[HOT] : Qualcomm announces 4 new Snapdragon chips, coming soon to 4G and 5G smartphones
Before unveiling a new premium SoC, Qualcomm is renewing its mobile chips for entry-level to mid-range smartphones with four new proposals.
Under pressure by its competitor MediaTek but also by the development trend of custom chips among smartphone manufacturers, Qualcomm reacted by renewing a good part of its range of mobile SoCs shortly before the announcement of the successor to the Snapdragon 888 in the premium segment.
The San Diego firm is thus announcing no less than four new proposals which are at the same time the recycling of existing platforms benefiting from optimizations and solutions allowing to occupy all the segments of 4G and 5G.
We will therefore find the Snapdragon 778G Plus, evolution of the 778G with improved CPU and GPU parts and still a focus on gaming and artificial intelligence.
We find the configuration with Kryo 670 cores engraved in 6 nm going to 2.5 GHz (instead of 2.4 GHz for the Snapdragon 778G) and Adreno 642L GPU as well as a Hexagon 770 DSP, a Spectra 570L ISP and a modem 5G Snapdragon x53.
The SoC Snapdragon 695 evolves the basics of the 2020 Snapdragon 690 by moving to Kryo 660 CPU cores with Adreno 619 part while retaining the 5G Snapdragon X51 modem.
This allows it to claim 15% more CPU performance and 30% in graphics rendering, while maintaining good versatility.
Also in the Snapdragon 6 series, Qualcomm adds a Snapdragon 680 4G with 6 nm engraving which will be limited to Kryo 265 cores with Adreno 610 graphics and Snapdragon X11 4G modem to cover the needs of emerging markets not yet switched to 5G.
At the opening of the range but still offering 5G, the SoC Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G retains the basics of the Snapdragon 480 with its Kryo 460 cores engraved in 8 nm and its Adreno 619 GPU, as well as the Snapdragon X51 5G modem.
All these SoCs will be found in various smartphones in the coming months and several players, such as HMD Global, Honor, Motorola, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi have already announced their intention to use them.