When developing new processors, there are several intermediary production steps that can qualify as a chip on their own. Qualcomm already has a performance target in mind thus in many cases, these intermediary levels are not considered for mass production. Nevertheless, sometimes, the chipmaker could decide to mass-produce the chip as a lower version of the flagship processor. This seems to be the case with the Snapdragon 875 if the recent reports are anything to go by.
Today, @DigitalChatStation claimed that a Snapdragon 870 SoC exist with a super-large core up to 3.2GHz. However, just as we will all expect, the performance of this chip is not as good as the Snapdragon 875. currently, not much can be talked about the Snapdragon 870 SoC.
About The Upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
What we know so far is that the Snapdragon 875 uses a 5nm process technology, with one 2.84GHz super-large core, three 2.42GHz A78 cores, and four 1.8GHz A55 cores. In addition, the new report also claims that it will use an Andreno 660 GPU. In addition, the leaker claims that the cache and memory bandwidth of this chip will improve.
According to previous information, the Snapdragon 875 processor uses a “1+3+4” eight-core design, of which “1” is the super-large core Cortex X1, and its peak performance is 23% higher than Cortex A78.
In conclusion, DigitalChatStation believes that the Snapdragon 875 SoC focuses on lower power consumption. However, this is not to say that the performance will be weak, it is not. In fact, it will still lead.
The code name of this chip is “Lahaina”. Lahaina is the largest census-designated place in West Maui, Maui County, Hawaii. Recall that Qualcomm previously announced that it will hold a Snapdragon chip conference in Hawaii in December. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit will hold on December 1. We expect Qualcomm to officially announce the new 5nm flagship Snapdragon 875 chip at this conference.
In addition, the source also claims that Xiaomi Mi 11 (tentative name) will first launch the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 flagship chip in China and it will have an “exclusive period” after launch. Outside China, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy S21 will introduce this chip.