Qualcomm’s next flagship SoC could be Snapdragon 895/898, based on TSMC’s 4nm process

Qualcomm is developing a chip code-named SM8450’Waipio, which will be the successor to Snapdragon 888 (SM8350). The Snapdragon 895/898 reportedly uses TSMC’s 4nm process and is equipped with an X65 baseband.

Compared with Snapdragon 888, the new SoC will have a stronger 5G integrated baseband while supporting millimeter wave or Sub-6GHz 5G networks.

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The tipster @evleaks announced some information about this new product today. SM8450 is Qualcomm’s next-generation SoC, which integrates the Snapdragon X65 5G modem-RF system. It is manufactured using a 4nm process.

In addition, its GPU is an upgrade from Adreno 660 to Adreno 730. Considering that this is Qualcomm, it is expected that there will be a considerable improvement.

Its DSP is upgraded from Spectra 580 to Spectra 680, and the FastConnect 6900 subsystem will support Bluetooth LE Audio/5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E.

Key components:

  • Kryo 780 CPU core based on Arm Cortex v9 technology
  • Adreno 730 GPU core
  • Spectra 680 ISP image processor
  • Up to 1GHz millimeter-wave downlink and 400MHz Sub-6 D rate
  • Support Qualcomm Aqstic WCD9380/WCD9385 audio codec
  • Qualcomm Security Processing Unit (SPU260)
  • Support Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 subsystem
  • Support four-channel package LPDDR5 RAM
  • Adreno 665 Video Processing Unit (VPU)
  • Adreno 1195 Display Processing Unit (DPU)

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