Five phones with Snapdragon 875 SoC and 100W+ fast charging tipped to launch in Q1 2021

At least five phones may launch in early 2021 with the Snapdragon 875 SoC and 100W fast charging support.

Highlights
  • At least five phones with Snapdragon 875 and 100W+ fast charging are tipped to launch in Q1 2021
  • Snapdragon 875 is expected to be announced in December
  • Mi 11 specs could include the Snapdragon 875 and 100W+ fast charging

The Snapdragon 875 flagship chipset will be Qualcomm’s first 5nm-based mobile SoC that is expected to debut in December. The chipset is expected to power most Android flagship phones in the first half of 2021. Next year, we also expect to see more flagships adopt super-fast charging tech with some brands already announcing fast charge solutions as high as 125W. Now, noted tipster Digital Chat Station claims that at least five phones will be launching with the Snapdragon 875 SoC and 100W+ fast charging support in Q1 2021.

Also read: Mi 11 alleged camera specifications tipped

Qualcomm Snapdragon 875

While the tipster hasn’t specified the names of the phones, we speculate that it could include the rumoured Redmi K40 Pro, Mi 11, a flagship from Realme, and a gaming phone from Qualcomm and ASUS. The Samsung Galaxy S21 and OnePlus 9 series are likely to feature the Snapdragon 875 SoC but may miss out on the 100W+ fast charging tech as both the brands currently offer 45W and 65W charging capacities, respectively. We may also see the OPPO Find X3 debut in Q1 2021 with ultra-fast charging and the flagship Qualcomm chipset.

Separately, Qualcomm Technologies had announced Snapdragon Conquest in India which is the company’s first-ever mobile E-sports program in India. It will have multiple events throughout the year by enabling competitive gaming across multiple game titles. The tournament will kick off with Snapdragon Conquest: Free Fire Open 2020, with a prize pool of Rs 50,00,000. The official game title for this season is Garena Free Fire.