After attaining popularity in China in the recent years, OPPO gained worldwide recognition with the Find X flagship phone that comes with advanced 3D facial recognition feature and enticing design. The company seems to be working aggressively on bringing the latest features on its smartphones. The upcoming R17 Pro will also feature some advanced features such as under-display fingerprint scanner and ToF 3D sensing. Fresh information revealed by popular leakster Roland Quandt reveals that OPPO will be among the first smartphone makers to launch MediaTek Helio P80 and P90 powered phones. Also, the Chinese manufacturer will be launching SD855 phone next year.
MediaTek is yet to unveil Helio P80 and Helio P90 SoCs. There is no information available on the specifications of these chipsets. However, there is a possibility that atleast one of them may power OPPO’s 2019 R-series smartphone.
Recent rumors have revealed that the Snapdragon 855 that will be powering the 2019 Android flagship phones will be built by TSMC through 7nm manufacturing process. Previous reports have revealed that the Snapdragon 855 SoC will be integrated with X50 5G baseband. Hence, SD855 phones will carry support for 5G connectivity. Various smartphone manufacturers including OPPO are gearing up to launch 5G enabled phones in 2019.
The rumor mill is yet to reveal details on the OPPO’s SD855 powered smartphone. Probably, it could be the successor phone for OPPO Find X that features Snapdragon 845 SoC.
The Snapdragon 855 mobile platform is rumored to go official by the end of this year. However, Quandt claims that Qualcomm is considering a new naming scheme for it. The tipster has speculated that the reason behind it could be that the U.S. based chip maker want to differentiate chips designed for mobile from the ones that power PCs. For instance, 2018 Android phones are fueled by Snapdragon 845 whereas similar sounding Snapdragon 850 will be forthcoming 2-in-1 PCs. Earlier this year, ASUS and HP had released Snapdragon 835 powered laptops. It is the very same chip that powered flagship phones in 2017.
Hence, it will be a good decision to use different names for chips designed for PCs and smartphones/tablets. Quandt had previously revealed that Qualcomm is working on a more powerful Snapdragon 1000 chipset for forthcoming thin-sized laptops. The tipster is now claiming that the SD1000 will be also arriving with a new name.
The Snapdragon 855 is expected to go official by the end of this year. The 7nm chipset will feature ARM Cortex A76 which offers 35 percent improved performance and consumes 40 percent less power. The SD855 will not only power forthcoming flagship phones, but also it will end up in cars like the Snapdragon 820 that were used for in-car navigation and infotainment computer systems.