Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 Review – Best 5nm mobile chipset of 2020 / 2021

Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 Review

The Snapdragon 875 will be Qualcomm‘s fastest, most powerful, and most energy-efficient 5G chipset. According to previous news, the Samsung S21 series, which will be launched in February 2021, will be the world premiere, and the new generation of flagship phones such as the Xiaomi 11 series and the OPPO Find X3 series will be the first batch of domestic commercial use.

It is rumored that Qualcomm has reached a cooperation with Samsung this year and will OEM this top-level processor based on the latter’s 5nm EUV process, against the Apple A14 and Huawei Kirin 9000 , which are based on the TSMC 5nm process.

Known news reveals that Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 will use the “1+3+4” eight-core three-cluster architecture, where “1” is the super-large core Cortex X1.

It is said that the large core of Snapdragon 875 is based on the “magic modification” of Cortex X1, which is stronger than Cortex A78, and the performance increase at the CPU level may reach as much as 30%.

In the past, Qualcomm’s flagship processors have also adopted the “1+3+4” design, which represents the “super-large core + large core + energy-efficient core”, but the difference between the super core and the large core is mainly the CPU frequency. For example, the large core of Snapdragon 865 is 2.84GHz, and the large core is 2.42GHz, both of which are Cortex A77.

The combination of Cortex X1 super core and Cortex A78 large core, which Snapdragon 875 first adopted, is a “super core” in the true sense .

There are also rumors that Snapdragon 875 will have multiple “lite versions” to cope with the rising cost of smartphones. Qualcomm may also confirm this at this upcoming press conference.

After Apple A14 and Kirin 9000, another major player in 5nm mobile phone chips, Snapdragon 875, is coming.

According to foreign media reports, Qualcomm officially issued an invitation letter a few days ago, announcing that it will hold the 2020 Snapdragon Technology Summit from December 1st to 2nd. Unlike previous years, due to the new crown epidemic, this year’s summit will be held in the form of online digital events.

Qualcomm mentioned “high-end mobile performance” in the invitation email. Foreign media speculated that Qualcomm will officially release a new generation of flagship mobile phone processor Snapdragon 875 at this summit, but the final name has not been confirmed .