According to current information, the next Qualcomm mobile chipset, called Snapdragon 8150, will be launched on December 4th. He has already shown how strong he is in early benchmarks, including AnTuTu, Geekbench and ai-benchmark, with his workload. In addition to improving performance, it also promises 20% share in overall efficiency (probably compared to Snapdragon 845) and will most likely include 5G connectivity.
This pretty much sums up everything most users need to know about the chip. However, for technically inclined, new information, thanks to Ice universe, brings another confirmation of a pre-designed three-cluster CPU design.
According to the information, the Snapdragon 8150 will have Kryo Silver four low power cores, with 128KB of L2 cache, with approximately 1.8GHz maximum speed in one cluster, then a triple Kryo Gold with 256KB L2 cache per core and a maximum frequency of 2.419GHz in another cluster. And the last, but definitely nothing less important, the single core Kryo Gold core with dual L2 cache, at 512KB and a maximum frequency of 2.842GHz.
Now, unfortunately, the source does not mention any additional information about these cores, and in Qualcomm’s current, somewhat chaotic designation, Gold and Silver can refer to multiple custom cores. However, given the current Snapdragon 845 chipset that is being used for comparing, this is probably the Kryo 835 core, as in the custom ARM Cortex-A75 units and Cortex-A55 for Gold and Silver.
Looking at the L2 cache values, the numbers also match the Snapdragon 845 chip. There is 256KB for Gold and 128KB for Silver. This Gold core, however, is really interesting. There is no clear indication of whether it is the Kryo 835 Gold, or perhaps some new design, based on the ARM Cortex-A76. We also have no reason to believe that Snapdragon 8150 will not use the DinamicIQ architecture, so everything is possible.
We have no more information for the Snapdragon 8150 now, and the same goes for the LTE modem and its features. On the other hand, we already know that the GPU will be upgraded to the Adreno 640. We really do not have any information about its performance, but we can only assume that the model number has not been increased for no reason.
Finally, we will learn all the details when the chipset is officially introduced at Qualcomm’s technical conference in early December in Hawaii.