Qualcomm announces four new processors for mid-range and entry-level smartphones
Qualcomm has introduced four new mobile processors that will power future mid-tier and entry-level smartphones. The line-up includes the Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Snapdragon 695 5G, Snapdragon 480+ 5G, and Snapdragon 680 4G chipsets. The processors are said to offer improved performance and capabilities to provide OEMs with additional options in this existing global chip shortage situation.
The Snapdragon 778G+ is an enhanced version of the Snapdragon 778G SoC based on the 6nm architecture. It has an octa-core Kryo 670 CPU and Adreno 642L GPU which is touted to deliver 20% faster graphics rendering. It supports up to 144Hz Full-HD+ displays and 192MP single camera resolution. The Qualcomm Spectra 570L ISP enables capturing of three 22MP photos in one click.
The Snapdragon 695 5G is a 6nm octa-core chipset with Kryo 660 CPU and Adreno 619 GPU, which is said to offer up to 30% performance improvement over its predecessor. It supports up to 120Hz Full-HD+ displays, 108MP single camera resolution, and 1080p video playback at 60fps. It has a Qualcomm Spectra 346T ISP, Quick Charge 4+ support, and sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G connectivity.
The Snapdragon 480+ 5G is an octa-core processor based on an 8nm process. It has a Kryo 460 CPU, an Adreno 619 GPU, and a Snapdragon X51 5G modem. Much like the Snapdragon 480, it supports up to 120Hz Full-HD+ displays and up to 64MP single camera resolution. It also provides support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS as well as NFC connectivity.
The Snapdragon 680 is a 6nm octa-core processor with Kryo 265 CPU, Adreno 610 GPU, Qualcomm Spectra 346 Triple ISP, and Snapdragon X11 LTE modem. The chipset supports up to 90Hz Full-HD+ displays, 64MP single camera resolution, and 1080p video recording at 60fps. It also offers support for connectivity options like dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and NFC.