Qualcomm announced its next processors for flagship phones in Hawaii, this can be seen in smartphones coming up in 2018. Qualcomm announced its new mobile Platform Snapdragon 845 which is the successor of Snapdragon 835 that was announced earlier this year in CES.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 powered most of the Phones in 2017 and it is no exception that, this year’s Snapdragon 845 SoC will be powering most of the flagship phones from various Manufacturers.
The improvement Qualcomm made in Snapdragon 845 chipset is the speed, battery efficiency, Image processing, Video processing. The main improvement is in AI along with VR and AR.
During the Qualcomm announcement, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun confirmed that company’s next flagship device will be powered by Snapdragon 845.However, he did not reveal the Phone name or the specifications. The device from Xiaomi to feature the Snapdragon 845 is expected to be Mi 7. The availability of Mi 7 in India is still not known as the company has not brought its flagship series in India except for the Mi Mix 2 which had Snapdragon 835 chip in it.
The rumour was Samsung Galaxy S9 will be the first Phone to feature Snapdragon 845 as previously Samsung Galaxy S8 was the first phone to have Snapdragon 835 in it. Since Mi 7 is expected to launch in Q1 of 2018 and after Xiaomi has made the confirmation it is sure that Mi 7 will be the first phone to have Snapdragon 845 SoC.
Qualcomm said that this Snapdragon 845 will be manufactured by Samsung using 10nm process like the Snapdragon 835 which was also made by Samsung. The SoC will come with the support of gigabit LTE on compatible networks around the globe. India currently doesn’t have this feature.