At the moment, there’s only limited support for 5G networks, which is only available for users of Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Huawei Mate 20 X 5G and LG V50 ThinQ 5G. However, with native support of 5G technology on future SoCs, they will boost the adoption rate for the ultra-fast data connectivity technology. Dubbed the Snapdragon 735, the SoC includes 5G chip and it will be used for future mid-range devices. It is a successor to the current Snapdragon 730 and will be manufactured using 7nm miniaturization technology.
It’s believed that the upcoming Snapdragon 735 will be 50 percent more efficient and 20 percent more powerful than the older Snapdragon 710. When compared to its direct predecessor, the Snapdragon 730, the new SoC should be 20 percent more efficient and no mention about its possible performance boost. Because the Snapdragon 735 has integrated 5G model, it will be simpler, lighter and more reliable than current 5G solutions. This will also reduce the overall cost of manufacture, allowing adoption of 5G technology in mid-range market and eventually, entry-level market as well.
The Snapdragon 735 is still an octa-core platform with 1+1+6 arrangement, consisted of a 2.9GHz of high performance core, a 2.4GHz more efficient core and six efficient 1.6GHz cores for casual and background computing tasks. It will have the faster Adreno 620 GPU for improved 3D performance. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 supports up to 12GB of RAM, although most mid-range devices will have 4GB or fewer RAM. It supports up to 330 x 1440p screen resolution, 21:9 aspect ratio and 4k@60fps video recording.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 will arrive during Q4 this year. The flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 may also be available later this year, perhaps with 5G support as well. It’s acceptable to assume that devices with Snapdragon 735 SoC will be available in the mid-2020 or earlier.