Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 May Be a New Chipset for Mid-Range Phones: Here Are Leaked Specifications

Will be built on a 4nm fabrication process.


Qualcomm changed the naming convention of its mobile processor last year starting from Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. This year, the company has announced Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoCs. Soon, the same naming convention will drop down to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 6 lineup as well.

Popular tipster, Evan Blass has shared the complete specs and features of the upcoming and yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 processor, The new SoC is expected to launch later this year at Snapdragon Summit, which will be hosted from November 15-17. The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 will be built on a 4nm process, which is a jump from the 6nm of the Snapdragon 695, the latest Snapdragon 6 series SoC. Let’s take a look at the details of the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1.

Snapdragon 6 Gen 1: Features and Specifications

The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 will come with part number SM6450 and it will be based on a 4nm process, which is the same as the latest flagship lineup. This is an octa-core Kryo CPU with up to 2.2GHz clock speed and 64-bit architecture. The chip will be paired with Adreno GPU, but the specific name of the GPU was not revealed in the image. The SoC will also come with 3rd gen Qualcomm sensing hub and Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System with support for 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz. The chipset is rated to support up to 2.9Gbps downlink.

Further, as for the connectivity, the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 will come with support for Wi-Fi 6E, 8×8 MIMO, and  Bluetooth 5.2 with features like Le Audio, dual Bluetooth antennas, Snapdragon Sound with support for Qualcomm aptX Voice, aptX Lossless, and aptX Adaptive. In terms of optics, the chipset comes with Spectra ISP with 108MP photo capture support, slow-mo video support, and up to 4K HDR @ 30fps video recording support.

As for the visuals, the upcoming Qualcomm chip will support up to Full HD+ with 120Hz refresh rate and will support HDR playback as well. The SoC will support Qualcomm QC 4+ standards, up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, NavIC, USB v3.1, Type-C, and more.

Once launched later this year, we can expect this chipset to dominate the lower mid-range segment.