Leaked Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 May Supercharge Finances Telephones

Final yr’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 marked a change within the naming conventions (and energy effectivity) of Qualcomm chipsets. And now, evidently Qualcomm is gearing to launch the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, a next-gen price range chip that adopts trendy Snapdragon branding.

A leaked spec sheet from Evan Blass provides us an early, detailed have a look at the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1. Whereas we don’t know the variety of CPU or GPU cores obtainable on this SoC, it makes use of a 4nm manufacturing course of (TSMC) and runs a  2.2GHz Kryo CPU. It additionally accommodates an unnamed Adreno GPU. (For reference, the Snapdragon 695 5G additionally has a 2.2GHz CPU however makes use of a 6nm design.)

Moreover, the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 helps 120Hz FHD+ shows, 4K HDR video seize, and digicam configurations with a most 48MP sensor. Telephones utilizing this SoC can pack a most 12GB of LP-DDR5 RAM (2,750MHz) and natively help each mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G by way of the Snapdragon X62 5G platform.

If it wasn’t already clear, the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 is Qualcomm’s new “price range” SoC. It slots in beneath the mid-tier Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 that launched earlier this yr. Whereas its specs are much like present Snapdragon 6-series chipsets, the brand new 4nm manufacturing course of ought to guarantee a lift in CPU and GPU efficiency with out hampering energy effectivity.

In different phrases, telephones working Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 needs to be low cost, pretty highly effective, and long-lasting. Energy effectivity is a large promoting level of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which largely solves the battery life woes of earlier Snapdragon SoCs—let’s hope this profit trickles right down to the brand new price range chip.

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We anticipate the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 to debut throughout Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit on November fifteenth. The brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 must also seem throughout this occasion.

Supply: Evan Blass through GSMArena