comscore Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset could be made on 7nm process: Report

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset could be made on 7nm process: Report

The Snapdragon 845 SoC is likely to run user the hood of next year’s Samsung Galaxy S9.


Qualcomm’s 2017 flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 835, has just started appearing on smartphones such as the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Xiaomi Mi 6. The chipset is also expected to power the upcoming OnePlus 5 and other smartphones. And while this is just the beginning, reports about next Snapdragon 845 have already started surfacing. Also Read - Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 logo leaks ahead of November 30 launch

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According to a report on AndroidHeadlines, the upcoming chipset has already gone in trial production process. Built on the 7nm fabrication process, the chipset is expected to power Samsung s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9. Rumors also hint that Samsung will release the smartphone in its regular time frame at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. The annual tech conference is set to take place in 2018 between February 28 and March 1. Also Read - Samsung permanently discontinues the Galaxy Note series … for good

Apart from Qualcomm, Huawei, MediaTek and Nvidia are also expected to use the 7nm fabrication process for manufacturing their respective chipsets. To give perspective, the Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821 were built on the 14nm fabrication process, while this year s Snapdragon 835 SoC is built on the 10nm fabrication process. Dropping the size from 10nm to 7nm is expected to increase performance by up to 35 percent. Reduction in chip size could also mean that handset size could be reduced further, compared to current smartphones. ALSO READ: Google to launch 3 Pixel smartphones powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 835 SoC: Report

Qualcomm is also expected to announce the new Snapdragon 660 SoC on May 9. It is expected to be an octa-core chipset featuring four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.3GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.9GHz. The chipset is expected to come paired with the Adreno 512 GPU, and the X10 LTE mode. Support for Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging technology, UFS 2.1 flash memory and LPDDR4X RAM with frequency of 1,866Mhz is also expected.

The Snapdragon 660 SoC is likely to power the upcoming Samsung Galaxy C series smartphones, the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 and Xiaomi Mi Max 2, the Vivo X9s Plus, the Oppo R11, and the Nokia 7 and 8.

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  • Published Date: May 8, 2017 5:30 PM IST

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