Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G chipsets.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G chipsets.

Companies like Qualcomm, MediaTek have been rivaling each other to give us users better SoC's every then and now.
Qualcomm has announced three new semi flagship processors in the mid-range category namely the Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G Which are the successors to the Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 712.













Snapdragon 665

The Snapdragon 665 is an Octacore processor with 4 high powered cores running at 2 GHz and 4 low powered cores running at 1.8GHz.
Designed like a KRYO 260 custom core like its predecessor the Snapdragon 660. But with a difference in the fabrication process as unlike the 660 which
was based on 14nm, this one is based on 11nm technology. Which will lead to better power efficiency and reduced battery consumption. Qualcomm has also updated the
GPU from Adreno 512 to Adreno 610 in order to provide better graphics and gaming results. Other subliminal changes include the DSP which has been upgraded to the hexagon
686 from the hexagon 680 and The ISP which has been improved as well.
Qualcomm is also optimistic about better camera and AI performance.

Key specifications.
150 Mbps max Upload, 600 Mbps max download.
Triple camera support.
hexagon vector eXtensions.
Vulkan 1.1 savings.
3rd gen Qualcomm AI engine.
4k30 video capture.
Qualcomm x12 Modem.



The Snapdragon 660 powered various budget-ranged devices like the LG Q6, Redmi 6 pro, Honor 8C, etc.
No new phones with the Snapdragon 665 have been announced yet.

Snapdragon 730 and 730G

Qualcomm also introduced the Snapdragon 730 and 730G. Which unlike the subliminal changes in the 665, bring massive upgrades in all departments. These come with a brand new
KRYO 470 cores design. These too are Octa-core processors with 2 cores running at 2.2 GHz and 6 low powered cores running at 1.8 GHz. These are also Qualcomm's first ever CPU's
based on the 8nm fabrication process. The GPU has been upgraded from the Adreno 616 to the Adreno 618. In general, These are designed to give way better gaming, battery, camera, and AI performance
The DSP and ISP have been upgraded to Hexagon 688 and Spectra 350 respectively.

Key specifications.
CV-ISP.
4k HDR with portrait mode.
4k video capture.
3D face unlock.
Multiple camera support.
MCTF video capture.
Qualcomm x15 Modem.
HEIF file capture.
Up to 48 megapixels, MNFR.
Up to 192 megapixels snapshot.



The difference between the two is that the Snapdragon 730G focuses more on gaming section and comes with an overclocked GPU, which may or may not lead to a faster battery drain.
We can expect new smartphones based on these SoC's to be announced in the coming months.

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