Qualcomm is the leading chipset manufacturer when it comes to smartphones. In fact, the company’s Snapdragon chipsets are found in smartphones, smartwatches, and what not. For smartphones, the company has the 6xx series for its mid-range products while its 8xx series is for the high-tier flagship devices. However, the company had previously launched the Snapdragon 710 SoC, which brought the dawn to the 7xx series. It was positioned as the bridge between the 600 and the 800 series. And the Snapdragon 710 performs quite well actually. Now, it’s 2019, and the company has launched its successor, the Snapdragon 712.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor
Qualcomm has officially launched the Snapdragon 712 processor. The company claims that it has a faster octa-core processor. It has 8 Kryo 360 cores, but it runs them at a higher 2.3GHz clock frequency. Based on a 10nm architecture, it also comes with the Qualcomm Adreno 616 GPU and the Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP. There’s also support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+. Not to forget, better Bluetooth audio with TrueWireless Stereo Plus and Broadcast Audio technologies.
But I’m sure a lot of you must be wondering how much of an improvement it really is over the Snapdragon 710? Well, let’s find out as we put the Snapdragon 712 vs Snapdragon 710:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 v Snapdragon 710
|Snapdragon 712||Snapdragon 710|
|Architecture||10 nm FinFET||10 nm FinFET|
|CPU||8x Qualcomm Kryo 360 CPU @ 2.3GHz||8x Qualcomm Kryo 360 CPU @ 2.2GHz|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 616||Qualcomm Adreno 616|
|Single Camera||Up to 32 MP||Up to 32 MP|
|Dual Camera||Up to 20 MP||Up to 20 MP|
|Network||Snapdragon X15 LTE Cat.15 / Cat.13||Snapdragon X15 LTE Cat.15 / Cat.13|
|800 Mbps DL / 150 Mbps UL||800 Mbps DL / 150 Mbps UL|
|Fast Charge Support||Quick Charge 4+||Quick Charge 4|
As you can see from the table above, the 712 is all but a slight improvement over the existing Snapdragon 710. The company claims that it offers a 10% boost over its predecessor, which seems apt. Apart from the Quick Charge 4+ and an ever-so-slight increase in the clock frequency, there isn’t much separating the two processors. As such, in the test for Snapdragon 712 v Snapdragon 710, the difference isn’t major. Nonetheless, we should start seeing devices sporting the Snapdragon 712 later this year.