Over the past week, we’ve been reading reports on a possible January 2021 launch for the Samsung Galaxy S30 which makes it the world’s first Snapdragon 875 SoC smartphone. And now, we have new information on XIaomi launching a new flagship, the Mi 11 in the wake of the Samsung phone, making its offering the first Chinese smartphone equipped with a Snapdragon 875 SoC.
This information comes courtesy of a Digital Chat Station, a China-based whistleblower who has a solid record of losses in the past. It claims that Xiaomi will leverage its strong ties with Qualcomm and take the chipset a little further than competing gamers who are also looking to get the SNapdragon 875 chip for their phones.
Taking Weibo into consideration, the whistleblower also stated that Xiaomi Mi 11 will be exclusive to the Chinese market for a while. However, it did not provide any clarity on the duration. It suggests that if the Snapdragon 875 SoC will be launched in December, we may see the Xiaomi phone launch the chipset in January next year.
If the timeline is followed, the Mi 11 will launch very close, and possibly even sooner than Samsung’s Galaxy S30 series, which is expected to launch in the US in January with a Snapdragon 875 SoC.
Speaking of the chipset, the Snapdragon 875 is considered to be Qualcomm’s fastest and most energy efficient chipset. Rumors also suggest that the Snapdragon 875 will be Qualcomm’s first SoC to be manufactured using the advanced 5nm manufacturing process. The chipset could consist of one Cortex-X1 core, three Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores and will be manufactured by Samsung.
There are suggestions that the chipset will be around 20% more energy efficient than the Snapdragon 865, while it could also provide a 10% performance increase over last year’s flagship chipset. The new chipset is also expected to be faster than Apple’s A14 Bionic and, as such, will be the fastest chipset next year. This may be partly due to the fact that the chipset would have to be manufactured using the advanced 5nm process.
Qualcomm could also launch a 6nm chipset which will be called Snapdragon 775G. This will be the successor to the Snapdragon 765G which was honestly one of the most popular SoCs this year. More information is expected to be revealed as we approach the December 1st event date.
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The information comes courtesy of an informant who says the phone will be the first Chinese device to get the chipset.
- Xiaomi Mi 11 could be the first Chinese phone to get the Snapdragon 875 SoC.
- The phone could be launched in January 2021.
- The leaks suggest it could get the chip much sooner than other Chinese phone makers.