We thought that Huawei would be the first to introduce a 5nm chipset for mobile devices. With many reports pointing to the Mate 40 series' delay with the 5nm Kirin 9000, Apple took the lead yesterday by introducing its A14 Bionic, which is based on the world's most efficient 5nm standard. The new chipset will power the iPhone 12 generation, but it won't be available until next month. For those who want to experience it now, the company has the new iPad Air that comes with the same chipset. The industry is now set to move straight to the new standard, and some popular Chinese companies like Xiaomi and Realme have already taken steps to build excitement.
Today Realme and Xiaomi executives teased the arrival of new products with a 5nm flagship chipset. We don't know if this was just a coincidence or a planned reaction to each other. After all, both companies are now close competitors.
Interestingly, Realme Vice President Xu Qi Chase proposed the introduction of a brand new line of smartphones with a 5 nm chipset. We all know that the new chipset rocking innovative architecture is likely to be the Snapdragon 875. Both Realme and Xiaomi are strong partners for the US-based chip maker. Realme's X series is known for bringing flagship or at least premium mid-range smartphones. However, devices like the Realme X50 Pro are budget-friendly flagships with limited availability. Perhaps next year the company will introduce a new super premium smartphone series with a state-of-the-art chipset.
Xiaomi also has a 5 nm flagship under lock and key.
Xiaomi, unlike Realme, used a more cautious strategy to tease a new product. Lu Weibing replied to a post that the new iPad Air is currently the only product with a 5 nm chipset. The executive asked whether Mi fans are looking forward to new devices with the brand new architecture. While it didn't make a bold claim, it is basically the best indication of an upcoming Xiaomi device with the Snapdragon 875 SoC. We expect the Mi 11 (or Mi 20?) Series to debut with the next Qualcomm flagship SoC next year.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 is already in mass production
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC went into mass production two months ago. The first smartphones with the SD875 may hit the market in late January or February 2021.
The new chipset offers breakthrough performance thanks to the use of an ARM Cortex-X1 core. It is aligned in a 1 + 3 + 4 CPU arrangement and increases the performance of the smartphone. Rumor has it that this chip will also be more expensive than its predecessors, so the price of flagships that wear it may rise again.
We expect to hear a lot about the Snapdragon 875 and its 5nm competitors now that we & # 39; are approaching the last quarter of 2020.