The Snapdragon 845 chipset that has been rumored ever since the early days of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL rumors, just went official. Qualcomm announced the high-end mobile processor on Wednesday, and gave us some detail.
The Snapdragon 845 is the latest and most powerful that Qualcomm has ever created. The SoC designed primarily for mobile devices will succeed the long-time Snapdragon 835 that came before it.
Android manufacturers will soon work with Qualcomm in optimizing the chip for their own devices, meaning we could see the new processor power Android devices, very soon. We would expect many 2018 flagship smartphones to make use of the chipset, including the LG G7, Galaxy S9 and others. However, only time will tell whether the chip will be ready for mass production in time.
Soon after the Snapdragon 845 is adopted by Android makers in high-end devices, the Snapdragon 835 will be thrown aside. Unless, of course, the 835 experiences any sort of issues such as overheating (as did the 821).
As for the processor itself, it makes use of a 10nm manufacturing process. Therefore, it’s expected to be faster, consume less power and run more efficiently. Finer details have remained scarce, but we’ll keep you up to date on everything we find out.