Just announced three new mid-range chips the Snapdragon 665, 730, and 730G. The first things first they aren’t calling them chips or SOC anymore haven’t been for a long time now if they are mobile platforms that are the correct welcome marketing terminology.
This is the follow-up to the Snapdragon 660. The 660 if you remember it started as a premium chip before slowly ending up as a mid-ranger. If you look at the course and the clocks of the 665 it is actually slower it is still an octa-core for power efficient and for high powered kryo 260 courses. But, up to 2 GHz instead of 2.2GHz.
The big difference here well there are two the first is that the 665 is built on the 11nm manufacturing process compared to 14nm so it will be able to reach its highest performance levels. While producing lesser heat meaning higher sustained peak performance and all the while it would be consuming lesser battery which is always a welcome Improvement.
The next change is the GPU inside that’s changed from the Adreno 512 to the Adreno 610 this Vulkan 1.1 support now which should make for a 20% reduction in power consumption while gaming. That welcome already has a lot of low-cost chips including the Snapdragon 670, 675, and even the 710. I’d expect the 665 to be a budget chip.
That just replaces the 660 so expected on Chinese phones at around the 10000-12000 rupees marker even cheaper. Better gaming performance than the redmi note 7 at the price of a redmi note 7 that seems to be a good deal.
That is what we can expect the 665 will also be bringing better AI performance it is supposed to be 2x faster so the Scene Recognition should be twice as fast and finally it is supposed to be able to handle the triple camera setups.
The 730 in the 730G are built on the 8nm manufacturing process a first for Qualcomm. Qualcomm again mentions 2x faster an I hear now the Snapdragon 730 is supposed to be the successor to the Snapdragon 710.
It has a similar course played up 2 powerful cores and 6 power efficient ones now they are clocked up 2.2 gigahertz each. So, there is no change in the clock speeds with core stem cells instead of kryo 360, we do not get kryo 470 which are supposed to bring 35% better performance.
The GPU here is Adreno 618 which is again a step up from the 616 on the Snapdragon 710 again vulken 1.1. 20% better power efficiency now I could get into the ISP and DSP upgrades but that’s just gonna be a lot of technical jargon.
The basics what you need to know it can support more megapixels even with multiple cameras it is supposed to be able to produce much better quality images.
It is basically a Snapdragon 730 but with an overclocked GPU. So, the 730G supports devices with up to quad HD Plus display. So, that’s one difference and the G here in case you have not guessed it yet it stands for gaming. So, the 730 G supports HDR gaming.
Not just that welcomes also brought a lot of gaming features from the 855 here like the jank reducer, which is supposed to help you know keep gameplay smooth the Wi-Fi latency, the manager which is supposed to help optimize Wi-Fi settings for better online gameplay an anti-cheating extension to help detect when someone’s cheating online.
It’s not limited to just gaming the 730G also has some image related improvements. the 720p 960 FPS it doesn’t do that natively though it just shoots 240 FPS at 720p, Then interpolates the frames in between to provide 960 FPS super slow motion.
So, these are basically the three new mobile platforms that are headed our way we should start seeing phones with these in them in the next few months the second half of 2019.