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Qualcomm Announces The Snapdragon 845 Chip Which Runs 120 FPS For VR And Delivers 4K Content

Qualcomm Announces The Snapdragon 845 Chip Which Runs 120 FPS For VR And Delivers 4K Content
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Qualcomm has been developing some of the most powerful chips available today for mobile VR gaming. Just last year they announced the Snapdragon 835 chip which brought down latency delays to 15 milliseconds. Now, they looks to unveil the next generation with the announcement of Snapdragon 845.

This new powerful chip was designed to “blur the lines between physical and virtual worlds,” according to Qualcomm. “Snapdragon 845 introduces an integrated Qualcomm Spectra 280 image signal processor (ISP) and Qualcomm Adreno 630 visual processing subsystem.”

4K and VR Streaming

One of the most striking statements from Qualcomm was that the Snapdragon 845 will be able to capture “64x more high-dynamic range color information for video capture and playback on Ultra HD Premium displays” which is a first in the mobile industry. The chip will be able to power the Ultra HD premium ready displays and deliver 4K Ultra HD content at 60 FPS in addition to delivering 2x 2400 x 2400 @ 120 FPS for VR.

6 DoF and SLAM

With the inclusion of the Adreno 630 visual processing subsystem architecture within the Snapdragon 845, the chip will be the first mobile platform to enable room-scale 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) with simultaneous localization mapping (SLAM) for features such as wall-collision detection.

Additionally, the Snapdragon 845 will introduce something called “Adreno Foveation” which will substantially reduce power consumption, improve visual quality, and boost XR application performance, as compared to the previous generation like the 835.

“As leaders in mobile technology, we will transform the mobile experience with comprehensive advancements in visual processing, AI, security and connectivity,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform is the next horizon of innovation and is going to transform the way people use their mobile devices to make their lives better.”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Specs

PROCESSOR SDM845
CELLULAR MODEM X20
  • Peak Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
  • Peak Upload Speed: 150 Mbps
CPU Kryo 385
  • CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.8 GHz
  • CPU Cores: 8 x Kryo 385 CPU
GPU Adreno 630
DSP Hexagon 685
CAMERA Spectra 280
  • up to 16 MP dual camera
  • Up to 32 MP single camera
  • Dual 14-bit ISPs
  • Hybrid Autofocus
  • Hardware Accelerated Face Detection
  • Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR)
  • Active Depth Sensing
  • HDR Video Recording
SECURTIY SUPPORT
  • Qualcomm® Secure Processing Unit (SPU)
  • Qualcomm® Processor Security
  • Qualcomm® Mobile Security
  • Qualcomm® Content Protection
DISPLAY
  • Ultra HD Premium-ready
  • 4K Ultra HD, 60 FPS
  • 2x 2400×2400 @ 120 FPS (VR)
  • 10-bit color depth
VIDEO
  • 10-bit, 4K Ultra HD @ 60 FPS capture and playback
  • Support for HDR10, HLG
  • H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP9
  • Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering (MCTF)
  • Slow Motion video capture (720p@480fps)
WI-FI
  • Qualcomm® Wi-Fi 802.11ad Multi-gigabit
  • Wi-Fi integrated 802.11ac 2×2 with MU-MIMO
  • 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 60 GHz
AUDIO
  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec and speaker amplifier
  • Qualcomm® aptX™ audio playback with support for aptX Classic and HD
  • Native DSD support, PCM up to 384kHz/32bit
RF
  • TruSignal adaptive antenna tuning
  • High-power transmit (HPUE)
BLUETOOTH Bluetooth 5
LOCATION
  • Support for 6 satellite systems: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS
  • Low Power Geofencing and Tracking, Sensor-assisted Navigation
CHARGING
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 4/4+ technology

The Snapdragon 845 is currently being sampled to customers and is expected to begin shipping in commercial devices in early 2018. So for the next generation standalone and mobile VR headsets, expect to see the Snapdragon 845 chip included in the HMDs.

 

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