Qualcomm unveils 3 mid-range mobile chipsets

Doris Richards
April 11, 2019

The octa-core Snapdragon 730G is built on an 8nm process and features an enhanced version of the Adreno 618 GPU that's said to offer up to 15 percent faster graphics rendering compared to the standard Snapdragon 730.

If you are curious to know how these new chipsets perform with respect to benchmark scores, we are happy to inform you that the three processors have been benchmarked by AnTuTu. Each iteration of Snapdragon drives huge innovation that will surpass customer expectations. In addition, the chip maker is making two additions to its 7 series platform in the form of the Snapdragon 730 and 730G.

The SD 665 platform features 8x Kryo 260 CPU which have been divided into four performance and four efficiency cores. As compared to Snapdragon 710 that supports FHD+ displays, SD 730G also supports resolutions up to QHD+.

Other potential gaming features offered by the 730G include support for HDR colours while gaming that should let developers create graphics with richer, more detailed colours, and support for Wi-Fi 6 with 802.11ax-ready networking for better wireless connectivity. It even supports HEIF format to better manage storage with photos and videos taking less space on your smartphone.

Qualcomm has taken the wraps off the Snapdragon 665, a chipset designed with midrange phones in mind. The CPU features two big performance Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six efficiency Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8Ghz.

According to Qualcomm's VP of product management, Kedar Kondap, the three new platforms come to bring "sophisticated AI, exceptional gaming and advanced camera capabilities to a broad spectrum of devices". There's support for wide-angle, ultra-wide angle, and telephoto camera sensors. The Snapdragon 665 has a higher GPU score though but it still trails behind that of the Snapdragon 670. The Spectra 165 ISP also supports hybrid autofocus, optical zoom, HEVC, AVC, and VP9 codecs. The Snapdragon 665 tops out at Quick Charge 3.0. Compared to its previous generation, Wi-Fi 6 has shown 67 percent greater power efficiency, so the Snapdragon 730 is created to do it all with battery life to spare. It supports up to 22MP dual-camera or 36MP single-camera with MFNR and ZSL. It will record 4K HDR video in Portrait mode.

The Snapdragon X15 LTE modem inside the Snapdragon 730 chipset supports up to 800Mbps LTE Cat. The latter handles 4G LTE download speeds up to 600Mbps. 13 download speeds (2CA and 64-QAM), dual SIM dual standby, dual-VoLTE, and VoWiFi. It also seems like the SD730G comes with gaming optimised networking for lower latency and faster connected gaming experiences.

The Snapdragon 730 is the first 7 series SoC from Qualcomm that brings certain features previously found only on the flagship 8 series chips. Quick Charge 4+ is supported too. The new chipsets come along with AI enhancements that were initially introduced with the higher-end Snapdragon 855 SoC. The Snapdragon 730G looks to further capitalize on the growth of mobile gaming with features specifically created to bolster graphic performance and power consumption.

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