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As much as it is a battle for new features in smartphones, people are also getting more knowledgeable when it comes to SoC's. We have a lot of names now and we are here to list them for you.
Qualcomm Snapdragon
Qualcomm Snapdragon

1. Qualcomm Snapdragon - Qualcomm's Snapdragon is always one of the names that you will here when it comes to mid tier to premium flagship smartphones. They always seem to provide some of the best performance with an Adreno GPU partnered with it. The latest iteration available now is the Snapdragon 835 found in the likes of HTC U11, OnePlus 5, and Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
Apple Chipset
Apple Chipset

2. Apple Chipset - Apple has their own series of chipsets found in their iPhones. The latest one being the A11 chipset which is boating their new Bionic Neural Engine. The chipset will be found in the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and the iPhone X. This chipset is designed to make use of the new iPhone features such as the Face ID.
Samsung Exynos
Samsung Exynos

3. Samsung Exynos - The Exynos is Samsung's custom chipset found in most of their smartphones. They promise that this specialized chipset will help achieve great speeds and performance in their smartphones. The latest version they have is the Exynos 8895 found in most variants of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Huawei HiSilicon Kirin
Huawei HiSilicon Kirin

4. Huawei HiSilicon Kirin - Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin chipset is their own custom take on SoC. The latest version is the Kirin 970 which will be featured on the Mate 10 and future Huawei flagships. It will have a Neural Processing Unit, the first Mali G72 GPU and a 1.2 Gbps 4.5G modem.
MediaTek Chipset
MediaTek Chipset

5. MediaTek - MediaTek is mostly known for being the SoC for the masses. It is commonly found in smartphones from entry-level and mid-level price range. However, they can also provide SoC's for premium flagships with Helio X series. The latest is the Helio X30 which can be found in the Meizu Pro 7.
Spreadtrum Chipset
Spreadtrum Chipset

6. Spreadtrum - Spreadtrum is another name in the field of smartphone SoC based in China. They have been in the business since 2001. The latest release they have is the Spreadtrum SC9861G-IA. They have powered smartphones such as the ZTE Blade and Samsung Galaxy Core.
Intel Chipset
Intel Chipset

7. Intel Mobile - Intel is one of the names that has been somewhat quiet in the smartphone industry. They have tablets that are powered by their Intel Atom mobile chipset but there is not much presence in the smartphone industry. Lately, they have worked with Spreadtrum to continue using X86 chips on smartphones.

Disclaimer: This is not a list to determine which SoC is the best. It is just a list of SoCs that are in the wild right now.

So here's the list of the SoC's that are powering our smartphones. All of them have pros and cons but in the same time all are powerful enough to give life to smartphones. 

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