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Sony is working on a Snapdragon 865 flagship

Sony may no longer be a big player in the smartphone market, but the company has been religiously releasing flagships powered by the latest Snapdragon processors every year. Now, the first evidence of Sony’s Snapdragon 865 flagship has surfaced via the company’s firmware distribution server. The chipset, code-named SM8250, was mentioned in the server.

Sony is working on a Snapdragon 865 flagship

SM8250 is said to be the next generation Snapdragon 865 processor, that’ll succeed the recently announced SD855 Plus. Not much is known about this chipset except that it might come in two variants: one with 4G and another one with an integrated 5G modem (x55). It makes sense for Qualcomm to release two variants of its flagship processor. To recall, Huawei also has 4G and 5G variants of its Kirin 990 chipset.

While 5G adoption will intensify in 2020, the new generation technology will still not be available in all the countries extensively. Moreover, 5G technology is pretty expensive. So smartphone manufacturers will most likely prefer to have two variants of its high-end smartphones, a top-end model with 5G and a cheaper one with 4G. And the two variants of Snapdragon 865 would perfectly align with these manufacturers’ plans.

As for Sony’s Snapdragon 865 flagship, we’ll likely see it at MWC 2020 Barcelona. The company unveiled the ultra-tall Xperia 1 with CinemaWide display along with the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus models at MWC in February this year.

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