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Posted on : Sunday, 28th January 18 , 10:18 AM
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC is official
After months of rumors and the company virtually confirming its existence in an FTC complaint against Apple in July, Qualcomm finally announced the next-generation Snapdragon 845 SoC at its annual Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii on Tuesday.
At the same event where launch partners HP and Asus revealed the first Snapdragon 835-powered devices running Windows 10
Details about the upcoming processor are currently thin on the ground, though Xiaomi's Lei Jun did take to the stage to announce that the new flagship chip would appear in the company's Mi 7.
Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile for Qualcomm Technologies, stated at the annual event that Snapdragon 845 will be the successor to the Snapdragon 835 that was unveiled at CES 2017 in January. The chip will include the latest X20 LTE modem that offers gigabit connectivity on supported networks. Additionally, it will be developed in partnership with Samsung Foundry.
"As the foundry partner for the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, we look forward to our continued collaboration," said Dr. ES Jung, president and general manager - foundry business, Samsung Electronics, in a press statement.
Dr. Jung highlighted that his team at Samsung Foundry are working on reducing power consumption and increasing performance in process technology. Both these initiatives would help Qualcomm market Snapdragon 845 as an advanced option for premium mobile devices.
The note 8 buyers will be disappointed by this news - Samsung is planning to Unveil Galaxy S9 and S96 in CES 2017 in January 2018. And the S9 and the S9+ will have Snapdragon 845 Chip and both of the phone are gonna launch by February 2018.
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