As we near the end of the year, hopes are strong about what we get from the next Snapdragon flagship chipset. Can a 5 nm method be based on it? Will it be able to beat the latest A14 Bionic chipset from Apple? Well, by announcing that the rumoured Snapdragon 875 will be revealed on December 1st, Qualcomm has decided to add fuel to the flames.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Qualcomm has begun sending out invites (via Android Authority) for a virtual case, as anticipated. For the launch of its next-gen chipsets, the company is sticking to its normal year-end timetable. Today, in its launch invitation, Qualcomm does not name the Snapdragon 875 or the Snapdragon 765 G successor, the rumoured Snapdragon 775 (not sure of the branding). As you can see in the invite below, it’ll be a two-day affair.
Snapdragon 875 Specifications
Snapdragon 875 will be focused on a 5 nm manufacturing process as per previous leaks and Samsung is said to have bagged the chipset manufacturing order. It is said that the company kicked off production earlier this year in June.
As for the internal ones, like its predecessor, the Snapdragon 875 SoC will adhere to the 1 + 3 + 4 core architecture. It will include new Kryo 685 cores based on ARM v8 Cortex technology, but instead of an overclocked Cortex-A78 core, the prime core is said to be a customised and stronger Cortex-X1 core.
To manage 5G networking on this chipset, Qualcomm can use the Snapdragon X60 modem. Whether the modem would be integrated or accessible as a separate module is unclear at the moment. On board this chipset, you can also find the Adreno 660 GPU, an improvement to the Adreno 650 GPU on board the Snapdragon 865. The Spectra 580 ISP, Snapdragon Sensor Heart, an improved Hexagon DSP, and more will also be bundled with the chipset.
We normally see Samsung’s S-series taking the lead in this department as to what phone maker will debut the first Snapdragon 875-powered smartphone. Chinese phone manufacturers, such as Realme and Xiaomi, have already teased, however, that they are working on new 5 nm flagship smartphones powered by chipsets.