On Wednesday, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoCs. These chipsets are aimed at the mid-range and mainstream segments, respectively. The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 is made on a 4nm process and features Kryo cores clocked at up to 2.2GHz. For image processing, this chipset is equipped with Qualcomm Spectra triple 12-bit ISP capable of supporting gigapixel speed photo capture. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 is manufactured on a 6nm process and has eight Kryo cores clocked at up to 2GHz.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC Specifications, Features
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 is manufactured using a 4nm process technology and has a 64-bit architecture. The chipset features Kryo cores clocked at up to 2.2GHz and is paired with an Adreno GPU. It offers extensive 5G connectivity with Sub-6 and mmWave support.
The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC can support Full HD+ displays with a 120Hz refresh rate. It includes a Qualcomm Spectra triple 12-bit ISP that can handle images from a single camera up to 200 megapixels. It is capable of recording videos up to 4K at 30fps. Plus, it delivers HDR gaming at over 60fps.
It includes the 7th generation Qualcomm AI Engine and the 3rd generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub to improve AI performance. These additions could benefit from features like AI-based activity tracking, audio enhancement, and background noise suppression. The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC is Wi-Fi 6E compliant and supports Bluetooth v5.2 connectivity.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC Specifications, Features
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC is made using a 6nm process and features eight Kryo cores clocked at up to 2GHz. It is claimed to deliver up to 15% CPU and 10% GPU performance improvements over previous Snapdragon 4 series chipsets. The Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF integrated system enables 5G connectivity at sub-6GHz.
Its Qualcomm Spectra Triple ISP technology can support simultaneous photo and video capture from three cameras and single shots at up to 108 megapixels. The Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC supports displays up to Full HD+ (1080×2520 pixels) with a refresh rate of 120Hz. This chipset is compatible with 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v5.2. The Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC includes Qualcomm AI Engine with Qualcomm HVX technology to support multiple microphones, far-field detection, and echo cancellation.
Qualcomm expects devices based on the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC to be available in the first quarter of 2023. Motorola has said it plans to use this chipset in its next device. On the other hand, devices based on the SoC Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 may appear by the third quarter of 2022. iQoo has confirmed that iQoo Z6 Lite will be powered by Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC. This smartphone is due to launch in India on September 14th.
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