New products 23 Oct
After a barrage a busy month of October for tech, a leak reveals that Qualcomm is working on new mid-range SoCs for Android devices. These upcoming SoCs may be called as the SM6150 and SM7150. This information comes in just days after Qualcomm had announced its new AI and Gaming focused Snapdragon 675 SoC.
According to the reports, both these SoCs are Octa-core processors, however, may have different GPU cores or clock speeds. Since these two cater to mid-budget and budget segment, both SoCs are most likely based on ‘Kryo’ CPU cores. There is quite a handful of information available on Github already about these two processors and may be announced sometime next year.
The SM7150 seems to be the powerful one out of the two and is slated to cater to the mid-range devices while the SM6150 is slated for lower price segment. The specifications of the test device for the SM7150 found in the Github repositories mention dual rear camera setup with 12+13-megapixel sensors and a 20-megapixel sensor on the front. While the displays on mid-range devices are normally found to be HD+ or FHD+, however specs of this test device mention QHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. This seems to be a pleasant upgrade in the segment.
Curiosity 16 Oct
The test device bearing the SD6150 has a 5.99-inches FHD+ display with 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution. It has the same 12+13-megapixel sensors at the back while a 13-megapixel camera at the front.
The SM6150 is said to be manufactured with an 11-nm process like the recent Snapdragon 675 and since the Snapdragon 675 was manufactured by Samsung the SM6150 could also be manufactured by them. Reports suggest that both of these SoCs may debut right after the launch of the flagship Snapdragon 8150 (formerly known as Snapdragon 855) in the month of December.