The well-known Chinese insider nicknamed Digital Chat Station on the Weibo social network has reported some new details about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC and the upcoming gaming smartphones that will be based on it. Just note that the insider is very knowledgeable about industry news (he correctly predicted the presence of embedded cameras in the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro models and much more else), so he can be trusted.
Gaming smartphones in 2021 will get Snapdragon 875 and 100W charging
So, according to the informant, one of the key features of the Snapdragon 875 SoC will be support for charging with a capacity of about 100 watts. Currently, three out of four manufacturers of gaming smartphones in China are testing and trying to popularize charging technologies with a power of 100 watts. So, next-generation gaming smartphones coming out in 2021 will use high-capacity batteries and very fast charging technologies of about 100 watts.
The insider did not disclose the names of the brands. But we assume that these include market leaders using Qualcomm’s SoC – Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo. True, according to the most recent data, models on the Snapdragon 875 will appreciably rise in price, so it is unlikely that now anyone will undertake to predict the cost of gaming smartphones in the near future. In addition, manufacturers will have to solve the issue of heating during the transfer of such high power.
The main selling point of the Q1 gaming mobile phone case next year is s875+100w±. At present, three of the four domestic game phone manufacturers are testing and promoting the commercialization of 100-watt fast charging. The large battery + super fast charging is too c.. (1/2)
— Digital Chat Station (@StationChat) June 27, 2020
Snapdragon 875 flagships are going to be more expensive
One of the biggest mobile chip manufacturers is Qualcomm. And most Android smartphone manufacturers use Snapdragon chipsets because of their positive reputation. Snapdragon 800 series provides the best performance for Android smartphones. Currently, Snapdragon 865 is the latest chipset. This year, we saw a price hike in flagship Android smartphones. The reason behind the price hike was no other than 5G modems. The most anticipated inexpensive phone, which is the successor to POCO F1, also got launched with the new chipset. And many were disappointed by the price tag. The big reason for the increase in price tag is the new chipset which is Snapdragon 865. But are things going to change with the upcoming Snapdragon 875?
According to the new report, the price hike is not going to stop. The upcoming Snapdragon 875 is going to be even more expensive than Snapdragon 865. And the difference isn’t small at all. The new report says that the new Snapdragon 875′ price is significantly higher. They expect it to be around $250. While the Snapdragon 865 chipset is set for the price tag around $150 – $160. This means $100 more for the upcoming chipset, which is going to be the reason why flagship smartphones are going to be more expensive than before.