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Snapdragon 820 will feature new Hexagon 680 DSP prominently

A DSP – digital signal processor – is that part of your processor which processes real world signals, such as the digital audio signal from your microphone, the digital image signal from your camera, and the digitized information from your sensors. At some points, these DSPs are always on – that is why you need powerful and efficient DSPs to process these data efficiently. Enter Qualcomm’s new Hexagon 680 DSPs for the upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor.

Qualcomm outs Snapdragon 412, 212 for budget and midrange devices

Chipset manufacturer Qualcomm had to update their entry level and lower midrange chipsets last year because of the growth of 4G data connectivity. That meant even entry level and midrange devices were expected to have LTE connectivity. That demand resulted in the production of the Snapdragon 410 and 210 SoC’s (system-on-a-chip). Today we see those chipsets being updated with better features in the Snapdragon 412 and 212.

‘Real-life’ usage opinions on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 on YouTube

Damir Franc is a tech enthusiast and he has taken to YouTube to post his opinions of the much-maligned and embattled Qualcomm product, the Snapdragon 810, based on real-life usage. Arguably, it is your real-life experiences with your digital products that matter – all these tech pundits can probably just eat their words if compared to what users say they experience on a day-to-day basis.

MediaTek’s Helio P10 gives octa-core, speedy LTE for cheap

If you know your mobile processors and hardware then you will know what MediaTek is all about – their whole purpose in life is to give manufacturers, and ultimately consumers, a cheaper option. Not necessarily a more efficient working one, but cheaper hardware that will do the same work as the high-end one. After recently announcing their Helio “X” series, MediaTek now outs the Helio P10, giving you a chipset with “true octa-core” performance and a speedier LTE connection.

LG G4 to be “radically different”, might be the last G

Although LG didn't come to MWC 2015 with a bang as some might hoped, it isn't letting the event pass without getting in a word or two. And while it didn't reveal the LG G4 just yet, it might have dropped a few teasers that will make almost anyone curious about the Korean OEM's plnas for its future flagships. Naturally, it is taking a few cues from its industry rivals, but quite interesting is the hints that LG might be moving on to a different kind of flagship afterwards.

MediaTek launches MT6753 chipset with ‘WorldMode’ LTE

MediaTek, makers of chipsets that are usually found in the more affordable smartphone products, is taking 4G connectivity and giving it to more people with the new MT6753 chipset. The plan is to make 4G LTE more affordable, and this might just be the chipset to seal the deal – with products who will pack this new chipset in their innards already lined up for the second half of 2015.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 hands-on: one cool dragon

With MWC 2015 comes new smartphones and devices, but part of the discussion will most likely revolve around the technology powering these. And perhaps there won't be a hotter topic than Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810. Not yet out in the market, except for the LG G Flex 2, the chip is already mired in controversy left and right. Does the dragon deliver all its promises without the problems that are rumored to hound it? We fly to Qualcomm's San Diego office to get a first-hand look, and the results are quite spectacular and, frankly, unsurprising.
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