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Qualcomm

It uses a 7nm die so its power efficient and smaller and 45% faster than the previous 845. The Adreno 640GPU is 20% faster too.

It is all about AI. It can process over 7 trillion operations per second – three times the 845. It works closely with Google to ensure Android Pie and later support all the chip functions, and vice versa.

Camera-wise it is the first to support computer vision for depth sensing and so much more.

GadgetGuy’s take: Give me a Qualcomm based smartphone

Not taking away from Samsung’s Exynos (that I suspect is a Snapdragon in all but name) and Huawei’s Kirin 980 and later super chips, but let’s just say a phone made using Qualcomm reference designs (all processing, coms and sound use Qualcomm) will be significantly better than a phone that just its GPU and other cheaper components.

I can’t help but think of the excellent Google Pixel 3 XL – a 100% reference design with a few secret sauce ingredients for the camera. Technically and physically it is the best performing Qualcomm 845 of all.

As I said at the beginning I am grateful for all that Qualcomm brings to our lives and the competition is encourages to lift the bar for all.