Qualcomm has been facing strong competition coming from MediaTek since the last year. The Taiwanese firm surprised everyone with its wide offer of good mid-range chips offering 5G connectivity. Last year, MediaTek already had 5G chips for most of the price segments, while Qualcomm focused on the premium and mid-range segments. This year, MediaTek took the crown as the largest chipmaker in the world, but Qualcomm wants to reconquer its top position. According to a fresh report, the company will enhance its portfolio of mid-range chips to compete with the Dimensity chips that have become the preference for several smartphone makers.
Qualcomm has been focusing more on the Snapdragon 700 series, but apparently, it’s time to improve the Snapdragon 600 series. According to a report from Wifuture.de, the company is preparing a new array of SD600 series chips and some of them will have gaming variants, possible with the G-suffix naming often found on the Snapdragon 700 series.
Qualcomm SM6375 and SM6225
The first platform is the Qualcomm SM6375 and will launch in four variants all of which will have different CPU and GPU clock rates. However, they are still the same base. All four will have 8 CPU cores made of four Gold cores and four Silver Cores. The GPU clock speed is said to be between 940 Hz and 960 Hz.
- 4x Gold cores at 2.1GHz + 4x Silver cores 1.8GHz
- 4x Gold cores at 2.2GHz + 4x Silver cores 2.0GHz
- 4 – Gold cores at 2.3GHz + 4x Silver cores 2.1GHz
- 4 – Gold cores at 2.5GHz + 4x Silver cores 2.2GHz
According to the source, one of the developer platforms based on one of the chips has a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz. It further reinforces the speculation that at least one of the processors will have the G-suffix. A wild guess states that we may see two of the chips arrive as the Snapdragon 695 and Snapdragon 695G respectively.
The Snapdragon SM6225 is the second chipset that was discovered by the source and it is expected to launch under the Snapdragon 690. It bags the part number SM6350. However, there are similarities between the chipset and the Snapdragon 765 aka SM7250. Unfortunately, more specific details about the CPU and GPU weren’t disclosed. However, it has been reported that the specs of the testing platforms are in line with mid-range devices. That includes having 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of UFS 2.2 storage, and a 90 Hz Full HD+ display.
The new Snapdragon 600 series will arrive soon
Both platforms are the fruit of TSMC manufacturing, however, their actual node size is unknown. Hopefully, something smaller than 8 nm will come. Moreover, the chips will be disclosed later this year as the above details are at least two months old already.