Qualcomm just announced its 3-day annual Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii on December 3, 4 and 5. The company has confirmed that it will have keynotes that will cover 5G Global Expansion, Flagship Snapdragon Mobile Platforms, XR and Always On, Always Connected PC. We can expect the flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC, successor of the Snapdragon 855 that was introduced in December last year. New Snapdragon 735 and other new mid-range SoCs with 5G are also expected.
Based on earlier rumors, the Snapdragon 865 is said to come in two versions condenamed ‘Kona’ and ‘Huracan’, one with integrated X55 5G modem and the other one without it. It is said to feature one Cortex A77-based Kryo core clocked at 2.84GHz and three Cortex A77-based Kryo cores clocked at 2.48GHz and four Cortex A55-based Kryo cores clocked at 1.8GHz and support LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0 storage.
The Snapdragon 735 (SM7250) is said to pack one A76-based Kryo cores clocked at 2.36GHz, another A76-based Kryo cores clocked at 2.32GHz and 6 smaller A55-based cores clocked at 1.73GHz with Adreno 620 GPU and 7nm processing technology.
Even though realme earlier this year said that it will launch 5G phones withing 2019, today at the realme X2 Pro launch event the Madhav Seth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India confirmed that realme will be one of the first brands to launch Qualcomm SoCs with built-in 5G in India in 2020.
Redmi K30 and OPPO Reno 3 that are coming next month are expected to be powered by Snapdragon 735 with support for SA/NSA dual mode 5G support, and we can expect other flagships such as Samsung Galaxy S11 and OnePlus 8 to be powered by Snapdragon 865.
Commenting on the event, Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm Incorporated, said:
Qualcomm was instrumental in driving the development and launch in 3G and 4G, and we’re building upon that history of technology leadership as we do the same with 5G. At last year’s Snapdragon Tech Summit, we showed the world that 5G was a reality. This year, we’re excited to bring together more than 300 members of the press and analyst community to talk about the amazing devices, services, and experiences that are being powered by this generation of wireless technology, and what’s yet to come.