Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Could Be Announced In December
2018 will see most of the flagship smartphones being powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC, which will succeed the Snapdragon 835 from 2017. Qualcomm is likely to announce the new flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 845 in December at the Snapdragon Technology Summit that will be held in Maui, Hawaii between 4th of December and the 8th of December.
The Snapdragon 835 was announced during CES 2017 in January of 2017 so, Qualcomm’s announcement might come a month prior to what is the norm. The Snapdragon 845 could be manufactured through 10nm Low Power Early (LPE) FinFET process. It is expected to have four ARM Cortex-A75 cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores. It is also reported that the new SoC will be paired with the Adreno 630 GPU, which is expected to deliver a significant graphical performance bump over the Adreno 540 that comes with the Snapdragon 835. The upcoming chipset will also be optimised for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Updated Kyro cores and X20 connectivity modem means upgraded downlink speeds of 1.2Gbps.
iGyaan reported that the Samsung Galaxy S9 could be the first device to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset as per an agreement between Qualcomm and Snapdragon. In 2017, Samsung manufactured Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset and got to keep the initial batch for itself. That’s why early in 2017 there was no other Snapdragon 835-powered handset on the market other than the Galaxy S8. This could be the case in 2018 as well.