Qualcomm is going to announce its new flagship SoC in the next month’s Qualcomm Tech Summit. And there are quite good expectations that Qualcomm is going to announce the Snapdragon 875 SoC in that Summit. While there’s still a month left for the expected unveiling, we now have gotten the specifications of the Snapdragon 875 that were shared by one of the really reliable sources on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, the Digital Chat Station.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
The report from Weibo claims that Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC will be based on 5-nanometer technology, which will be the third company in the market after Apple’s A14 and Huawei’s Kirin 9000 to achieve that mark. Another benchmarks’ leak from the same sources says that this time Snapdragon 875 will supposedly outrun the new Kirin 9000 SoC from Huawei.
Although the source was in Chinese, we didn’t understand the whole thing, but with the help of Google Translate, we understood that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 is made on the 5nm process a bit like the A14 Bionic & the Kirin 9000. The CPU architecture remains equivalent to the previous generation, i.e., 1+3+4.
In fact, even there is no change in its clock speed number of cores too. So, there will be eight cores, one core clocked at 2.48Ghz, three cores clocked at 2.42GHz & finally the remaining four cores clocked at 1.8GHz.
Regarding the GPU, the Snapdragon 875 will be equipped and paired with Adreno 660 GPU, and from the reports, we can assume that it will more power-efficient than the previous generation SoC, i.e., Snapdragon 865.
And the thing which came to our notice that this time Qualcomm is going to use the new Cortex-X1 as the main core instead of the Cortex-A77 & A78, which is reportedly 30% & 23% more performance efficient than the Cortex-A77 & A78, respectively.
There are a few more rumors that Xiaomi will be the first brand to use the new Snapdragon in their upcoming Mi 11 smartphone. But from a piece of recent news, we also can expect Samsung to use Qualcomm’s new SoC in their next S-series smartphone, i.e., the Galaxy S21 series which is scheduled for January 2021.