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The rumoured Qualcomm SM6375 could power upcoming budget gaming smartphones with 144 Hz displays

Qualcomm’s upcoming budget gaming chip could have enough power to enable 144 Hz experiences (Image source: Qualcomm)
Qualcomm’s upcoming budget gaming chip could have enough power to enable 144 Hz experiences (Image source: Qualcomm)
A WinFuture report indicates that Intel is working on a new gaming-oriented budget chip called the SM6375. This chip is likely to sport 4 Kryo Gold cores and may power budget gaming phones with 144 Hz displays.

According to a report by WinFuture, Qualcomm is working on a new budget gaming SoC called the SM6375. The company appears to be testing out the chip at multiple clock speeds. These variants have Kryo Gold cores ranging from 2.1 to 2.5 GHz, and a GPU clock frequency ranging from 800 MHz to 960 MHz. 

These differing clockspeeds could indicate different SM6375 variants accomodating different battery and cooling solutions. It’s notable here that, according to WinFuture, Qualcomm is testing at least one of these SM6375 variants on a platform equipped with a 144 Hz display. This indicates that the SM6375 could potentially enable high refresh-rate gaming on budget and mid-range smartphones.

It’s worth noting here that the report also referenced the existence of a lower-tier chip called the SM6225, which is closely related to the existing eight-core Snapdragon 765. At present, it’s unclear exactly what impact the SM6375 will have, and whether, as a budget chip, it’ll have the horsepower to run modern mobile titles at high refresh rates, something even flagship chips occasionally struggle with. We should know more in the months to come, if and when Qualcomm officially announces the SM6375 and SM6225. 

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2021-09-13 (Update: 2021-09-13)