Snapdragon is a suite of system-on-chip semiconductor products for mobile devices designed and marketed by Qualcomm Technologies Inc. The Snapdragon central processing unit uses the ARM RISC instruction set.
Qualcomm, one of the biggest chipset makers in the world has already gifted the android community with its latest Snapdragon 870 and Snapdragon 888. The chipsets power most of the flagship smartphones and have become a major hit this year.
But according to recent sources, but Qualcomm is reportedly planning to introduce a third high-end chipset for 2021. According to Roland Quandt, Qualcomm is also developing the SM8325 and may pitch it as a cheaper alternative to the Snapdragon 888.
The major difference between the SM8325 and Snapdragon 888 aka SM8350 is that the former will come without an integrated 5G modem. It is also expected that Qualcomm will build the SM8325 on a 5 nm node and offer a comparable feature-set to the Snapdragon 888.
But, since it is supposed to be a cheaper alternative to the Snapdragon 888, we expect the company to cut-down the chip on many features. Including the lower CPU and GPU clock speeds, we can expect many more features to be lowered in aspect compare to SM8350.
To sum it up, the SM8325 should sit somewhere between the Snapdragon 870 and the Snapdragon 888 in Qualcomm’s product stack. We will hear more about the SM8325 before its release later this year.