Snapdragon 855 to have octa-core design ?

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  • Qualcomm’s Upcoming flagship processor will reportedly have an octa-core design.

  • The heavyweight cores are said to run at 2.6Ghz, while the low-power cores are tipped to run at 1.7Ghz.

  • It’s also believed that the new chipset will have a neural processing unit.

Everyone know that Qualcomm is working on a Snapdragon 845 successor, expected to power loads of smartphones in 2019. A new leak has shed more light on this upcoming chipset, reportedly dubbed the Snapdragon 855 or Snapdragon 8150.

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According to German tech website WinFuture, the Snapdragon 855/8150 will feature an octa-core design of four low-power and four heavyweight cores. The low-power cores are apparently clocked at 1.7Ghz, while the heavyweight cores top out at 2.6Ghz.

By comparison, the Snapdragon 845’s low-power cores will hit 1.77Ghz, while the top-end cores run at 2.8Ghz. This does not necessarily mean the new chip will see lower clock speeds, as these figures reportedly come from a test platform. Additionally, architectural improvements could mean the cores don’t need higher clock speeds, either

WinFuture also mentioned that the low-power cores are dubbed Silver-cores, while the high-power cores are called Gold-cores. This isn’t surprising, as Qualcomm has used this naming convention for a couple of years now.

So when will the Snapdragon 855 (or whatever it’s called) officially launch? WinFuture points to an early December event in Hawaii, which would be the same timeframe and venue as the Snapdragon 845 launch.

 

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