While we’re a few weeks before 2017 ends, we already have a peek at what’s to come for next year. Just recently, Qualcomm released their latest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 845 which we’ll be seeing a lot for the entirety of 2018.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 will have all the improvements you’d expect from a new processor. It has faster performance, better battery efficiency, and more. However, Qualcomm is not stopping there.
Qualcomm has developed new skills for the Snapdragon 845 and most of these were made to deliver exemplary camera performance and XR (Extended Reality). With its new Spectra 280 image signal processor, Snapdragon 845-powered devices can capture 60 images per second at 16-megapixel resolution.
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The processor will also allow the user to shoot 4K HDR videos. It can also gather more colors, resulting in a more pleasing output. On the other hand, the XR will let devices do room-tracking with 6-DOF and SLAM. This new feature is something that the HTC Vive Headset can perform.
Moreover, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 has better Artificial Intelligence processing. With AI, the processor can improve its performance by analyzing their required tasks, and assign the right cores to do it.
Qualcomm also added a dedicated Secure Processing Unit on the new chipset. The said SPU is rigged with its own processor, random number generator, and more weapons to secure the device from hackers and intruders.
Other features include a faster X20 gigabit LTE modem, 25% to 30% faster performance, and 30%-less battery consumption — all inside a 10nm chip.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Specs
- 2.8GHz 8x Kyro 385 CPU
- X20 gigabit LTE modem (Upload: 1.2Gbps, Download: 150Mbps)
- Adreno 630 GPU
- Hexagon 685 DSO
- Spectra 280 ISP
- HDR video recording,10-bit, 4K at 60fps
- Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit
- Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Qualcomm Quick Charge 4/4+
As usual, we can expect the Snapdragon 835-powered devices to arrive early next year. Maybe even as early as January, if Samsung would actually announce the Galaxy S9 and S9+ earlier than the annual schedule.