Qualcomm Technologies announced Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platforms for its smartphone clients.
Qualcomm said smartphones based on Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 are expected to be available in Q1 2023. Devices based on Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 are expected to be available in Q3 2022. Qualcomm aims to address the mid-tier and mass-volume segment of smartphone makers.
“These mobile platforms help our customers to deliver advanced solutions for consumers,” said Deepu John, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Snapdragon 6 features the 7th Gen Qualcomm AI Engine enabling up to 3x improved AI performance compared to its predecessor. Snapdragon 6 delivers up to 35 percent quicker graphics rendering and up to 40 percent faster processing.
Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 boasts impressive performance and multi-day battery life. The platform features up to 15 percent improved CPU and up to 10 percent enhanced GPU compared to the previous generation.
“We will continue to find the perfect balance between performance and affordability by utilizing the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Mobile platform in the future,” said Francois La Flamme, head of strategy and chief of marketing office, Motorola.
“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.