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Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665: Qualcomm unveils three mobile processors for mid-range and high-end devices

Qualcomm's three new mobile chips Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, 730, and 730G (Source: AndroidPIT)
Qualcomm's three new mobile chips (Source: AndroidPIT)
While the Snapdragon 730 and 730G (a 730 "for the elite gamer") are both direct successors to the Snapdragon 710 mobile platform, the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 comes as the only heir of the Snapdragon 660. The first devices to use these three new mobile platforms will hit the market this summer.

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. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-04- 9 (Update: 2019-04- 9)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.