Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon 8150 chipset may be unveiled on December 4

Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon 8150 chipset may be unveiled on December 4
The Moto Z4 could be one of the first smartphones to include the unannounced Snapdragon 8150, according to a recent report. Qualcomm's next flagship chipset is expected to be unveiled early next month after the SoC (system-on-chip) was certified back in October.

Yesterday, Qualcomm China announced that its next-generation chipset, Snapdragon 8150 will be officially introduced on December 4. Now, we already know many of the chip's technical specs since some of its benchmarks recently leaked online.

It's important to note that Snapdragon 8150 features the same architecture as the Huawei's Kirin 980 and Samsung's Exynos 9820 chipsets, which are based on a three-cluster CPU core design. The chipset still accommodates eight cores, but they are managed slightly differently: a 2.84GHz large performance core, three 2.4GHz medium cores, four 1.78GHz small efficiency cores.


Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8150 chipset is expected to make its way into many of the next year's Android flagship smartphones, but it's nice that we'll learn more about it before the first products hit the shelves.

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16 Comments

1. mrsmith5280

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 23, 2018

With this CPU I can really see phones recording in 8k!

7. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1578; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I can't, would require a significantly higher MP camera.

11. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I have never recorded 4k video. Phone, TV, Monitor all are 1080p displays.

13. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

My TV and Monitor already 4K for 2 years now, so your argument is invalid.

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

A12X = 15%-20% as an A13. Still the king!

3. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

King at what

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

In CPU and GPU. 8150 = 3700 / 11000 GB4 scores. Not bad but two gens behind Apple.

5. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

All that speed and still no split screen support, no mouse support, no expandable memory, useless assistant. It's like a Ferrari vs AMG Ferrari is faster but lacks a lot of useful features when compared to Mercedes.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Isn't that great? A funny car engine in a Volkswagen Beetle.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Geekbench is a misleading CPU benchmark as it doesn't show power consumptionhttps://www.anandtech.com/show/13614/arm-delivers-on-cortex-a76-promises The A76's single core performance is slightly behind the A10 Mainly due to Huawei/Qualcomm having tiny caches (the A12's L2 cache alone is bigger than 980's A76+L1+L2) Hence in execution backend bound subtests the 980 is only about 30% behind the A12 in performance, while overall its about 70% behind the A12 But the 980's efficiency is slightly ahead of the A12 Not sure why you are meanting the A12X in a 8150 article, the A12X is a tablet SoC, it consumes about ~4x more power than the 8150 and about ~2x more than the A12 In terms of GPU we should see A12 < 8150 < A13 < 8250? < A14 < .... Since their releases aren't alined, the newer SoC should perform the best

9. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Sorry but the 8150 will smoke the a12 in gpu and have some advantages in cpu. Also will have advantages in npu, isp, and dsp.

15. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

No one is behind Apple. You just think they are. You keep. Ragging about COU spews. But what is it doing other than degrading Apple cheap batteries? I don't see the latest iOS 12 or iO by one X's, do I'll ng anything the Note or even S does. So what are you bragging about. A lighter are takes off faster than a heavier one. So what. Does that means it's better? No! It sucks not having anything to brag about, doesn't it. Here let me brag: Bigger display, higher resolution, premium headphones, adapters, 1TB of storage in my hand, fast charger, 4000mah batter, splitscreen multitasking. SPEN, better cameras, better display,more ram, DeX, better quality cables and so much more. And my device is faster at far and away more things that any iPhone. My device scrolls 75% of a webpage with one click, charges faster at just over 90 mins vs nearly 3 hours. I can use my phone too 1% before it dies while many iPhones die at 20%. Keep bragging about speed because your device doesn't do anything.

6. tyger11

Posts: 293; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

A12X has thermals only for iPads, cannot fit in a phone, so you're comparing apples (heh) and oranges.

10. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

nvidia announce tegra xavier some times ago, anyone know how good this one compare to current soc?

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The Tegra Xavier is a different BEAST It's a HUGE 350 mm² die with a 20-30W TDP It makes the even A12X (~120-150mm²?) look small ~89.2 mm² for Volta GPU, 512 CUDA cores ~62.25 mm² for its CPU, 8x Carmel (performance) cores ~21.75 mm² for it's 2 seperate CNN accelerators (PVA and DLA)

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

You can't compare them, it's like comparing Nvidia's GTX/RTX to Nvidia's Titan V. One is really good at gaming, the other is good at deep learning other AI stuff. In this case Xavier is good at AI stuff, but it might suck when compared using Geekbench or Antutu.

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