Snapdragon 818 SoC with deca-core CPU being prepped by Qualcomm?
Snapdragon 818 SoC's rumored specs leak
Last week, we told you about MediaTek's MT6797 SoC. This is part of the chipmaker's Helio X20 series, and features a deca-core CPU. The ten cores are set up with four ARM 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores, four 2GHz ARM Cortex-A57 cores and two 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A72 cores. We did point out that the MT6797 has support for 993MHz LPDDR3 RAM and LTE Cat-6. This is behind Qualcomm and Samsung's support for 1600MHz LPDDR4 RAM and Qualcomm's support for LTE Cat-9.
Monday morning, some information leaked about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 818 SoC, which also will feature a deca-core CPU. This chip offers four low power cores (1.2GHz Cortex-A53), two mid-range cores (1.6GHz Cortex-A53) and four high-power cores (2.0GHz-Cortex A72). The Snapdragon 818 chipset is said to come with the Adreno 532 GPU and supports LPDDR4 RAM. It is built to handle LTE Cat-10 speeds and is produced using the 20nm process.
We would take this with a grain of salt until Qualcomm makes its first deca-core chip official. At that time, we should have a better idea when we might expect to see it under the hood of a new smartphone.
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