Qualcomm has announced two new mid-range smartphone processors. Snapdragon 660 and 630 will replace the previous Snapdragon models 652 and 625.
Both models have been developed with emphasis on energy efficiency. Both models are expected to deliver up to 75% lower consumption, with the drop in energy demand most noticeable when using location services. The new systems also support the Quick Charge 4 mode, have improvements to machine learning and the dual camera support. Both will also support Qualcomm TruSignal antenna technology, Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec and 4K video.
The higher positioned Snapdragon 660 is created in a 14-nanometer lithium process and has eight cores Kryo 260, the X12 modem and the Adreno 512 graphics chip. The processor supports up to 8GB of memory, QHD resolution, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v5. The system will support graphics 30% faster than its predecessor, and the overall performance of the entire processor has increased by 20%.
The cheaper Snapdragon 630 is also produced in a 14-nanometer process, but it has Cortex A53 cores and Adreno 508 GPU. Also, in this case it will also be possible to work with up to 8 GB of RAM. This system is 30% faster than the older one.
Available almost immediately
Snapdragon 660 will be available for smartphone manufacturers almost immediately after the launch, while the delivery of Snapdragon 630 will start about a month later.