Earlier this year, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G chipsets for upper mid-range smartphones. We knew that the chipmaker was already developing a successor – Snapdragon 735 SoC after an internal document leaked online and now we have more details about the upcoming mid-range processor.
Specs of the Snapdragon 735 has been leaked by popular tipster Sudhanshu Ambhore, some of which reaffirm the chipset’s earlier leak. The Snapdragon 735, codenamed SM7250, will indeed be based on a 7nm process node like the company’s flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset.
Internally, the Snapdragon 735 will comprise of one Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.36 GHz, a Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.32 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.73 GHz. The current configuration leak differs from the previous one that was leaked by SuggestPhone.
Snapdragon 735 will be coupled alongside an Adreno 620 GPU which will succeed the Adreno 618 on the Snapdragon 730.
Previous rumours indicate the presence of a new NPU220 for AI tasks clocked at 1GHz. The upcoming SoC will support displays of up to QHD (3360 X 1440 pixels) resolution and HDR10/HDR10+ standard. Additional support could include up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM, up to 32MP 30fps ZSL imaging support through Spectra 350 ISP, 5G networks, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C, eMMC 5.1 and UFS 2.1 storage.
Qualcomm previously confirmed that it will announce new mid-range Snapdragon 700 and 600 series SoCs with 5G support by 2020. The upcoming Snapdragon 700 is set for a commercial release in Q4 2019 while the Snapdragon 600 chips with integrated 5G will ship later next year, possibly in H2 2020.