The Snapdragon Summit is here, and all eyes are on Qualcomm as it prepares to launch its next flagship smartphone chipset – widely believed to be called the Snapdragon 875.
While the Snapdragon Summit is normally held in Hawaii every December, this year the event has of course gone virtual. Still, that doesn’t change things at all if you’re sitting at home and simply want to watch the announcement of the new processor live.
If you’re tempted to tune in, here’s how.
When is the Snapdragon Summit?
The Snapdragon Summit runs for two days, today and tomorrow – 1 & 2 December.
The livestream begins today at 7am PST / 10am EST / 3pm GMT with a keynote from Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon – this is most likely when the next Snapdragon will be announced.
If it’s anything like previous years though, this will mostly just be the confirmation of the chipset’s name and a tease of a few features. If you want all the technical details, you’ll have to tune in again at the same time tomorrow for the deep dive session.
How to watch the Snapdragon 875 launch
If you want to tune in live, the easiest thing is just to watch on YouTube right here (note that they got the GMT start time wrong on the thumbnail below – it’s a 3pm start). You can also get more details about the event from Qualcomm’s official site.
What to expect from the Snapdragon Summit
The headline news is expected to be the launch of the latest 800-series Snapdragon flagship, most likely called the Snapdragon 875 – after all, it follows on from the 865, and 855 before that.
Today Qualcomm will likely announce the chip’s name and tease a few details, along with inviting some partner companies onto the virtual stage – so we may also find out which upcoming phones will be powered by the chipset, though don’t expect any full handsets to be revealed this early.
Last year the Snapdragon 865 was joined by the mid-range 765 and 765G, so it’s also possible that we’ll see Qualcomm announce the 775 this week, though it’s just as likely that the company will want to keep the focus solely on the upcoming flagship.