Specs Battle: New Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Vs. Current Snapdragon 695 5G

Specs Battle: New Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Vs. Current Snapdragon 695 5G

Famous tech leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) has brought forth the possible and likely spec sheet for the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1. It’s more or less set to follow suit with the brand’s high-end and midrange offerings in terms of the name change. How does it compare to the current entry-level options provided by Qualcomm?

We don’t have much to go by other than this spec sheet, so let’s focus on the details we see here. It would be best to compare it to the current go-to option for Qualcomm chipsets within the price range, the Snapdragon 695 5G.

5G Speeds

The most noticeable fact is the inclusion of the Snapdragon X62 Modem-RF System. It means that even lower-tier devices will support 5G bands, although we do know that not all 5G-enabled devices have access to the exact same speeds. Despite this, the widespread adoption of 5G is a welcome addition to this device and will put our local telcos to the test. The previous 695 5G only came with the X61, which is a downgrade in some ways including speed.

WiFi Connectivity

Should you be at home or in the office, the Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 system has WiFi 6E compatibility that can enhance your browsing experience. Meanwhile, the 695 5G only has Qualcomm FastConnect 6200 but no WiFi 6. That’s an incremental difference in top speed.

Video Recording

Moving on to the camera processing, it’s quite impressive to be able to support 4K video recording at the entry-level. It’s not just that, but to record with enhanced HDR capabilities is another feat entirely. Photo imaging of up to 108 megapixels is also doable with the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, setting a new standard for mobile photography within the segment. Not even the 695 5G can record at 4K resolution, which is a massive step up for some people out there. Things are kept smooth onscreen as well with FHD+ resolution at a 120Hz refresh rate.

Processing and Power

Processing is handled by a Kryo CPU of up to 2.2 GHz and Adreno GPU, although we won’t make any statements until we use a device since paper specs are not the main indicator for performance. This is mostly the same as before. Up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM is supported, quicker than the LPDDR4X found in the 695 5G.

Lastly, the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 is produced with a 4nm Process Technology, which could potentially up the game in terms of power efficiency compared to its predecessor which sports a 6nm process.

Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 vs. Snapdragon 695 5G Verdict

The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 was obviously built with the 695 5G as a base, with improvements being made where found necessary. We’ve yet to see its real-world performance, but we remain optimistic that these changes will be seen and felt by the users in their everyday lives.

We hope that this elevates the game for all chipset producers out there – we’re looking at you, MediaTek, Samsung, and others.





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