Although we are still few months away from getting our first glimpse into Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 865 processor, new rumors have suggested that the chip might include built-in 5G connectivity along with support for LPDDR5 memory.
According to Roland Quandt, there are apparently two different variants of the upcoming processor codenamed Qualcomm SM8250. According to Quandt, although both processors support LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0 storage, one model will support 5G.
This isn’t the first time we have heard that the upcoming Qualcomm processor will support DDR5 memory. Earlier last year, Samsung demonstrated a prototype of DDR5 memory. However, we will have to wait to find out if the module is ready for mass production.
Although Qualcomm hasn’t revealed much about the upcoming processor, reports in Korea have claimed that the company might turn to Samsung to mass produce upcoming chips through Samsung Foundry. As of now, neither Samsung nor Qualcomm has confirmed the rumors. As we move towards the announcement of Snapdragon 865 or SM8250, we are likely to know more details about the upcoming processor in the coming months. In case you are interested, you Can check out Quandt’s latest tweet below.
Snapdragon 865 is what Qualcomm employees call the next gen high-end SoC (SM8250). There are two variants: Kona + Huracan. Both with support for LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0. One likely with, one without integrated 5G modem (SDX55) – I guess. Also no clue which is the one w/ 5G in it.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) June 14, 2019