Qualcomm, the multinational semiconductor manufacturing company that is currently the worldwide leader in mobile processors, is reportedly set to introduce a slew of brand new chipsets next week. The company has revealed that it will be holding a special Event on May 9 to announce its new products.

Invitations have been sent

Several publications and the press in China have apparently already received their invites to the company's big event. However, the company hasn't really outlined what it will be unveiling on that day, except, of course, for the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset.

Unlike the company's recently released Snapdragon 835, which is currently the most powerful chipset in the company's stable, the 660 will be the successor to the 652 and will be made specifically for the mid-range market.

Leaked products

Aside from the Snapdragon 660, leaks from historically reliable sources have revealed on Twitter that Qualcomm may be unveiling the new Snapdragon 630 and the 635 alongside the 660 during its big event next week. There is currently no information yet on what the two new chips will be offering, but Qualcomm should be sharing more details about the processors next week.

Why the Snapdragon 660 matters

The company's latest chip, the 835, currently is one of the most powerful flagship smartphones in the market, including the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.

The 660, on the other hand, will likely find its way into the latest mid-range offerings.

This will be a big deal for mid-range smartphone buyers, as the 660 will likely be offering some significant upgrades when it comes to performance and power efficiency. Several reports have also revealed that the 660 will be featuring the same Kryo 280 cores that are found on the Snapdragon 835, with the only difference being that it was manufactured using the 14nm process instead of the latest 10nm technology.

Other products

Qualcomm has historically also introduced its latest GPU chipsets alongside its latest processors, which means that the company may be unveiling some new mobile GPUs during the event as well. The company's latest GPU, the Adreno 512, isn't really the company's most powerful GPU, as it is much weaker than the Adreno 540. However, the company could surprise fans and launch an even more powerful GPU than the 540 during the event. Meanwhile, fans will have to wait and see what Qualcomm has in store next week.