Qualcomm is yet to announce its next-generation smartphone silicon. We have seen some of the competition launch their chips in recent months. Huawei’s Kirin 980 is already shipping in devices and so is Apple’s A12 Bionic in iPhones. Samsung has also unveiled the Exynos processor that will power its Galaxy S10. Time now for Qualcomm to show what it has been working on. According to a new report, it will do that on December 4th.
Even though it’s the successor to the Snapdragon 845, previous reports have suggested that the new chip is actually going to be called the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150. According to notable Twitter leaker Ice Universe, Qualcomm will be unveiling the Snapdragon 8150 processor at the Qualcomm Technology Summit in Hawaii on December 4th.
The company has reportedly sent out invitations to the Chinese media already and may also send them out for media in other regions soon enough. The Snapdragon 8150 will reportedly be manufactured on TSMC’s 7nm FinFET processor like the latest chips from Huawei and Apple. It may also have an octacore CPU but with a different configuration.
It will be the processor of choice for many Android flagship smartphones next year, including a variant of the Galaxy S10. It may very well be the first smartphone to ship with this chip.
Qualcomm will release the Snapdragon 8150 processor in Hawaii on December 4th. pic.twitter.com/Ny93ADY1Rz
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 21, 2018