Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665: Qualcomm unveils three mobile processors for mid-range and high-end devices
Qualcomm has just unveiled three new mobile platforms that "are designed to exceed customer expectations on delivering exciting experiences in artificial intelligence (AI), gaming, camera, and performance." The Snapdragon 730 and 730G are the direct successors to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, while the Snapdragon 665 is — as the name obviously suggests — an improved version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660.
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." These are their highlights:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 730: twice as fast than its predecessor, can capture 4K HDR videos in Portrait Mode (Bokeh) thanks to the Qualcomm Spectra 350 ISP, Qualcomm Adreno 618 graphics with Vulkan 1.1 support, WiFi 6 ready, X15 LTE modem for download speeds up to 800 Mbps
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G: 15 percent faster graphics than the 730, optimized for world's top-rated games, Jank Reducer for fewer janks in 30 fps gaming, Anti-Cheating Extensions, Wi-Fi latency manager, camera pipeline improvements
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 665: twice as fast AI on-device processing compared to its predecessor, Qualcomm Spectra 165 ISP with 48 MP camera support, Qualcomm Adreno 610 graphics with Vulkan 1.1 support, X12 LTE modem for download speeds up to 600 Mbps
Since Qualcomm says that the first commercial devices based on the three aforementioned chips should be available in mid-2019, it would not be surprising to see the first unofficial benchmarks of these chips showing up in the coming weeks. These being said, we should probably get ready for a wave of mid-range handsets focused on gaming thanks to the Snapdragon 730G.