Did Qualcomm's Snapdragon 653 processor information really leak?
Chinese microblogging site Weibo is famous for all the leaks it contains, some more credible than others. We are not entirely sure about this one since we were not able to confirm it. Apparently information about next year's midrange mobile Snapdragon chip leaked out in all its glory. The successor to this year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor will be called the Snapdragon 653 and it will still be built using the 28 nm process, similar to the Snapdragon 652. The octa core chip will be based on four new Cortex A-73 cores, that were introduced by ARM at Computex this year.
Each of those four cores should clock at 2 Ghz. Four lower clocked Cortex-A53 cores will reach up to 1.4 Ghz according to the leak. The Adreno 515 graphics unit is supposed to clock at 550 Mhz, the Snapdragon 653 will also support LPDDR4 RAM up to 1333 Mhz, eMMC 5.1 and USB 3.0 The integrated modem will support Cat.9 LTE. 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1. Of course support for up to 24 megapixel cameras and Dual ISPs will be onboard as well. If those specifications are correct we are slightly disappointed that the chip is still built on the 28 nm process. The new ARM Cortex A-73 silicon should guarantee faster operation than this year's design though.
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