Qualcomm launched its Snapdragon 865 flagship chipset back in December this year. Since then, several smartphones are debuting with the flagship SoC offering a paramount performance. Now, we are in the Q2 of 2020 and several leaks on the successor Snapdragon 875 SoC have been popping. Just Yesterday, ARM released its two new CPU cores which will be boarded in the upcoming Snapdragon 875 chipset.
Reportedly, the ARM Cortex A78 and Cortex X1 will be the two CPU cores implemented in the upcoming flagship chipset. It will run is a viable configuration of 1+3+4, likely the 1xCortex-X1 + 3xCortex-A78 + 4X Cortex-A55.
To recall, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and 865 had a configuration of the high-frequency cores along with energy-efficient cores. Precisely, the Snapdragon 865 ran a configuration of a Cortex A77, another Cortex, and the third Cortex A55 CPU core. With the successor 875, Qualcomm plans improved performance.
The new CPU cores bring in a 20% performance boost and are 30% faster than its predecessor. A listing about the Cortex-X1 also suggests that the same CPU core will be boarded in the 2021’s Exynos 1000 series SoCs.
Other than this, the upcoming Snapdragon 875 will be a 5nm chipset that will have a Qualcomm’s X60 5G modem which will be a successor to the X50 modem. With the X60 5G modem, the company plans to offer a lot of improvements in the 5G department.
In terms of the launch, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC is expected to debut at an annual Qualcomm event in December this year. We’ll see it being powered in early 2021 flagship smartphones.