Qualcomm has announced the new flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 845 at it Qualcomm Tech Summit.
The Snapdragon 845 will be the successor to the popular Snapdragon 835 chipset which powered the majority of 2017 flagship phones, barring the likes from Huawei and some Samsung phones (that ship outside the US and South Korea). The Snapdragon 845 will likely be found in many high-end Android phones in 2018, though it is also expected to make its way to Windows 10 laptops as well.
Just like the Snapdragon 835, the Snapdragon 845 is also based on a 10nm manufacturing process albeit upgrades to performance and power efficiency. Qualcomm will pair the 845 with its latest X20 LTE modem, which provides gigabit connectivity on supported networks.
The Snapdragon 845 will definitely aim to compete with Apple’s A11 Bionic chipset since the Snapdragon 835 fell short against it in benchmark scores.
Similar to the partnership that led to Samsung having early access to Snapdragon 835 chipsets, the Snapdragon 845 chipset might be found in the Galaxy S9 and S9+ before any other phone. Even though, the LG G7 is expected to be launched at a similar time. Also, Xiaomi has announced its plan to use the Snapdragon 845 chipset in its next flagship, which could be the Mi 7.
The American chipmaker is hosting its tech summit right now where we will get to know more about the Snapdragon 845 chipset.