On Tuesday, Qualcomm released two new system-on-chip (SoC) variants for the Snapdragon 600 series. The 630 and 660 chips both promise to deliver faster Internet speeds and a better, more efficient charging system. However, tech experts are eyeing in the company's next generation high-end smartphone chip that will allegedly ship out of the box as the #Snapdragon 845.

The San Diego, California-based chip maker briefly shared details of the upcoming SoC ahead of a press event in Beijing, China. according to rumors, the 845 chip is way ahead of the current competition. The fabrication of the upcoming microprocessor may run on a newer 7nm process, which means that it will have a smaller physical footprint.

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Snapdragon 845 is 35 percent faster than its predecessor

According to tech experts, the new processor could enable the Snapdragon 845 to perform 25 to 35 percent better than the 835 chip. As expected, the upcoming SoC could debut for Samsung's Galaxy S9 flagship unit. The South-Korean tech company teamed up with Qualcomm to develop the Snapdragon 835 for its Galaxy S8 smartphone.

Other chip manufacturers like chip fabricator TSMC is now making prototypes for the new process for tech companies such as Apple, MediaTek, and AMD.

The rumor about Qualcomm's next generation chip began in April when several tech observers suggested that the Company and Samsung have already commenced the development of the 845 chip.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 and 660 SoCs

In the meantime, the company announced two SoCs for future smartphone models. The #Snapdragon 630 and 660 include support for improved imaging, faster internet connectivity, and new processing improvements that are made possible with the chips' 14nm process.

The #Snapdragon 660 is a midrange SoC that has an eight-core chip that consists of the company's new Kyro 260 cores. Four high-powered cores offer a 20 percent boost and are clocked at 2.2GHz while the other four cores are power efficient Kyro 260 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The chip has an Adreno 512 GPU and a 1,866MHz LPDDR4 RAM (supports up to 8GB).

By contrast, the lower range Snapdragon 630 SoC makes way for cheaper entry level smartphones. It has eight old cores: four Cortex-A53 running at 2.2GHz and the four A53 cores running at a lower 1.8GHz clock speed. Although it supports an LPDDR4 RAM, it is still slower than the 660 chip with a 1,333MHz frequency that supports up to 8GB.

The 660 chip may make its appearance on the most awaited Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 Android smartphones. It may also appear on Xiaomi's Mi 6 Lite and Samsung's C10 unit.