Does anyone remember the Snapdragon 835 processor? Nor do we, because the 845 is the new kid on campus and it is a big deal.
We’re going to start with the nitty gritty specs and then move onto Qualcomm’s promises with this specific processor,
The processor will be an 8 core processor with Qualcomm’s custom Kryo 385 cores. 4 high performance cores clocked at 2.8 GHz and 4 power saving cores at 1.8 Ghz. The processor also has 2mb of L3 Cache and 3mb of system cache. This will also be Qualcomm’s second generation of 10nm processors.
The new ISP has some pretty awesome capabilities such as 4K 60 FPS video and 480 FPS 720P HDR video. Each of these specs are awesome and we can expect to see much more in the realm of mobile photography in 2018.
A few other points that didn’t have many talking points but are still incredibly important are the Adreno 630 GPU, Hexagon 685 DSP, Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem, better high bandwidth WiFi support, new on chip security, Qualcomm Quickcharge 4+, 10-bit color, Rec 2020 color gamut, and new audio capabilities.
Their promises are pretty big as well with their built in AI processing, 30% better performance with 30% better power efficiency. These are some fairly large claims to be making however we will have to see how it plays out once devices are released. Qualcomm claims 3x improvement in AI performance which, again, we will need to see through testing. They are also claiming improved biometric security and better encryption before the device is unlocked.
We only just touched the surface with this new processor and we can’t wait to see what amazing devices this processor is put into next year. Let us know what you thought about this release. Do you think it’s a big upgrade from the 835 or are you content with your current device, if so what are you currently using?