Qualcomm has announced new processors for smartphones that are more affordable than flagships. Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 add more AI capabilities, support for higher resolution cameras, and increase performance and battery life.
Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 is made using a 4-nanometer process, has four Cortex-A78 cores and four more Cortex-A55 cores. Compared to its predecessor, it should add 40% overall performance and 35% more graphics capabilities.
Along with this, the processor has a triple ISP that allows you to work with 108-megapixel cameras with AI processing, HDR mode, and video recording in 4K.
In addition, the processors allow working in 5G cellular networks and local Wi-Fi 6e. There is also support for Quick Charge 4 fast charging technology.
The first devices with such a processor should appear in the first quarter of 2023. Motorola has already confirmed that it will use one in future models (as 9to5Google suggests, it will be the Moto G line).
Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 is aimed at even cheaper devices. The 6-nanometer chip received two Cortex-A78 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores. The company says it should provide multi-day battery life, while boosting performance by 15% and graphics by 10% compared to the current model.
The “junior” chip also received support for 108-megapixel sensors, 5G and Quick Charge 4.
The first smartphone with such a chip will be the iQOO Z6 Lite, which will go on sale as soon as this year.