Snapdragon 845 phones like Galaxy S9 may sport Quick Charge 4+, here's what it means

Last week, Qualcomm announced the eventual Galaxy S9 chipset for the US models, Snapdragon 845. Previously, Samsung had given some details about its new Exynos 9810 processor, which, however, will most likely find its way into the global versions of the phone, as usual. What piqued our interest with the 845, however, was the promise for upgraded fast charging abilities, as the silicon has Quick Charge 4+ tech built in.

Samsung calls its own technology for pumping the Galaxy handsets full of electrons quickly Adaptive Fast Charge, which is probably what …


Qualcomm working to optimize Snapdragon 845 chipset for mixed reality use

Qualcomm’s next top-of-the-line chipset, the Snapdragon 845, will power more than just the next series of high-end handsets. The chip has capabilities built-in to allow it to run mixed reality devices. The Adreno 630 GPU will support wall-collision detection, important if the world you are looking at is not really the world you’re standing in. In addition to consuming 30% less power than the Snapdragon 835 chipset, the new component employs Qualcomm’s third-generation AI platform that can offer scene and object recognition while on the move.

Just the other day, Qualcomm announced that it …

Snapdragon 835 vs Snapdragon 845 features comparison

From faster performance to more advanced graphics, and everything in-between, the current crop of Android’s finest handsets will soon face their challengers from the next edition of flagships with Snapdragon 845 chipsets. First in line is, needless to say, the processor’s foundry masters from Samsung, with its Galaxy S9, but Xiaomi, LG, and others, will certainly be lining up soon thereafter.

So, what are the advantages that Snapdragon 845 alone will sport that could make you switch from your trusted Galaxy S8, LG V30, Xiaomi Mi 6, or even the OnePlus 5T, …

Qualcomm details its Snapdragon 845 chip: 30% more efficient, fastest modem, 4K HDR video capture

As promised, the second day of Qualcomm’s Tech Summit seems to be completely dedicated to the newly unveiled Snapdragon 845 processor. There’s a lot of technical info about Qualcomm’s most advanced chipset to date, so we’ll try to simplify it for you.

First off, the Snapdragon 845 is 30% more efficient than the previous top-tier chipset, the Snapdragon 835. Also, thanks to the new graphics processing unit (GPU), the Adreno 630, the chipset offers 30% improved graphics, video rendering, and power reduction compared to the previous generation.

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Xiaomi confirms its next flagship will be equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset

In case you’re wondering, Qualcomm has just taken the wraps off its new Snapdragon 845 chipset during a Tech Summit held in Hawaii earlier today. However, not many details are available about the insides and performances of the new chipset, but we did catch some newsworthy information from the event.

Lei Jun, Xiaomi’s CEO confirmed on the stage at the Snapdragon Tech Summit that the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor. He didn’t name the device, but previous reports claim the flagship will be launched on …

Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset goes official

Qualcomm reserved about 10 minutes to the unveiling of its new Snapdragon 845 chipset at the Tech Summit that kicked off early today. However, the chipmaker promised to offer details about its powerful product tomorrow, December 6.

Until then, it’s worth mentioning that, once again, the Snapdragon 845 is the result of the collaboration between Qualcomm and Samsung. ES Jung, president and general manager of the foundry business, Samsung Electronics, confirmed that his company will actually build the Snapdragon 845 chipset.

Xiaomi Founder, Chairman and Chief …

Snapdragon 845 chip rumors and expectations: what we know so far

Fun fact: a modern smartphone has greater computational capabilities than a typical home computer from a decade ago, yet requires only a fraction of the electrical power. Okay, maybe that’s not a statement we’d file under “fun”, but it is definitely a fact, and smartphones are only bound to get better – faster and smarter than they’ve ever been before.
Hardly a surprise, the boost in performance brought by each consecutive smartphone generation comes thanks to a newer and better system-on-chip solution (a.k.a. SoC). This is the “brain” of your smartphone, …

Snapdragon 845 tipped to use older 10nm production, bummer for the US-bound Galaxy S9

It’s been a familiar refrain for years now – the US gets a Snapdragon-equipped Galaxy S line flagship, because… Qualcomm patents, but also Verizon and Sprint’s legacy CDMA voice networks. The rest of the world, however, usually basks in the battery life efficiency coming with Samsung’s homebrew Exynos line of processors, and often the added benefit of a better audio processor.

Next year, with the introduction of the eventual Galaxy S9 and S9+, we thought that the roles may get reversed. Samsung just announced that its second-generation 10nm LPP processors are entering mass production, …

Xiaomi's next flagship rumored to feature all-screen design, 6-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 845 chip

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi might be planning something big for next year. A new report from the People’s Republic allegedly reveals some of the most important specs of the company’s 2018 flagship that’s tentatively called Xiaomi Mi 7. While the information below is not official and should be taken with a big grain of salt, some of it coincides with rumors that emerged earlier this year.

Design 

Apparently, the next member of the Mi series will feature an all-screen design. This does make sense, as Xiaomi already has plenty of expertise in this area …

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ to get the new Snapdragon 845 chipset first?

According to a tweet from Russian tech journalist Eldar Murtazin, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ will be the first handsets to sport the Snapdragon 845 chipset. Murtazin’s tweet also hints that the 2018 Samsung flagship models will be the only phones using the new chipsets for an unknown period of time. This is similar to what happened earlier this year when Samsung made a deal with Qualcomm, and purchased all of the Snapdragon 835 chips being produced at the time. The silicon ended up inside the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ As a result, LG was forced to use the older …