Android’s next major boost will be announced this week and iPhone should be worried

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Apple’s latest iPhone 12 range are easily the most powerful devices on the planet. Powered by the latest and greatest A14 Bionic chip these new smartphones are overpowering most of their Android rivals. In fact, during the launch of its new iPhones, Apple was keen to point out that the A14 Bionic has the fastest CPU and GPU by up to 50 percent compared to the fastest competing smartphone chips.

It’s a mighty claim but this Android-beating chip might soon have some serious competition. US tech firm Qualcomm is holding its yearly Tech Summit this week and, if the chipmaker follows tradition, a new premium processor will be the star of the show.

Last year, Qualcomm revealed its super speedy Snapdragon 865 at the event which usually takes place on the sunny island of Maui in Hawaii. Things will be a little different this year with Qualcomm holding an online-only keynote from HQ in San Diego.

However, despite the lack of sun and sea, we’re still expecting a new processor to be unveiled that will go on to power all the latest and greatest Android smartphones from the likes of Sony, Samsung, OnePlus and Oppo.

Qualcomm is remaining tight-lipped about it plans but it seems pretty likely that the new chip, possibly called the Snapdragon 875, will be much more powerful, far more efficient and bring improved data speeds via 5G.

The latest Snapdragon processors usually help to improve graphics and the photography credential so expect news on these upgrades to be announced during the keynote as well.

Qualcomm’s event kicks off in Maui on Tuesday with the tech firm revealing that it will live stream the event around the globe.

In a post its website, Qualcomm said: “Don’t miss our keynote speakers as they unveil how 5G is redefining premium tier experiences. We’ll discuss how Snapdragon sets the benchmark and leads the mobile industry in delivering the most immersive experiences possible, with intelligent camera, gaming, connectivity and more.

“This year, we’re bringing the islands to you. Join us on December 1st to catch all the latest Snapdragon news via live stream.”

The big event kicks off on December 1 at 3pm GMT and will bring you all the news from this event as it happens.

Along with Qualcomm revealing its processor we can also expect some smartphone makers to announce their plans with this chip.

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