The 7 series Snapdragon chipset is almost here. Qualcomm has announced and introduced their new flagship chipset that is promised to change the smartphone game for the years to come. Earlier this week, Qualcomm make the announcement that their Snapdragon will soon reach the brands to incorporate in their smartphones.
The new Snapdragon chipset is expected to reach the markets soon and according to Weibo, the chipset will make it into the markets in the first quarter of 2021. The chipsets will be shipped almost immediately too. Here is what you need to know about this chipset and what you can expect from it.
The Snapdragon is being called the 7 series chipset by the company. With this new chipset, Qualcomm will become a direct competition of the 5nm Exynos 1080 chipset that comes integrated with 5G modem and Mediatek’s 6nm MT6893 chipset which is the best option available in the upper midrange smartphones. However, the Mediatek’s chipset is not announced yet so that leaves the ground open for Qualcomm.
At the moment, Qualcomm hasn’t announced much about the Snapdragon and what we can now about it. But we do know that the chipset will be called SM7350 and its code name is Cedros. The code name is inspired by an island by the coast of Mexico which is very close to Qualcomm’s head Quarters in San Diego.
The prototype of the chipset is very successful. It scored over 530,000 on AnTuTu and it is expected that the Snapdragon chipset is going to do much, much better than the SD75G. However, it is not going to be better than the flagship SD865 which is the flagship by Qualcomm. That reached a startling 600,000 on AnTuTu, which is now a bench mark on the platform.
It is expected that this chipset will be used in midrange smartphones by the best brands and it will significantly improve the performance of the phones in the midrange. Only time will tell what and how the performance will be improved by this new Snapdragon chipset and what Qualcomm has more in store for us.