Snapdragon

OPPO R1S spotted with Qualcomm Snapdragon inside

It was only the other day that the OPPO R1 was trying to make its way to the US and now it seems that a new variant is already available. It is also entirely possible that this LTE-capable OPPO R1S seen at TENAA is, in fact, the very smartphone spotted at the FCC, retrofitted with a Qualcomm SoC instead of the original MediaTek.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805-powered developer tablet detailed

It was back in November of 2013 when we learned the Snapdragon 805 "Ultra UD" processor would be heading to devices in 2014. Well, it looks like the first of these devices will be arriving in April. But before anyone gets super excited here -- this first device is going to be one aimed at developers. We've seen similar reference tablets from Qualcomm in the past, and this time around we are seeing the Snapdragon 805 Mobile Development Platform Tablet (MDP/T).

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 801 variants demystified

When it comes to hardware, reality is far more complicated than what we see in spec sheets and promotional materials. Processors in particular, even with the same brand or model, seem to have different speeds floating around. Fortunately, AnandTech dived into the nitty gritty of Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips to give us an overview of what the differences between all those variants mean.

Qualcomm’s Ultra Sound NotePad is a fresh look at the Tablet/Stylus duo

Styli are a pain. They have these soft, rubbery tips that don’t really do what you want, and they’re kind of expensive. Some even get in the $100-and-up price range, which is just absurd. Sometimes, we just want to draw on paper, and have the image just appear on our tablet or smartphone. Qualcomm is promising something big for styli and tablets, and it’s got our attention.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 “Ultra HD” processor heading to devices in 2014

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 may be the high-end processor mobile users are looking to have power their handset at the moment, however a new top of the line has been announced this morning. Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 805 "Ultra HD" processor which will feature the an Adreno 420 GPU and is described as being the "first mobile processor to offer system-level Ultra HD support."
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