Snapdragon 875 specs are out. The upcoming flagship chipset by Qualcomm have also been benchmarked, and the processor has beaten the predecessor by a sizable margin. The Snapdragon 875 will power the Android flagships next year, and it will be the first ever chip to be built on a 5nm process.
Both Snapdragon 875 and Snapdragon 875 Plus will use the 5nm process. Snapdragon 875 will have the new X60 5G modem-RF system. Snapdragon 875 is 25 percent faster than the previous Snapdragon 865.
The latest processor scored a staggering 847,868 on Antutu benchmarks. Compared to the new iPhone 12 series with A14 Bionic chips lost a long way.
iPhone 12 got 660,000. The top Kirin and Exynos chips scored 696,000 and 693,000 respectively. Compared to Snapdragon 865, there’s a major difference between the upcoming chip and the previous generation Snapdragon chip.
Last year it was Xiaomi who launched the first Snapdragon 865 phones, the predecessor to the upcoming flagship Snapdragon 875. Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship processor will power on a range of high-end devices including phones from Xiaomi, OnePlus, Samsung, Vivo and Oppo.
Xiaomi will launch Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro early next year with Snapdragon 875, but this time Realme may do it first, probably by January 2021. According to the leaked Geekbench 5 results, Xiaomi Mi 11 is powered by the 5nm Snapdragon 875. The Mi 11 series launch will probably happen in February.
- 1 Snapdragon 875 Specs, Features: What’s Getting Better?
- 2 Upcoming Snapdragon 875 Phones: Snapdragon 875 Phones List
Snapdragon 875 Specs, Features: What’s Getting Better?
The leaked Snapdragon 875 specs reveal some key upgrades. The upcoming Qualcomm flagship chip will hover some crucial performance improvements as well as energy efficiency. Snapdragon 875 chips will be built on the 5nm process, both Snapdragon 875 and Snapdragon 875 Plus.
This is the smallest yet ever. So Snapdragon 875 and Snapdragon 875 Plus will use the cutting edge technology to phenomenally upgrade the performance.
Coming next to graphics, Snapdragon 875 will again be focusing on improving the graphical performance by a marginal level. The improvements will help Snapdragon 875 phones to achieve better energy efficiency and improved performance over the current Snapdragon 865.
Leaked Snapdragon 875 specifications:
- Kryo 685 CPU, will be built on Arm v8 Cortex tech
- 3G/ 4G/ 5G modem
- Will use millimeter wave (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz bands
- Low-power audio subsystem combined
- Aqstic Audio Technologies
- WCD9380 and WCD9385 audio codec
- Adreno 660 GPU
- Adreno 665 VPU
- Adreno 1095 DPU
- Compute Hexagon DSP
- Hexagon Vector eXtensions
- Hexagon Tensor Accelerator
- Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit (SPU250)
- Spectra 580 image-processing engine
- Snapdragon Sensors Core Technology
- External 802.11ax, 2×2 MIMO, and Bluetooth Milan
- Quad-channel package-on-package
- LPDDR5 SDRAM
Upcoming Snapdragon 875 Phones: Snapdragon 875 Phones List
Snapdragon 875 is set to power the next range of flagships starting in early 2021. The chipmaker will unveil the chip at the Qualcomm Summit in December 2020, with availability expected from early 2021.
Here are some of the expected upcoming Snapdragon 875 phones.
Realme 7 Pro+
First-ever Snapdragon 875 phone could be from Realme, the upcoming Realme 7 Pro+. As per leaked sources, the world’s first Snapdragon 875 phone could come from the house of Realme. Realme may launch Realme 7 Pro+ with Snapdragon 875 early next year. Snapdragon 875 will come in late this year, the tentative launch is in December. Realme VP Xu Qi hinted at a possible exclusive tie-up with Snapdragon Qualcomm.
The top SoC will power the next-gen high-end Realme phones starting with Realme 7 Pro+ followed by Realme X60 Pro, Realme X4 Pro and more. The company has already unveiled Realme 7, Realme 7 Pro and Realme 7i smartphones under the Realme 7 series until now.
Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10 series run on the latest Snapdragon 865, and the company is also bringing Mi 10 to India. Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are powered by Snapdragon 865. Next year, the Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro will be powered by the top Qualcomm chip, the Snapdragon 875. The names are yet to be confirmed, so they could be Mi 20 and Mi 20 Pro as well.
Mi 10 series launched back in February. The next Mi flagships will happen in February 2021, and it will be among the first smartphones in the world to be powered by Snapdragon 875 SoC.
Redmi K40 Pro / Poco F3 Pro
Both Redmi K30 series devices are already out, and soon Redmi K30 Pro will come to India as Poco F2 Pro or Poco X2 Pro with Snapdragon 865 powering it. As Redmi K30 Pro dons the latest Qualcomm flagship, the next generation Redmi K40 Pro will run on Snapdragon 875, which may come to India as Poco F3 Pro or Poco X3 Pro in 2021.
Redmi K40 Pro will come with 120Hz refresh rate display, multi camera setup, 12GB RAM, 5G connectivity and more. The device will be powered by Snapdragon 875.
Realme X4 Pro
Realme unveiled Realme X2 Pro with Snapdragon 855 Plus in 2019, and they will be upgrading it with Realme X3 Pro in 2020 with Snapdragon 865. The next successor, Realme X4 Pro will be powered by the upcoming Snapdragon 875 chip. The company may opt for a punch-hole display this time for Realme X3 Pro with Snapdragon 865 powering the smartphone.
With the penta camera fever catching up, Realme X3 Pro might come with a penta camera. Realme X3 is about to launch in a few weeks, and Realme X4 series will soon hit the development phase with two new devices: Realme X4 and Realme X4 Pro, where the latter will run on Snapdragon 875.
Realme X60 Pro
Realme unveiled a top-end 5G smartphone in 2020, the Realme X50 Pro. Realme X50 Pro 5G supports dual-mode NSA and SA 5G network helmed by the Snapdragon 865 processor. Similarly, the successor will also be powered by the next generation Qualcomm flagship chip, the Snapdragon 875 in 2021.
Realme X60 Pro will again support dual-mode 5G connectivity with upgraded internals. Realme X60 Pro 5G will be powered by Snapdragon 875 with 5G support backed by other top features.
Samsung Galaxy S30, Galaxy S30+, Galaxy S30 Ultra
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S130 series series will launch in early 2021, and it will have three devices under the series as the current S20 series: standard Galaxy S30, Galaxy S30+ and Galaxy S30+ Ultra. The Galaxy S30 series will come with upgraded internals and some slew changes on the out including the optics.
Galaxy S30 series will be powered by Snapdragon 875 featuring Dynamic AMOLED panels with Quad HD+ resolution. It may continue with the box shaped modules for rear cameras with multiple sensors for different purposes.
OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro
The OnePlus 8 series is already out, and now there’s OnePlus Z in the line with OnePlus 8T series later in the year. The company for the first time adopted a punch-hole design technology with the current Qualcomm chip under the hood. The OnePlus smartphones next year will be powered by Snapdragon 875, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
Both the OnePlus 9 smartphones will be powered by Snapdragon 875, expected to launch in mid-2021 globally, probably in April 2021.
Google Pixel 6
The upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 5a 4G are going to be one of the most awaited phones. The Pixel series haven’t been able to generate much buzz among smartphone buyers, and Google is trying to make it up with Google Pixel 6, Pixel 5a and Pixel 5a 5G. The upcoming Pixel 6 smartphones including Pixel 5a and Pixel 5a 4G will create a lot of hype in 2021.
In 2021, the Pixel 6, Pixel 5a and Pixel 5a 5G will come with the latest mid-range Snapdragon 5G chips with better cameras. Pixel 6 will probably be powered by Snapdragon 875.
Samsung Galaxy Note 12, Galaxy Note 12 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 12 series will come in 2021. Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 will power Note 12 and Note 12 Plus in the US, and the top-end similarly powered Exynos chip in other countries including India. Galaxy Note 12 series will have certain improvements over the current series alongside a 5G model. Galaxy Note 12 series will also have two models, a standard and a plus variant.
Coming to optics, Galaxy Note 12 is expected to have a multi camera setup with a quad or penta camera system apart from Snapdragon 875 under the hood.