Qualcomm Launches Premium Android Phone Chip

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Qualcomm Inc QCOM launched its new top-tier smartphone chip aimed at premium-priced Android phones. The chip involves features like sharper photos and graphics than handsets using chips from rivals.

  • The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip will have similar computing cores to rivals like MediaTek Inc MDTKF, which recently announced a chip aimed at premium phones, Reuters reports
  • Almost every other part of the chip is custom designed by Qualcomm, including those playing a role in the visual quality of photos and graphics-intensive apps like games.
  • Qualcomm has been crafting software that will let handset makers tap deeper into those parts of the chip.
  • Qualcomm said that over a dozen phone makers, including Xiaomi Corp XIACF XICYSony Group Corp SONY, and Honor, the brand spun out of Huawei Technologies Group Ltd, have signed up to use the new chips.
  • The phones featuring the chips will be on the market before 2021 end.
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  • Price Action: QCOM shares traded higher by 1.25% at $182.21 in the premarket session on the last check Wednesday.
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