Qualcomm has unveiled their latest chipset, the Snapdragon 845, the direct successor to Snapdragon 835.
The Snapdragon 845 SoC – which is a combination of processors and systems including a CPU, GPU, ISP, and DSP – features quite a few efficiency and performance upgrades, as well as better modems for improved connectivity.
Video and Photography Upgrades
The flagship SoC will be able to shoot slo-mo 720p videos at a whopping 280 frames per second and 1080p videos at 240 frames per second.
For photography, the 845 will perform multi-frame noise reduction through the Spectra 280 ISP on upto 16-megapixels at 60 fps. It will also feature a wider color gamut and 10-bit color depth for 64 times as many color shades as of 835.
The processor will also utilize Qualcomm’s latest X20 gigabit LTE and Wi-Fi modems for connectivity. In contrast to last year’s X16 modem, the X20 will support 20% faster peak and real-world performance. According to the company, the new chip’s combination of the licensed and unlicensed spectrum will enable 90% of carriers to deploy gigabit services.
It features a TrueWireless Bluetooth 5 system that can broadcast audio to multiple speakers or headphones simultaneously from a single device.
As for the GPU, which has been the strong point of Qualcomm SoCs, the company says:
The new Adreno 630 GPU provides 30% better graphics, 30% better power efficiency, 50% improvement in power consumption for truly wireless headphones, and 2.5x faster display throughput. Snapdragon 845 also supports room scale 6DOF and can map rooms in real time for VR and AR apps.
The Snapdragon 845 will be shipped in new smartphones from Samsung, Google, HTC, LG and others from spring 2018. It will be available for Windows 10 PCs by the end of next year.
For detailed specifications about the Snapdragon 845, click here.