After flagship handsets, chipset makers moved to mid-range smartphones with the new 5G new connectivity. Well, it seems it’s now the turn of entry-level devices to flaunt 5G connectivity. Qualcomm, a popular chipset manufacturer, now has a budget Snapdragon 6 series 5G chipset in works. At the time of writing this, the company currently offers a Snapdragon 856 5G chipset for flagship devices while the Snapdragon 765 and 765G for the mid-range devices.
Snapdragon 6 Series Specs And Features
A popular Chinese tipster who goes by the name Digital Chat Station has revealed some early details on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 series 5G chipset. The chipset comes with model number SM6350 while the official moniker remains unknown. The next 6 series 5G SoC will arrive with eight cores – two of them clocks at 2.246 GHz and six of them clocks at 1.804 GHz. The leak further mentions that we might see Cortex A77.
The new chipset will be paired with Adreno 615 GPU having a maximum frequency of 850 MHz. Apart from this, we also have some availability information about the new Snapdragon 6 series 5G chipset. It seems like we might see the chipset going official somewhere in the Q2 2020. Once the SoC goes official, we should see 5G devices being more accessible and spreading across a wide range of catering to more users.
More Budget 5G Chipset Coming From Other Manufactures
Apart from Qualcomm, other chipset manufacturers are also working on introducing 5G connectivity to their entry-level chipsets. This means that we will soon see a plethora of entry-level 5G devices from different brands. MediaTek is working on its MT6853 5G chipset while Huawei on Kirin 720 5G SoC. Talking about the MediaTek MT6853 5G Chipset, it is said to be less powerful than the Dimensity 800 chipset. Unfortunately, no much details on the Kirin 720 5G chipset for now.
Samsung is also in the cheaper 5G chips competition with its Exynos 880 5G. The Exynos 880 might be the underclocked version of Exynos 980. In fact, we will see the same chipset soon in the upcoming Vivo Y70s smartphone which will soon launch in China. Speaking of 5G devices, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is also working on its Honor Play 4 Pro. Furthermore, Xiaomi is also expected to launch its Redmi 10X lineup that will also bring 5G connectivity to the table.