Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platforms For Mid Tier Phones.

Highlights:

  • Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platforms provide advanced technology solutions for the mid-tier and mass-volume segments.
  • Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Mobile Platform provides brilliance beyond expectation, fueling dynamic experiences. Commercial devices powered by Snapdragon 6 are expected to be available in Q1 2023.
  • Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platform boasts impressive performance and multi-day battery life, making users’ favorite moments possible. Commercial devices based on Snapdragon 4 are expected to be available in Q3 2022.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced Snapdragon® 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platforms, providing advanced technology solutions to address the mid-tier and mass-volume segment. The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 provides illuminating capture, hard-hitting game play, and intuitive AI assistance. It extends users’ reach with expansive connectivity and sustained, efficient power and performance across the board.​ The latest 4-series platform, Snapdragon 4 Gen 1, offers impressive performance and AI to make interactions seamless and intuitive. Plus, this platform provides advanced photography features to enable striking capture, as well as improved connectivity so users can share endlessly.​

“Both Snapdragon 6 and Snapdragon 4 provide upgrades in their respective series to enable advancements in capture, connectivity, entertainment, and AI. These new mobile platforms help our customers to deliver advanced solutions for consumers,”

said Deepu John, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Mobile Platform

The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 fuels dynamic experiences with sustained power and performance. It integrates a triple ISP allowing for illuminating capture from three cameras at once with gigapixel speeds. Plus, users can snap up to 108 MP photos and capture video with computational HDR via support for staggered HDR image sensors—a first in the Snapdragon 6-series. Snapdragon 6 features the 7th Gen Qualcomm® AI Engine enabling up to 3x improved AI performance compared to its predecessor for intelligent assistance across the board, including AI-based activity tracking. With hard-hitting gaming features that deliver up to 35% quicker graphics rendering and up to 40% faster processing1, Snapdragon 6 powers HDR gaming at an ultra-smooth 60+ fps while delivering real-time responses and high-quality visuals for winning entertainment. Powered by the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System, this platform enables expansive global connectivity by supporting 3GPP Release 16 5G and 2.9 Gbps peak 5G download speeds, while Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6700 deliver 2×2 Wi-Fi 6E—another first in the Snapdragon 6-series.

Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platform

The first 6nm 4-series platform, Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 boasts impressive performance and multi-day battery life. The platform features up to 15% improved CPU and up to 10% enhanced GPU compared to the previous generation2, allowing users to multitask smoothly and enjoy immersive entertainment. Utilizing premium camera technology, Snapdragon 4 includes a triple ISP and Multi-Frame Noise Reduction for crisp, detailed photos. Users can also capture photos up to 108MP—the best in the Snapdragon 4-series. The Qualcomm AI Engine makes on-device experiences more seamless and intuitive. Users can get support in an instant with always-on voice assistants or communicate clearly thanks to echo and background noise suppression. Snapdragon 4 harnesses the Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System for blazing fast 2.5Gbps peak 5G download speeds, and FastConnect 6200 for premium 2×2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® to make every endeavor a breeze.​

Devices based on Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 are expected to be commercially available in Q1 2023 and devices based on Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 are expected to be commercially available in Q3 2022.

Quotes

“At Motorola, we strive to deliver smarter technology to our consumers, and we are proud to have Qualcomm Technologies alongside us in this journey,” said Francois La Flamme, head of strategy and chief of marketing office, Motorola. “As a company, we will continue to find the perfect balance between performance and affordability by utilizing the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Mobile platform in the future.”

“Based on our long-lasting collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, we can’t wait to introduce our upcoming new iQOO smartphone adopting the new Snapdragon mobile platform. The iQOO Z6 Lite will be one of the firsts smartphones globally to be powered by the new Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platform,” said Nipun Marya, chief executive officer, iQOO India. “We look forward to bringing consumers powerful performance and enabling advanced mobile experiences globally.”

Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Features

  • Truly global 5G connectivity with Sub-6 and mmWave support, including mmWave-sub6 dual connectivity
  • First 3GPP Release 16 5G solution in the Snapdragon® 6-series
  • First in the Snapdragon 6-series to include LP5 support
  • Support for TDD, FDD and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for global 5G coverage
  • Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU provides up to 35% improvement from previous generation
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU with up to 30% performance improvement from previous generation
  • 7th Gen Qualcomm® AI Engine and Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector eXtensions (HVX) provide responsive AI performance and 3x better performance than previous generation
  • First to support Fuse Accelerator Architecture in the Snapdragon 6-series for better performance without compromising battery life
  • Qualcomm® Sensing Hub
  • Ultra low power for audio, voice and sensors
  • Supports multiple hardware-accelerated always-on voice assistants
  • Multi-mic far-field detection and echo cancellation
  • Qualcomm Spectra™ Triple ISP, designed for concurrent multi-camera photo and video captures
  • First computational HDR video capture in Snapdragon 6-series for improved video quality
  • 120fps FHD+ display support provides gorgeous display clarity for smooth UI and scrolling
  • Dual Frequency GNSS (L1 and L5) offers increased location tracking accuracy
  • Qualcomm® Sensor Assisted Positioning
  • First Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6700 system in the Snapdragon 6-series
  • Integrated Wi-Fi subsystem with first in 6-series Bluetooth® 5.2 and WPA3 Security
  • First 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6E) in the Snapdragon 6-series
  • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ Technology for fast battery charging to stay powered up

Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Specifications:

  • Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine
    • AIE GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
    • AIE CPU: Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU
    • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Processor: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector eXtensions (HVX), Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Scalar Accelerator, Qualcomm® Sensing Hub
  • CPU
    • CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.2 GHz
    • CPU Cores: Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU
    • CPU Architecture: 64-bit
  • Cellular Modem-RF
    • Modem Name: Snapdragon™ X62 5G Modem-RF System
    • Peak Download Speed: 2.9 gbps
    • Cellular Modem-RF Specs: 2 carriers (mmWave), 200 MHz bandwidth (mmWave), 140 MHz bandwidth (Sub-6)
    • Performance Enhancement Technologies: Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave 2.0, Qualcomm® Smart Transmit 2.0 technology, Qualcomm® Wideband Envelope Tracking, Qualcomm® AI-Enhanced Signal Boost
    • Cellular Technology: 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz, mmWave-sub6 aggregation, FDD, TDD, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), SA, NSA, HSPA, WCDMA, LTE, LTE including CBRS support, TD-SCDMA, EV-DO
  • Wi-Fi
    • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth System: Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6700
    • Peak Speed: 2.9 Gbps
    • Standards: Wi-Fi 6E, 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11a/b/g/n
    • Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 6 GHz, 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
    • Wi-Fi Features: 4K QAM, MU-MIMO (Uplink and Downlink), OFDMA (Uplink and Downlink)
    • Antenna Configuration: 2×2
  • Bluetooth
    • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth System: Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6700
    • Bluetooth Specification Version: Bluetooth® 5.2
    • Bluetooth Features: Bluetooth® Low Energy Audio, Dual Bluetooth® antennas
  • Location
    • Satellite Systems Support: BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, NavIC, GPS, QZSS
    • Dual Frequency Support: Yes (L1/L5)
    • Accuracy: Urban pedestrian navigation with sidewalk accuracy
    • Additional Location Features: Global freeway lane-level vehicle navigation
    • Location Support: Qualcomm® Location Suite
  • NFC
    • Near Field Communications: Supported
  • USB
    • USB Version: USB 3.1, USB-C
  • Camera
    • Image Signal Processor: Qualcomm Spectra™ ISP, Triple 12-bit ISPs
    • Triple Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 13 MP
    • Dual Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 25+16 MP
    • Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 48 MP
    • Single Camera: Up to 200 MP
    • Camera Features: Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR), AI-Based De-Noising Engine (AIDE)
    • Slow Motion Video Capture: 720p @ 240 FPS
    • Video Capture Formats: AVC, HEVC
    • Video Capture (30 FPS): Up to 4K video capture
    • Video Capture Features: Triple staggered HDR sensor support
  • Display
    • Max On-Device Display: FHD+ @ 120 Hz
  • Audio
  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ technology: Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec, Qualcomm Aqstic™ smart speaker amplifier
    • Qualcomm® aptX™ audio playback support: Qualcomm® aptX™ Lossless, Qualcomm® aptX™ Voice, Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive
  • GPU
    • GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
    • GPU Video Playback: HLG
    • API Support: OpenCL™ 2.0 FP, OpenGL® ES 3.2, Vulkan® 1.1
  • Charging
    • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology Support: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ technology
  • Security Support
    • Security Features: Platform Security Foundations, Qualcomm® Type-1 Hypervisor, Qualcomm® Wireless Edge Services (WES), Premium security features, Qualcomm® Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)
    • Fingerprint Sensor: Qualcomm® 3D Sonic Max, Qualcomm® 3D Sonic Sensor
  • Memory
    • Memory Speed: 3200 MHz
    • Memory Type: LPDDR5 
  • Process
    • Process Node and Technology: 4 nm
  • Part
    • Part Number(s): SM6450

Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Features

  • Snapdragon® X51 5G Modem-RF System provides blazing-fast 5G with flexibility and accessibility
  • Support for TDD, FDD and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for global 5G coverage
  • Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU provides up to 15% performance improvement from previous generation
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU with up to 10% performance improvement from previous generation
  • First 6nm process in Snapdragon 4-series for improved performance and power savings
  • Qualcomm® Sensing Hub enables your favorite voice assistant to be always-on, awaiting your command
    • Ultra low power hub for audio, voice and sensors
    • Capable of fusing contextual data streams including sensors, audio and voice
    • Supports multiple hardware-accelerated always-on voice assistants
    • Multi-mic far-field detection
  • AI-based echo-cancellation and background noise-suppression for improved call clarity.
  • Qualcomm Spectra™ Triple ISP, designed for multi-camera support and power savings for more photos and videos per charge
  • Highest quality single shot in the Snapdragon 4-series at 108 MP
  • Qualcomm® AI Engine for AI-enhanced photographic capabilities
  • 120fps FHD+ display support for gorgeous display clarity with smooth UI and scrolling
  • Dual Frequency GNSS (L1 and L5) offers increased location tracking accuracy
  • Qualcomm® Sensor Assisted Positioning
  • Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6200 is a high-performance 2×2 Wi-Fi 5 connectivity system, integrated with Bluetooth 5.2 and WPA3 Security
  • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ Technology for fast battery charging to stay powered up.

Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Specifications

  • Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine
    • AIE GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
    • AIE CPU: Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU
    • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Processor: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector eXtensions (HVX), Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Scalar Accelerator, Qualcomm® Sensing Hub, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Processor
  • CPU
    • CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.0 GHz
    • CPU Cores: Octa-core CPU
    • CPU Architecture: 64-bit
  • DSP
    • DSP Technology: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector eXtensions (HVX)
  • Cellular Modem-RF
    • Modem Name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X51 5G Modem-RF System
    • Peak Download Speed: 800 Mbps (LTE), 2.5 Gbps (5G)
    • Peak Upload Speed: Up to 0.9 Gbps, 210 Mbps (LTE)
    • Cellular Modem-RF Specs: 100 MHz bandwidth (sub-6 GHz)
    • Performance Enhancement Technologies: Qualcomm® Smart Transmit™ technology, Qualcomm® Wideband Envelope Tracking, Qualcomm® Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning, Qualcomm® AI-Enhanced Signal Boost, Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave
    • Cellular Technology: sub-6 GHz
    • Multi SIM: Global 5G Multi-SIM
  • Wi-Fi
    • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth System: Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6200
    • Standards: Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac, 802.11a/b/g/n
    • Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
    • Wi-Fi Features: Target Wake Time
    • Antenna Configuration: 2×2
  • Bluetooth
    • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth System: Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6200
    • Bluetooth Specification Version: Bluetooth® 5.2
    • Bluetooth Features: Qualcomm® TrueWireless™ Technology
  • Location
    • Satellite Systems Support: BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, NavIC, GPS, QZSS
    • Accuracy: Sidewalk/lane-level navigation
    • Dual Frequency Support: Yes (L1/L5)
    • Additional Location Features: Sensor-Assisted Positioning
    • Location Support: Qualcomm® Location Suite
  • NFC
    • Near Field Communications: Supported
  • USB
    • USB Version: USB-C, USB 3.1
  • Camera
    • Image Signal Processor: Qualcomm Spectra™ ISP, Triple 12-bit ISPs
    • Triple Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 13 MP
    • Dual Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 25+13 MP
    • Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 32 MP
    • Single Camera: Up to 108 MP
    • Camera Features: Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR), HEIC photo capture
    • Slow Motion Video Capture: 720p @ 120 FPS
    • Video Capture Formats: AVC, HEVC
    • Video Playback
    • Video Playback: Up to 1080p video playback @ 60 fps
    • Codec Support: VP9, H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC)
  • Display
    • Max On-Device Display: HD+ (900 x 1600 @ 120 Hz), FHD+ (1080 x 2520 @ 120 Hz)
  • Audio
    • Qualcomm Aqstic™ technology: Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec, Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology
    • Qualcomm® aptX™ audio playback support: Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive
  • GPU
    • GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
    • API Support: OpenCL™ 2.0, Vulkan® 1.1, OpenGL® ES 3.2
  • Charging
    • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology Support: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ technology
  • Security Support
    • Security Features: Platform Security Foundations, Qualcomm® Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), Qualcomm® Type-1 Hypervisor, Qualcomm® Wireless Edge Services (WES), Premium security features
  • Memory
    • Memory Speed: 2133MHz
    • Memory Type: LPDDR4x
  • Process
    • Process Node and Technology: 6 nm
  • Part
    • Part Number(s): SM4375
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