The hardware news is coming hard and fast these days. Specially, tidbits related to upcoming processors. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 is the latest one to hit the rumor mill.
It has only been a few months since the current flagship SoC from the company, the Snapdragon 865, started to appear in smartphones. But that has not stopped speculation regarding its successor, which according to the hearsay comes with super large cores.
This latest leak comes from renowned tipster Roland Quandt, who has just revealed that the Snapdragon 875 is internally codenamed Lahaina — the original name of one of the seven Hawaiian Islands, Maui.
Pretty sure Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 (SM8350) is called "Lahaina" internally. Named after a city on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) July 24, 2020
Previous reports on the matter have hinted that Qualcomm might call this the Snapdragon 875G, but the company is yet to confirm the name.
However, we do have intelligence that the chipset will be based on the 5nm process, with the company expected to include a super large combination this time around. That being Cortex X1 + Cortex A78, with machine learning capabilities on this architecture twice that of predecessor.
In terms of performance, we are looking at a 30% uptick compared to the Cortex A77 cores, and up to a 23% increase against the Cortex A78.
We are bound to have more details on this SoC closer to Q4 this year, but smartphones rocking it will not hit store shelves until Q1 2021 at the earliest.
Microsoft apparently is not in the mood to make use of these premium processors in its mobile devices like the Surface Duo that is on the horizon.
But hopefully, once the Snapdragon 875 is officially unveiled, the chip giant can get down to what it is cooking up for the Windows on ARM platform. It must, seeing as it is about to get some serious competition soon.