It’s been more than a month since details about the Snapdragon 8150 were leaked, and after a lull for about two months, we are here with some information about Qualcomm’s upcoming processor. According to an article published on GSMArena, Qualcomm is sending out invites for its annual summit in Hawaii, which includes the scheduled welcome dinner on the 3rd of December, and the announcement event on the 4th.
As GSMArena reports, “The invitation included a Xiaomi VR headset that plays a neat video, sending you to Hawaii. There’s also a list of activities happening in Maui – three days of keynotes will end on December 7 with a goodbye party.” Along with it, there is a paper part to the invitation which reads “Dare to be the first 5G mobile experience”
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 will be Snapdragon’s latest flagship, and it will probably power most of the upcoming high-end mobiles in 2019. As per reports, the 8150 has an octa-core setup which is segregated into two sections. The four high-end cores will be locked at a frequency of 2.6 GHz, and will be referred to as the “gold” cores while the four lower end cores will be locked at a frequency of 1.7 GHz and will be referred to as the “silver” cores. On top of that, there will be a dedicated neural processing unit for AI-based tasks.
The launch of the 8150, will make it the successor to the Snapdragon 850 and will also mark Qualcomm’s entry to the 7nm chip market given the fact that Qualcomm is yet to release a 7nm Chip. There is plenty to look forward to in Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship, since it’ll be boasting an Adreno 640 GPU and the whole platform will be 20% more efficient as well, apart from the dedicated neural processing unit. Recently, benchmarks revealed on ai-benchmark.com showed that the 8150 occupies the top spot in AI performance benchmarks, with about 2x the performance of the Snapdragon 845.