Last year, Qualcomm changed the naming scheme for its chipset. So far, there’s the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 . But the entry-level Snapdragon 6 series hasn’t been forgotten, with details of a new model with the new naming scheme recently leaked.
Yesterday, tipster Evan Blass revealed a specification and features sheet for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 (SM6450). The sheet revealed that this chipset was manufactured with the company’s 4nm process, and should have notable upgrades over the current Snapdragon 6 series chipsets. While the CPU and GPU details were sparse, we expect it to deliver better performance and battery efficiency because it’s a 4nm chip-set.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 26, 2022
Besides that, the particular spec sheet shows that the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 supports displays with a 120Hz refresh rate. It will also support 108MP cameras, [email protected] video recording, [email protected] slow-mo videos, and more. Some of these specs weren’t available on the Snapdragon 695, which was a 6nm chipset and previously the company’s top Snapdragon 6 series chip-set.
While it’s currently hard to gauge how much of a difference the new chipset could make, you can be sure that it’ll be an overall improvement. Of course , there’s a chance it would be a more expensive chipset to make, so expect devices with it to cost more. As for the launch date, this chipset could either show up soon or during the Snapdragon Summit later this year.
Will this chip-set outperform the current Snapdragon six series chipset by a wide margin? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and stay tuned to TechNave for further updates.