Comparison of Snapdragon 845 vs 835 – Based on Rumored Specifications

Snapdragon 845 vs 835

Before we compare the Snapdragon 845 vs 835, let us clarify one thing. We have very little confirmed information about its specs since the SOC is expected to be released next year.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC is typically found only on flagship phones of 2017. Snapdragon 835 is already an amazingly fast chipset, while early samples of 435 are already with OEMs. Snapdragon has begun working on its successor Snapdragon 845. Though nothing is official yet, still according to the specs that we have got through various sources, we will find out what to expect regarding improvement on the SD845.

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Snapdragon 845 vs 835

Snapdragon 845 vs 835

It was evident that Snapdragon 845 is going to be better than the Snapdragon 835. But the question is that whether Snapdragon 845 is worth waiting or not? So let’s start the comparison of Snapdragon 835 vs Snapdragon 845.

Snapdragon 835 was built on the 10nm FinFET process; it was a significant design win for Qualcomm. With Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm claimed for 27% higher performance and 40% low power consumption than the 14nm or 16nm lithography process.

With the Snapdragon 845, the performance is going to set a new record, and power saving will be much more. TSMC tipped to have begun testing on a 7nm process back in April. So, it is expected that the Snapdragon 845 will come with 7 nm FinFET process and will be first of its kind for a mobile chip.

Qualcomm only designs the chips and doesn’t fabricate it themselves. It is believed that both Samsung and Taiwan’s TSMC are going to manufacture them in their fabs. It is even expected that the Samsung next year flagship phone, Galaxy S9 will be powered by the Snapdragon 845. Rumors are also set that the LG G7 will also feature Snapdragon 845 SoC.

Snapdragon 845 vs 835 vs 821
SoCSD 845 (Rumoured)SD 835SD 821
CPU Architecture64-bit64-bit 64-bit
CPU Cores

Octa Core (Unconfirmed)

4x 2.45GHz Kryo 280
4x 1.9GHz Kryo 280

X20 LTE modem

Octa Core CPU

4x 2.45GHz Kryo 280
4x 1.9GHz Kryo 280

X16 LTE modem

Quad Core:  4x 2.40 GHz Kryo (Custom)

X12 LTE modem

GPUAdreno 640 Adreno 540 Adreno 530
RAM Up to 8 GB dual-channel LPDDR4x Up to 8 GB dual-channel   LPDDR4x Up to 8 GB dual-channel LPDDR4x @1866MHz
Manufacturing Technology 7 nm FinFET 10 nm FinFET 10 nm FinFET
CameraDual rear camera 12 MP, 7 MP front camera 12 MP rear camera and 7 MP front cameraUp to 28 Mp single x2  PDAF (12 Bit)


Snapdragon 845 will be an amazingly fast chipset. It will allow manufacturers to squeeze a significant number of sensors and other hardware onto a smaller die. We don’t know anything more about the Snapdragon 845 at this moment. As on when something comes up, we will update this post.

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