Qualcomm is basically the king of the smartphone world right now. The company is responsible for providing excellent SoCs for a range of markets. The company, while challenged by Chinese company Mediatek, has found home in the most enticing flagships of the day, there isn’t more better news to hear that the next big flagship from the Android realm packs the next big thing from Qualcomm.
This year, we’ve seen a flood of devices packing and boasting about the Snapdragon 845 SoC. Samsung’s Galaxy S9 series of devices along with a fleet of other devices take the SoC with pride. Its the speediest SoC on the phone right now competing with the likes of Huawei’s Kirin SoCs, Samsung’s Exynos SoCs as well as Apple’s A11 Bionic SoCs. Looking back, Qualcomm first made its tease of the 845 back in December 2018. The SoC brought AI capabilities, speedy performance, as well as new security technologies for the flagships of 2018.
It has been about seven months since we officially had our first tease of the 845, but it seems like Qualcomm’s planning to release yet another successor the 845, dubbed as the 855. According to an editor at WinFuture.De, Ronald Quandt, Qualcomm had started mass production for the successor the 855 last month. This means, if true, that devices that are still down the pipeline could actually sport the new SoC in full glory. Given that we still have a few devices before 2018 puts its history book to a close, we’d love to see what the 855 brings to the table in devices such as the Pixel 3 XL, Note 9, OnePlus 6T and many other devices.
However, this isn’t the first time we heard about the existence of this SoC. In fact, the first time this Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 popped up was through a Japanese bank’s presentation where it shed some light on 5G and the future of smartphones.
Given that we don’t see Qualcomm upgrade their processors as often as this claims suggests, it could be likely, if true, that we could be seeing Qualcomm planning to push the first batch of 5G devices soon with the launch of this SoC. Fingers crossed till then.