List of Chinese smartphones powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor

May 31, 2018

Qualcomm’s latest processor, the Snapdragon 845 is manufactured on Samsung Foundry’s lines and it features the same 10nm manufacturing process as its predecessor. The focus of the processor is an immersive XR experience, a smart personal assistant, and vault-like security. Being such a powerful mobile platform, there are plans for the processor to also power some Windows 10 laptops.


By and large, the Snapdragon 845 will be paired with high performance Android smartphones and the latest released Chinese smartphones to include Snapdragon 845 are:

Smartisan R1

Smartisan has taken the wraps off its latest flagship model, the Smartisan R1. Not only is it an amazing piece of mobile technology, but it has also set a world record by including a 1TB solid state hard drive for the first time ever in a mobile device.


The other specifications are also impressive in that it incorporates a 6.17-inch pressure sensitive display with a 2242 x 1080 resolution and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood is paired with an Adreno 630 GPU and clocks at 2.8GHz.

OnePlus 6

The latest iteration of the OnePlus family brings us an all-new design on the outside, and more of what we already love on the inside.


As well as being powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845,the OnePlus 6 is paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. As you’d expect, the performance is flawless and animations are fast and fluid with a highly accurate touch response.

Black Shark

Xiaomi’s gaming-focused smartphone. The phone was developed in partnership with gaming product company Black Shark Technology, and follows shortly after the launch of the company’s first gaming laptop.


The Xiaomi Black Shark also pairs the Snapdragon 845 chipset with an Adreno 630 GPU and comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The phone will feature a 6-inch, 2.5D, 2160 x 1080 resolution display although it appears previous rumours uncovering a 120Hz display mode may have been inaccurate.

Xiaomi Mi 8

The Xiaomi Mi 8 is coming on May 31, but the device has been incrementally unveiled one leak at a time. According to the latest leaked video, the Chinese company will have its own animojis, similar to what Apple introduced with the iPhone X.


The Mi 8 is expected to arrive in RAM variants of 4GB and 6GB and both models are likely to come with 64GB of storage. The expected handset colours are gray, blue, gold and red.

Recently, e-Commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd bought a Chinese microchip maker to further its cloud-based "internet of things" (IoT) business, underscoring its commitment to the chip industry.

According to Jack Ma, 100% of the market for microchips is controlled by Americans and this was as a result of the fact that they were the early movers. In light of the US government’s ban on Chinese chipmaker ZTE, the Alibaba co-founder also raised his concern if US chipmakers decided to stop selling.


Jack Ma also elaborated on his company’s growing interest in microchips which saw the e-commerce giant acquire Hangzhou C-Sky Microsystems Co. The Alibaba CEO said he’s motivated in part by a desire to make cheap and efficient microchips available to all. He said his company has invested in five semiconductor firms in the past four years.


The view expressed by Jack Ma is similar to those expressed in the recent past by Chinese business chieftains and politicians alike. Fellow Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings’ founder Pony Ma is also envisaging a world-class domestic chip industry as tensions rise with the US, the global leader in cutting-edge semiconductor technology.


Source: Toutiao, ZOL

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