23 September 2020
Qualcomm has announced that it will hold its annual event Tech Summit starting December 1st. The press invite reveals that it will be a two-day event as compared to being a three-day affair usually. It seems like the COVID-19 pandemic is the reason for the change of the length which is also the reason for it getting restricted to an online conference.
The event is said to bring "the latest and greatest Snapdragon news" to all the fans and event viewers. This is an indication that we will get to see the official unveiling of the Snapdragon 875 processor. It will be the next-gen flagship processor for Android devices and will be a Snapdragon 865 successor. Another reason to believe the speculation is that Qualcomm is known to announce new flagship processors during the month of December.
The Snapdragon 875 is tipped to be Qualcomm's first processor based on the 5nm manufacturing process. It will be an octa-core processor featuring four Cortex-A55 cores, three Cortex-A78 cores, and one Cortex-X1 core. There have been reports suggesting Samsung has received the contract for producing the chipset. The deal is expected to be somewhere between $850 million and $1 billion.
Since 5G is on the rise, there is no doubt that Snapdragon 875 will be a 5G-capable chipset. We will have to see whether Qualcomm will offer an integrated 5G modem or will offer a separate one. Stay tuned for more details related to the chipset that will power the majority of the 2021 Android flagships.