Qualcomm may soon launch competing Apple’s next M-series chips


Qualcomm is reportedly developing a new chipset that will compete against Apple’s upcoming M-series processors. As Gizmochina reports, the new processor is under development under the codename ‘Hamoa’ and is expected to be marketed as the “Snapdragon 8cx Gen4”. The 12-core SoC was first mentioned by tipster Kuba Wojciechowski, who now claims that the moniker of the silicon will be the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4.

There are chances that the company is working on multiple chipsets but the one that is said to deliver the best performance is expected to have eight performance cores. However, it is not clear whether Qualcomm’s Orion cores will feature in the new processors. The report states that the company is apparently not developing a new graphics processing unit (GPU) for the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4, as it is expected to feature the same Adreno 740 graphics processor as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

In November last year, during the company’s investor day, Qualcomm CTO Jim Thompson announced Qualcomm to build a next-generation ARM-based SoC (system-on-a-chip) designed to set the performance benchmark for Windows PCs. The plan was announced. It is expected to compete against the M-series processors of the iPhone maker.

Qualcomm recently announced ‘Snapdragon Satellite’ at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2023 – a satellite-based two-way enabled messaging solution for premium smartphones. Qualcomm and Iridium, a global satellite communications company, have entered into an agreement to bring satellite-based Connectivity to next generation premium Android smartphones.

In addition, US-based technology company Garmin is looking forward to collaborating for emergency messaging, according to the company. “This new addition to our Snapdragon platform allows us to expand satellite communications capabilities and service offerings across multiple device categories, beginning in premium smartphones later this year,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, cellular modems and infrastructure, Qualcomm. Firmly prepares to enable.” Technologies said in a statement.

The Snapdragon satellite will provide global pole-to-pole coverage and can support two-way messaging for emergency use, SMS texting and other messaging applications – for a variety of purposes such as emergencies or entertainment in remote, rural and offshore locations. for.


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