It’s that time of the year when we start expecting the launch of a new flagship processor from Qualcomm. The company usually debuts a new premium chip alongside a Snapdragon 700-series SoC during its annual summit, which holds towards the tail of every year. And going by an official report, Qualcomm will be having its annual summit on December 1, which is a couple of days from today. The two-day event, which will be held in Hawaii, will see the Snapdragon 875 debut alongside a Snapdragon 700-series SoC. The duo will support 5G connectivity, and according to reports, will debut with next-generation face recognition and AI technologies.
The Snapdragon 875, Meanwhile, is built on a 5nm node and uses a 1+3+4 Octa-Core formation, where the individual core will make use of the recently released ARM Cortex-X1 architecture. It has a frequency speed of up to 3.0GHz, and that means about a 20% uplift in performance over the predessesor. The three A78 based cores will clock at 1.84GH while the four power-efficient A55 cores clock at 1.8GHz. We also expect an improved Adreno 660 GPU, and with a Qualcomm X60 modem, maximum download speed might exceed 7Gbps.
It has been alleged that some OEMs will be getting exclusive privileges with the flagship processor Snapdragon 875. Xiaomi is expected to release the first Snapdragon 875-powered phone in China, while Samsung will debut the Chipset globally. Qualcomm is yet to make any comment on that nor the OEMs involved. They’ve, however, released a list of some smartphone makers’ CEOs that will deliver a speech on that day. On the list are Xiaomi Chief Executive Lei Jun, President of Sony Mobile, Mitsuya Kishida, and OnePlus CEO, Kyle Kiang.
Seeing Xiaomi CEO on the list could mean the company, among others, are soon going to debut a phone running the flagship processor Snapdragon 875 SoC. We hope to find out more during the December 1 event when they will deliver their speech. Of course, it’s going to be live-streamed, given the COVID-19 safety rules.