Qualcomm released the full info about its finest chipset that most of the flagship smartphones for 2018 will use, Snapdragon 845. We already know that 845 will be using the 10-nm production process which is the same as with its predecessor. So, latest info we got is that Snapdragon 845 will have 8 Kryo cores, where four of them will operate at 2.8 GHz, and another four at 1.8 GHz. Video will be processed by the latest Adreno 630, and we will be able to surf the web at maximum download speed of 1.2 Gbps thanks to the X20 LTE modem.
This top model chipset will support 4K screen resolution, and what is more important, camera sensors up to 32 MP, or two 16MP cameras. It will be able to take 4K 60fps HDR video and 720p slow motion video at 480 frames per second.
Qualcomm also worked a lot to make this processor as much energy efficient as possible, so they reduced power consumption by 30% compared to Snapdragon 835.
There are just few upgraded things like lower power consumption and better graphics chip, but many other things stayed the same. So, Nokia 8 will still be a mighty device.
So, what about Nokia 9? Well, to compete with the best out there, HMD should maybe wait a bit longer and launch it with the Snapdragon 845, instead of 835. But, if Nokia 9 doesn’t bring anything radical, both in design and hardware, maybe it is acceptable to launch it with 835. Personally, I can wait a bit longer, maybe till MWC2018. We all got Nokia 8, which is a capable device, and enough to cover for Nokia 9 another few months.
But, since it seems that Nokia 9 is already in production, it is possible we will see it soon and with Snapdragon 835.
Find out more about the Snapdragon 845 here.