Snapdragon 4 and 6 Gen 1 official
Qualcomm's unveiling of two new CPUs for mid-range smartphones completes the SoC family denoted by the new nomenclature, which began with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. The final two components, the new Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1, are subsequently released. The most perceptive individuals will recall that the first has been expected in recent days, but today we finally have access to all of the official information.
SNAPDRAGON 6 GEN 1
So let's start with the more powerful of the two ideas, the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1. A SoC manufactured at 4 nm can deliver up to 40% more CPU performance than the previous generation, while a +35% increase in graphics performance is recorded, again compared to the SoC of the same previous range, allowing for HDR gaming experiences with frame rates exceeding 60 fps and support for Variable Rate Shading.
Due to the implementation of a triple 12-bit ISP that supports sensors up to 108 MegaPixels and enables shooting at up to 48 MP with minimal shutter lag, there are also new photography opportunities. Additionally, it is possible to capture 4K HDR video at up to 30 frames per second, a feature traditionally reserved for more expensive SoCs.
In terms of connection, the 6 series offers complete support for the Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 platform and the modem Snapdragon X62 5G, which is capable of delivering full 5G (including millimetre waves) and Wi-Fi 6E for the first time. This also represents a significant leap in the realm of artificial intelligence, where the seventh generation Qualcomm AI Engine enables a threefold improvement in performance compared to previous generations. Additionally, Quick Charge 4+ is offered. The prerequisites are described in detail below.
Production process : 4 nm
Part number : SM6450
CPU: Kryo up to 2.2 GHz, 64-bit architecture
GPU: Adreno, HDR gaming, Vulkan 1.1 API
Display : FHD + at 120Hz
Modem: Snapdragon X62 5G, 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz, SA and NSA, downloads up to 2.9 Gbps
WiFi: 6E, 802.11ax / 802.11ac / 802.11 a / b / g / n standard, Qualcomm FastConnect 6700
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2 and USB 3.1
Camera: Up to 108MP, Triple 12-bit ISP, 4K HDR video at 30fps, Slow-mo at 720p and 240fps
Audio: Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec
Charging: Quick Charge 4+
Memory: LPDDR5 support up to 12GB at 2750MHz
Production process : 6 nm Part number : SM4375 CPU: Kryo up to 2 GHz, 64-bit architecture GPU: Adreno, Vulkan 1.1 API Display : FHD + at 120Hz Modem: Snapdragon X51 5G, 5G sub-6 GHz, SA and NSA, downloads up to 2.5 Gbps WiFi: 802.11ac / 802.11 a / b / g / n standard, Qualcomm FastConnect 6200 Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2 and USB 3.1 Camera: Up to 108MP, Triple 12-bit ISP, 1080p video at 60fps, Slow-mo at 720p and 120fps Audio: Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec Charging: Quick Charge 4+ MemQualcomm has announced that smartphones employing this technology will be available as early as the third quarter of 2022, making the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 the first chip to arrive on a commercial device. The first instance of this is supplied by iQOO, which has forecasted that its upcoming iQOO Z6 Lite gadget will be powered by the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 platform. The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 will not, however, be available until the first quarter of 2023. Motorola has already announced that it intends to employ the platform in the future, however it is still unknown on which models.ory: LPDDR4X support up to 2133MHz, eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2