Qualcomm is set to unveil its new flagship Snapdragon 8-series mobile platform on December 1. The upcoming Snapdragon 875 will be the successor to the current-gen Snapdragon 865 SoC. While Qualcomm is yet to announce any details, the latest leak from the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo reveals some key specs of the Snapdragon 875 SoC.
Just like the latest Apple A14 and Huawei’s Kirin 9000, the upcoming Snapdragon 875 will also use a 5nm process. It will also compete with the yet-to-be-announced Exynos 2100 SoC from Samsung. According to Digital Chat Station, the CPU on this upcoming silicon from Qualcomm will come in a 1+3+4 tri-cluster design.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 mobile platform key specs leaked
It features one Cortex-X1 super core clocked at 2.84GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.42GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. While Qualcomm touched the 3GHz mark with the Cortex-A77 cores on the Snapdragon 865+ SoC, it will likely settle with a peak frequency of 2.84GHz on this upcoming chipset.
Based on the previous leaks, the Cortex-X1 could deliver up to 23% higher performance than the Cortex-A78 core. It also comes packed with the all-new Adreno 660 GPU. However, there are no specifics mentioned about the performance output. It will be competing with the Mali-G78 GPU which will be found in the Kirin 9000 and Exynos 2100 chipsets.
Expect to see this chipset in most flagship Android smartphones launching in 2021
The leakster also claims that Snapdragon 875 will have improved cache and memory bandwidth efficiency. Currently, the highest Antutu score on the smartphones launched with the Snapdragon 865 mobile platform is 663,752. Earlier this week, the benchmarks of the Snapdragon 875-powered prototype device leaked online.
It has managed to score 847,868 points in AnTuTu, which is a lot higher than the scores from Snapdragon 865-powered smartphones. While the prototype devices show us the peak performance, the Snapdragon 875 Antutu score on the retail devices could be a lot lesser. For comparison, the Apple A14 on the new iPad Air and iPhone 12 has managed to score 660,038 and 564,899 respectively.
Compared to the Snapdragon 865, this new chipset will be able to deliver high performance with low power consumption. The Snapdragon 875 mobile platform will also come packed with the Snapdragon X60 5G modem. Moreover, it will support both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G networks.
As usual, the Snapdragon 875 mobile platform will be powering a majority of the Android flagship smartphones launching next year. It might debut with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series launching in January 2021. As the official launch is less than a month away, more leaks might come out soon. Stay tuned!