The Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 chipset, which has an integrated 5G modem, will cost $ 100 higher than its predecessor, according to the transferred information. Therefore, the 2021 model flagship may be quite expensive compared to this year's devices.
The smartphone industry, which has been the scene of very important innovations in recent years, has become acquainted with the new generation of communication technology 5G, but has not yet fully integrated. More models are expected to be equipped with chipsets with 5G modems next year, but this innovation is likely to bring a significant price increase.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 chipset, which will have an integrated Snapdragon X60 5G modem supporting both 6GHz and mmWave 5G signals, will cost $ 250 per smartphone, according to the website WCCFtech.
The price of the Snapdragon 875 is about $ 100 higher than the price of Qualcomm's current flagship mobile platform, Snapdragon 865, at $ 150-160. The news comes as the tech giants, known for their budget-friendly phones, will push even harder at the price/performance point on their upcoming 2021 flagship with the Snapdragon 875 chipset.
The Snapdragon 875, which will allegedly be produced by TSMC in a 5nm process, will come with 171.3 million transistors, compared to the 96.5 million transistors found inside its predecessor, the Snapdragon 865 chip. The higher the number of transistors in the integrated circuit, the more powerful and energy efficient the processor becomes.
Xiaomi will reportedly try to keep the price of its 2021 model flagship low by using more affordable camera lenses. This is just one of the options on the table of Android phone makers looking to keep costs low. Another possibility is to opt for other mobile platforms with integrated 5G modems, such as the Dimension 1000. It is worth noting, meanwhile, that the Snapdragon 875 has yet to be officially introduced, but we expect an announcement from Qualcomm by the end of this year.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit smartphones, like all sectors, and nearly all companies have suffered a decline in sales. In addition, the arrival of 2021 model flagship in a market where smartphone prices are always discussed, such as Turkey, with a price increase of 1500-2000 TL, could cause Android flagship devices to become much more inaccessible.