Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 leaked specs show a big upgrade over the previous Gen 1

Qualcomm is preparing to announce their latest entry level SoC, the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2. Redmi already announced the first phone with this new chipset and its the Redmi Note 12R. Leaked specs of the chip shows a substantial upgrade over the previous snapdragon 4 Gen 1. We might see more manufacturers choosing 4 Gen 2 instead of Mediatek processors for their entry level smartphones going forward.

According to external sources, Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 ( product code is SM4450 ) will use Samsung’s 4nm process technology. Which is a significant upgrade compared to the 4 Gen 1 that uses 6mm process technology. This will result in a better battery and thermal efficiency.

Qualcomm snapdragon 4 gen 2 and 4 gen 1 comparison

The CPU has 2 Cortex-A78, and 6 Cortex-A55s. Which is a very similar architecture compared to Snapdragon 4 Gen 1. But the frequency of the large core and small core has been improved, the frequency of large core and small core of Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 is 2.2GHz and 1.95GHz respectively, which is increased from the frequency of 2.0GHz and 1.8GHz on the large core and small core of Snapdragon 4 Gen 1.

The GPU of the processor has been changed from Adreno 619 on the Gen 1 to Adreno 613 on the Gen 2. and the frequency has been upgraded from 650MHz to 955MHz. In addition, this processor supports 3200MHz LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 flash memory.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 also support’s 1080p60fps video encoding and decoding functions. Because of it being an entry level SoC it doesn’t provide 4K encoding and decoding functions.

Detailed specs and benchmark of the chip is still unknown because Qualcomm is yet to officially announce the snapdragon 4 Gen 2. But from what we know so far it seems to be a very promising chipset.

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KM Asif, a founding member of AndroidStory, is passionate about technology, specially smartphones. Spend most of the time of his days digging the smartphone industry.

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