Qualcomm recently announced that it has signed a new licensing agreement with Chinese manufacturer Haier, for the use of certain patents related to technology 3g and 4g (see Abbreviationfinder.org for what does 3G and 4G mean).
Under the terms signed by both parties, Xiaomi will pay a series of royalties to develop, manufacture and market devices with all the latest technology related to 3g and 4g rigorously patented by the American chipmaker, in line with the program Qualcomm to China’s National Reform and Development Commission (NDRC), signed by California home under China’s anti-monopoly law.
Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, expressed great satisfaction with the agreement reached.
Xiaomi is proud to embrace and bring innovation with its smartphonethrough the line Mi . Thanks to licensing of Qualcomm we will have an even bigger role, bringing even more innovative products to our customers.
Positive also the declarations by Derek Aberle, President of Qualcomm.
Qualcomm is currently working to obtain new partners in China, a country continues to grow. We are pleased to to reach this new agreement with Xiaomi , with which we will work closely, pushing even more towards new boundaries,driving progress in the mobile industry.
Through this agreement will open up more to Western markets, Xiaomi without incurring lawsuits, as happened in India with Ericsson, during the past year.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Chip
II marketing isn’t everything, but almost. Qualcomm also knows it, which surprisingly decided to rename two of its Snapdragon chip to mid range to give them an idea more evolved than ever before. The American company hopes to improve the differentiation of series 600, SoC currently available are many and not always easy to see the differences through the only acronym. But among 615 616 617 and Snapdragon, 618 and 620 and there are very different technical solutions, for this they opted for the name change, respectively in 650 and 652.
The latter two don’t really have much to envy to the best in the class, both integrate the powerful ARM Cortex-A72 and the modem cores X 8 LTE, a Cat 7 can guarantee download speeds of up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps (dual carrier aggregation). Even the manufacturing process to 28nm HPm and multimedia capabilities are the same, then 4 k Ultra HD recording, 120fps at 1080 p, image sensors up to 21MP and content management h. HEVC 265 without any problem. One step certainly notable compared to other Snapdragon 6XX seen so far.
Only real difference lies in the architecture of Snapdragon 650 and 652, first up is indeed a hexa-core processor (Cortex-Cortex-A72 2 and 4 A53) while the second, more powerful, is an octa-core (4 4 Cortex-Cortex-A72 and A53). But the GPU is still the Adreno 510. For users changes very little, maybe nothing.
Qualcomm Denies the Alleged Problems of Overheating of Snapdragon 820
The 2015 will undoubtedly be remembered as the year of Qualcomm’s misstep, referring, obviously, to the affair which covered the problems of the current top-of-range temperature control SoC Snapdragon 810. All the facts connected with this case helped to worsen in a clear manner the reputation of Qualcomm, which aims to uplift the situation the next Snapdragon 820 Fort and return to its former glory and prestige of the past.
For this reason the rumor emerged in recent days have not gone unnoticed and Qualcomm is now officially running for cover smentendoli. Of course we talk about the news concerning the commitment by Samsung in finding a solution to the current alleged problems of temperatures get from Snapdragon 820, news that will have blown off my chair more than one person in Qualcomm.
With the competition that advances, MediaTek and Samsung itself in the lead, the American company cannot afford further scandal and therefore pointed out that the development of Snapdragon 820 is proceeding exactly as planned, with a particular emphasis on performance and heat dissipation requirements for devices that will use Qualcomm SoC. In a nutshell, according to the company, everything is going according to schedule and there is no question that both at the time outside than planned, at least for internal testing.
As announced, the new four-core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon from 820 to Kryo 14nm should offer twice the current energy efficiency solution octa core used on Snapdragon 810, saving that should arrive even from the renewed 530 Adreno GPU can offer a higher power of 40%compared to Adreno 430, with consumption significantly reduced. In short, this question seems to portend a similar scenario to last year, although we hope that the matter can be considered permanently closed and does not receive more denials.
Samsung "Lucky" with Exynos 8890 Appears on Geekbench
Samsung working on two fronts to test thoroughly the SoC to be adopted for next generation devices coming in 2016. Although they are already taking the first test to prove the new architecture of Qualcomm, Snapdragon 820, Korean home it is important to continue with the evolution of its Exynos and if we have already seen the first benchmark of Mongoose, Samsung’s proprietary architecture in the works for some time, today thanks to Geekbench, emerges for the first time another completely new SoC 8890, Exynos, that might stand out even from the project Mongoose, given the many differences in the chipsets.
From what emerges from this benchmark we discover that Samsung “Lucky” is the first prototype to mount this SoC. Inside there is Android 5.1 Lollipop, 4 GB RAM, compatibility with LTE frequencies and indeed the new Exynos 8890.
From the results obtained through the benchmark we discover that in single core scored 1409 points, whereas multi-core test touched 4882. Comparing it with the Exynos scores are higher (74201305 in single core and multi 4382) however the internal architecture of Exynos 8890 is depicted with an octa-core ARMv8 processor and a 1.3 GHz clock factory loweredwhile Mongoose has highlighted a different architecture, of type quad core based on Cortex-A72 at 2.4 GHz.
In conclusion, there may be two high-end SoC currently being developed in the laboratories of Samsung.
- Mongoose (Exynos 7430 Hero)-2.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A72
- Exynos 8890-octa-core but with maximum frequency at the time unknown-ARMv8