Qualcomm introduced a new naming scheme for its flagship mobile processors last year with its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Earlier this year, it launched its upper mid-range mobile processor, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, with a new naming scheme. The new terminology is set to trickle down to 6-series mid-range mobile processors as well. The new Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 will be the first product in the series and is expected to be built on an efficient fabrication process.
Popular tipster Evan Blass has shared a complete specification list of the upcoming mid-range Snapdragon chipset. The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 will be a 5G capable processor and will be a successor to the Snapdragon 695 chipset, which is usually found on smartphones costing around ₹20,000 in India. The previously launched Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, and the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipsets are based on the 4nm fabrication process. The new mid-range will also be built on the 4nm process, but it is unclear whether it will be based on Samsung’s or TSMC’s process.
Snapdragon 6 Gen 1: Features (Leaked)
As per the leaks, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chipset comprises Kyro cores clocked at 2.2GHz. The 4nm fabrication process of the new processor should give it an edge over the 6nm of the Snapdragon 695, when it comes to performance and battery efficiency. The chipset supports up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM clocked up to 2750MHz. Furthermore, it supports USB 3.1 Type-C port for faster data transfers and streaming.
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Talking about its imaging aspect, it can support a single 48MP camera, a 25MP + 16MP dual camera setup, or a 13MP + 13MP+ 13MP triple camera setup. It is loaded with Qualcomm Spectra Image Signal Processor, Triple 12-bit ISPs, and supports 4K video recording at 30fps.
In terms of connectivity, it gets Wi-Fi 6E, Snapdragon X62 5G modem, mmWave, sub-6GHz, Bluetooth v5.2 with LE Audio support, OFDMA, and MiMO 8×8, among others. Some other noteworthy features include Full HD+ display support with 120Hz screen refresh rate, Quick Charge 4+ support, NaviC, and Dual-Frequency GNSS (L1/L5).
Expect the processor to be announced in a couple of months. It is likely to make a debut with Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship mobile processor for 2023 devices.