American chipmaker Qualcomm is known for producing the most powerful processors in the industry. This is particularly true for the flagship processors of the company including 2018’s Snapdragon 845 processor and this year’s Snapdragon 855 SoC. Although the company will be launching its next processor in 2020, reports about it have started pouring in already. The company’s 2020 flagship mobile processor will be the Snapdragon 865 SoC and it will succeed the current Snapdragon 855 processor. Today, some details about Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship mobile platform have been shared on Twitter.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC is not only expected to be better than its predecessor, but it is also speculated to surpass other 2020 processors when it comes to the performance. The details about the upcoming Qualcomm CPU were shared on Twitter by the popular tipster Roland Quandt.
Quandt’s tweet reads that the next generation of flagship processor by the America chipmaker will be called the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC (code SM8250). It further says that there will be two variants of the new CPU – Kona and Huracan. Both the variants of the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC will support LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0. However, only one of them will come with the 5G modem inbuilt (the Snapdragon X55). But then, it has not been revealed which one among these two new variants of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC will have the 5G connectivity.
Although Quandt has said that the name Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC was what the “employees” at Qualcomm had named the upcoming CPUs, but the company itself hasn’t confirmed it yet. However, it is possible that the next CPU will be released in the year 2020.
Further speculations also suggest that the first smartphone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC will be the Samsung Galaxy S11. Samsung had launched its Galaxy S10-series in February this year and it was among the first smartphones to come with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. So, if Samsung follows the same release cycle next year, we might see the launch of the upcoming Galaxy S11-series with Qualcomm’s chipset in February 2020.
Snapdragon 865 is what Qualcomm employees call the next gen high-end SoC (SM8250). There are two variants: Kona + Huracan. Both with support for LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0. One likely with, one without integrated 5G modem (SDX55) – I guess. Also no clue which is the one w/ 5G in it.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) June 14, 2019
In addition to this, Qualcomm has chosen Samsung to make its 2020 flagship CPUs rather than TSMC, which made its chips earlier. It is expected that Samsung will start making the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC at the end of 2019. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC will be manufactured on the 7nm ultra-violet (EUV) process. According to Qualcomm, Samsung’s technology is more advanced than TSMC, and that is the reason it is opting for the former. Samsung’s last production of Qualcomm chips was the Snapdragon 820 and the Snapdragon 835 after which the companies took a break in 2018.
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