Hot on the heels of the announcement that MediaTek has a 10-core system-on-chip (SoC) in the pipeline, the spec for a 10-core Snapdragon has leaked onto the web.
According to the leak, the chip is a Snapdragon 818 and the rumor is that it will feature a cluster of four low powered Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz, a cluster of two medium powered Cortex-A53s clocked at 1.6 GHz, and a third cluster consisting of four more Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz frequency.
Compare this to the Helio X20, which will also have three clusters of cores, one consisting of a pair of Cortex-A72s clocked at 2.5GHz, four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2GHz, and a third cluster of four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz.
The use of four Cortex-A72 cores suggest that Qualcomm will, assuming the leak is accurate, aim the Snapdragon 818 at the high-end of the market.
The rumor also claims that the 10-core Snapdragon 818 will be built using a 20-nanometer process, support LPDDR4 RAM, have built-in support for LTE Cat-10, and will include an Adreno 532 GPU.