Few months Back Qualcomm announces the launching of its new Snapdragon 845. Back then it was said to arrive on December and yesterday they also announces the arrival of the snapdragon 845 as they promised. they also further by unlease key specification and features of the snapdragon.
The new SoC will have octa-core CPU, clocked at up to 2.8 GHz, new GPU and AI platform, based on the Hexagon 685 DSP.Few months Back Qualcomm announces the launching of its new Snapdragon 845. Back then it was said to arrive on december and yesterday they also announces the arrival of the snapdragon 845 as they promised.
they also further by unleash key specification and features of the snapdragon. The new SoC will have octa-core CPU, clocked at up to 2.8 GHz, new GPU and AI platform, based on the Hexagon 685 DSP.
The eight CPU cores are Kryo 385 that due to a redesign of the platform will provide “25% performance uplift”.
Four of them are dedicated for performance and are based on the Cortex-A75 architecture, while the other four are based on the Cortex-A55 and run up to 1.8 GHz. The keywords VR and AR are also in the game with out-of-the-box eye tracking, hand tracking, and multiview rendering. Qualcomm even goes as far as to call the Adreno 630 a “Visual Processing Subsystem”.
The new GPU is Adreno 630, and Qualcomm promises “30% faster graphics and 30% better power efficiency”. The new unit should bring 2.5x faster display throughput, meaning a 2K x 2K display can efficiently run at 120 Hz. As for the connectivity you can now reach 1,200 Mbps downlink thanks to the X20 cellular modem. There are also proprietary enhancements for Bluetooth 5, which should reduce battery consumption of wireless earbuds in half.
KEY SPECIFICATION OF SNAPDRAGON 845
- Snapdragon 845
- Process: 10 nm FinFET
- CPU: 8x Kryo 385 (4x Cortex-A75 up to 2.8 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 up to 1.8 GHz)
- GPU / VPS: Adreno 630
- Camera: Up to 32MP / 16MP +16MP
- Video Recording: 4K HDR
- Max screen resolution: 2x 2400×2400 @ 120 FPS (VR)
- LTE: 1.2 Gbps / 150 Mbps
- Wi-Fi: 802.11ad Multi-gigabit
- AI Platform: Hexagon 685
- QuickCharge: QuickCharge 4/4+
The Hexagon 685 DSP now also works as an AI image co-processor. Being three times faster than the Hexagon 682 that is in the Snapdragon 835, it will support Android 8.1 Oreo’s Neural Networks API. This means better always-on keyword detection and ultra-low-power voice processing.
Qualcomm is expected to start shipping the Snapdragon 845 to smartphone manufacturers in early 2018. As already announced by Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO, one of the first flagships with it will be the Xiaomi Mi 7, but previous rumors put the Samsung Galaxy S9.