Android’s next major boost will be announced this week and iPhone should be worried

Android's next major boost will be announced this week and iPhone should be worried


Apple's latest iPhone 12 range are easily the most powerful devices on the planet. Powered by the latest and greatest A14 Bionic chip these new smartphones are overpowering most of their Android rivals. In fact, during the launch of its new iPhones, Apple was keen to point out that the A14 Bionic has the fastest CPU and GPU by up to 50 percent compared to the fastest competing smartphone chips.

It's a mighty claim but these Android-beating brains might soon have some serious competition. US tech firm Qualcomm is holding its yearly Tech Summit this week and, if the chipmaker follows tradition, a new premium processor will be the star of the show.

Last year, Qualcomm revealed its super speedy Snapdragon 865 at the event which usually takes place on the sunny island of Maui in Hawaii. Things will be a little different this year with Qualcomm holding an online-only keynote from HQ in San Diego.

However, despite the lack of sun and sea, we're still expecting a new processor to be unveiled that will go on to power all the latest and greatest Android smartphones from the likes of Sony, Samsung, OnePlus and Oppo.

Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm Incorporated, will host the event, along with Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager of mobile, compute and infrastructure for Qualcomm Technologies, and Lekha Motiwala, director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies.

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Qualcomm is remaining tight-lipped about it plans but it seems pretty likely that the new chip, possibly called the Snapdragon 875, will be much more powerful, far more efficient and bring improved data speeds via 5G.

The latest Snapdragon processors usually help to improve gaming graphics and the photography credentials of the devices they power so expect news on these upgrades to be announced during the keynote as well.

In a post on its website, Cristiano Amon, president, Qualcomm Incorporated, said: “From music to navigation, mobile gaming, video and photography to productivity tools, today’s smartphone is the preferred platform for the services and connected experiences we depend on every day. It is innovation in the premium tier that has made the smartphone our essential device.

“At this year’s Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020, we are excited to show you what the next generation of premium 5G mobile experiences will enable.”

Qualcomm has confirmed that, “this year, we’re bringing the islands to you. Join us on December 1st to catch all the latest Snapdragon news via live stream.”

The big event kicks off on December 1 at 3pm GMT and Express.co.uk will bring you all the news from this event as it happens.

Along with Qualcomm revealing its processor we can also expect some smartphone makers to announce their plans with this chip.



Written by David Minister

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