Qualcomm unveiled almost too much during its Snapdragon Summit, something that goes for three days -- it's not enough to fully unravel everything in detail, but it's short enough that you're not there for a week. Still, I thoroughly nerd out each and every time -- and this time, so much so that I'm going to need to write another article on the topic.
I want to talk about the rise of Snapdragon on Windows and the ACPC market, with Qualcomm to continue to put pressure on Intel which seems to be really lagging behind without any sign of 5G laptops or true all-day battery. AMD isn't even in the laptop game with its new Zen 2-based 7nm CPUs, leaving Qualcomm to utterly dominate the all-day battery life market -- and on top of that, with 5G.
Qualcomm also put a gigantic focus on the XR market (augmented, mixed, and virtual reality) with a new Snapdragon XT platform for high-quality XR experiences and the new premium Snapdragon XR2 5G platform for even higher-end experiences but powered by next-level 5G connectivity.
On top of that was the ever-growing presence and soon dominating 5G, something I also want to cover in a follow-up piece. Qualcomm's Snapdragon X55 5G modem offers up to 7.5Gbps down which is just mind boggling, and somethign that deserves to be covered on its own.
I walked away from the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit totally energized for 2020 and beyond, with the spearhead for me being the new gaming-infused Snapdragon 865 which I need to test out fully -- and the fact that there are 144Hz gaming smartphones coming to market in 2020.
Last updated: Dec 10, 2019 at 06:11 am CST