According to a new report, the upcoming Snapdragon 875 will support crazy charging speeds. How crazy? Well, this report claims that the chip will come with support for charging speeds up to 100W.
In any case, he mentioned that the processor will become available in Q1 2021, and that charging smartphones will benefit most from it. What caught our eye was the mention of 100W charging, for sure.
The Snapdragon 875 may support crazy charging speeds, including Xiaomi's 100W charging
You may wonder how is that possible, as many people still think 100W charging is not that close to release. Well, Xiaomi already demoed its 100W Super Charge Turbo tech last year.
In that demo, the company managed to fully charge a 4,000mAh battery in only 17 minutes. So, if that technology ends up being ready by 2021, it may end up in one of the company's 2021 flagships.
The Snapdragon 875 may end up being considerably more expensive than its predecessor as well. According to a report that we talked about earlier today, it will be around $100 more expensive.
The Snapdragon 875 is rumored to arrive with the integrated Snapdragon X60 modem for 5G, unlike the Snapdragon 865. If it does end up being $100 more expensive, you can expect 2021 flagships to be more expensive as well.
Whatever the case may be, the Snapdragon 875 will have a lot to offer. We're still hoping that its price tag won't be what the report mentioned, but it's easily possible that will happen.
Xiaomi is discussing a strategy for 2021 flagship releases
Xiaomi is already thinking of a strategy for releasing 2021 flagships, as it does not want to introduce such a huge price hike. The Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are quite pricey, and cost more than Xiaomi would like.
That will be a huge dilemma for many smartphone OEMs. Google is allegedly planning to release the Pixel 5 with the Snapdragon 765G, not the Snapdragon 865.
Why? Well, probably because of its price. We're still not sure if that will happen, but that's what rumors are suggesting. It does make sense, to a degree, even though the company will get a lot of backlash for it.
It remains to be seen what will happen. All of this is just speculation based on rumors and reports.