In addition to preparing a rival to the acclaimed Apple M1, Qualcomm may already be developing a successor to the Snapdragon 7c, the company’s intermediate offering for more basic Windows on ARM laptops and Chromebooks. At least that is what indicates the most recent rumor released by the respected leaker Roland Quandt, in a new publication produced in partnership with the website WinFuture this week.
According to the leaker, the new chipset meets the model number SC7295 and, unlike the more robust brother previously leaked, it should bring the traditional configuration of a set of high-performance cores and a set of low-consumption cores. Being a processor aimed at the intermediate segment, the SC7295 has no need to sacrifice battery in favor of performance using only high-performance cores.
Quandt further states that the new chip should be based on the yet-to-be announced Snapdragon SM7350, which has so far been referred to as the Snapdragon 775. Its debut is speculated to happen alongside the launch of Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Lite, showing major developments compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 765G. The similarities would include not only the architecture of the two processors, but also their clocks.
Both chips are expected to bring four high-performance “Gold” cores, with a “Gold +” reaching a maximum frequency of 2.7 GHz, while the other three would be kept at 2.4 GHz. On the low consumption side, we will have four “Silver” cores at more limited speeds of a maximum of 1.8 GHz. It is not yet known when the novelty will be launched, nor on which devices it will come equipped with, but it is believed that the strategy of use in Windows On ARM ultrabooks and Chromebooks be maintained.
Roland Quandt it’s the WinFuture Qualcomm’s persistence in betting on the Windows On ARM ecosystem with the alleged development of the SC8280, a chip still unknown to the American company that intends to go head-to-head with the Apple M1 when using modern architecture combined with a new core configuration.
Instead of using combinations of high-performance cores with low-power cores, the SC8280 should reach the market equipped exclusively with high-performance cores. According to rumors, the most powerful group is already capable of reaching 3.0 GHz, while the less robust set has not yet disclosed speeds. Despite significantly reducing energy savings, the chip should reach a new level of performance, possibly being able to face the Cupertino giant’s solution.