Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150: First Unofficial Details On Frequencies and Architectures


While we expect to discover more smartphones for the end of the year, including Google Pixel 3 and Huawei Mate 20, some already reside in the future. It must be said that the outlook for 2019 is tempting.

The Kirin 980 is expected to be the most powerful SoC available in the next 6 months, but Qualcomm’s next generation is coming. The Snapdragon 8150, since it should be called this and not Snapdragon 855, already sees its features be displayed on the net through a reliable source: Roland Quandt.

The man reveals on his site WinFuture the datasheet of the next SoC. We learn on this occasion that the CPU would always use the same big.LITTLE architecture, with 4 low-performance cores and 4 high-performance cores.


Again, these would be custom cores based on the Cortex-A-55 and A-76. The first, nicknamed “Silver” internally, would be clocked at 1.7 GHz, while the last, nicknamed “Gold”, would be at 2.6 GHz. These figures come from a test platform, it is possible that the clock rate increases by the output of the chip.

In addition, we learn that this future Snapdragon 8150 will also be equipped with a chip dedicated to artificial intelligence. After Samsung, it’s Qualcomm’s turn to take the example of HiSilicon’s platform. Finally, the new GPU Adreno would be him clocked at 650 MHz.

Interesting fact: although it also engraved in 7nm, the Snapdragon 8150 would be the same size as the Snapdragon 845 is 12.4 x 12.4 mm. It must be said that by adding an NPU, it must need a little more space.

Above all, it will be sold more expensive from resellers. According to the source of Roland Quandt, its unit price would be $53, against $48 for the previous generation. An increase that should once again impact the selling price of products.

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