April 25th, 2015 8:09 PM 1 COMMENTS

Laptop-grade ARM Cortex-A72 processors coming to smartphones next year

As more and more people are using their smartphones and tablets as their primary computing devices, the processing performance of these devices is getting all that important. ARM is the driving force behind mobile processors, and even the biggies like Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, and Nvidia rely on it. After announcing its next-generation cores earlier this year, ARM has detailed some of the features of its upcoming CPU cores dubbed Cortex-A72.... Read More

February 6th, 2015 9:11 PM 0 COMMENTS

Qualcomm Snapdragon 618 and Snapdragon 620 SoCs leaked with Cortex-A72 cores

Two new unannounced mobile processors from Qualcomm have been leaked; the Snapdragon 618 and the Snapdragon 620. Both these mobile SoCs (system-on-a-chip) feature recently announced 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores. According to the leaked image, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 618 (MSM8956) is a hexa-core SoC featuring two ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores in combination with four ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores. On the other hand, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 620, which is an octa-core SoC, features... Read More

January 25th, 2015 11:00 AM 6 COMMENTS

Is Qualcomm readying Snapdragon 815 and Snapdragon 820 after heating issues found in Snapdragon 810?

After Apple surprised every mobile processor brand by releasing a 64-bit A7 chipset with the iPhone 5S, its competitors were forced to release new chipsets with support for 64-bit computing. An year after Apple's announcement, Qualcomm unveiled a complete line-up of 64-bit processors. This line-up included the Snapdragon 410, the Snapdragon 610, the Snapdragon 615, the Snapdragon 808, and the Snapdragon 810. But it seems that all is not well... Read More

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