Qualcomm brings a new range of processors as it has today announced three new mobile platforms – Snapdragon 720G, Snapdragon 662, and Snapdragon 460. The company is teasing these new chipsets that will enable user experiences across connectivity, gaming, and entertainment. The highlight is that these new platforms will enable faster 4G connectivity, deliver key Wi-Fi 6 features, and India’s NavIC support. Let’s talk about further improvements below.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G – Features
Sitting below its sibling, 730G, the new 720G said to bring a new option for the brands to consider. Targeted at offering extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences, it is supposed to deliver smooth HDR gameplay with Spectra 350L ISP support. With this support expect a 4K video recording or 192MP massive photos.
There is a fifth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine, which comes with improved Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, enabling the host of new AI features. Coming to the modem support, it offers Snapdragon X15 3-carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO on 2 carriers and 256-QAM modulation for faster downloads.
The Snapdragon 720G brings in Bluetooth 5.1, WPA3 security suite, and Wi-Fi 6 features. Note that it’s an 8nm process technology-based CPU.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 – Features
While the 720G brings one more gaming-focused chipset, this new Snapdragon 600 series chipset from Qualcomm just came to flood the gates of smartphone companies. Sitting between Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 665, this may be an unnecessary introduction from Qualcomm.
Speaking about the details of the processor, it comes with Spectra 340T, first of its kind support in the 600-series chipsets. There is a third-generation Qualcomm AI Engine here which is paired with Hexagon Vector Extensions. It also features the X11 LTE modem (download speed – up to 390Mbps), 2×2 MIMO, 256-QAM modulation, and 150Mbps peak uploads.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 – Features
This is a new leap for the 4-series! Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 460 is a much-needed upgrade we have been waiting to see. Fulfilling the mass markets, this processor brings connectivity, AI and camera improvements for the next generation of smartphones. The brand claims it improves 70% CPU and 60% increase in GPU performance, with respect to the previous generation.
There is an introduction of the Qualcomm HVX (Hexagon Vector eXtensions) for the first time in this series. Thus, equipping it with Qualcomm’s third-generation AI Engine. There is a support of Spectra 340T, which you saw on the Snapdragon 662 above. It will enable the 4-series to include triple cameras and extend the platform to process the stunning photographs. In terms of connectivity, there will be a Snapdragon X11 LTE modem support.
Note: Devices based on Snapdragon 720G are expected to be commercially available in Q1 2020 and devices based on Snapdragon 662 and 460 are expected to be commercially available by the end of 2020.