Snapdragon 845 Stories August 6, 2019

Vulnerability in Snapdragon chips, ‘QualPwn,’ fixed with August security patch

When it comes to Android’s monthly security updates, some months can be more important than others. With the August 2019 Android security patch, Google and Qualcomm have fixed a set of “critical” vulnerabilities in their Snapdragon chips, dubbed “QualPwn,” that could allow hackers access to your phone’s underlying Linux kernel over the air.

Snapdragon 845 Stories April 2, 2018

It’s pretty well-known at this point that Samsung’s phones vary on the internals based on where you live. In the States, you get the latest from Qualcomm, and pretty much everywhere else that’s traded out for Samsung’s own Exynos chipset. For the most part, differences between the two are minimal, but on the Galaxy S9, it seems like there’s a pretty big difference.

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Snapdragon 845 Stories February 12, 2018

Smartphones are getting ridiculously powerful. To put things in perspective, the same Snapdragon 835 chipset that powered the majority of flagship Android devices in 2017 will also be powering laptops and tablets running full Windows 10 in 2018. Now, the Snapdragon 845 is getting ready to hit the market, and benchmarks have finally landed.

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Snapdragon 845 Stories December 6, 2017

Qualcomm made its new Snapdragon 845 processor official yesterday, but today the company has once again taken the stage here in Maui, Hawaii to go into more depth on what exactly the new system-on-a-chip will bring to the next generation of Android flagships…

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Snapdragon 845 Stories December 5, 2017

Rumored for next generation flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7, Qualcomm today officially announced the Snapdragon 845 processor. The day one keynote at the 2017 Snapdragon Tech Summit saw partners like Samsung and Xiaomi take the stage to discuss the chipset.

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Snapdragon 845 Stories May 29, 2017

LG had a tough choice to make with the LG G6. With the Snapdragon 835 tied up in the Galaxy S8, the company needed to either wait or release with last year’s hardware. I think it made the right choice going with the Snapdragon 821, but it puts a glaring difference between the G6 and S8 on paper. Now, LG seems to be working to make sure this doesn’t happen next year as the company is apparently collaborating with Qualcomm on the Snapdragon 845.

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Snapdragon 845 Stories April 24, 2017

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ may have just debuted, but that isn’t stopping Samsung from already working on the Galaxy S9. Well, at least one component for it. According to a recent report, Samsung and Qualcomm have started work on next year’s Snapdragon 845 chipset, which will make its debut in the Galaxy S9.

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