The Qualcomm at their second annual Snapdragon Technology Summit which is held in Hawaii has announced their new flagship processor, Snapdragon 845. The chipset is the successor to Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 which is running most Android flagships of the year.
At the event, Cristiano Amon the executive VP of Qualcomm Technologies was joined on the stage by Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO. Jun said the next flagship the Xiaomi Mi 7 will be among the first smartphones, powered by the new SoC. ASUS and HP officials also claimed that in the early months of 2018 they’ll be unveiling their first portable computers that will support all-day battery life and thin, sleek and fanless PC design, all while incorporating Windows 10.
The San Diego chipmaker company didn’t release any details about the specification at the Summit, but Amon said they will be introduced today at a separate keynote. Qualcomm in a brief teaser has revealed that the Snapdragon 845 will support ability to capture 360-degree videos in Hollywood quality, support for more immersive virtual reality content, better-inbuilt security as well as better battery life.
The Snapdragon 845 is built on the same 10 nm process technology same as its predecessor. It will still be an octa-core processor. Four of them will be the Cortex-A75 and the other four will be Cortex-A53 cores. As nowadays the smartphones are coming with high resolutions and bigger displays so to handle the graphical needs it will come with a new Adreno 630GPU. The chipset will support dual 25MP sensors on both front and rear. The connectivity will also be enhanced as it will come with an X20 baseband, support for 802.11 ad Wi-Fi, and have a maximum download speed of 1.2Gbps.