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The Snapdragon 768G is Qualcomm's latest mid-tier 5G processor for gamers

The Snapdragon 768G is Qualcomm's latest mid-tier 5G processor for gamers

Everybody wants a 5G phone these days, but what's that tech going to cost you? We’re beginning to see an influx of mid-range phones that can latch onto a 5G network, without you having to pay the ultra-premium price of flagships. One thing that’s common across these devices is their processor — the Snapdragon 765G, which Qualcomm introduced not too long ago. Just a few months later, the chip maker is already announcing a follow-up with a few minor upgrades, the Snapdragon 768G.

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MediaTek reveals upgraded Dimensity 1000+ with higher refresh rate support and other improvements

MediaTek reveals upgraded Dimensity 1000+ with higher refresh rate support and other improvements

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Mediatek announces 8-core Helio G85 gaming chipset with 1GHz GPU

Mediatek announces 8-core Helio G85 gaming chipset with 1GHz GPU

MediaTek has just revealed a new gaming-oriented chipset for its G series: the Helio G85. Pricing isn't public, and plenty of the more interesting specs have yet to be revealed, but the new chip expands the company's gaming chipset lineup and smartphone manufacturer options for gaming devices.

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Report claims Google plans its own chipset for Pixel phones as soon as 2021

Report claims Google plans its own chipset for Pixel phones as soon as 2021

According to a report today by Axios, Google has made "significant progress" in developing its own chipset for use in its Pixel phones — and, eventually, Chromebooks. Code-named "Whitechapel," the 8-core ARM chip was designed with Samsung's help, though it won't be ready for another year.

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MediaTek hopes its new chip will bring 5G to the masses

MediaTek hopes its new chip will bring 5G to the masses

Not long after it revealed its high-end 5G-integrated Dimensity 1000 chipset, MediaTek is now announcing a chip for mid-range phones: the Dimensity 800. Like its bigger brother (and its biggest competitor, Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 765), it packs an integrated 5G modem that claims to offer improved battery live compared to existing external modem solutions. The biggest catch — outside it being a MediaTek product of unknown performance — is the fact that it won't work with the 5G mmWave solutions US carriers are pushing.

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MediaTek's new 5G chipset aims for high-end devices, coming to the US next year

MediaTek's new 5G chipset aims for high-end devices, coming to the US next year

Today MediaTek has formally revealed its latest mobile chipset, which packs an integrated 5G modem, 8-core design, and Wi-Fi 6 support, kicking off an all new "Dimensity" family of silicon. On paper, the latest Dimensity 1000 sounds like the first 5G-integrated chip MediaTek announced back in May of this year. But whether this is a rehash of that or not, there is one big twist this time around: MediaTek tells us we'll see phones running this new SoC land here in the USA.

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Why you might actually buy a 5G phone in 2020

Why you might actually buy a 5G phone in 2020

The big problem with 5G — or one of the big problems — is that it's suffering the same issues LTE had when it first landed: It only works in a few markets, and most phones don't support it. Worse, the few devices that do support it use external modems which aren't built into the chipset, and like the early LTE phones, that means issues like decreased battery life. Thankfully, new chipsets with 5G support built-in are on the way, with Qualcomm announcing its own earlier this year. Today at IFA, Qualcomm has further revealed that the promised chip will be landing in products as early as the beginning of next year, with more 6-, 7-, and 8-series chipsets getting built-in 5G support next year, too.

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[Update: Wear 3300] Qualcomm may finally deliver a smartwatch processor that doesn't suck

[Update: Wear 3300] Qualcomm may finally deliver a smartwatch processor that doesn't suck

According to a report by WinFuture, Qualcomm is planning another new chipset for Wear OS devices, even though the existing Wear 3100 has barely materialized in any devices. The upcoming silicon will feature 64-bit support, 12nm node, Cortex A53 CPU cores, and is alleged to go by one of two potential names: "Snapdragon Wear 429" or "Snapdragon Wear 2700". In short, it sounds like it might actually bring some decent performance to the platform.

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Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 712 debuts as an ever-so-slightly-faster 710

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 712 debuts as an ever-so-slightly-faster 710

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 700 series sits in an odd place in the market, one we don't really see in the US. The not-quite-flagship SoCs don't have quite the oomph the 800 series does, but the differences are strong enough to pull it away from the more mid-range 600 series. The newly announced Snapdragon 712 has an interesting, in-between state itself: On paper, it's essentially a Snapdragon 710 with clock bump.

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MediaTek reveals the Helio P70, a minor upgrade over the P60

MediaTek reveals the Helio P70, a minor upgrade over the P60

MediaTek has just revealed its new Helio P70 SoC, the successor to the Helio P60, which was announced earlier this year. The marketing focus this time around is on improved AI-related operations, subsequently improved camera performance, and a better gaming experience. And, of course, it wouldn't be a chipset announcement if we weren't guaranteed power efficiency improvements. But on paper, the P70 sounds almost identical to the P60.

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