Qualcomm, new Snapdragon 6 and 4 Gen 1 chips for low-mid-range smartphones

The first devices based on the new SoCs will be available at the end of the year

Qualcomm Technologies has announced two new chipsets based for mobile devices: Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1, designed for the mid-range and low-end segment. In detail, Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 integrates a triple ISP that allows you to capture bright images from three cameras simultaneously in a fast way. Additionally, users can take photos up to 108MP and capture video with computational HDR thanks to support for staggered HDR image sensors. Snapdragon 6 is equipped with the seventh-generation Qualcomm AI Engine which enables artificial intelligence performance up to three times higher than its predecessor, for intelligent assistance across the board, including AI-based activity tracking. With gaming features that deliver up to 35% faster graphics rendering and up to 40% faster processing, Snapdragon 6 lets you play in HDR at over 60fps. Thanks to the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF system, this platform enables extended global connectivity supporting 5G 3GPP Release 16 and a peak 5G download speed of 2.9 Gbps, while Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 offers 2×2 6E Wi-Fi, another novelty of the Snapdragon 6 series.

Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 is the first 6-nanometer platform in the 4-series. The company claims an improved CPU by up to 15% and a GPU improved by up to 10% over the previous generation, allowing users to multitask smoothly. Thanks to camera technology, Snapdragon 4 includes a triple ISP and Multi-Frame Noise Reduction. Users can also take photos up to 108MP. The Qualcomm AI Engine is also supported by this SoC, which also leverages the Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF system for a peak 5G download speed of 2.5 Gbps and FastConnect 6200 for 2×2 Wi-Fi and superior Bluetooth. . Motorola and iQOO have already said they are working on devices that support chipsets. “At Motorola, we strive to bring smarter technologies to our consumers and we are proud to have Qualcomm Technologies by our side on this journey,” said Francois La Flamme, Head of Strategy and Chief of Marketing Office, Motorola. “As a company, we will continue to find the perfect balance of performance and affordability using the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Mobile platform well into the future.” Commercial availability of Snapdragon 6 Gen 1-based devices is scheduled for Q1 2023, and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1-based devices are expected to be available in Q3 2022.