Alleged Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 Specs Pop Up Online
Earlier this year, Qualcomm released two new 7xx series chips, namely the Snapdragon 730 and 730G. Both chips featured a dedicated AI engine, support for WiFi 6, and a Spectra 350 image signal processor. The latter was marketed as a 'gaming' chip, and Qualcomm claims that it could render graphics up to 15% faster than the former. Some time ago, we stumbled upon some information about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 735. Today, some more details emerged about the yet-to-be-announced chip.
Snapdragon 735 will reportedly be based on a 7nm node and come with a 5G radio
The Snapdragon 735 will reportedly be built on a 7nm LPP process and have an octa-core CPU in the with two performance and six efficiency cores. The six efficiency cores will reportedly be clocked at 1.73GHz, one core at 2.26Hz, and the high performance one at 2.32GHz. The two performance cores will be Cortex-A76 based, while the six efficiency cores will be Cortex-A55. It will also ship with the Adreno 620 GPU, a marked improvement over its predecessor's Adreno 618. These numbers are a bit lower compared to what was seen in an earlier document and is sourced from a reliable leaker on Twitter.
The Snapdragon 735 is on course to deliver flagship-tier performance in a mid-range setting as it includes support for up to 12GB of RAM and 4K video capture at 60FPS. It is also touted to come with a dedicated NPU. It is also rumored to be 5G-ready, and if that is true, it'll make 5G devices a lot more accessible to the general public. In the current state of affairs, one has to shell out copious amounts of money for a 5G-ready smartphone, putting it beyond the reach of most price-savvy consumers.
The chip is similar (and arguably better) than Huawei's 7nm Kirin 810. While the Kirin 810's performance cores are clocked at a higher frequency, its GPU is severely lacking and cannot hold up against the Snapdragon 735. We can expect Qualcomm to announce it at their annual Hawaii event in December and expect to see the chip in action in 2020. We should also see some more 5G-ready non-flagship chips in the Snapdragon 6xx series drop in 2020.