Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 SoC may launch on December 4th

“Snapdragon 8150 will power the next generation of Android smartphones and will be compatible with the Qualcomm X50 5G modem”

Tech enthusiasts have been waiting a long time for Qualcomm’s next-gen chipset, the Snapdragon 8150, and now it looks like our wait will finally be over next month. A tweet by renowned tipster Ice Universe claims that the Snapdragon 845 successor will launch in Hawaii during the Snapdragon Technology Summit on December 4th. Last year, the Snapdragon Summit was held in December at the same place, which introduced the smartphone world to Snapdragon 845. This information comes courtesy event invites received by the Chinese tech media for Qualcomm event. Currently the invites have only gone out to Chinese professionals, but tech media from other countries might also get the same soon.

Earlier leaks had suggested that Qualcomm might be moving away from its current 8XX series and although there hasn’t been any official confirmation that the upcoming chipset will be named Snapdragon 8150, prior reports have indicated that Qualcomm is breaking their current nomenclature for the MSM 8XXX model numbers.

Coming to the Geekbench and AnTuTu benchmark numbers, Snapdragon 8150-powered devices have shown promising stats. The processor achieved a single-core score of 3,505, and multi-core score of 10,608 (which is 15% better that the current fastest smartphone) on Geekbench. The AI benchmark scores were equally promising, which saw the Snapdragon 8150 beating Huawei Kirin 980 by a healthy margin.

But despite trumping all Android competitors, Snapdragon 8150 scores still don’t match the single core performance on Apple’s A12 Bionic. In fact, the A12 Bionic chipset beats Snapdragon 8150 in all parameters, except multi-core performance. However looking on the bright side, the numbers are still pretty impressive and going forward Snapdragon 8150 will help Android smartphones enable better AI integration and improve applications.