After flagship smartphones, chipset manufacturers are now offering mid-range 5G offerings making the new connectivity tech more accessible. Well, it seems like we would now be able to see entry-level devices flaunting 5G connectivity. Qualcomm, a popular chipset manufacturer, is now working on a budget Snapdragon 6 series 5G chipset. At the time of writing this, the company is offering a Snapdragon 856 5G chipset for flagship devices while the Snapdragon 765 and 765G targets the mid-range devices.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Series Chipset Specs and Features
A notable Chinese tipster who goes by the name Digital Chat Station has revealed some early details on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 series 5G chipset. The chipset comes with model number SM6350 while the official moniker remains unknown. The next 6 series 5G SoC will arrive with eight cores – two of them clocks at 2.246 GHz and six of them clocks at 1.804 GHz. The leak further mentions that we might see Cortex A77.
The new chipset will be paired with Adreno 615 GPU having a maximum frequency of 850 MHz. Apart from this, we also have some availability information about the new Snapdragon 6 series 5G chipset. It seems like we might see the chipset going official somewhere in the Q2 2020. Once the SoC goes official, we should see 5G devices being more accessible and spreading across a wide range of catering to more users.
More Manufacturers Working on Budget 5G Chipset
Apart from Qualcomm, other chipset manufacturers are also working on bringing 5G connectivity to their entry-level chipsets. This means that we will soon see a plethora of entry-level 5G devices from different brands. MediaTek is working on its MT6853 5G chipset while Huawei on Kirin 720 5G SoC. Talking about the MediaTek MT6853 5G Chipset, it is said to be less powerful than the Dimensity 800 chipset. Sadly, we don’t know much about the Kirin 720 5G chipset.
Samsung will also soon foray into the cheaper 5G chips by its Exynos 880 5G. The Exynos 880 might be the underclocked version of Exynos 980. In fact, we will see the same chipset soon in the upcoming Vivo Y70s smartphone which will soon launch in China. Speaking of 5G devices, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is also working on its Honor Play 4 Pro. Furthermore, Xiaomi is also expected to launch its Redmi 10X lineup that will also bring 5G connectivity to the table.