Qualcomm is reportedly working on new Snapdragon chip series that will be powering some smartphones in the second half of 2018. While it was speculated that the chipmaker would launch the new series as Snapdragon 670, a new report hints that it will be rebranded as Snapdragon 710.
Talking about Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, it is expected to be a mid-range octa-core chipset. In terms of setup, it will likely feature dual core high-end ARM Cortex-A75 CPU cores, and hexa-core low-end ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores. Reports also suggest that Xiaomi is already working on two smartphones that will be powered by the new Snapdragon 710 SoC.
According to a report on XDA Developers, the two smartphones are codenamed Comet and Sirius. Further, the ‘Comet’ is expected to feature an OLED display with Always-On feature, dual SIM card support and IR Blaster. With 3,100mAh battery, the smartphone is expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9 skin on top.
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The ‘Sirius,’ on the other hand, is expected to feature an OLED display with a notch, and Always-On feature. With dual SIM card slots, 3,120mAh and battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo OS, the smartphone camera is expected to come with portrait mode feature. Both, the Sirius and Comet smartphones won’t support microSD card and NFC connectivity options, the report states.
So far, the codenames don’t reveal which series the two upcoming Xiaomi smartphones will belong to. Also, there is no word on the expected launch date or pricing of the smartphones. But as we get closer to the launch, we expect more details to pour in.