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Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 7-Series Chip May Launch in Q1 2020

Qualcomm recently announced the Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform. It arrived as the successor to the Snapdragon 865 SoC that fueled most of the Android flagship phones in 2020. The U.S.-based chip maker was also expected to announce a new Snapdragon 7-series SoC at the event. However, it did not come true. A Chinese tipster has claimed that the company may announce the successor to the Snapdragon 765G in the first quarter of the coming year.

He also added that MediaTek will be announcing the MT6893 6nm premium chipset this month. However, a phone powered with the new chip by MediaTek may not release this year. The other chip that is expected to debut this month is the Exynos 1080, which will be powering the Vivo X60 series.

Reports have revealed that the upcoming Snapdragon 7-series chipset is codenamed a Cedros. Since the successor to the Snapdragon 865 debuted as Snapdragon 888, it is unclear whether the upcoming Snapdragon 7-series chipset will be called Snapdragon 777.

Past reports have revealed that the alleged Snapdragon 777 has sm7350 model number. It was recently mentioned by the same tipster that a prototype powered by the sm7350 chipset scored around 530K+ on AnTuTu benchmarks.

Tipster Roland Quandt had revealed in September that the sm7350 chip is closely related to the sm8350 i.e. the Snapdragon 888. Hence, the alleged SD777 chip could be a massive upgrade as compared to the predecessor SD765G. It is expected to arrive with support for 120Hz refresh rate display, up to 12 GB of LPPDR5 RAM, and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage.


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