After Apple’s A14 and Kirin 9000, another heavyweight player on the 5nm phone chip, SnapDragon 875, is coming. According tomedia reports, Qualcomm has officially issued an invitation to announce that it will hold the 2020 SnapDragon Technology Summit from December 1-2. In contrast to previous years, this year’s summit will be held through online digital events due to the new crown outbreak.
Qualcomm referred to “high-end mobile performance” in an invitation email, andmedia speculated that Qualcomm would officially launch a new generation of flagship handset processors, the SnapDragon 875, but the final name has not yet been confirmed.
The SnapDragon 875 will be Qualcomm’s fastest, most powerful, and most energy-efficient 5G chipset. According to previous news, the upcoming launch of the Samsung S21 series in February 2021 will be the world’s first, Xiaomi 11 series, OPPO Find X3 series and other new generation flagship aircraft domestic first commercial.
Qualcomm is rumoured to have teamed up with Samsung this year to build the top-of-the-line processor based on the latter’s 5nm EUV process. It is reported that Samsung has begun to use THEV equipment in South Korea’s production line mass production of SnapDragon 875, which will be standard TSMC 5nm process foundry Apple A14 and Huawei Kirin 9000.
It is known that the Qualcomm SnapDragon875 will use the “1 plus 3 plus 4” eight-core three-series architecture, of which “1” is the oversized core Cortex X1.
SnapDragon 875’s large core is said to be based on the Cortex X1 “magic change” that is stronger than the Cortex A78, with cpu-level performance improvements of up to 30%.
In the past, Qualcomm’s flagship processor has also adopted the design of “1 plus 3 plus 4”, which represents the “super-large core and large core plus energy-efficient core”, but the difference between the super-core and the large core mainly lies in the CPU frequency. For example, snapDragon865 has a large core of 2.84GHz and a large core of 2.42GHz, both of which are Cortex A77s.
SnapDragon 875, on the other hand, is the true “super core” with a combination of the Cortex X1 super-core and the Cortex A78 nuclei for the first time.
There are also rumours that the SnapDragon 875 will have multiple “lite versions” to cope with rising smartphone costs. Qualcomm is also likely to confirm this at an upcoming press conference.