Category: Qualcomm

Sony Xperia Touch, projector turns any table or wall into a 23″ Android tablet

Posted by – March 2, 2017

Sony Xperia Touch is the world’s coolest Smart Android projector which turns any surface into a 23″ touch display using infrared, IR camera sensors, it also works projected onto a wall. Using a 1.6GHz Snapdragon 650 Hexacore dual ARM Cortex-A72 and quad ARM Cortex-A53, 3GB RAM, 32GB Flash. It uses USB Type-C and also has a Micro HDMI connector. It’s going to be released soon at about $1500. I have been waiting for a decade asking all the potential manufacturers when they would make this type of product. It’s going to be even nicer when this can get integrated into a pico projector the size of a Smartphone, or even integrated into a smartphone.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium, 4K HDR, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Posted by – March 2, 2017

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is Sony’s new high end Android smartphone with a premium design and premium features such as being the world’s first smartphone with a 5.46″ 4K HDR display, uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash, MicroSD, single or dual SIM. With a 19Megapixel back camera and 13Megapixel front camera with ultra slow motion recording support of 960fps in 720p. The XZ Premium can also be used for some pretty impressive 4K HDR VR.

DisplayPort comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with alt-mode Type-C directly on the SoC

Posted by – March 2, 2017
Category: Displays, 4K UHD, Qualcomm, MWC

DisplayPort is a standard for high resolution diplays. DisplayPort 1.4 can support up to 8K resolution at up to 30 hertz on a single cable and 60 hertz over two cables, here showing it off running on an upcoming announced Dell 8K 32″ display. DisplayPort can also support HDR or high dynamic range.

If a device has USB type C and the necessary hardware it can output displayport video through Type C. Through USB Type C a device can be charged while outputting video and being connected to a USB hub. Display port alt mode can switch to HDMI for HDMI displays. The Snapdragon 835 has displayport functionality so more devices in the future should have it. Mobile devices in the future could potentially Run multiple display monitors through a dock.

A dock using High Bit Rate 3 (HBR3) over DisplayPort 1.4 can output to multiple 4k monitors.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Posted by – March 1, 2017
Category: Qualcomm, MWC, Android, Windows

Quaclomm Snapgragon 835 is Qualcomm’s fastest ARM processor ever, possibly the world’s fastest Smartphone ARM Processor yet. Built on amazingly small 10nm, Snapdragon 835 is 35% smaller and offers power efficiency gains of up to 35% over the previous generation Snapdragon 821 processor. Gigabit LTE is available through the X16 modem and multi-Gigabit speeds over 802.11ad, integrated 2×2 11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi. Quick charge 4.0 charges 20% faster with up to 30% more efficiency. Snapdragon 835 supports VR and AR such as Project Tango. Snapdragon 835 is a semi custom ARM processor “based on ARM Cortex Technology” and featuring 8 Qualcomm Kryo 280 processor cores and Qualcomm’s newest Adreno 540 GPU. Adreno 540 offers 25% faster graphics rendering and 60x more display colors than previous Adreno GPU. The Snapdragon 835 will be able to run Windows 10 with x86 apps emulation support.

Huawei Watch 2 4G LTE Version

Posted by – February 28, 2017

The Huawei watch 2 LTE is similar in function to the Huawei Watch 2 but it features a removable LTE sim card slot. The Huawei Watch 2 can share LTE with existing devices. The watch 2 LTE has a design similar to a real watch plus a removable band and ip68 durability.

Huawei Watch 2 with Android Wear 2.0

Posted by – February 28, 2017

The Huawei Watch 2 is a smartwatch designed for exercise running on the latest Android Wear 2.0 platform which brings refinements and improvements to Android wear. The Huawei Watch 2 is a reference design for Android wear. The Huawei Watch 2 features a design similar to a regular watch and is available in multiple colors. Pricing ranges from $329 – 379 depending on region. The device has fitness features like GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, and music playback. The Huawei Watch 2 can be paired with Android and iOS devices. There is ip68 dust and water resistance. The battery can last up to 21 days they say.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, 9.7″ AMOLED Tablet

Posted by – February 28, 2017
Category: Tablets, Qualcomm, MWC, Android

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 features a 9.7 inch 2048 x 1536 pixel AMOLED display with HDR support and the S-Pen digital pen technology with up to 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity similar to tablets with Windows. The tablet features a USB 3.1 Type-C port with fast charging support. There 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and microSD card slot capable of handling cards up to 256GB. The body of the device is glass with an aluminum frame. Price and availability are to be determined and vary by region. There is also a magnetic keyboard with pen holder for the tablet.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus, Snapdragon 625, 5.2″ FHD IPS

Posted by – February 28, 2017

Motorola Moto G5 Plus is the 5th generation of the popular G series budget Moto smartphone. The G5 has a metal back in fine gold and lunar grey for a more premium look. The Motorola G5 Plus has a 5.2-inch FHD IPS display, LTE, 2GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor. The G5 has a 12 MP back camera with 4K recording. There is also quick charging. The G5 Plus comes in two capacities 32GB or 64GB with microsd. The fingerprint sensor can be used with gestures removing the need for onscreen navigation buttons. The price will probably be at or below $249.

