture.com/

Moto Z, Projector, Camera, Speaker, Battery MotoMods

Posted by Charbax – November 15, 2016

Lenovo Motorola Moto Z is an amazing new Smartphone, with Greybus (watch the video that I filmed with Greg Kroah-Hartman on their Greybus development for Google's discontinued Project Ara) based data and hot-swappable power pogopin docking technology on an ultra-thin Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Smartphone design, with options to dock a TI DLP Pico Projector MotoMod, a Hasselblad True Zoom Photo/Video Camera, JBL SoundBoost Speaker and the Incipio offGRID Power Pack, all MotoMods that customizes and expands the functionalities of a Smartphone. An absolutely fascinating potential evolution for the Smartphone market, Motorola is developing a potentially amazing ecosystem for future-proof MotoMods that can turn your Smartphone into a Project, into a point-and-shoot quality Camera, into an amazingly loud Speaker and that can expand its battery life easily. All these MotoMods are magnetically locked onto the back of the Moto Z. Now Motorola is also releasing the Moto Mods Development Kit to enable third parties to develop new MotoMods for the Moto Z, for example I hope someone makes an ultra-thin E Ink Mobius (flexible, plastic and non-glass) display for the back-size of the smartphone, a Kent Displays CH-LCD based notes taking back case and a LapDock Laptop Dock to use the Moto Z to power the Ultra-thin Laptop dock and desktop dock. The functionalities of Moto Z can also expand through the TurboPower fast charging USB Type C which I have used with USB Type C to SD card adapter, for example to upload videos from my SD card to YouTube. The possibilities with the Moto Z ecosystem are very, very interesting. But for these to get the attention of the consumers worldwide, I think that Lenovo/Motorola needs to lower the price of the bundles to around $599 for the phone including the Projector MotoMod, $699 including Projector and E Ink MotoMod, $349 or $399 for the Moto Z by itself (instead of the current $699). $699 should also be a bundle to include an ultra-thin and ultra-light small bezel 13.3" Laptop Dock and Desktop Dock MotoMod and with the appropriate Remix OS like Android implementation through Android Nougat to support full Android Powered Productivity on the external display.

Alldocube 13.5″ (3000×2000) Reference Design Laptop and Reference Design Phablet For Windows and Android

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 8, 2016

Alldcube is an ODM that makes reference designs for other companies to use on various products such Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones with ARM and x86. Alldocube has a unreleased 13.5" (3000x2000) reference design laptop with undisclosed internals. Alldocube has ARM reference designs for laptops and Tablets. Alldocube 6.98" HD (1280x720) phablets have an msm 8909 processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 marketed by Allwinner to be used with Android or Windows phone.

Oppo N3 swiveling camera smartphone

Posted by stromium – September 11, 2016

The Oppo N3 is a smartphone with a swiveling camera above the screen that rotates through a motor, as demonstrated here. This allows one to use the same camera for the front and the back, as well as the flash. The phone runs Oppo’s ColorOS built on top of Android v4.4 KitKat. It features a Snapdragon 801 chipset with 5.5” 1080p display, 32GB of onboard expandable storage, 2GB RAM, and a fixed 3000mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with QHD display

Posted by stromium – June 29, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 both feature Super AMOLED displays at QHD (2560x1440px) of 5.5” and 5.1” respectively, 4GB RAM, 32/64GB of onboard expandable storage, a 12MP camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and 4K video recording, and a 5MP front camera. Depending on markets, the phones come with either Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset (dual 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual 1.6 GHz Kryo cores) or Samsung LSI’s own Exynos 8890 (4x 2.3 GHz Mongoose + 4x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 cores) and boot Android v6.0 Marshmallow. Both phones are IP68 water and dust proof certified.