Snapdragon 845 could be Qualcomm's next high end chipset, made using 7nm process
by Alan Friedman / May 06, 2017, 4:11 PM
Other chipsets to be produced with the 7nm process next year will be coming from Huawei's Kirin, MediaTek, and Nvidia. Current high-end chips, like the Snapdragon 835, are produced using the 10nm process. Dropping down to 7nm will increase performance by 25% to 35% It also means a reduction in chip size, which could lead to a slight reduction in handset size for those models that use the Snapdragon 845.
Next week, Qualcomm is expected to unveil a new mid-to high-end chip called the Snapdragon 660. This SoC is expected to be found inside the new Samsung Galaxy C series, the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2, Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Oppo R11, Vivo X9s Plus and the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8. It features four Cortex-A73 cores running at a clock speed of 2.3GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores running at a clock speed of 1.9GHz. The graphics chip on board will be the Adreno 512 GPU, and the X10 LTE modem is included. Rapid recharging is offered with Quick Charge 4.0, and there is support for LPDDR4X 1866 MHz RAM and UFS 2.1 flash memory.
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I'll wait till next year :)
posted on May 06, 2017, 4:16 PM 2
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And then next year you will want to wait for next year!!
posted on May 06, 2017, 4:26 PM 34
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They need 7nm, especially with VR/AR/MR. The faster and more efficient the better. Not that the current SD 835, or for that matter the SD 820 and 821 are not good for VR/AR/MR. They are great, and give great VR experiences. However they chew through their batteries to quickly. If you could get 3 hours or more, then that would be awesome.
posted on May 06, 2017, 6:00 PM 1
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You appear not to be considering the fact, not only is the phone powering itself, it's powering the VR unit too. I honestly don't think shrinking the CPU die is gonna give you much extra time. Also, how much time do you need? You probably should use it longer than an hour as a longer time is bad on your eyes.
posted on May 06, 2017, 8:41 PM 0
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We're talking about chips and their treats here, not phones as a whole. Ceteris paribus, a phone with the 835 chip lasts much longer than one equipped with the 821/820. Not just for VR, but for everything. Thus you can make a phone lighter/smaller with the same battery life or last longer for the same form factor and weight. "Nothing special" can be said about practically anything with your mindset. You're in for the internal wait.
posted on May 06, 2017, 11:51 PM 2
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I think the SD835 was more about scaling and battery usage. Agreed, not much performance increase at all. I think LG did the right thing sticking with the 821. Its still a decent chipset. I might keep the Google Pixel for a little bit longer...
posted on May 07, 2017, 10:02 PM 1
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This is BS. Qualcomm is going to use the second generation 10nm chips that Samsung is making next year, called LPP which brings either 15% reduced power consumption or 10% power increase over the previous gen.
posted on May 06, 2017, 4:38 PM 7
Well if you read the title it says that they COULD be using the SD845. Doesn't say it's a for sure thing so no need to blow your lid
posted on May 06, 2017, 5:04 PM 4
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There is not only samsung in the game. TSMC might be ready in 2018. http://wccftech.com/tsmc-roadmap-7nm-orders-2017-2018/
posted on May 11, 2017, 2:27 PM 0
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The 7nm processors would also have a significant improvement on power consumption... correct? I'm not very informed on the subject, but I've heard from past commenters that would be the case.
posted on May 06, 2017, 6:04 PM 1
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Probably won't be much different than 10nm improvements over 14/16nm. TSMC's 7nm can be 40% more efficient comparison to their own 10nm process. All of those new nodes offers either better efficiency at the same performance level or better performance at the same power consumption.
posted on May 06, 2017, 7:44 PM 2
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Silly "news." Samsung's 7nm will not be online until 2H 2019. There will be 10nm LPP next year and 8nm (updated 10nm) the following year. http://www.anandtech.com/show/
posted on May 06, 2017, 7:22 PM 6
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Another "faster" processor...that's pretty much all anyone has these days. No real "innovation". Faster processors, thinner designs, smaller bezels, brighter displays, LESS battery, more megapixels on the camera. It's still a rectangular slab, that gets more expensive each year.
posted on May 06, 2017, 8:54 PM 4
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