- Qualcomm has launched four new chipsets
- The Snapdragon 778G+ has arrived an incremental update over the existing Snapdragon 778G
- It also announced Snapdragon 695, Snapdragon 680, and Snapdragon 480+
The Snapdragon 778G+, Snapdragon 695, Snapdragon 680, and Snapdragon 480+ chipsets have been announced by Qualcomm. Except for the Snapdragon 680, the other three chipsets are updated versions of existing SoCs such as the Snapdragon 778G, Snapdragon 690, and Snapdragon 480.
Qualcomm is expected to announce the next Snapdragon 8-series processor in December. This chipset will power the flagship Android phones arriving in 2022. It appears that the Snapdragon 778G Plus will be the next most powerful chipset after the Snapdragon 8-series SoCs. It is expected to power premium mid-range devices. The Snapdragon 690 will be available on more affordable 5G phones. The Snapdragon 680 is designed for 4G-enabled mid-range phones. Lastly, the Snapdragon 480 Plus will be seen on cheaper 5G handsets.
Snapdragon 778G Plus specifications
The Snapdragon 778G Plus is a 6nm chipset that features a Kryo 670 Prime core working at 2.5Ghz. It comparison, the prime core of the Snapdragon 778G is clocked at 2.4GHz. Qualcomm claims that the Adreno 642L GPU offers 20 precent higher graphics performance. The rest of the specs of the Snapdragon 778G+ such as 5G mode, wireless connectivity, AI capabilities, etc are identical to the SD778G chip. The SoC is focused on delivering an enhanced mobile gaming experience and accelerated AI for an improved photography and videography experience.
Snapdragon 695 specifications
The Snapdragon 690 was an 8nm chip, whereas the newly unveiled Snapdragon 695 is a 6nm SoC. While the Snapdragon 690 lacked support mmWave 5G networks, the newly announced Snapdragon 695 supports it. The Snapdragon 695 features a Kryo 660 CPU and Adreno 619 GPU instead of Kryo 560 and Adreno 619L that were available on the SD690. It promises a 15 percent improvement in CPU performance and 30 percent increased performance in the GPU department.
Snapdragon 680 specifications
Built for 4G phones, the Snapdragon 680 is a 6nm chip. It is equipped with Kryo 265 CPU cores and an Adreno 610 GPU. It also supports Spectra 346 triple ISPs, which makes it possible for the SoC to process image data of three cameras simultaneously. It is equipped with support for up to 90Hz FHD+ displays, Snapdragon X11 LTE modem, QC3 support, and offers an optimised gaming experience.
Snapdragon 480+ specifications
The Snapdragon 480 Plus will be Qualcomm’s second Snapdragon 4-series chip after the Snapdragon 480 to feature a 5G modem. Like the Snapdragon 480, the Snapdragon 480+ is an 8nm chip with Kryo CPU cores and an Adreno 619 GPU. Its prime core offers faster clocking speeds of up 2.2GHz instead of 2.0GHz. it also promises faster GPU performance. The Snapdragon 480+ can drive up to 120hz FHD+ displays and includes the Snapdragon X51 modem, which supports sub-6 and mmWave 5G networks. Its other features include the Spectra 345 ISP and Quick Charge 4+.
The above-mentioned Snapdragon chips will power smartphones from brands like Nokia, Xiaomi, Honor, Motorola, OPPO, and Vivo. Qualcomm that the 5G phones powered by the new Snapdragon chips will debut in Q4 this year.