As we approach 2019, multiple leaks about Android come flowing out non-stop. And among these awesome changes are the news that Qualcomm has been working with a next-generation mid-range chipset and smartphone manufacturers, Samsung and LG, are on the process to launch their respective foldable phones.
Here are what we know so far:
Snapdragon 7150 and 6150
It’s been quite some time since we heard Qualcomm keep repeating that they will be changing the name of the mobile chipset to easily distinguish it from the laptop chipset.
For instance, the upcoming premium chipset Snapdragon 855 will be called Snapdragon 8150. Thus the 600 and 700 series will be named 6000 and 7000 accordingly.
WinFuture has uncovered evidence that Qualcomm is working on the Snapdragon 7150 and 6150 mid-range chipsets. They are said to come with octa-core designs and will be using the Arm’s latest CPU – Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55.
The Snapdragon 7150 allegedly features an 18:9 QHD+ screen with 2,800 x 1,440 resolution. Running just a little bit below the premium chipset. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 6150 has a more diffident full HD+ display making it budget-friendly.
This is probably the only most talked about chipset we’ll see from Qualcomm before the end of 2018. The Snapdragon 8150 is expected to be announced by December. We hope to hear more about the 7150 and 6150 models by then.
Samsung and LG Foldable Phone
Samsung and LG are really on the works on launching a foldable phone by 2019, and the information is obviously purposely being leaked by them.
A most reliable tipster on Twitter has announced that LG is currently developing a foldable phone. When LG was asked if the claims were true, they didn’t say no or even denied the allegations. So, it’s safe to say that the company is indeed planning to launch the same device, which was Samsung’s original idea, by early 2019.
As we know from LG history, they most certainly plan to release their version of the foldable smartphone before Samsung, and claim that they were the first.
On the other hand, a teaser officially coming from Samsung itself showed an animated icon of their logo folding in half. We immediately understood what this means. We still don’t have any idea what kind of phone it will be. Will it come in regular size or tablet size?
We are expecting Samsung to reveal more specific details about this project by the end of the week at the Samsung Developer Conference. According to reports, Samsung is planning to unveil a phone during the event. It’s less likely that it will be the foldable phone, but who knows.
Samsung has been working on this project for years and the only excuse they keep repeating for the delay is that to ensure unique user experience and no more bugs or software-hardware malfunctions.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets and foldable phones may be the future for smartphones. And this future may arrive very soon. Come 2019, we might be entering a new era of smartphones. Brace yourselves.