CES 2021: Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G UW, rugged, drop/water proof, Snapdragon 765G, push to talk
Vuzix M4000 wave guide Smart Glass for enterprise, Vuzix Labs Smart Swim with partners and more
Vuzix M4000 is the company’s new flagship product in its corporate M series uses Qualcomm’s 2.52Ghz Octa-core Snapdragon XR1, the same processor used in its direct predecessor the M400 and in the Google Glass 2, 6GB LPDDR4 System RAM, 64GB internal flash memory. They use their self-developed fully transparent waveguide display which has a larger field-of-view to bring vast advantages in work areas such as remote maintenance.
$399 Weibu Snapdragon 850/8cx/835 Laptop and 2-in-1, Windows 10 ARM Powered
Weibu is the Shenzhen design house ready to work with brands to mass produce affordable Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/850 and soon (from Q1 2020) also the Snapdragon 8cx based 13.3″, 10.8″ and 14.1″ and other sizes from FHD to 3Kx2K displays, for long battery, built-in LTE.
Onyx Boox Note2 10.3″ Qualcomm Front light
An overview of the new Onyx Boox Note2, with its new performance.
You can see behind the scenes as they show it to many Chinese media: https://youtu.be/91-ENuLUXzM
Onyx Boox Note2, Max3 with Onyx CEO
Onyx presents the new 10.3″ Note2 with Qualcomm Octa Core ARM Cortex-A53 platform, responsive, with front-light, battery effecient, probably the most optimized and the most advanced E Ink notepad in the world at the moment. And the new 13.3″ Boox Max3 also thinner, lighter, also running on the Qualcomm Octa-core platform on an Android 9 base.
Geniatech IoT TV Box, Zigbee Gateway with OpenWRT, LoRa Gateway, Zigbee Dongle, HDMI Capture
Geniatech shows their new IoT integrations for their TV Box market expertise, adding Smart Home functionality in the TV Box, introducing their Zigbee Gateway, Industrial IoT LoRa Gateway based on their Snapdragon 410 Dragonboard 96Boards Developer Board 4 Hub to do the edge computing, Zigbee Dongle adds IoT Smart Home to any Set-top-box such as the Geniatech ATX598Max and other that supports it in the software. Geniatech HDMI Capture
$999 Samsung Galaxy Book S on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
Samsung use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx ARM processor on 7nm system-on-a-chip (40% faster CPU, 80% faster GPU compared to Galaxy Book 2), runs Windows 10, with 23 hours of battery, gigabit LTE, always on, always connected, touch-to-wake, instant-on feature, 0.96kg weight, 13.3″ 1080p, multi-touch display (10 points), 1TB SSD, AKG stereo sound with Dolby Atmos support, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, MicroSD slot, 720p front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C port, and Windows Hello sign-in via a fingerprint sensor. The laptop’s dimensions are 305.2×203.2×6.2-11.8 mm.
Qualcomm 8cx, 7nm ARM Laptop Windows 10 platform
Qualcomm shows their 8cx ARM Powered Laptop platform. The 8cx is the first ARM Processor designed specifically for the Laptop market. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform is the most extreme Snapdragon ever, combines the best of the smartphone with the power and performance of a premium laptop in ultra-thin, fanless form factors to deliver a superior Always On, Always Connected PC computing experience. The first 7nm PC platform, the Snapdragon 8cx supports transformative 5G experiences, multi-gigabit LTE, and multi-day battery life and marks the biggest generational performance increase ever in a Snapdragon platform.
Shiratech 96Boards Sandwich = Dragonboard 410c + LTE Mezzanine + Bosch Sensor + FPGA Mezzanine
Shiratech and Arrow 96boards Mezzanine sandwich features the DragonBoard 410c with 3 mezzanines and an arduino shield with the DragonBoard 410c as the base board, a Shiratech LTE Mezzanine, a Bosch Sensor Mezzanine and a Shiratech FPGA Mezzanine.
Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router
Synology’s first mesh router, MR2200ac, comes with Qualcomm IPQ4019 quad-core CPU and tri-band Wi-Fi, allowing users to expand Wi-Fi coverage through flexible deployment. All Wi-Fi connections and devices can be managed via one platform – SRM. Additionally, settings and remote management can be operated through both a web interface and a dedicated mobile app – DS router. The MR2200ac enables wifi range to be extended.
€449 Xiaomi Mi 9, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, €599 Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, MWC 2019 keynote
Xiaomi Mi 9 is launched at €449, runs on the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, with a 6.39″ display, triple cameras including a 2x telephoto optical zoom lens, it can record 4K60 and comes with a 3300 mAh battery. The 5G version of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is also to be available at €599. This video includes my highlights filmed at the Xiaomi Mobile World Congress 2019 keynote which you can also watch the official full video of here.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Dex on Lapdock, faster, smoother, doesn’t take over phone display
The new Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e/Fold enables the fastes PC Mode from a phone yet, here tested on upcoming http://lapdock.net project (check back for more videos on Lapdock and when it might be available for purchase). Galaxy S10 is powered by the extremely fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. There even is a 5G version to be available.
Oppo 10x Lossless Zoom and 5G phone
Oppo unveiled their 10x zoom phone, with that compact 160mm telephoto lens and software for a smooth lossless zoom from 16mm-160mm in such a thin phone. Oppo also had Qualcomm guest their keynote and they are launching 5G phones at this show.
OXI on Lapdock, runs Windows 10 apps in Android
Laurent Alaguero of Auxens shows their latest version of OXI the Desktop productivity user interface for Android phone’s external displays, such as here demonstrating running on the BQ Aquaris X2 Pro which has Displayport USB Type-C support. Here demonstrating OXI running with the Lapdock launched on crowdfunding on Indiegogo starting at $100. OXI can bring in and run Windows 10 apps in resizable Windows inside of this Android user interface, no need to boot all the way into a Windows 10 remote desktop just pulling in the needed Windows apps over the Internet, using virtualization, streaming, with servers that can nearby and served through Enterprise’s existing Windows server infrastructure. The Windows 10 apps can feel like they are running locally on Android with minimal lag. Auxens is now reaching out to Smartphone manufacturers to try to pre-install OXI on shipping phones with Displayport USB Type-C support. Hopefully they can integrate by getting some API access with http://shadow.tech cloud PC service and hopefully OXI comes with the Cosmo Communicator that is being developed and which I filmed here
Chromium OS on Snapdragon 845
At Linaro Connect Vancouver 2018, some engineers are showing the Open Source Chromium OS running on the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. With some talk on the status of using Freedreno for hardware accelerated GPU support in that Chromium OS demo. Over the past few months this solution has been upstreamed into the mainline kernel, display driver, audio driver, wifi driver, all the connectivity and periferal storage drivers, all to make Chromium OS work on that chipset. Running the 4.18 kernel with very few additional patches, it has hardware accelerated video playback using the open source freedreno driver. This could be a clue towards what I think could be an ultimate ARM Powered Laptop, a Snapdragon 845 Powered Chromebook would be so awesome, with Gigabit LTE, with good ARM single thread and multi-thread performance, with smooth Android and Linux apps supported, perhaps even it would be nice if Microsoft could contribute full x86 and ARM compiled Windows 10 apps support directly on this device.
Arrow shows latest 96Boards and Mezzannine boards
Arrow shows some of their latest 96Boards and Mezzanine boards such as the Renesas ANT96 board based on the Renesas RZ Family Renesas RZ/G1E processor featuring a dual-core Arm Cortex-A7. Novtech Meerkat i.MX7D and Chameleon Cyclone V Altera/Intel FPGA board. NextBiometrics NB-2023-S fingerprint sensor mezzanine board, STM32 Sensor mezzanine board and more. Arrow has more than 5 Mezzanine boards in the pipeline and at least 2 base boards too. Oxalis Layerscape LS1012A.