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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 845, claims leap in AI performance

Qualcomm has unveiled its latest flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 845, with claims of improved Extended Reality (XR) and on-device AI performance, and a new Secure Processing Unit (SPU) for ‘vault-like’ security features. TLAs aside, the SoC is being linked to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9, and Qualcomm will hope to reinforce its reputation of industry-leading performance, as it battles to fend off Apple’s lawsuits and Broadcom’s hostile takeover attempts. But those two issues are not the only short-term problems that Qualcomm faces. In the IoT arena, Qualcomm has yet to really carve out a niche for itself – despite attempts to position its processors as ideal for new devices. Cameras, gateways, drones, and smart home devices are all promising new…

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