The Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 will raise the price of the smartphone even more @BitFeedCo.

Qualcomm has accustomed us each year, with the launch of a new SoC, the top of the range for efficiency and power, was duly fitted by many OEM. Strong of its domination of the market however, it seems that Qualcomm will dramatically increase its slice of profit with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875.

For, according to a new rumor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 will cost up to $ 250 for the OEM concerned, in the face of a price that ranges between 150 and 160 dollars for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. In short, an increase of 100 dollars that will inevitably be paid by the final consumer.

To contribute to the increasing of the price there would be several factors (in addition to clearly to the fame of Qualcomm): from the production process to 5nm more expensive than TSMC which will allow you to have up to 171,3 million transistors per mm2 (compared to 96,5 million model 865 product 7nm) to the modem 5G integrated that has needed a lot of development and optimization.

And try to negotiate a lower price with the purchase of a large volume of the chip may not even be easy for OEMS. The company is not known for its generosity when it comes to components of high price. Remember, this is the company that stated “No license, no chip”.

In short, the possible scenarios are:

  • The smartphone manufacturers will try to look around (maybe to Mediatek and its Dimensity 1000+ 5G that seems to be very promising)
  • The producers will try to “save” on the other hardware elements of the smartphone
  • An increase in the prices of the premium smartphone

In any case, let us prepare ourselves for the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 very hot on this front.


The Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 will raise the price of the smartphone even more @BitFeedCo.