A leak on the network anticipated the CPU, GPU, Modem, and many other technical features of Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, the new System on Chip made by Qualcomm. When it comes to SoCs for smartphones, it is easy to think of Qualcomm: a company that has been involved in wireless telecommunications since 1985.
Qualcomm is one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers and is also an authority in developing chips and integrated systems. From this point of view, some pretty exciting news may seem. Rumors on social media seem to announce the imminent arrival of Snapdragon 6 Gen 1: a mid-range SoC that could be mounted on smartphones of various brands on the market. From Xiaomi to OPPO, passing through Vivo.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1: How It’s Done
The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 will be produced at TSMC foundries in Taiwan, with a 4nm manufacturing process. Precisely as it already happens for both Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 7 Gen 1. Although in the datasheet, as per Qualcomm tradition, the number of CPU and GPU cores is not disclosed, we know that the CPU is a 2.2 GHz Kryo and the GPU is an Adreno 642L. Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 is equipped with a 5G Snapdragon X62 modem with support for both millimeter waves (mmWave) and 5G sub-6 GHz. Then there is the Bluetooth 5.2 connection and Wi-Fi 6E.
As for the memories, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chip will be able to support up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM clocked at 2,750 GHz and a standard UFS 3.1 storage. The new chip can drive displays with maximum HD + resolution and 120 Hz refresh and manage fast battery charging, thanks to compatibility with the Quick Charge 4 Plus standard. As for the cameras, however, the Spectra ISP integrated on the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 will come to support three 13MP rear cameras, a 25 MP and 16MP dual camera configuration, or a single 48MP camera.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Hardware
The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 is an SoC, or a System on a Chip: an integrated circuit equipped with both a processor and a chipset and other previously separate components: for example, the graphics processor, RAM, Modem, and, in some instances, even 5G. Qualcomm’s latest creature for what concerns mid-range smartphones has been the protagonist of rather in-depth rumors by Evleaks. A rather authoritative source regarding this kind of technology revealed a good part of the technical characteristics of the SoC.
We start from the article code (SM6450), then move on to the 4nm production process and the Kryo CPU up to 2.2 GHz: the architecture should be 64-bit, while there are no official data on the number and type yet. Of core. Similarly, the expected Adreno GPU model has not yet been specified, but it will be equipped with HDR gaming and Vulkan 1.1 programmatic application interface (API). The Modem instead should be a Snapdragon X62 5G, with download capacities that will reach 2.9 Gbps.
Connectivity, Memory, Audio, And Camera
Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 will be equipped with Quick Charge 4+ charging and will be equipped with memory with Lp-DDR5 support at 2750 MHz up to 12GB. The predicted audio codec is Qualcomm Aqstic, while the camera should be equipped with a triple 12-bit ISP, HDR video at 30fps and 4K, and slow-mo at 270p and 240p. The expected WiFi should be 6E with standard 802.11ax / 802.11ac / 802.11 a / b / g / n and Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 connectivity system. Regarding connectivity, according to the leak, the SoC will be equipped with Bluetooth 5.2 and USB 3.1.
These are the main aspects of the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1. For further details, it is possible to directly consult the cards shared on the network by Evleaks, which among other things, also offers suggestions regarding the presentation date of the circuit. As per what has been gathered, Qualcomm’s new System on Chip could be disclosed in equal Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: the top-of-the-line SoC expected for next November. The 2022 release of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit is booked somewhere between 15 and 17: an occasion commonly improved by introducing new equipment parts.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1: When Will It Arrive
Qualcomm has not yet formalized the new Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC. However, we then know that the Snapdragon Tech Summit will be held from 15 to 17 November.