Qualcomm usually reveals its next-gen flagship silicon in December, and we expect the latest chipset (SM8350) to be called the Snapdragon 875.
Taiwan’s TSMC has largely made the latest generations of Qualcomm’s flagship processors, but Business Korea and Hankyung report that the Snapdragon 875 will now be made by Samsung Electronics.
The previous post notes that the Snapdragon 875 will be manufactured in a 5nm process, making it a smaller size than the current generation Snapdragon 865 series. Companies such as Apple, Huawei, MediaTek, and Samsung are also assumed to adopt 5nm designs for their flagship processors.
Business Korea reports that Qualcomm’s contract to make the new silicon is worth $ 1 billion and that mass production of the new chipset is underway. It adds that the Samsung Galaxy S30 series, as well as phones from Xiaomi and Oppo, will use the new processor, which is generally part of the Snapdragon flagship hardware course.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Samsung has produced a Snapdragon flagship chipset, as it previously made the 2016 Snapdragon 820. However, it would represent a huge victory for Samsung if confirmed.
We will have to wait for more Snapdragon 875 leaks and the official reveal to find out more, but we expect the chipset to be equipped with Cortex-X1 and Cortex-A78 CPU cores from Arm, as well as the Snapdragon X60 5G modem.