Qualcomm Technologies Inc has recently launched three Snapdragon processors that are released to keep up with the increasing demand for 4G smartphones in the market. These processors will support Wi-Fi 6 and NavIC because of its deal with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Following are the upcoming processors by Qualcomm –
- Snapdragon 720G
- Snapdragon 662
- Snapdragon 460
At the event, Mr. Rajen Vagadia, vice president, product management department of Qualcomm Technologies Inc, said,
Today’s smartphone users want fast, seamless connectivity, advanced features, and long-lasting battery life. This expansion of our 4G lineup enables our partners to offer sophisticated solutions that meet global demand and enable a remarkable gaming experience across multiple tiers and price segments
Talking about Navigation with Indian Constellation i.e. NavIC, it is the first time any smartphone will get introduced with this feature. Now, the location suite of Qualcomm will be more accurate than ever because of having satellite constellations up to seven together with the use of NavIC’s operating satellites. The result of this is the increased durability of location-based services.
Snapdragon 720G SoC
You can call this SoC, a bit toned-down version of the Snapdragon 730G, and because of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features, this chip will enhance your gaming and entertainment experience even in a mid-range segment.
Talking about configurations, the 720G has a Kryo465 CPU, including six Cortex A55 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz and two Cortex A76 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz also this chipset is built on 8nm process. For GPU, we have the new Adreno 618 inside. The 720G also has the Snapdragon X15 LTE modem, which gives this chip a maximum download speed of 800 Mbps.
About photography, this chip has the Qualcomm Spectra 350L ISP, which gives support for clicking 192 Megapixel resolution photos and 4K video, and it features the Hexagon 692 DSP for performing all your AI tasks.
Apart from all of this, the 720G has support for Wi-Fi 6, which almost doubles the range and speed of the Wi-Fi, Qualcomm FastConnect 6100, and also Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ for fast charging.
Snapdragon 662 SoC
Talking about the Snapdragon 662, it has four Cortex A73 cores clocked at 2 GHz, and four Cortex A53 cores clocked 1.8 GHz also, this processor is built on 11 nm process. For GPU, we have the Adreno 610 inside. Talking about connectivity, 662 SoC features the Snapdragon X11 LTE modem, which gives max upload speed of 150 Mbps and max download speed of 390 Mbps.
About photography, this chip has the Qualcomm Spectra 340T ISP, which gives support for clicking true 48 Megapixel resolution pictures, and for handling your AI tasks, it has the Hexagon 683 DPS.
Apart from all of this, the 662 has support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, Qualcomm FastConnect 6100, and Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging.
Snapdragon 460 SoC
Talking about Snapdragon 460 SoC, it has four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 efficiency cores. For GPU, it has Adreno 610 inside. Talking about improvement, you get almost 70% jump in performance and 60% jump in graphical performance if you compare it with its predecessor i.e. Snapdragon 450.
Talking about connectivity, the 460 features the Snapdragon X11 LTE modem, which gives max upload speed of 150 Mbps and max download speed of 390 Mbps. For photography, you can have a primary camera up to 25 Megapixels of resolution and 16 Megapixels for the secondary sensor.
Apart from all of this, the 460 has support for dual 4G Volte just like its predecessor and also has support for quick charge 3.0.
You have to wait till Quarter 1st of this year if you want to see these processors in action. As these processors will become commercially available around Q1 2020. From what we have seen so far, it looks like Qualcomm has started to deliver on its promise to give fast, seamless connectivity and advanced features at a reasonable price.