28 July 2020
A complete roadmap revealing Qualcomm’s plans for its upcoming chipsets appears to have surfaced on Weibo. There is an image leaked on the Chinese microblogging site that not only shows the roadmap of incoming Qualcomm’s chipsets but also MediaTek’s.
According to the leaked image the Snapdragon 875G chip, which is the next major chip for flagship phones, will launch in the first quarter of 2021. This aligns with the rumor that came in June from the known tipster Digital Chat Station as well. Now, according to the leaked image, the chipset will be built on Samsung’s 5nm EUV process for better efficiency with reduced power consumption. There have been a couple of rumors on the Snapdragon 875 SoC in the past as well that suggested what kind of support it may bring along. It is rumored that Snapdragon 875 SoC will support 100W charging speeds. Well, we are surely going to witness that support as many of the Chinese smartphone manufacturers have introduced their offerings recently.
Coming back to the roadmap, Qualcomm has even more to offer this year. The image shows there is an unnamed processor that goes by its internal name SDM6835 and is built upon a 7nm EUV processor. It will launch in the third quarter of this year. Interestingly, Qualcomm will not leave the opportunity to bring something in the fourth quarter of this year as well.
Going by the leaked image, Qualcomm may bring an entry-level chipset for smartphones. Reportedly, this is going to be the SDM 460. Currently, it is unknown on which process it has been built upon. The roadmap also shows the Snapdragon 662 processor, but note that the chipset went official earlier this year already. Also, a very fresh leak has suggested that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Tab A7 tablet with the same processor as well.
We also note the roadmap shows offerings other than the Snapdragon 875G coming next year. One is the Snapdragon 735G, which will launch between the first and second quarters of next year. Also, it looks to be built on the same 5nm EUV process on which the higher-end Snapdragon 875G is built as well. There is also a low-end processor called Snapdragon 435G which will be launched after the Snapdragon 875G but in the same first quarter.
Let’s wait for the time that would unroll all the mystery.