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Quectel Widens Gap with Competition in Global Cellular IoT Module Market During COVID-hit Q2 2020

Quectel dominated global cellular IoT module market, capturing close to a third of the shipments in Q2 2020. Fibocom and u-blox made it to the top…

Qualcomm Leads Market Despite Losing Share to HiSilicon In Q2 2020

Qualcomm Leads Market Despite Losing Share to HiSilicon In Q2 2020

Huawei shipments in China increased, leading to a decline in Qualcomm market share. The tightening of restrictions on Huawei will hit HiSilicon…

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Qualcomm to Drive 5G in Mass Market Smartphones With Snapdragon 4 Series 5G Platform

Qualcomm is the leading supplier of smartphone system-on-chip (SoC) for modem-to-RF-antenna systems and has been extending this lead in the…

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Semiconductor Giants Add Building Blocks for 5G Adoption

There were three key announcements from semiconductor giants Qualcomm and MediaTek during IFA 2020. On the smartphone side, Qualcomm brought 5G into…

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Global Cellular IoT Module Shipments Decline 28% Sequentially During Q1 2020

Quectel led the global cellular IoT module shipments with 28% market share during Q1 2020 Qualcomm led the global cellular IoT module chipset…

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Vivo X50 Pro: A Camera Disguised as a Smartphone

The Vivo X50 Pro comes with a unique camera gimbal stabilization mechanism. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 765G 5G SoC with 8GB RAM and 256GB…

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Set to Hit the Right Note With Fans

Samsung did a very admirable ‘Galaxy Unpacked 2020’ virtual event to unveil two new Note 20 smartphones, the foldable Galaxy Z Fold 2, two Galaxy Tab…

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Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 865+ Platform Improves Connectivity & Boosts Gaming Performance

The Snapdragon 865+ is the first mobile SoC to break the 3GHz barrier. It supports both Sub-6Ghz and mmWave 5G when paired with the X55 modem. The…

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Vivo V19: Good Cameras, Appealing Design & Long Battery Life

Vivo V19 comes with quad rear and dual front cameras. The smartphone is armed with a 4,500mAh battery. Vivo has also bundled a 33W fast charger with…

HiSilicon’s Loss is Qualcomm’s Gain in High-end Segment

The smartphone application processor market is dominated by Qualcomm. The company maintains its lead in the market by catering to all smartphone…

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Qualcomm brings 5G Support, 120Hz Screen Refresh Rate and more to Budget Phones with Snapdragon 690 Mobile Platform

The Snapdragon 690 mobile platform is built on the 8nm node. The platform brings Sub-6Ghz 5G with support for both SA and NSA bands. Snapdragon 690…

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The Rise of ‘Affordable Premium’ in Korea’s Smartphone Market

Displacement of super-premium devices could be sign of changing consumer needs We are seeing the rise of the ‘affordable premium’ in Korea, and…

TSMC Caught in the Crossfire as US Renews Focus on Huawei

Event The US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced on 15 May that it plans to protect U.S. national security by restricting Huawei’s…

Counterpoint Qualcomm's Results Quantifies Global Handset Slowdown Due To COVID-19, Limited Impact to 5G Expectations

Qualcomm’s Results Quantifies the Global Handset Slowdown Due To COVID-19, but Limited Impact to 5G Expectations

Qualcomm announced its March quarter earnings. Results were quite solid considering the once-in-a-lifetime global economic slowdown caused by…

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Podcast: OnePlus 8 Series – Flagship Killer to a Killer Flagship

OnePlus has launched its latest flagship smartphones in the US, UK, China and Indian markets. There are two devices – the premium OnePlus 8 Pro and a…

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OnePlus 8 Series: Aiming to Redefine Flagship Experience

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 865 SoC. Both smartphones include support for the 5G network by default. OnePlus 8…

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Pixelworks Iris 5: A Tiny Chip That Brings Premium Visual Experiences to Affordable Smartphones

As smartphones become an important part of our daily lives, the environment has got highly competitive as it is driven by a handful of brands with…