Next month, Qualcomm is expected to hold its annual Snapdragon summit where it will announce its latest flagship processor, Snapdragon 875 SoC. There have been a couple of leaks and speculations regarding this chip. The analysis of the running points between SD875, Kirin 9000, and Exynos 2100 show that there will be a battle between these chips. Looking at the speculations so far, Samsung Galaxy S21 may be the first phone to use this chip globally. However, the Xiaomi Mi 11 may be the first to use this device in China.
A recent leak from @DigitalChatStation shows all the manufacturers to use this chip in China before January 2021. According to the leak, Honor will not use this chip before January 2021 despite its detachment from Huawei. The leak shows the following manufacturers
- Xiaomi: Including Redmi and BlackShark
- Vivo: Including iQOO)
- BBK Electronics: Including Oppo, Realme, OnePlus),
These are the manufacturers to use this chip before the end of 2021. However, several other manufacturers will use this chip. Nevertheless, their devices will not launch in January next year.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC – What we know so far
According to popular Weibo leakster @DigitalChatStation, from the prototype point of view, the Snapdragon 875 uses a 5nm process technology, with one 2.84GHz super-large core, three 2.42GHz A78 cores, and four 1.8GHz A55 cores. Furthermore, the new report also claims that it will use an Andreno 660 GPU. In addition, the leaker claims that the cache and memory bandwidth of this chip will improve. According to previous information, the Snapdragon 875 processor uses a “1+3+4” eight-core design, of which “1” is the super-large core Cortex X1, and its peak performance is 23% higher than Cortex A78.
In conclusion, DigitalChatStation believes that the Snapdragon 875 SoC focuses on lower power consumption. However, this is not to say that the performance will be weak, it is not. In fact, it will still lead.
The code name of this chip is “Lahaina”. Lahaina is the largest census-designated place in West Maui, Maui County, Hawaii. Recall that Qualcomm previously announced that it will hold a Snapdragon chip conference in Hawaii in December. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit will hold on December 1. We expect Qualcomm to officially announce the new 5nm flagship Snapdragon 875 chip at this conference.
In addition, @数码闲聊站 also claims that Xiaomi Mi 11 (tentative name) will first launch the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 flagship chip in China and it will have an “exclusive period” after launch. Outside China, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy S21 will introduce this chip.
Snapdragon 875 hits 847,868 points on AnTuTu
The AnTuTu score of the SD875 shows that it is about 25% better than the SD865. Of course, all expected the Snapdragon 875 SoC to be better but we didn’t think that it will be a huge jump. According to the AnTuTu benchmark, the Snapdragon875 scores 847,868 points. It is not just impressive but unbelievable. For a comparison, Snapdragon 865 scores 663,000 points. The difference between the Snapdragon 865 and 875 about 184,000 points. It is not common to see a difference this big after just one generation. Hence, it’s a big jump for Qualcomm and this will be a good selling point for this chip.