$149 Lenovo Tab 4 10″, $249 Tab 4 10″ Plus, $109 Tab 4 8″ and $199 Tab 4 8″ Plus

Posted by – February 28, 2017
Category: Tablets, Qualcomm, MWC, Android

The Standard tab 4 10″ has a Snapdragon 425 processor, a 1200×800 resolution, 2gb of ram, and 16/32GB of storage. The 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera. The Tab 4 Plus 10″ has a Snapdragon 625 processor, a 1920×1200 IPS display, 3GB ram/16GB storage and 4GB ram/64GB storage. There is A 5MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera. There’s a USB 2.0 Type-C port and a fingerprint sensor as well. The Tab 4 10″ Plus will have premium glass design.

LG G6

Posted by – February 27, 2017

The LG G6 is the latest flagship phone from LG. The LG G6 features a 5.7″ (2,880 x 1,440) screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Unique aspect ratio of the LG G6 enables having two screens at once. The LG G6 also has a minimal bezel which ensures the as much of the device as possible is screen. The G6 features a Snapdragon 821 processor. There is 32GB storage, microSD expansion, and 4gb of ram. For connectivity there is USB type C 3.1 with Quick Charge 3.0, NFC and LTE of up to 600 Mbps. There is a dual 13mp camera on the back 5mp camera on the front. The LG G6 is a dustproof and waterproof up to IP68. The vbattery is no longer removable and the design is no longer modular. The price and release date are to be determined and vary by region.

$1700 ODG R9, $1000 ODG R8 Augmented VR Headsets

Posted by – February 26, 2017

ODG stands for Osterhout Design Group. ODG is a German producer of Virtual Reality glasses aimed primarily at enterprise with models for consumers and prosumers. ODG VR headsets are much smaller than normal VR headsets. The R8 headset features a 40 degree field of view and a 720p display for $1000. The R9 headset features a 50 degree field of view and a 1080p display for $1700. The R9 also features a front facing camera for augmented reality. The R9 features a MIPI port for different sensors. Both headsets feature a Snapdragon 835 processor and run on Android 7.0.

Inforce 6410Plus Snapdragon 600 Development Board

Posted by – February 24, 2017

The Inforce 6410Plus is a Snapdragon 600 based development board. The Inforce 6410Plus features compatibility with a wide array of I/O such as camera connectivity and various sensors such as accelerometer. The Inforce 6410Plus features Arduino connectivity. The Inforce 6410Plus can run either Android or Linux. The Inforce 6410Plus is aimed primarily for robotics applications.

Emdoor Allwinner+Qualcomm LTE Phablets, 7″, 8″ using Snapdragon 435, 210 and more

Posted by – February 6, 2017

Emdoor ships over 9 Million PCBs and finished products combined every year. Here showing their latest partnership with Allwinner which has partnered with Qualcomm to bring more LTE Phablets to the market using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 210 and now also Snapdragon 435, developing and bringing those to the design houses and factories in Shenzhen to create new volume. Here presenting $70 (for 1000+ orders) design on Snapdragon 210 with a great looking 6.98″ narrow bezel display. Emdoor also shows some of their advanced tablet for logistics ruggedized. Their 8″ QHD narrow bezel on Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940 LTE Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53.

Graalphone 7″ mini PC with sliding keyboard, insertable mini Phone, Tablet 3-in-1

Posted by – February 3, 2017

Graalphone is a sliding keyboard 7″ FHD Windows tablet with stylus. The Graalphone has both an Intel Atom and ARM Processor. The graalphone has an Android phone which attaches to it. There are dual cameras for 3d recording functionality. The device is a concept and the target price is about $700.

Bluetimes Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 USB Type-C 10,000mah Powerbank

Posted by – February 3, 2017

Bluetimes powerbanks use USB Type C technology for modern connection and Qualcomm quickcharge 2.0 for faster charging. Bluetimes power banks are the first power banks to offer both Type C and Quick charge. The powerbanks can charge any USB type C device including both smartphones and Laptops with type C. The battery capacity for the battery packs is 10,000mah.

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

Posted by – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_GlGglbu1U

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.