Qualcomm’s Tech Summit officially detailed out the latest high-end chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. Especially designed for tech-savvy consumers and will be integrated into premium and flagship smartphones. Snapdragon 845 is designed to provide immersive multimedia experience such as eXtended Reality (XR), better artificial intelligence on devices, better connectivity and enhanced security. Snapdragon 845 is pioneered to provide more features so that users can actually do more with their mobile devices.
Alex Katouzian, Senior VP, QualComm Technologies said;
“As leaders in mobile technology, we will transform the mobile experience with comprehensive advancements in visual processing, AI, security and connectivity,”
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset is 30-percent more efficient than SoC 835 means users will be able to perform heaviest tasks on their devices without a sweat. Kryo 385 CPU packs 4 performance cores clocked at speed of up to 2.8 GHz i.e. 25-percent faster than previous one and other 4 efficiency cores clocked at 1.8 GHz speed. CPU is fabricated with 10-nanometer (nm) LPP FinFET process technology is a ’10 nm Class technology’ that is made up of chips to outperform others on the basis of speed and power. Taking graphics into account, new platform has newer Graphic Processing Unit, Adreno 630 that is claimed to offer 25-percent enhanced graphics, power saving than previous edition. Taking fast charging into consideration, Qualcomm decides to upgrade its old charging technology and introduced Quick Charge 4+ with 845 SoC.
While announcing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Alex Koutzian, General manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. said;
“The Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform is the next horizon of innovation and is going to transform the way people use their mobile devices to make their lives better.”
Specifications of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 – features that are revamped
Certain advance and innovative features are integrated to bring out the fastest chipset till date. It is much clear after reading up to this line that Snapdragon 845 mainly focuses on better artificial intelligence, immersive video watching experience, vault-like security features, powerful performance, better audio, broader connectivity, better video rendering, more power saving and enhanced experiences with camera. We are providing those features and specifications in much simpler words for better understanding.
- QualComm Spectra 280 ISP (Image Signal Processor)
Spectra 280 ISP is manufactured to provide cinematic video capturing with your camera. This takes on to reduce gap between virtual and real world, thanks to eXtened Reality on the board. Users now can capture 4K Ultra HD videos at 60 FPS (frames per second) with this brand new architecture. Video makers will love this as it is able to capture 64x more high-dynamic range color information for videos on Ultra premium displays.
- Adreno 630 Visual Processing System
Video capturing is a part and it is rendered using the Adreno 630 which transforms your interaction with device more immersive and near-to-life. This sub-system includes improvements in GPU (graphic processing unit), VPU (visual processing unit) and DPU (data processing unit). If we take the words of company, there is 30-percent improvement in graphics and video rendering than its older version. Snapdragon 845 is designed to improve your XR experience that comprises virtual, augmented and mixed reality. A new feature ‘Adreno foveation‘ is introduced that reduces power consumption on device and at the same time enhances visual quality.
- Hexagon 685 DSP (Data Signal Processing) to improve AI Platform
Artificial Intelligence is talk of the town and smartphone vendors are trying their best to provide better artificial assisting service to consumers, recent one is seen when Samsung acquires ‘Fluenty’ to improve it’s personal assistant, Bixby. But a better platform is also utmost need to provide best AI services. On the same note, Qualcomm improvised AI performance by almost 3-times in comparison to previous one, thanks to Hexagon 685 DSP on the board. Now users can transform their devices into more smarter personal assistant. Improvisation make voice commands more natural and better Virtual Reality experience on your device. Users can interact with their smartphone using voice commands more longer as newer Snapdragon 845 also promises to save power at this point also, thanks to Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec (provides ultra-low power voice processing).
- Vault-like Security with SPU (secure processing unit)
Hackers are always a step ahead of technology and security breach is always remains a concern for not only individual but also for bigger companies. As smartphones comes with large storage, saving more personal data on device is very common. At the same point, payments data leak can put your wealth at stake so payment companies are looking for a better and secure alternative. Qualcomm understands this concern very well and on priority basis and added more layers of security to existing ones in new Snapdragon 845 that promises Vault-like secure characteristics. Biometrics used for authentication can be stored in isolation, helping to keep precious data out of mis-handlers. All that is brought by the sub-sytem, SPU.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor provides best in world wireless technologies in a smartphone ever. It packs X20 LTE modem instead of last generation X16 LTE modem that promises a super fast data connectivity option where a user can download 3GB movies in less than 3 minutes. This is need of the hour because Telecom operators are all in action to get 5G on the board as soon as possible. The modem supports LTE Category 18 peak download speeds of 1.2 Gbps, up to 5-times carrier aggregation that is 20% higher than X16 modem, as said by the company. Same speed can also be experienced with 802.11ad multi-gigabit Wi-Fi and integrated 2×2 802.11ac. Users now will be able to broadcast audio to multiple wireless speakers and smartphones due to platform’s enhanced support to Bluetooth 5 and reduce power consumption by over 50-percent than previous one, Snapdragon 835.
Finally, Qualcomm upgraded it’s old quick charging feature as it was slow while charging the device. With the latest Qualcomm Charge 4+ feature, a device can charge 50-percent in a matter of just 15 minutes, however results may differ depending upon the size of battery and features that are used while charging the device. Now users can play high battery draining games through out the day with new charging technology offered.
Summing up all the specifications, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is engineered to provide enhanced performance and better power saving while using devices. It is under sampling right now and will be integrated into smartphones in early 2018. It will be great to watch which smartphone manufacturer 1st provide latest generation chipset on their device, as Samsung, LG, Sony, Xiaomi, OnePlus all are in competition.
Specs PDF by Qualcomm