Qualcomm annual Snapdragon Tech Summit will be held in Maui County in the US State of Hawaii, from December 3 to December 5. This event will see the chip make unveiling its next-generation technologies, including the Snapdragon 865. It will be the successor to the present Snapdragon 855 which was also announced at the same event last year.
Although details of the new chip were kept quiet, It however, appeared on GeekBench earlier in August. According to tipster Roland Quandt, the next-gen flagship chipset has the model number SM8250. The chip is expected to come with a version integrated with a 5G modem. Roland also said the chipset will come in two variants with the codenames- Kona and Huracan. Both variants will have support for LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0 flash storage. It is expected to be built on TSMC’ 7nm FinFet process.
It is expected that the chip will come with an updated Adreno GPU and new CPU cores, possibly based on the latest powerhouse Cortex-A75 part from Arm. Qualcomm may also be unveiling the upgraded Snapdragon 8cx SoC, the company’s first dedicated laptop chip. This was first announced during the Snapdragon Tech Summit back in 2018. The chipset brings enhanced CPU, GPU, and video processing capabilities. Although not officially confirmed, we may likely see a new Snapdragon Wear chip for smartwatches this year.
More details will be made known during and after the event.