Qualcomm just revealed more details on its latest flagship chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. Naturally, it sports improved performance and better power efficiency than its predecessor, but the most impressive new features lie in the chipset’s video capture capability.
The highlight feature of the Snapdragon 845 is its ability to record 4K HDR video recording at 60 frames per second. On top of that, it’s also capable of capturing slow-motion video at a whopping 480fps. This, however, is only limited to 720p. 1080p recordings, on the other hand, are capped at 240fps.
Beyond video recording, the Snapdragon 845 also features improved graphics performance: its Adreno 630 GPU is said to be 30% more powerful than before. Not surprisingly, the GPU boasts 30% better power efficiency too.
And then we have the Snapdragon 845’s new X20 LTE modem. In comparison to the X16 modem found in the Snapdragon 835, the X20 features 20% faster peak and real-world speeds. The CPU of the 845 is now made up of eight Kryo 385 cores too, which can be clocked up to 2.8GHz.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset is expected to ship on smartphones as early as spring 2018; we know at least the Xiaomi Mi 7 will feature the new SoC. As expected, we will also see Windows 10 laptops running on Snapdragon 845 chipsets in the future.