Qualcomm announced the new Snapdragon 835 SoC which is currently the flagship offering from the company. It is currently powering some of the flagship devices in the market like the Galaxy S8, HTC U11, etc. This new SoC is better than the predecessor in a lot of different ways. However, the newer one which the company is planning to launch next year is expected to be a lot better. Apart from being exceptionally fast with higher clock speeds, it looks like it will be good to faster data speeds as well.
According to the new reports which we have, Qualcomm is expected to unveil the new Snapdragon 845 SoC next year. The source claims that the company is working on commercializing both Snapdragon 845 SoC as well as the Snapdragon X20 chipset. This implies that this new high-end gigabit LTE chipset will be used in the next flagship SoC. If this is true then we may end up seeing support for download speeds upto 1.2Gbps with the new SoC.
For those of you who don’t know what Snapdragon X20 is, it is a modem with LTE Category 18 support. It offers support for download speeds upto 1.2Gbps. It is built on 10nm finFET process. The chipset is also said to offer higher uploads speeds upto 150Mbps, thanks to the use of 2x20MHz Carrier Aggregation. Do make a note that this is not the first time we are hearing about this chipset. The company had previously announced it once hinting that it will commercialize it very soon in the near future. The company says that they designed this keeping 5G in mind and with a hope that it will further improve the overall 5G scenario.
It is also worth acknowledging that few OEMs also received the sample chipset earlier this year. This certainly hints that we will be seeing a ton of new smartphones with the new SoC heading your way. Few OEMs like LG etc. is already in talks with Qualcomm to acquire the SoC for LG G7, etc. Having said that, we would like to know your thoughts on this. Are you excited for this new SoC for the better download speeds? Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this and also stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more details like this.
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