Qualcomm's 5G compatible chip `` Snapdragon 865 '' is rejected by smartphone manufacturers such as Google, LG, Nokia, simply because it is `` too expensive ''
It is reported that major smartphone manufacturers such as Google, LG and Nokia have forgotten to adopt Qualcomm's latest mobile processor '
Reports: Google, LG, don't want Qualcomm's super-expensive Snapdragon 865 | Ars Technica
It seems phone makers like Google, Nokia and LG don't want Qualcomm's expensive Snapdragon 865-TechSpot
In January 2020, the community site for developers XDA Developers analyzed the repositories on the Android development platform Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and found that three smartphone development projects `` Sunfish '' `` Redfin '' `` Bramble '' Report that there is. At this time, it was clear that none of the three smartphones had Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865.
In addition, IT news media Ars Technica said that 9to5Google, which handles information on Google-made devices, says `` Sunfish '' refers to Pixel 4a, the successor model of Pixel 3a, `` Bramble '' and `` Redfin '' refer to Pixel 5 and Pixel 5 XL, respectively. As speculation suggests, 'There are some signs suggesting that Google's next flagship smartphone, the Pixel 5, will not have Snapdragon 865. In fact, AOSP's repository is Google with Snapdragon 865. No smartphone information available. '
Also, it is already known that Snapdragon 865 will not be used in LG's next flagship model ' LG G9 ThinQ ' or Nokia's first 5G compatible smartphone ' Nokia 8.3 5G '.
Snapdragon 865-equipped smartphones already announced include Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra and Sony's Xperia 1 II. Comparing these with the previous model, the Galaxy S10 was the cheapest Galaxy S10e at $ 750 (about 83,000 yen) and the highest Galaxy S10 + was $ 1000 (about 111,000 yen), whereas the latest model The Galaxy S20 Ultra costs $ 1,400 (about 155,000 yen). Sony's Xperia 1 was 799 euros (about 95,000 yen), while Xperia 1 II is 1199 euros (about 144,000), both of which are very expensive models .
There are several reasons why the cost of manufacturing a smartphone equipped with Snapdragon 865 is high, but the most fundamental factor is the cost of Snapdragon 865 itself. 'Since Snapdragon 865 is expensive, Chinese manufacturers there until seems to have decided to use the chip set is not strong' news site Gizchina.com specializing in information of Chinese-made smartphone and have reported .
Furthermore, unlike the lower model 'Snapdragon 765', the Snapdragon 865 does not have a 5G communication modem integrated. However, when adopting Snapdragon 865, it is also clear that `` it is necessary to support 5G '', so it is necessary to install Snapdragon 865 and 5G compatible modem on the smartphone, which adds extra cost Space and power consumption will also be squeezed.
In addition, IT news site TechSpot said, `` While the market is saturated and sales are slowing, smartphone manufacturers are more cautious about raising flagship models than ever before, '' said consumer sentiment. Said that the chill was also part of the refuge of the Snapdragon 865.