Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 5G chip to come in 2 variants

US-based chipmaker Qualcomm is expected to launch the 5G-enabled Snapdragon 865 chipset in two variants — one with a built-in 5G modem and the other with an external 5G modem.

Codenamed SM8250, the 5G chipset in two variants would be launched as the successor to Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset which has been used in Samsung’s Galaxy S10+, S10 as well as on Galaxy Fold, PhoneRadar reported on Sunday.

“Qualcomm Snapdragon ‘Kona55’ Fusion sounds like SM8250+ external 5G modem. Not internal. I thought they were going to merge 5G into the main SoC with the next gen,” tech editor at Germany-based WinFuture news portal tweeted.

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