If present trends continue, somewhere around the Fall of 2018, Qualcomm will release the Sanpdragon 846. Hopefully, it'll be more akin performance and battery longevity wise to whichever Samsung flagship chipset(s) are released next year.
What does MSM and SDM mean?
AnonD-535480, 13 Jun 2017Qualcomm needs to worry about more than just naming changes. Google recently hired Manu Gulat... moreThere is one problem though - patents, and Qualcomm has quite a few so even though google could create it's own chip, it would still need to pay royalties to Qualcomm...
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2017It is so advanced, it supports frequency downloads.ROFL
[deleted post]It is so advanced, it supports frequency downloads.
Qualcomm needs to worry about more than just naming changes. Google recently hired Manu Gulati, an Apple micro-architect, who worked on the Apple mobile SOC team for eight years to lead their mobile SOC. So look for Google to replicate what Apple has been doing with their mobile SOC in a couple of years, which can't be good news for Qualcomm, to have all those companies with deep pockets competing against them.
Qualcomm already have their hands full with Apple, because Apple can spend the cash on their wide silicons whereas Qualcomm can't for costs reasons. Why spend that kind of silicon cash if the people you are going to sell them to can't afford it.