Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen and upper mid-range 7 Gen chipset tend to get all the attention, but a new leak revealed specs of the company’s upcoming Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, set to succeed the Snapdragon 695.
Aside from taking on the new ‘Snapdragon X Gen Y’ naming scheme, the 6 Gen 1 will use a 4nm process like the 7 Gen 1. That should lead to a boost in power and efficiency over the 6nm process used for the 695.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 26, 2022
The leaked details come from Evan Blass, who shared the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 specifications and features page and we’ll run through some of the highlights:
- Snapdragon X62 modem with 5G Sub-6 and mmWave support, up to 2.9Gbps download
- Qualcomm FastConnect 6700
- Wi-Fi 6E support
- Bluetooth 5.2 and LE Audio
- Up to 108-megapixel photo capture
- 30fps 4K HDR video capture with support for capturing simultaneous 48-megapixel images
- FHD+ display at 120Hz
- Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+
- Up to 12GB of LP-DDR5 memory up to 2750MHz
The inclusion of 4K video support is a big one that’s been missing from Qualcomm’s 6-series chips for a while, while the inclusion of 5G support should help increase the number of lower-cost, 5G-capable devices. Overall, it looks like the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 will offer a lot of value for mid-range phones.
It’s not clear when Qualcomm plans to unveil the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, but it could be soon. Qualcomm typically announces new Snapdragon 8- and 7-series chips at its Snapdragon Tech Summit later in the year. It’s possible the company could announce the 6 Gen 1 before that event or even earlier.
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