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Xiaomi To Launch The First Snapdragon 636 Smartphone in 2018

We are aware of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus that is going to be the cheapest full-screen smartphone with a top brand onboard. This phone has been leaked for a few times and though it is said not to come with astonishing features. Thus it will belong to the mid-range or low-end category but sport a bezel-less screen simultaneously. This sounds crazy, but there is nothing impossible for Xiaomi. Today, Qualcomm announced a new chip dubbed as the Snapdragon 636 chip for the mid-range market. It is going to replace the SoCs such as the Snapdragon 660 and 630. Thus this chip will appear on successors all of those models that sport those processors. But it should happen only in Q2, 2018. As for now, let’s puzzle this out in order to understand whether there is a chance to see the upcoming Redmi 5 Plus with it.

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As for the chip configuration, the Snapdragon 636 will use a 14nm process node and 8 Kryo 260 cores architecture. It will be paired with an Adreno 509 GPU as well. According to the official data, the Snapdragon 636 will provide 40% improved CPU performance in comparison to the previous model. At the same time, the GPU performance has been improved by 10% in comparison to Adreno 508. However, it still uses an X12 baseband with a download speed of 600Mbps. The Image processing unit (ISP) for the 14bit Spectra 160 supports up to a 24MP camera. But what’s interesting, it supports full-screen. Thus many manufacturers will join the race with this chip onboard. But which of them will be the first? It seems Xiaomi will come with a Redmi handset sporting Snapdragon 636 chip first.

Qualcomm has announced the shipping will start in November this year, but the first devices will appear only in Q2, 2018. So it turns out the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus won’t sport this chip, as it’s been planned to launch this year.

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Back in 2010, he was dismissed from his position as a lecturer at the university. This made him get another job at his friend’s digital marketing company as a blog writer. After a few years, when he was thinking the article writing is his mission, Google pushed the Panda update and affected the company and websites he was working at. (Un)fortunately and surprisingly, he got an offer to head a large knitting factory. In 2016, he got his Ph.D. and resumed teaching at the University … and writing tech-related articles following his passion.

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