Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 pegged to debut in early December, new rumored specs pop up

Qualcomm's next flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 845, is reportedly going official very soon as a invitation letter leaked on Weibo suggests the chipset manufacturer will kick off its Snapdragon Technology Summit on Maoyi Island, Hawaii, on December 4. 

Although the majority of  Snapdragon 845's hardware specs are still a mystery, a lot is seeimngly known about the chipset. For example, it's expected to boast four Cortex-A75 and another four Cortex-A53 cores which will reportedly offer a 25% performance improvement over the Snapdragon 835. Recent rumors suggest it will be based on a 10nm LPE (Low Power Early) manufacturing process, though we've also heard that it could feature Samsung's LPP (Low Power Plus) technology, which would theoretically increase its performance and improve its power efficiency a lot.  

Another exceptional trait of the next high-end Snapdragon could be its modem, which was reportedly built with 5G in mind and supports the mind-boggling LTE Cat. 18, allowing it to theoretically top downlink speeds of 1.2Gbps.

Rumors put the initial supply of Snapdragon 845 units exclusively inside Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagships, which will kind of reiterate last year's  Snapdragon 835 initial exclusivity on the S8 and S8+. 

As we know more, so will you.

source: GizChina



38. IphoneSucks

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

It's funny to see the amount of stupidity here. To isheeps: 1. A11 s**tionic is the same ARM as Sd835, yes, armv8a, it s not even designed by Apple, just a little customized. In essence it is still an Arm, just like sd835. It may have 2x a73 or a75 and 4 a53 cores 2. iphone x has Sony imx 398 camera sensor, how do you feel that Sony's xz series have imx400 sensor which has 1gb ram memory and is waaay better?

43. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Oh god you are way too stupid and full of hatred 1. A series is desgined from ground up it is ARM processor but it is not an off the shelf arm chips that other oems are using. Again they are not using A73 or A75 which is an off shelves chips. Sd835 and A11 may have similar specs in terms of fabrication and being a 64bit processor but that is it basically (both manufactured in 10nm) Also ARM is selling processor chips for mobile market which manufacturers like Qualcomm, huawei in house kirin, Samsung in house exynos, and Apple A chips as well. Take a read:www.androidauthority.com/why-are-apples-chips-faster-than-qualcomms-gary-explains-802738/amp/ Basically one of the reasons why A11 is faster than 835 is because A11 is bigger than any available in the mobile market. It is also expensive to create bigger chips like A11 and knowing qualcomm is a business for selling chips they cant afford to sell expensive chips to OEMS like samsung, htc, lg, etc. Also, A series chips support bigger cache which isnt introduced until Aa75 which is going to be on SD845. 2. Having higher Sony sensor doesnt always mean BETTER it always has something to do with camera algorithm, adjustments, etc. Stop with the hate and ignorance im not even an apple user yet seeing this kind of post is tacky and cringey.

22. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2289; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Its still slower than the A10...As nothing will challenge the A11 for Android...

23. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Hasn't comparing AX perfomance in an iPhone to SD in an Android always been a fraught comparison? Like saying "my motorcycle accelerates faster than your truck." It's just whatever works for what you need.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apparently it doesn't need to, since the SD835 Note 8 beat the A11 iPhone 8 Plus in side by side speed tests.

27. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Oh god just to justify Note 8 is faster. What you were discussing about has something to do with the ram and ram management of the OS( the opening and closing apps and changing from one to another) Apparently, the user is talking about the CPU speed and power that cant be matched at the moment by any android chipmakers like Qualcomm.

30. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

There's no fair comparison really. Compare an iPhone 8 to an Android running an SD835 at 1280x720 and maybe you've got apples to apples (no pun intended). But good luck finding an Android phone running that combination.

33. mikehunta727 unregistered

It's been proven countless times that running at lower resolution has really very little impact at all on performance outside of gaming Note 7/8 at 720p set in settings does not run any faster at all than a Note 7/8 at 1440p. I notice no difference at all running at 720p resolution and the full WQHD+ resolution on my Note 8

36. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

True, the biggest effect of resolution is seen in 3D gaming benchmarks like 3DMark and Gfxbench. No, it won't affect other types of multitasking, but it is one visible aspect of performance. UI smoothness and gaming fps have been a cudgel against Android as far back as I can recall.

