Qualcomm is all set to launch the all-new Snapdragon 875 SoC in December. Like every year, a lower-powered version of the SoC dubbed the Snapdragon 870 (most likely) will also be launched. It is expected to provide the same speeds and similar performance while missing out on a few features.
Allegedly, smartphone makers are already working on handsets that will feature the yet-to-be-launched chipsets. A reliable tipster Digital Chat Station recently revealed that the BBK-owned Oppo is developing a Smartphone that will have that new chip called Snapdragon 870. The smartphone will most likely break cover in Q1 2021.
As per the leak, the new chipset will be able to reach 3.2 GHz frequency and will come with a single super-powerful core instead of a cluster of units. The upcoming chipset will be more powerful than the Snapdragon 865 but will not be a match in raw performance to the Snapdragon 875.
With mid-range chipsets becoming capable of handling most of the power-intensive tasks, more and more people are starting to consider flagship SoCs an overkill. Hence, for Qualcomm, it makes sense to diversify its premium offerings. However, the details are still scarce. We will get more information as the launch date nears.