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OPPO Plans to Release the First Dual-Mode 5G Phone

OPPO has announced plans to release the world’s first dual-mode 5G phone before year’s end. The phone was announced at the Qualcomm 5G Summit 2019 in Barcelona, a fitting location as it will be powered by Qualcomm’s chipset. Dual-mode phones will be compatible with both SA and NSA networks. SA stands for standalone mode, where …

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Qualcomm Chips Central to Wave of 5G Home Internet Devices

While Apple may be looking to end their dependence on Qualcomm, the future is looking bright for the semiconductor company. In a press release issued today, Qualcomm announced that Netgear, LG, Sharp and Samsung are among 30+ companies building plug-and-play home internet gear based on Qualcomm’s 5G chips. According to the FCC, some 19 million …

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Apple to Use Its Own 5G Modems in 2022

According to Fast Company, Apple may have its own 5G modems ready for production as early as 2022, ending its reliance on Qualcomm. Apple has been trying to end its dependence on Qualcomm for some time now. Initially, the company switched to using Intel, while at the same time fighting a legal battle with Qualcomm …

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Microsoft Expected to Launch Another ARM-Based Surface

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft’s original vision for Surface always included an ARM processor. When the firm unveiled the original Surface RT and Surface Pro, the RT was an ARM-powered device running the then-new Windows 8. Surface RT was supposed to be the low-cost, …

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Qualcomm shells out $3.1B to take full control of RF360 mobile parts business

Qualcomm Inc. today said that it has reached a $3.1 billion deal with TDK Corp., a Japanese electronics maker, to buy the company’s stake in a joint venture they have been running under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd. RF360 specializes in making a core mobile device technology known as the radio receiver front …

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With upcoming chips, Qualcomm will expand 5G access beyond flagship phones

Wireless carriers are rushing to retool their infrastructure for 5G and the technology is already live in some major cities. Currently, however, only flagship phones such as the $1,299 edition of the Samsung Galaxy S10 can take advantage of the speeds offered by next-generation mobile networks.  Qualcomm Inc. intends to change that. The company, one …

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