Late last year, Qualcomm rebranded its Snapdragon smartphone SoCs as Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. With the debut of Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Qualcomm extended the new branding to its mid-tier Snapdragon 7 series. Most Android OEMs have yet to debut handsets using the Snapdragon 7 series CPU, but a recent leak reveals specifics about the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC.
Evan Blass’s leak discloses everything about Qualcomm’s forthcoming Snapdragon 6 SoC. First, it reveals Qualcomm will extend its new SoC branding to Snapdragon 6 series SoCs. The future chipset will be called Snapdragon 6 Gen 1. Qualcomm will use a 4nm manufacturing process and feature a 2.2GHz Kryo CPU and unnamed Adreno GPU. It doesn’t mention the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1’s CPU or GPU cores.
Qualcomm doesn’t readily disclose CPU details for its chipsets, so we’re not surprised to only see mention of it being a 2.2GHz CPU in the screenshot. Unnamed Adreno GPU also included.
The screenshot shows many other things. The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 may support 4K HDR recording. This would be an advance from the Snapdragon 695’s 1080p/60fps recording. The chipset will be 4nm, compared to Snapdragon 695’s 6nm.
Hexagon Tensor Accelerator for better machine learning, Snapdragon X62 modem with mmWave and sub-6GHz capability, Smart Transmit 2.0 power-saving innovation, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E, 120Hz @ FHD+ resolution, and Quick Charge 4 Plus.
When this chipset will be exposed or in phones is unknown. Mid-range phones should enjoy a boost over Snapdragon 600 series SoCs.