At the recently concluded 4G/5G Summit 2018 in Hong Kong, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 675 chipset with focus on gaming, camera and AI. The chipmaker also announced smaller 5G NR mmWave antenna modules that will enable OEMs to add 5G connectivity in their smartphones. And while we already know that Qualcomm is working on the Snapdragon 845 successor, details on two new mid-range chipsets have also surfaced.
It is rumored that Qualcomm will be changing the naming convention this time around, and the Snapdragon 855 SoC will most likely be called Snapdragon 8150. Now, according to WinFuture, the evidence of two new chipsets Snapdragon 7150 (SM7150) and Snapdragon 6150 (SM6150), have surfaced via GitHub repositories. This could mean that Qualcomm may also be considering rebranding the Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 700 series.
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The new chipsets will feature an octa-core design, but details about CPU layout and clock speeds aren t known yet. However, just like the Snapdragon 675, the new chipsets could feature Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 CPUs, and could be built on 11nm process. Previous Qualcomm chips the Snapdragon 670, Snapdragon 675 and Snapdragon 710 have all adopted two high-performance cores, and six efficiency cores, so don t be surprised to see a similar setup here.
WinFuture further talks about Snapdragon 7150 test device that features an 18:9 QHD+ display (2880x1440pixels), meaning it could just be placed below the top-tier chipset. Similarly, the Snapdragon 6150 test device packs a full HD+ (18:9) display, meaning it could be targeted towards the mid-range smartphones.
There is no word on when Qualcomm plans to announce these chipsets. The chipmaker is rumored to announce Snapdragon 8150 (855) SoC sometime in December, and it remains to be seen if it will announce these two chipsets at the same time, for wait until CES 2019 in January.