Qualcomm’s next flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 855 is going to be built on a 7nm process. With that happening, new chips in the mid-range series should also switch to a new process, right?
An insider in the industry says Qualcomm will be upgrading its Snapdragon 600 series to the 10nm process. These new chips are expected to be launched in the second half of the year and give MediaTek’s new 12nm Helio P60 a run for its money.
The original Snapdragon 600 processor was built on the 28nm process. The most powerful SoC in the series now is the Snapdragon 660 and it is a 14nm chip.
The switch to a 10nm process will bring significant upgrades to chip performance as well as a reduction in power consumption. The upcoming Snapdragon 670 is one of the first chips in the series to be built on the 10nm process. Leaks have revealed that it will be an octa-core chip in a 6+2 arrangement instead of 4+4. It will also use custom Kryo cores.
The snapdragon 670 was rumored to be announced at MWC 2018, instead Qualcomm announced a new series – the Snapdragon 700.
Qualcomm didn’t reveal any info about the configuration and production process of chipsets in the Snapdragon 700 series but there is a possibility we may also see a couple of the chips built on the 10nm process.