Qualcomm’s Upcoming Snapdragon 855 SoC Features A Dedicated AI Processor

Qualcomm is expected to announce its flagship SoC later this year. Yes, previous rumors are something to go through, so the chipset could be dubbed “Snapdragon 855” – a successor of Snapdragon 845 from last year. However, according to a report by WinFutureThe San Diego-based company is likely to depart from the standard terminology of naming its SoCs.

The next rumor Snapdragon 855 – code name “Hana” and called internally SDM855 – could launch as SM8150, an abbreviation for Snapdragon 8150. Although this is not certain, the name change is probably to facilitate the distinction of SoC for smartphones and those that can power laptops. The report also suggests that Qualcomm is also seeking to rename its SDM1000-based ARM laptop (codenamed “Poipu”) to SCX8180. In addition, we could see similar naming schemes applicable to the company’s midrange processors, including Snapdragon SoCs 670 and 710.

As far as specifications are concerned, the SoC SM8150 should be equipped with an integrated AI processing unit, similar to Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU). automatic learning. The new silicon is developed by TSMC with a 7nm FinFET process. It is said that it is equipped with the company’s X24 LTE modem, capable of supporting LTE speeds of up to 2 Gbps.

Meanwhile, Huawei – Qualcomm’s competitor – East planned Launch of flagship product Kirin 980 SoC on August 31 at IFA 2018 in Berlin. The octa-core chipset would come with Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 cores, with speeds up to 2.8 GHz. The chip could also include a new Cambrian NPU (Neural Processing Unit) neural processing unit that would help AI get into new areas and improve the overall user experience.

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