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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Unveiled, Xiaomi Mi7 Announced First Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Smartphone

Snapdragon is a system of chips (SoC) semiconductor products designed and marketed by Qualcomm for mobile devices. The Snapdragon CPU uses the ARM RISC instruction set. Snapdragon are embedded in various systems, including Android, Windows Phone and other devices too.

In 2007,first Snapdragon product was QSD8250 and available to customers. Now Qualcomm at its second annual Snapdragon Technology summit on Tuesday in Hawaii announced the Snapdragon 845 SoC. This is next top end mobile processor.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Snapdragon 845 to power top-end Android devices and Windows 10 notebooks
  • Samsung Foundry is partnering with Qualcomm to develop new chip
  • Xiaomi is working with Qualcomm to bring its first Snapdragon 845 device

Expected compaines to use this chip next year:

The new chip of Snapdragon is designed to power a range of next-generation Android flagships that will debut in 2018. Xiaomi is the first company to announce a smartphone with the processor – the Mi 7 . Companies like LG and Samsung can be expected to use the processor in their flagships next year. Windows 10 notebooks are likely to use the new Snapdragon. According to the report, Qualcomm uses 7nm manufacturing process for designing the Snapdragon 845. However, the new chip is likely to retain the 10nm node considering various software- and hardware-level advancements required to support a smaller semiconductor technology. The new chip would have higher efficiency than its earlier version. With the reduce in size, new chip would also have better power efficiency over its predecessor to deliver an enhanced battery life on newer hardware.

Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile for Qualcomm Technologies, Alex Katouzian, stated that Successor of Snapdragon 835 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. The chip will include the latest X20 LTE modem that offers gigabit connectivity on supported networks. In addition to that, Samsung foundry get partnership with company for developing Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.

Team at Samsung Foundry highlighted that they are working on reducing power consumption and increasing performance in process technology. While Xiaomi’s Lei Jun also joined the stage at the annual summit to announce a “close relationship” with Qualcomm. Xiaomi founder and CEO, Jun, confirmed that the next flagship Mi smartphone powers Snapdragon 845 chip. With introduction of this new chip in smartphone they would have a cutting-edge technology and beautiful design while defying price expectations, and Xiaomi has chosen Snapdragon 845 to power our next flagship smartphone.

Several other companies like LG also came in the news for developing the LG G7 flagship with the new Qualcomm chip.

Company hasn’t yet officially announced the specifications and features of Snapdragon 845.

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