News by admin on Tuesday December 30, 2014.
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Qualcomm does not just build processors for heavyweight smartphone vendors, the company also dabbles in hardware too. This typically means blockbuster reference devices to show what its latest chipsets can do, but the company also likes to tease devices from some of its partners. The chip maker teased a new smartphone that will be launching at the CES trade show in Las Vegas next week.The interesting thing about this smartphone is that it will apparently not run the upcoming 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, nor will it have the current 805 chipset that is top of the pile right now. Instead the device will apparently pack the older Snapdragon 800, which if I include the 810 is now four generations old. That's only about a year in actual time, but still it is an aging chipset even for high mid-range smartphones. The device seems to have been made by LG, with most reports pegging it as the new second generation curved screen LG Flex.