According to GSMArena’s report, the new chipset may be the previously leaked Snapdragon chip codenamed “Shima”. This chipset appeared a couple of weeks ago and seems to be a new “kind” of Qualcomm high-end chipset. This chip features Samsung’s 5nm process and brings a Cortex A78 main core clocked at 2.70GHz. Moreover, it should come with three additional Cortex-A78 cores operating at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8GHz. The big “downgrade” in comparison to the Snapdragon 888 is the lack of a high performing Cortex-X1 core. The chipset also comes with an Adreno 660 GPU offering the best of gaming performance as well as LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 memory support. This chipset could come as a cheap Snapdragon offering for cost-effective flagships.
Since the last year, companies have been sticking with the strategy of bringing cheaper flagship sporting high-end SoCs that came a year before. For instance, we have Realme X3 SuperZoom which sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+. The strategy proved to be successful in cases where the phone costs less than “standard” flagships. Otherwise, using an old chip would be a complete failure.
Could be the new chipset dubbed Snapdragon 880?
Also in the last year, reports were suggesting the launch of a Snapdragon 860 SoC, but it never came. Perhaps, this year, Qualcomm finally is ready to unveil a “lesser” version of its flagship SoC. It could debut as Snapdragon 880, using the last year’s rumors guidelines, of course.
In addition to these unofficial leaks and rumors, Motorola released yet another teaser. The company published a teaser with the “Hellomoto” logo on its official Weibo account. The point of the focus in the teaser certainly is the new chipset giving the phone its appeal. Considering the number of teasers, we expect Motorola to unleash a launch date in the coming days.