The Kirin 980 chipset by Huawei is the world’s first 7nm chipset. However, more powerful is the 7nm Apple A12 Bionic SoC. Smartphone enthusiasts are waiting for Qualcomm to announce its iteration of 7nm chipset. Rumors have been claiming that Qualcomm will be announcing the Snapdragon 8150 chipset in the coming month. Today, the U.S. based chip maker has confirmed will be holding a three-day Qualcomm Technology Summit event in Hawaii. It is very likely to use the platform to announce its 7nm SoC.
Rumors have it that the Snapdragon 8150 chipset will be sporting tri-cluster design like the Kirin 980 chipset. It is expected to one large-sized core working at 2.84 GHz. It is likely to feature three medium cores that will work at 2.4 GHz. Also, it is expected to feature 1.78 GH quad efficiency cores. The SoC is expected to include Adreno 640 graphics. For 5G phones, the SoC will include Snapdragon X50 LTE modem. For phones with 5G support, it may feature Snapdragon X24 LTE modem.
Recently, the Snapdragon 8150 chipset was spotted on AnTuTu with a benchmarking score of 362,292. In comparison to its score, the Kirin 980 is behind with a high score of 311,840. It is speculated that the Galaxy S10 series that will go official in Q1 2019 will be the first phones to be fueled by Snapdragon 8150.