Just when leaks about the Snapdragon 865 started getting momentum, details about the Snapdragon 875 and how it’ll be QUALCOMM‘s first-ever 5nm SoC have also come into the limelight.
The latest rumor about the processor core configuration is that it’ll feature the Cortex X1 Super Core, as reported by MyDrivers. If that’s the case, a massive performance efficiency can be expected, especially in comparison to the Cortex A77.
A Possible Pairing Between Cortex X1 Super Core and Cortex-a78
Market experts predict that the Snapdragon 875 will follow the footsteps of the Snapdragon 869 by having a 1 + 3 + 4 triple cluster configuration. In other words, the Snapdragon 875 will comprise only one super core, three performance cores, and four efficiency cores.
While there are higher chances for Cortex X1 to be the super core, we might also see the Kryo 685 CPU in the processor. QUALCOMM might stick to Cortex-A55 for the efficiency cores though. Besides this, a possible pairing with Cortex-A78 is reportedly on the cards as well.
A previously published Surge report also brought to light ARM’s claims about the Cortex X1 boosting the performance peak by nearly 30% when compared to the Cortex-A77. Against the Cortex-A78, the Cortex X1 will improve integer performance by 23 percent.
Cheaper Qualcomm-powered Phones Might Hit Markets in 2021
Rumor has it that the Snapdragon 875 will have an integrated Snapdragon X60 5G modem. This, in turn, will help lower the cost of QUALCOMM’s phone manufacturing partners.
Interestingly, this is a completely different approach from the one QUALCOMM took when launching Snapdragon 865. The preceding processor was offered without any modem – only the chipset. As a result, phone manufacturers were forced to buy a standalone baseband chip, which was the main reason for the higher price tag.
The flagship, however, hasn’t made any official announcements yet, so we’ll be on a lookout for the latest developments to keep you updated.