Qualcomm revealed it’s new Snapdragon 845 mobile processor, which will show up in smartphones and laptops beginning next year. The Snapdragon 845’s processor is a direct successor to 835, which proved to be widely popular for flagship Android smartphones. The Snapdragon 845 is not just a simple processor but a combination of CPU, GPU, ISP and DSP all put in altogether once in a single unit. The platform utilizes Qualcomm’s latest gigabit LTE and Wi-Fi modems for connectivity.
The biggest advantage of this year’s 845 processor is that it can capture 4K video at 60 frames per second. And that’s not it, the 845 can shot slo-mo at 720p video at 480 frames per second and 240 frames per second 1080p video. For still photography, the 845 can perform through it’s Spectra 280 ISP multiframe noise reduction on 16-megapixel images at 60 frames per second. It also supports a wider color range and a 10-bit color depth for 64 times more color shades as before.
There are many benefits which are inbuilt in the 845 including, better connectivity, better performance and also efficient power usage. Qualcomm says its new Adreno 630 GPU provides 30 percent better graphics, 30 percent better power efficiency and 2.5x faster display throughout. It also supports room scale 6DOF and can map rooms in real time for VR and AR applications.
The TrueWireless Bluetooth 5 system will allow the machine to send audio sounds to multiple devices without being physically connected. The company says that the system can provide a 50% improvement in power consumption for truly wireless headphones.
The X20 gigabit LTE modem supports real-world speeds and 20 percent faster peak over the X16 last year. Qualcomm says the new chip’s combination of licensed and unlicensed spectrum enables 90 percent of carriers to deploy gigabit services.
The Snapdragon 845 will be available in smartphones starting from early spring 2018, and will likely appear in devices such as Samsung, HTC, Google, LG among others. It will also makes its way to Window 10 PCs by the end of the year.