This year has been really good for Qualcomm, and not only in the field of mobile processors, but also in modems. We anticipated 2019 as a starting point for 5G, and it has been: the combination of Snapdragon 855 and the Snapdragon X55 modem It has boosted some of the first mobiles with the new connectivity technology. And Qualcomm does not plan to stay here.
Samsung will manufacture the Snapdragon 865 for Qualcomm with a new technology
Qualcomm has relied on one of its main rivals, Samsung, to manufacture its new high-end processor, the Snapdragon 865.
The American company, famous for its mobile processors, usually presents the top processor at the end of the year for the following year. In this way, and since we saw the Snapdragon 855 on December 4 in the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018, we can anticipate that the next generation will be revealed in less than a month. And it sure isn't the only surprise he reserves Qualcomm.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 will be held in Hawaii between December 3 and 5
As usually happens, Qualcomm has not confirmed what it will present during the three days of the event since, apart from the presentations, the appointment is a meeting point for developers, customers and journalists where the company not only communicates news of its products, it also strengthens brand awareness and of its current developments. Of course, there will be a Snapdragon 865 it is clear; however much the denomination may vary.
Qualcomm is expected to present the aforementioned Snapdragon 865, a SoC that will aspire to the mobile domain during 2020, at least as regards Android. The multiprocessor will surely integrate a 5G modem since the trend points towards that direction; paving the way for technology to become more popular on more phones and, therefore, for it to become cheaper. Although yes, have a processor with integrated 5G modem It does not guarantee this connectivity since the manufacturer must adapt the phone to the needs of the technology, especially with the antennas (the 5G needs more antennas than the 4G, a detail that complicates the internal design of the smartphone).
Qualcomm will finally have a processor at the height of Wear OS
A filtered Qualcomm document details the Snapdragon 3300, a new processor for watches and other wearables that will be manufactured in 12 nm.
Apart from the aforementioned Snapdragon 865, it would not be strange if Qualcomm presented a specific variation for laptops. We also bet on the renewal of the 7xx, 6xx and 4xx ranges, probably with access to 5G; without the anticipated escape Snapdragon Wear 3300, the SoC that will boost the next watches with Wear OS. We will tell you everything promptly.