Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1

New Snapdragon 4 Gen 1, 6 Gen 1 Processors announced: Everything You have to know

The Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 appears to be very similar to the SD 695 Plus.

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and 4 Gen 1.

Last year Qualcomm launched Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and earlier this year they also revealed Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Processor. With this naming scheme Qualcomm now announced their Mid-budget and Low-Budget chipsets the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and 4 Gen 1.

The new chipsets will take place of Snapdragon 400 and 600 series processors and they also bring a few handy features and improvements in their respective tiers.

Here’s everything you should know about them

Snapdragon 6 Gen 1

Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 is an octa-core processor and based on 4nm architecture. This chipset is more capable of the lot. This chipset claims 40% performance boost over Snapdragon 695. This SoC also comes with Adreno GPU that promises 35& better performance and couple of gaming features like variable rate shading junk reduction.

Qualcomm’s new SOC also brings an improved AI engine with a hexagon tensor accelerator and a claimed 3x increase to AI performance, as well as a Snapdragon X62 5G modem.

About Camera and Video features, Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 offers single camera support up to 200MP (snapshot), 25+16 MP dual camera support and triple camera support up to 13MP. Other features like 4K video recording, which is an improvement over previous Snapdragon 695 processor.

Other notable specs include Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E, Quick Charge 4+ support, and 120Hz at FHD+ display resolutions.

Snapdragon 6 Gen 1Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
CPU4x Cortex-A78
4x Cortex-A55
2x Cortex-A78
6x Cortex-A55
Camera48MP Single
25MP+13MP Dual Camera
13MP Triple Camera Setup
108MP Snapshot
4K HDR Video Rec.
108 MP Snapshot
32 MP Single
25MP+13MP Dual Camera
13MP Triple Camera Setup
ModemSnapdragon X62 5G
2.5 Gbps down
Snapdragon X51 5G
2.9 Gbps down
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi 5
Manufacturing Process4nm6nm
Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Specs sheet

About the launch of this chipsets, Qualcomm says devices with the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 are set to launch in Q1 2023. Recently, Motorola also confirmed they will release phone with this new SoC.

Snapdragon 4 Gen 1

This chipset manufactured with 6nm process and also an octa-core processor slotting in below to Snapdragon 6 Gen 1. New Processor claims 15% CPU performance and 10% in GPU performance improvement over Snapdragon 480 SoC.

Otherwise, the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 seems to share a lot in common with the SD 695 SoC. Built with Snapdragon X51 5G modem with up to 2.5Gbps downlink speeds. similar camera capabilities (including 108MP Camera support (snapshot) and no 4K video recording), 120Hz Display support at FHD+ resolutions, Quick Charge 4+ support, Bluetooth 5.2, and Wi-Fi 5.

Thankfully, we don’t have to wait too long for the phones powered by Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC. Qualcomm confirmed that first devices will come in this quarter {Q3 2022}. Iqoo also confirmed that Iqoo Z6 Lite will be the first phone that comes with this new chipset.

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