Qualcomm recently announced the latest flagship mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. This chipset comes with a series of new features which should enhance the battery, security, AI usability and the overall performance of the device.

It has been confirmed that the Xiaomi Mi 7 which is the upcoming flagship of the company has the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. According to the company, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 will see a 25 to 30% increase in the performance and the battery life. Qualcomm also added a physically detached Secure processing unit to store confidential data with an encrypted key. A lot of the specifications of the mobile platform have been updated, here we compare the aspects of the mobile platform like the CPU, image signal processing, and few more notable points.

Also check: Phones powered by Snapdragon 835


Snapdragon 845: 8 cores of Qualcomm Kryo 385 up to 2.8GHz
Snapdragon 835: 8 Cores of Qualcomm Kryo 280 up to 2.45GHz


Snapdragon 845: Qualcomm Adreno 630 Virtual Processing Subsystem
Snapdragon 835: Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU

Cellular Modem

Snapdragon 845: LTE Category 18 for downlink and LTE Category 13 for uplink
Snapdragon 835: LTE Category 16 for Downlink and LTE Category 13 for uplink

Image Signal Processing

Snapdragon 845: Qualcomm Spectra 280 image signal processor, Dual 14-bit Image Signal Processor.
Snapdragon 835: Qualcomm Spectra 180 image sensor processor which is a dual Image Sensor Processor with Qualcomm Clear Sight camera features.

Video Capture Ability

Snapdragon 845: 4K Ultra HD video capture at up to 60FPS, 1080p FullHD up to 240FPS and 720p HD at up to 480FPS
Snapdragon 835: 4K Ultra HD video capture up to 30FPS, 1080p FullHD up to 60FPS and 720p HD up to 240FPS

Camera Support

Snapdragon 845: Up to 16MP Dual camera support or up to 32MP single camera support
Snapdragon 835: Up to 16MP dual camera support or up to 32MP single camera support

Peak Download speed

Snapdragon 845: 1.2Gbps
Snapdragon 835: 1Gbps

Peak Upload speed

Snapdragon 845: 150Mbps
Snapdragon 835: 150Mbps


Snapdragon 845: Includes a dedicated physically isolated Secure Processor Unit
Snapdragon 835: Qualcomm Processor Security

While the Snapdragon 845 does have a lot of similarities to its predecessor, there are some major differences that makes it a better one with the things like the CPU, the faster graphics processing, and even the better video recording.

We will be seeing the chip being used on several flagships next year and only then can it be judged if the performance has actually got better or not.