Qualcomm is roaring into 2020 with a bunch of new bulletins, together with two main SoCs that it hopes will put it in good stead towards Apple, Huawei, and, surprisingly, MediaTek going into the new 12 months.
The principle piece on the agenda is the Snapdragon 865, which comes normal with the X55 5G chip introduced earlier this 12 months. The upside is that whereas the Snapdragon 865 will help 5G, it is not on-die the approach the Snapdragon 855 and former Qualcomm chips have LTE constructed into the chip itself. As a substitute, producers might want to add 5G individually utilizing the X55 modem in the event that they wish to, including warmth and making their telephones much less battery environment friendly.
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ere’s what the firm is saying:
Alex Katouzian, senior vice chairman and basic supervisor, cell, Qualcomm Applied sciences, unveiled two new 5G Snapdragon Cellular Platforms to steer and scale 5G and AI in 2020. The flagship Snapdragon 865 Cellular Platform, which incorporates the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System, is the world’s most superior 5G platform, delivering unmatched connectivity and efficiency for the subsequent technology of flagship gadgets. The Snapdragon 765/765G brings built-in 5G connectivity, superior AI processing, and choose Snapdragon Elite Gaming experiences. Full platform particulars might be shared tomorrow.”
Sure, there’s additionally a mid-range 5G chip for the first time, the Snapdragon 765 and its gaming-focused counterpart, the 765G. Each are aimed toward Asian markets the place value is extra of a issue, but it surely’s doubtless some North American and European telephones will see the lower-priced 765 collection as effectively. That is the first Qualcomm chip with on-die 5G, which means it ought to truly be way more thermally environment friendly than the Snapdragon 865, however its different options — CPU, GPU, ISP, DSP — are usually not as superior as that of the 865.
We’ll know extra about the new Snapdragon SoCs tomorrow, December 4, however in the meantime, you possibly can stream Qualcomm’s three-day Snapdragon Summit, which is being held in Maui, Hawaii, stay beginning at 9am HST / 11am PT / 2pm ET.