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Poco F6: Details of upcoming flagship killer's Qualcomm chipset revealed in new leak

The Poco F5. (Source: Poco)
The Poco F5. (Source: Poco)
New leaks have now revealed more information on the chipset expected to power Xiaomi's next "flagship killer", the Poco F6. Performance will, of course, be the Poco F6's unique selling point, with current information indicating Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-esque performance.

As revealed weeks ago, the Poco F6 is set to debut towards the middle of the year and will arrive with a nigh flagship-tier chipset with performance to match. More details of that chipset have now been revealed, courtesy of new leaks.

According to said leaks, the Poco F6 will be a rebadge of the Redmi Note 13 Turbo, and will be powered by a chipset internally branded as "SM8635". That chipset is said to be built on TSMC's 4nm process and will sport a Cortex-X4 prime core clocked at 2.9 GHz, an Adreno 735 GPU with a clock speed in the region of 900 MHz, and an AnTuTu total score of over 1.7 million.

By all indications, "SM8635" will offer performance between the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. On the CPU side, the chipset will likely perform about on par or even slightly better than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, but should be a bit worse than the last-gen flagship chipset in terms of GPU. 

It's unknown how "SM8635" will be branded for the public, but it appears Qualcomm has an identical chipset in the works—"SM7675", or the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3. Both chipsets appear to be about the same on paper, with the major differences being, of course, that "SM8635" will be a Snapdragon 8-series SoC, and should have a better GPU than "SM7675".

In any case, the Poco F6 will launch with either of them, with current information leaning towards "SM8635". The Poco F5 was powered by the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, though, so there's a chance the Poco F6 opts for the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 (SM7675), although that won't mean much with regards to the phone's performance credentials. 

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Ricci Rox, 2024-02- 2 (Update: 2024-02- 2)