Everything we know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 5G chipset

Nov 8, 2021

By: Marcia Sekhose

Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 5G

Qualcomm is expected to launch the Snapdragon 898 5G chipset which will be its next flagship chipset for smartphones.

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Launch date

The Snapdragon 898 launch is expected to take place during the Snapdragon Tech Summit that’s starting on November 30.

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 5G chipset is said to be built on Samsung’s 4nm process, and it’s expected to boost performance by up to 20 per cent.

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This chipset is expected to feature an 8-core CPU with an AMR Cortex-X2 CPU core clocked at 3.0GHz, and three Cortex-A710 mid-cores clocked at 2.5GHz. It will also have four Cortex-A510 cores clocked at 1.79GHz.

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The Snapdragon 898 chipset is expected to be equipped with the Qualcomm Adreno 730 GPU.

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5G modem

For 5G, Qualcomm could use the X65 5G modem which is claimed to offer 10 Gigabit speeds.

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Geekbench scores

The Snapdragon 898 5G chipset reportedly got a single-core score of 1,300 and a multi-core score of 3,900 on Geekbench.

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First Snapdragon 898 phone

Rumours suggest the Xiaomi Mi 12 will be the first Snapdragon 898 powered smartphone, and it could launch by the end of this year.

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More phones expected

We can expect more Snapdragon 898 phones from brands like iQOO, Lenovo, and Realme.

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