This year both Samsung and LG have launched flagship smartphones with near bezel-less displays, but in doing so removed one obvious site for a fingerprint scanner from their devices. Soon, though, a much-discussed in-display scanner could be an option, thanks to new technology from Qualcomm.
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Qualcomm has provided details of its latest charging technology, designed to act more efficiently than previous generations. The new standard, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, includes three central areas of improvement.
Like many other smartphone manufactures, Xiaomi is set to launch its 2017 flagship Android device sans Qualcomm’s flagship chipset. Reports out of China claim that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will not initially ship with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, with the system-on-chip instead being included in a revised edition of the handset.
Qualcomm have been issued with a substantial fine by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), following a three-year anti-trust investigation. The South Korean regulator issued the fine after ruling against methods used by Qualcomm to license its patents.
Qualcomm has announced the latest version of its fast charging system. With Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 comes the promise of cooler charging temperatures, with the new technology said to operate up to 5 degrees centigrade cooler than the previous iteration.
American chipset maker Qualcomm has agreed terms to purchase NXP Semiconductors of the Netherlands, at a price of $37.88 billion (€34.76/£31.14). The takeover will provide Qualcomm with the opportunity to diversify away from smartphone chips.
Momentum is gathering behind next generation wireless technologies, with the news that Qualcomm is to introduce its first 5G modem. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 is capable of delivering impressively-quick downloads, with speeds of up to 5 Gbps.
The patent dispute between Qualcomm and Meizu has intensified with the news that the chipset maker has filed actions against the Chinese smartphone manufacturer in a number of western markets. With Qualcomm having previously filed actions in China against Meizu, the dispute has now spread to Germany, France and the United States.
A reported 1.82 million people in China have placed reservations for the Xiaomi Mi 5S, with users flocking to the company’s website in order to declare their intention to purchase the device. What is perhaps even more astonishing than the size of the demand is the fact that the Xiaomi Mi 5S has not even been unveiled yet.
Reports have emerged that Samsung is testing a staggering-quick new Exynos chipset. The Exynos 8895 has apparently been built on a 10 nm process and can deliver a maximum clock speed of 4 GHz.