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Rumor | Upcoming Snapdragon 845 SoCs to feature third gen Kryo cores

Snapdragon 845 will be featured in Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Xiaomi's Mi7 flagship smartphones. (Source: Qualcomm)
Snapdragon 845 will be featured in Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Xiaomi's Mi7 flagship smartphones. (Source: Qualcomm)
The new Kryo cores should include four ARM Cortex-A75 processors and four efficient Cortex-A53 cores, along with the Adreno 630 GPU. The Snapdragon 845 is also expected to support quad 25 MP cameras (2 front + 2 rear) and the X20 modem with 1.2 Gbps downlink speeds.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 is expected to be officially announced this December, but bits and pieces about the chip’s performance and specs have been circulating on the web for a few months now. We already know the flagship chip is supposed to be built on the 10 nm Low Power Early process in the TSMC foundries. This will probably just improve the power requirements, while the real performance boost should be coming from the third generation Kryo cores.

According to the latest rumors, Snapdragon 845 would include four Kryo cores based on ARM’s Cortex-A75 processors. These are most likely to be paired with an additional four A53 cores for efficiency. Graphics-wise, the SoC will integrate the new Adreno 630 GPU that brings VR and AR optimizations. Qualcomm seems to be guarding this GPU well, as we have not seen any leaked benchmarks for the time being. There will also be support for dual 25 MP cameras for front and back, and the X20 mobile model will boost the speeds into the 5G range, with a theoretical 1.2 Gbps downlink.

Some of the devices that will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 include the Galaxy S9 from Samsung, and the Xiaomi Mi7, both expected in early 2018. There is a strong possibility that the upcoming LG flagships could get the Snapdragon 845 treatment, as well.

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1540 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2017-12- 1 (Update: 2017-12- 1)