Qualcomm is reportedly working on another chip likely to feature in budget flagship smartphones.
The upcoming chip is expected to be the toned-down version of the current flagship Snapdragon 888.
A report by a popular leaker Roland Quandt suggests that the chip will not feature an integrated 5G modem as found in the SD888 SoC.
However, the leakster has not clarified how the chip in question will differ from the existing mid-range SoC — Snapdragon 870.
It is expected that the chip will be based on the same 5nm process, however, at a different state of tune.
Apart from this, Quandt has also revealed that the company has already started working on the successor of the SD888SoC and it is codenamed as ‘Waipio’ and goes by the model number SM8450.
The chip is expected to arrive by the end of the year via an event.
Going by the reports shared by Quandt, the chip is being tested on 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB storage.
The new chip is also expected to bring new camera capabilities as Qualcomm has partnered with Leica (Leica Camera AG is a German company known for making high-quality optics).
Reports also suggest that there’s another chip in work in Qualcomm’s lab which will be a mid-tier chip.
As per the report, the chip will come with one core 2.7GHz and three cores clocked as 2.4GHz and four low power cores running at 1.8Ghz.