While we eagerly wait for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 which will be the flagship SoC from the company superseding the superb Snapdragon 845, details of new mid-range chips have been revealed.
The company is currently testing two new mid-range processors named Snapdragon 6150 and Snapdragon 7150. Both chips are octa-core processors but with likely different GPU, CPU cores and or clock speeds.
Some of the details of the Development Development Platforms (DTP) used for testing have been revealed which will indicate possible specification options of new devices powered by these chips.
The SM6150 is more likely to be found in rather cheap middle-class devices because the DTP board used for it only uses a 2160×1080 pixels (FHD +). The camera layout used is 12 and 13-megapixel sensors on the front and 20MP on the front.
It is believed that the SM6150 is a chip manufactured with 11-nanometer width, making it the same as the recently announced Snapdragon 675.
The SM7150 will likely replace the current Snapdragon 710 and the DTP used for testing included a 12-camera and a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with a single 13-megapixel front camera. Thought it is expected that commercial models will be able to accommodate much better camera modules.
The display is also significantly improved over the previous 6150 with a display held in 18: 9 format, with a resolution, is indicated by QHD + which should be at least 2880×1440 pixels. This resolution used to be reserved for premium devices so it looks like Qualcomm are making big improvements with this generation.
The two chipsets are expected to be announced next year which would then mean device availability would be in the second half of the year at least.
Update – 7th April 2019 – Samsung A90 & SD712
The Samsung A90 is reported as having an SD7150 which could indicate the above mentioned SoC. However, since this post, the Snapdragon 712 has been announced recently. It is possible yet another SoC could launch as the Snapdragon 715
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