Qualcomm will announce the next-generation chipset in just a matter of months. But we have already been through many leaks and rumours these past few months. The most recent reports claim that the next chipset, Snapdragon 875 will mandatorily include 5G-enabled modules. Due to this, the price of the Snapdragon 875 will increase by 50% of the current Snapdragon 865 chipsets.
Since the chipset will have a significant amount of increment in the price, the price of the flagship premium phones will also increase. The premium phones from the popular brand will most likely feature the new Snapdragon 875 chipset. The first phone to have this chipset is most likely the OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro. The OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro was the most expensive OnePlus phone ever released. With the addition of Snapdragon 875, OnePlus price will certainly hike beyond expectation.
The previous Snapdragon 865 SoC costs around $85, but the upcoming Snapdragon 875 SoC will cost around whopping $130. This means that the whole package of the processor will cost, even more, around $250. The information retrieved from the forum published in South Korea reports that the above price is the buying price of Xiaomi. This potentially suggests that the upcoming flagship Xiaomi phones price will go up.
Qualcomm will release Snapdragon 875 in December 2020!
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has already started the mass-production of the Snapdragon 875 chipset, and Qualcomm will probably release the chipset at the end of the year. These chipsets are using the company’s 5nm manufacturing node. The reports from reputable sources claim that Qualcomm is reportedly investing around 6,000 to 10,000 5nm every month for the manufacturing of Snapdragon 875, and the Snapdragon X60 5G modem.
MyDrivers reported that the Snapdragon 875 will feature the Cortex-A78 cores and the Cortex-X1 Super Core. As for the configuration, the company will hold onto the configuration of the Snapdragon 865 — 1+3+4 core configuration. ARM claims that these processors will bring a significant increase in the speed. With Cortex-X1 Super Core, you can expect 30 per cent improvement, while with the Cortex-A78, you can expect 20%.