Chen Jin, general manager of Lenovo’s mobile phone business department in China, disclosed on Weibo that Lenovo will release its flagship mobile phone before 2022. Prior to this, we have also seen a new Lenovo phone powered by Qualcomm’s SM8450 flagship processor. Moreover, at that time, we learned that this phone is going to hit the market in winter. As the SM8450 corresponds to the Snapdragon 895, there is every reason to think Lenovo will be the first to debut it.
At present, there are few details about the Qualcomm SM8450 processor. So talking about them is senseless
at the moment. Say, we even don’t know whether the new flagship chip will be called the Snapdragon 895 or the Snapdragon 898.
According to the previously leaked information, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 895 CPU is based on the new Cortex-V9 Kryo 780 GPU. Also, it will integrate the new Adreno 730 GPU. Compared with the parameters of the Snapdragon 888, the SM8450 theoretically has a considerable performance improvement. Thus, it is going to replace the current model and become the next most powerful mobile chip in the Android camp.
Qualcomm should launch it in December 2021.
Lenovo Or Xiaomi To Debut Snapdragon 895?
By the way, in the past two-three years, regardless which smartphone company announced the new Qualcomm flagship chip first, Xiaomi was the first to bring phones with them to the market. So when the rumors about the Snapdragon 895 began spreading, the net was guessing the Xiaomi Mi 12 will debut it. That was logical.
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In an article published by us earlier, we were analyzing the current situation in the smartphone market. And at that time, we said that Xiaomi and Samsung may lose the game. Moreover, we predicted that Lenovo will get it first. Those who have started following news in the smartphone field may think our assumptions have nothing common with reality. But they should also look at the early facts. Once done, they will see that no one could get the new Snapdragon flagship chip earlier than Samsung. But the market changes very quickly. And even if Xiaomi has been launching the first Qualcomm Snapdragon flagship phones, this might change this year.
Moreover, Lenovo has deepened its cooperation with Qualcomm. So that’s logical to see the Snapdragon 895 leaks coming our way from this manufacturer and not Xiaomi or Samsung.
But we should also point out that this could be a marketing trick. And in the end, Xiaomi will debut it.
Hmm…I don't believe any of this. My impression is Samsung might achieve high volume manufacture on 4LPE silicon sometime in Q4 this year. That makes any product release this year impractical and perhaps impossible.