Snapdragon 845 appears in Qualcomm's ITC filing seeking a ban on U.S. iPhone imports

Snapdragon 845 appears in Qualcomm's ITC filing seeking a ban on U.S. iPhone imports
Earlier this year, we had some information pertaining to the unannounced Snapdragon 845 chipset, rumored to be Qualcomm's next flagship SoC. First reports had the chip using the 7nm process, which would have increased performance by 25% to 35% over the currently used Snapdragon 835 chip. But that rumor has since been spiked since the 7nm process won't be ready for mass production next year.

While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is rumored to be the first handset to use the Snapdragon 845, LG said back in May that it will use the chip inside its 2018 flagship model. This year, LG had to use 2016's Snapdragon 821 on the LG G6 since Samsung had tied up early production of the Snapdragon 835 for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

While the Snapdragon 845 has not been officially announced, it did manage to show up in a document filed at the ITC by Qualcomm for its complaint against Apple. The chip designer is asking for a ban prohibiting iPhone units from being imported into the U.S. As part of the documentation, Qualcomm provided a list of patented chipsets including the SDM845, which is the Snapdragon 845.

Both sides have filed lawsuits against each other. Apple claims that Qualcomm has demanded royalties that are too high and are undeserved. Qualcomm accuses Apple of interfering "with Qualcomm’s long-standing agreements with Qualcomm licensees that manufacture iPhones and iPads for Apple." Apple allegedly told contract manufacturers like Foxconn and Pegatron not to pay royalties to.Qualcomm


source: @rquandt

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15 Comments

1. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Htc u11

2. Xilam unregistered

iPhone banned in the US - that would be an awesome even to witness.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7503; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lol... that ain't happening.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7441; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The most that would happen is a fine for Apple, because that is what the US​ is like.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31304; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not snow balls chance in hell.

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

No cookies for you.

16. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Remember last time Samsung had ITC to agree with them and got iphone banned from US import to the state? Obama vetoed the result. I highly doubt Trump is going to let a foreign company get US company banned from importing into US

4. tangbunna

Posts: 483; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

not impressed

7. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

No one's trying to impress you.

8. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Seems an out of court settlement in Qualcomm's favour is immanent.

10. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Ohhhbama wont that happen.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7503; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What?

12. ram64GB

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

Well I don't really care if it happens to U.S(hope so everything will be ban for entering that country). Just try not to ban it worldwide, coz you will see me faaaaccckkkking the CEO of that Qualcomm.

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The US won't ban the most profitable gadget product from entering the nation. Especially when the said product is from an American company itself!

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