Oppo rumored to launch Snapdragon 855, Helio P90-powered smartphones next year

Smartphones running on these chipsets could be launched early next year.

  • Published: August 17, 2018 4:54 PM IST

Oppo has created a name for itself worldwide, especially after launching the Find X flagship smartphone which features a motorized pop-up camera, 3D Facial Recognition, and more. The Chinese smartphone maker is also looking to bring the latest features on its smartphones. For instance, the upcoming R17 Pro is expected to come with advanced features such as ToF 3D sensing for face unlock, and an under-display fingerprint scanner.

Now, according to leakster Roland Quandt, Oppo will be among the first manufacturers to launch a smartphone powered by MediaTek Helio P80, and Helio P90 SoCs. The company is also expected to launch a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 powered smartphone next year.

Watch: Oppo Find X First Look

MediaTek hasn’t unveiled the Helio P80 or P90 smartphones yet, so no specifications are available at the moment. Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, on the other hand, will be powering 2019 Android flagship smartphones. Reports indicate that it will be built on TSMCs 7nm fabrication process. Earlier reports also hinted that the chipset will integrate X50 5G modem.

Based on previous reports, the Snapdragon 855 SoC is expected to go official by the end of this year. The CPU is likely to come with ARM Cortex A76 cores, which will offer 35 percent performance improvements, while consuming 40 percent less power. Qualcomm is also working on Snapdragon 850 SoC for 2-in-1 PCs, and the chipset was unveiled at Computex 2018.

That’s not all, a more powerful Snapdragon 1000 SoC is also in works, which will power thin laptops. Details of this chipset aren’t available at the moment, but we expect more information to pour in as the launch draws closer.

  • Published Date: August 17, 2018 4:54 PM IST