American Chip maker Qualcomm has unveiled its mid-range processors/chips for midrange devices. They’re the Snapdragon 665 and 8nm Snapdragon 730/G. This announcement was made at the 2019 Qualcomm AI day and the all-new Snapdragon 665 and Snapdragon 730 are designed for smartphones in the mid-range category.
The Snapdragon 665 is an upgrade to the popular Snapdragon 660. While the Snapdragon 730 is an upgrade and also a successor to the Snapdragon 710.
Snapdragon 665 and 8nm Snapdragon 730/G.
While making the announcement, the company says the new chipsets will make huge improvements. Especially in AI computing, imaging, and performance, especially with respect to gaming.
Smartphone gaming has become insanely popular in worldwide so the company is geared towards enhancing smartphone capabilities in that regard. Qualcomm says that it plans to release a new chip called the Snapdragon 730G—a Snapdragon 730 with an overclocked GPU and several gaming-centric features.
There’s a new trend right now in the tech industry which is to bring in the features in the high-end products down to the midrange products. Qualcomm claims that the new Snapdragon 730 comes loaded. It comes with most of the AI enhancements that come with the high end of 855. Another surprising thing is that the Snapdragon 665 pumps out huge power. Up to twice the on-device AI processing compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 660. It also offers improved power saving feature. Big thanks to an 11nm FinFET process technology compared to the 14nm Snapdragon 660.
Devices that will feature the new Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G are expected to launch in mid-2019 which is quite soon. The company has already boasted that the all-new Snapdragon 665 can support triple rear camera setups. These include a telephoto, wide-angle, and super-wide angle lens, and that the ISP is capable of handling 48MP snapshots. Although these features are also present in its predecessor. The Snapdragon 660 as we’ve seen in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. To make things even more interesting, the company has partnered with Morpho, a company specializing in image processing, to bring support for their MovieSolid video stabilization software.