Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: These are the specifications of the new SoC

André has already promised and here they are: the detailed specifications of Qualcomm's new SoC Snapdragon 845, which the company is exhibiting at Qualcomm Tech Summit officially launched in Hawaii. The Snapdragon 845 is again based on the 10-nanometer process and relies on the LTE modem X20, which also features the Snapdragon 835. The new Adreno 630 GPU is expected to provide up to 30 percent faster graphics performance than the GPU of the previous chipset. And we must not forget: the whole thing is not just for smartphones, because even mobile computers with Qualcomm Snapdragon will encounter us more frequently in 2018.

Specifications Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

  • LTE Modem X20
  • new Adreno 630 GPU (up to 30% better graphics performance)
  • up to 30% more energy efficient than the Snapdragon 835
  • The high-power cores (up to 2.8 GHz clockable) of the new chip provide 25-30% more performance than the SD835
  • the low-power cores (up to a maximum of 1.8 GHz clockable) work around 15% faster than before
  • for more performance in AI processes and, for example, machine learning, the new Spectra 280 ISP and a more powerful version of the digital signal processor Hexagon 685
  • Spectra 280 can record HDR video in 4K at 60 frames per second, as well as Slow-Mo videos at 480 frames per second (720p with HDR), as well as a variety of depth detection technologies, as well as a deep portrait mode. Mode supported
  • using a separate SPU (secure processing unit) on the chipset should allow biometric queries to be executed without the main processor ever having to do with the calculation -> higher security of personal data for authentication
  • The new X20 LTE modem is designed to allow speeds of up to 1.2Gbps (LTE Cat.18) (20 percent more than the SD835 with its X16 modem), supporting dual SIM dual VoLTE
  • supports Wifi 802.11 ac
  • Bluetooth 5 adds "multi-device broadcasting": allows the smartphone to stream to multiple BT devices simultaneously

As you can see, Qualcomm has been neatly screwed around to create a powerful generation. If you look at the extra power, you have to keep in mind that the challenges and requirements for a device with such a SoC can increase.

You just have to fly over fast: The X20 modem provides for faster connections under ideal conditions, Bluetooth headphones should consume even less energy and fans of video get pretty good options with 4K recordings at 60 fps, or 1080p 240 frames. If a Snapdragon 845 is plugged into a smartphone, cameras up to 16 megapixels are supported for dual-cam mode, while single cameras are supported for up to 32 megapixels.

Of course, we will also see smartphones in early 2018, which will use the platform. And what these smartphones are supposed to do is roughly set by the SoC in terms of maximum – so you can check out what's coming up on Qualcomm's page.