Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 camera features unveiled in a set of videos: Chroma Flash, Action Shot and OptiZoom

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 camera features

Qualcomm will be all about its Snapdragon technology at this year’s CES. Even before the big show has started, the chip maker unveiled a series of videos to showcase three camera features that will be enabled by the upcoming Snapdragon 805 SoC. The three technologies unveiled are Chroma Flash, Action Shot and OptiZoom. ChromaFlash allows…

Steve Mollenkopf named as the next Qualcomm CEO

Steve Mollenkopf named as the next Qualcomm CEO

Qualcomm named its current president and COO Steve Mollenkopf as the next CEO. The board has “unanimously approved a succession plan for executive management of the company,” under which [plan] Mollenkopf will take the top job starting from March 4th, 2014. He spent nearly 20 years at Qualcomm, previously leading its chipset unit. Mollenkopf was…

Qualcomm facing price fixing investigation in China

Qualcomm facing price fixing investigation in China

China’s National Development and Reform Commission apparently has “substantial evidence” against Qualcomm, which is accused of engaging in price fixing in the country. Xu Kunlin, head of the antitrust regulator, hasn’t revealed any details (except mentioning that evidence), leaving us waiting for the procedure. Meanwhile, the chip maker confirmed that the investigation is under way,…

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 with LTE and 64-bit support unveiled for sub-$150 smartphones

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 with LTE and 64-bit support unveiled for sub-$150 smartphones

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 is a new chipset made to bring 4G LTE connectivity and 64-bit processing to the emerging markets. Manufactured using 28nm process technology, the new chip integrates the Adreno 306 GPU, enabling 1080p video playback and 13-megapixel cameras. In addition, it comes with built-in support for dual and triple SIM, something that’s particularly…

5 things to know about Qualcomm Snapdragon 805

5 things to know about Qualcomm Snapdragon 805

Qualcomm won’t just wait for MediaTek to eat its launch. The very same day the Taiwanese company unveiled its octa-core chip, Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 805. As you would imagine, this chip builds on top of the Snapdragon 800, which is found in today’s top phones and tablets. Here’s what you should know: 1. It’s fast.…

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