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Qualcomm hints at a glimpse of the Snapdragon 875 at its 2020 Tech Summit

The next Snapdragon Tech Summit host. (Source: Qualcomm)
The next Snapdragon Tech Summit host. (Source: Qualcomm)
Qualcomm has announced times and dates for 2020's Snapdragon Tech Summit keynote speeches. They will feature guest speakers from companies such as OnePlus, NTT Docomo, Sony and Verizon. The company has also stated that it will also have some word on its next mobile flagship SoC at this event.

Qualcomm has revealed that its next Snapdragon Tech Summit will take place in December 2020. This event's keynotes will be livestreamed on the first and second days of that month, at 7:00 PDT (16:00 CET) on each day.

These events have focused on topics such as 5G and XR in the past; however, this time, they will revolve around the current high-end mobile processors from this company and their effect on the AI, gaming performance, connectivity and general function of the devices based on them.

The keynotes will be hosted by Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon, and also feature other executives such as Lekha Motiwala (director of product management) and Alex Katouzian (senior vice president and general manager of mobile, compute and infrastructure).

Their company has also announced that it has invited senior figures from the carriers Verizon and NTT Docomo (Nicki Palmer and Naoki Tani, respectively) to hold talks on the latest developments in the 5G technologies used in their business, which are areas in which Qualcomm hardware typically plays a role.

Similarly, Sony Mobile Communications' president Mitsuya Kishida will give a speech about this company's commitment to mobile gaming, whereas OnePlus' chief marketing officer Kyle Kiang will discuss this OEM's recent success in making mobile Fortnite compatible with 90Hz on its phones. 

Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun is also scheduled to present on his company's collaboration with Qualcomm, and also to introduce a mysterious new update. Otherwise, Qualcomm has promised an insight into "the next generation of premium 5G mobile experiences" during these keynotes.

It seems this will include more detail on the successor to the 865 flagship SoC. This Snapdragon 875 is projected to consist of new Cortex-X1 and A78 cores. However, Qualcomm may have a more complete launch for this platform during its broadcast, which can be caught on Twitter, YouTube and its own website during and after the Summit.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-11-23 (Update: 2020-11-23)
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