Qualcomm has announced the launch of its upcoming 5nm Snapdragon 875 SOC on the annual December event 2020. Roland Quandt, of WinFuture, refers to this flagship SoC as Lahaina with the codename SM8350. It is named after a Maui city, one of the seven Hawaiian Islands. The main reason behind this is that company usually holds events in Huawei.
With the new iPad Air 4, Apple made a debut of its first 5nm chipset, the A14 Bionic. Similarly, we expect that the Xiaomi Mi 11 will feature this all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 processor in early 2021. From the SoC’s various Geekbench appearances, we can easily say that this chipset will offer performance enhancement over its predecessor.
Qualcomm Confirms Launch of Snapdragon 875
Samsung takes care of the Qualcomm’s chipset orders instead of TSMC. Regardless of whether there is a difference in innovation, Ice Universe claims that the Snapdragon 875 has an extraordinary chance to compete with the A14 Bionic. On the other hand, Qualcomm is also gradually overcoming any issues against Apple.
The company also mentioned that the Snapdragon 875 with include three Cortex-A78 cores, one Cortex-X1 core, and four Cortex-A55 cores. Additionally, it will utilize the Snapdragon X60 modem for the 5G connectivity. Until now, we have no idea whether the modem will be coordinated or accessible as a different module or not.
Besides, Samsung will fabricate this chipset and it’ll be more power efficient as compared with the Snapdragon 865. Moreover, Samsung is using utilizing extraordinary ultraviolet (EUV) lithography gear at its foundry line in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province. On the other hand, you’ll also discover the Adreno 660 GPU onboard.
This is definitely a big upgrade to the Adreno 650 GPU of the previous Snapdragon 865. Moreover, Qualcomm added that the Snapdragon 875 will also provide a 15% performance improvement. Apart from that, it will also include a Snapdragon Sensor Core, Spectra 580 ISP, and an upgraded Hexagon DSP, etc.
On the contrary, we might also expect a new 6nm chipset called the Snapdragon 775G. It is can be the replacement of the Snapdragon 765G which has actually been one of the more mainstream SoCs this year. But, there is no valid proof about its launch date. We can expect more about this on the annual December event 2020.
There is no doubt that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 will be the most powerful SoC of 2021. Furthermore, there is also a rumor that the Samsung Galaxy S30 that will be released in Feb 2021 will feature this chipset. However, there is confirmation about it. Besides, Samsung will receive a 17.4 percent of the global market share.
Whereas, TSMC will get over 53.9 percent market share. Since the US has decided to cut its ties with Chinese products, it is ending up to be advantageous for Samsung and other OEMs. When it comes to assembling semiconductors, there is no better option than Samsung. Moreover, this huge deal of approximately $1 billion with the famous Qualcomm brand has improved Samsung’s position in the Android market.
Source: Android Authority