Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC Spotted on Company Site, Tipped to Use 7nm Process

By TechNadu Staff / May 8, 2017

Snapdragon 845 is the upcoming SoC from Qualcomm that is expected to be announced this year. Although the current Snapdragon 835 was announced just a couple of months ago, we have heard the upcoming flagship of Samsung and the Qualcomm negotiating over Snapdragon 845.

Using the 7nm process, this SoC should be found inside next year's high-end handsets with the Samsung Galaxy S9 getting the first track of it. According to the latest rumors that the new chip rolling off the line early next year, which suggests that Samsung will return to its regular time frame next year and introduce its next flagship at MWC 2018.

Next year, the other chipsets to be produced with the 7nm process will be coming from Huawei's Kirin, MediaTek, and Nvidia. Current high-end chips, like the Snapdragon 835, are produced using the 10nm process. The 7nm chipsets will helpful to increase the performance by 25% to 35%. That means the reduction in chip size which leads to a slight reduction in the handset size for those use the Snapdragon 845.

Qualcomm is expected to unveil a new mid-ti high-end chip called the Snapdragon 660 in next week. The SoC is expected to be found inside the new Samsung Galaxy C series, the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2, Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Oppo R11, Vivo X9s Plus and the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8.

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