Qualcomm launches new Snapdragon chips for mid-range smartphones

Qualcomm has two new system-on-a-chip (SoC) for mid-range smartphones presented. The models Snapdragon 630 and 660 to shorten the distance to current flagship CPU. Among other things, they support Bluetooth 5, cameras with a resolution of up to 24 Megapixels and the quick charging technology introduced recently with the 830 Snapdragon Qualcomm quick batch 4

 Snapdragon (image: Qualcomm) made Snapdragon 630 and 660 in a 14-nanometer-process, Qualcomm also the still current premium processors Snapdragon 820 and 821 is used for. Both chips integrate a Snapdragon X 12 also LTE modem, the up to 600 MBit / s downstream and up to 150 MBit/s upstream WLAN 802 reached 11ac wave 2, GPS, GLONASS, Baidu and Galileo, NFC and USB 3.1.

the Snapdragon 660 has eight Qualcomm Cryo 260-cores, ARM which in turn the -64-bit architecture support. You can reach up to 2.2 GHz. equipment manufacturers can the CPU up to 8 GB LPDDR4 RAM to the page and so Snapdragon 653 achieve a performance improvement of up to 20 percent compared to its predecessor. The new Adreno 512 graphics unit will offer more performance compared to the Adreno-510 GPU even 30 percent.

the chip has sufficient power for the control of Quad-HD display with a resolution of 2560 times 1600 pixels, according to Qualcomm. Also can the Snapdragon 660 4 k-record video at up to 30 frames per second and full-HD video at up to 120 frames per second.

the latter applies also to the Snapdragon 630, which supports only displays with a resolution of up to 1920 x 1200 pixels. His eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores, which reach also up to 2.2 GHz, to surpass the performance of the Snapdragon 625 by 10 percent. The graphics performance is expected to increase due to the new Adreno-508 GPU by 30 percent.

“affordable high-quality features for more smartphones and tablets, with small compromises in performance: this is the aim of our new mobile platforms Snapdragon 660 and 630”, says Qualcomm’s press release in a . “Together both platforms are designed to support superior connections, to capture lifelike pictures, to create the foundations for artificial intelligence, and to offer a better battery life, performance and security than the previous generations.”

the Snapdragon 660 is available according to the manufacturer immediately. Qualcomm from end of May to deliver the Snapdragon 630.


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