34. mikehunta727 unregistered

It's just iOS 11.0.1-0.3...cause the 7 Plus on 10.3.3 beats the Note 8 in speed test, iOS 11 at this moment is truly poorly optimized, it doesn't run that well on my work 7 Plus , 10.3.3 was absolutely a lot better in performance... But according to many, 11.1 is much improved over 11.0 so lets see

40. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And, as I stated, that speed doesn't seem to matter in actual use.

39. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Not in cpu intense workloads, if you're referring to opening and cycling multiple apps, the Note wins because of the RAM difference. Go edit some photos or videos on your phone, the A11 is faster.

44. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Exactly - _-

19. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

At worst it gonna be manufactured at Samsung 10LPP, but if they can wait a few months more TSMC 7nm will be ready. Samsung 10LPE doesn't make sense. Most likely they will use customized A75+A55 cores so they will be named as Kryo and new DynamIQ setup. A53 worse than A55 and doesn't fit DynamIQ at all.

13. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Remember, kids, announcing a chip and having it ready in production devices are not the same thing. So no complaining that a phone released before the end of Q1 2018 still has that lame, slow, so 2017 SD835.

17. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yes father.

5. p51d007

Posts: 706; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

What a joke! The only thing these new chips do, is offer a speed bump, that 99% of the users WILL NEVER SEE. These chips are FAST enough! Have been for the past couple generations. The only good these things are for, is allowing manufacturers to continue to bring out faster and faster phones each year and charge higher and higher prices.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

What else do you expect chips manufacturers to do? Of course they'll have do bring up something better than the previous generation to stay relevant in the fierce competition of today.

15. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Qualcomm doesn't really have in competition in the mobile space. But each ship will always be faster as long as they, either reduce the size of the die, increase clock or increase tasks per clock. A 25% gain though is a very small increase in speed and will hardly be notice.

7. cocoy

Posts: 467; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

If you want the price to become reasonable wait for another year and it will go down. Android phones easily depreciate the value unlike Iphone because of fierce competition.

8. fyah_king unregistered

Yep, I have zte blade z Max with sd 435. I must say, I was surprised how snappy it was. I don't play games so the phone fits me fine. You can get 8hrs of sot all day and everyday.lol

9. mikehunta727 unregistered

What do you mean 99% of users will never see it? Every new phone I got, I have noticed the performance increase from the last device, these new chips give us more performance and more power efficiency, why are you complaining? Websites/etc all can always load faster

16. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Chips may or may not increase or decrease how fast a website loads. Having a faster modem will surely have an effect on that though. So yeah, since my device has gigabit modems, then yes sites should load faster. However, you are still at the mercy of how fast the network you are on is and how fast the server gets the info back to you after your original request. There are lots of things to factor other tan just a faster CPU. Faster modems, faster RAM and faster pipes all make for speed bumps.

21. mikehunta727 unregistered

A lot of people are not at the mercy/limit of their bandwidth so yes I and many would and can tell the performance improvements in these new phones every year, you only need a few mbps connection to load websites adequately

11. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

You'll have to wait for 5 years to get that BUMP. Imagine upgrading from S3 to S8.

12. hemedans

Posts: 763; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

fast enough for you, but not everyone, i was happy to see exynos 7420 play dolphin and emulate gamecube/wii games, when sd820 and 835 came, we could atleast get decent perfomance in dolphin. am looking forward to see how sd845 will perform in dolphin emulation. people want to edit videos, play games, run multiple apps, run multiple accounts etc, all these need more power.

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The SD835 also plays Playstation 2 games quite decently. More powerful SoCs are always welcomed.

29. Peacetoall unregistered

Gotta give credit to blackberry atleast they are trying different approach with priv , keyone and motion

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why don't they use the A55?

35. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

They will. Actually, they have to if they are using the A75. A75+A55 use DynamIQ, which is the successor to big.LITTLE, so it's not possible to mix the two. Basically, this leak is fabricated.

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