Focused on the mobile processor sector, Qualcomm does not stop and has been working on the development of the new SoC series of processors for mid-range mobile phones. In addition to developing high-end processors, Qualcomm has sought to make some of the advances made in high-end smartphones more affordable.
This information has been advanced by credible international sources who claim that the Qualcomm SM6375 is an eight-core SoC (cores that must be a variant of the Kryo 570) in which four Kyro Gold cores (2.1 Ghz) and four Kyro Silver cores are targeted ( 1.8 Ghz). The commitment to better power is visible, but also to energy savings, obviously integrating an integrated 5G modem thinking about the future of 5G.
The demand for panels with a refresh rate higher than 60 Hz has increased dramatically by the reinforcement of gaming on mobile devices and thinking about it, Qualcomm is already thinking about 144 Hz for the medium segment. SoC variants allow different frequencies for the same processor, especially for video game smartphones. The names presented are mere speculations advanced by the sources, with no official confirmation.
Snapdragon SM6225 for the mid-low segment
The SM7250, whose name is Snapdragon 765, hit the market for middle-end smartphones with the purpose of bringing performance and autonomy together with an integrated 5G chip — it was successful — now, it is known that the SM6225 has been in development that it must have some kind of connection to this Qualcomm processor, however, details about the performance or features are not known, only that it belongs to the 600 series.
It seems that the focus of manufacturers has remained on eight cores rather than expanding the number of cores, which can be easily explained by the physical limitations, but also by the recognition that there is potential to raise the capacity of these processors to another level, especially in terms of frequency — with improved mobile phone cooling systems — which has led some manufacturers to include heat-sink liquid cooling aided by side ventilation.
The possible name of the Snapdragon SM6375 is already discussed
This new processor allows several configurations, Kyro Gold of 2.5, 2.3 and 2.2 Ghz associated, respectively, Kyro Silver of 2.2, 2.1 and 2.0 Ghz after the most basic edition that we mentioned at the beginning of the article. The graphics clock (frequency) fluctuates between 800 and about 940/960 Mhz, varying depending on the configuration — as with the CPU.
Although the adopted nomenclature is still unknown and may even seem irrelevant, the fact is that, according to the German source, Qualcomm has been planning the launch. Snapdragon 695 (by default) is a videogame-ready edition which, if this is the nomenclature, should adopt the 695G code as terminology for this new addition to the mid-range segment. The fact is that Qualcomm tests the new SoC together with equipment that is standard for mid-range devices, for example, together with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 flash.
According to the information, both chips will be manufactured by TSMC, although it is not yet clear how thick the architecture of Qualcomm’s new SoCs will be. For now, we will have to wait for official information from Qualcomm that should not be too far from happening, since this type of processor lacks some speed to be effective in the current market trend.