Qualcomm is coming out with a bang by announcing 4 new mid-range Snapdragon Chipsets. The company here has focused on making them 5G but newer support for 4G is also available. Here is everything you need to know.
Snapdragon Chipsets for Mid-Range Smartphones
There are 2 completely new models here while the other two are the ‘Plus’ versions of previously available chipsets.
The original 480 is a great chipset that brought 5G to many mid-range smartphones. The 480+ only makes things better. The Snapdragon 480+ is still an 8nm chip with Kryo 460 CPU cores and an Adreno 619 GPU. The CPU runs at 2.2 GHz (up from 2.0 GHz). This chip can drive 1080p+ displays at up to 120Hz refresh rate. The X51 modem on the 480+ supports both sub-6 and mmWave 5G networks for next-gen connectivity.
Don’t let the bigger number fool you here, because the 680 maxes out at a 4G LTE modem, no 5G here. On the internal side, it uses Kryo 265 CPU cores, and an Adreno 610 GPU. The most notable upgrade will be that the camera will be catered to by a triple ISP, a Spectra 346. This, in simple words, will produce better images with better AI and recognition.
This is the bigger brother to the 690. This one comes with the 5G mmWave support. This should make the new chip popular with carriers that are promoting their mmWave networks, but there are also some other notable upgrades. The Snapdragon 695 improves CPU performance by up to 15% and GPU performance by up to 30%.
It moves up to the Kryo 660 (560 for the older chip) and the Adreno 619 (619L on the older). Another major part of the upgrades is the node – this is a 6 nm chip, replacing the older 8 nm chip, which should be a blessing for energy efficiency.
The original 778G was a really popular chipset among mid-range devices. Many Samsungs and Xiaomi’s used this one, and it was a decent chipset. Now, the 778G+ bumps things up a notch. This chip uses the new Kryo 670 Prime core that runs at 2.5 GHz (up from 2.4 GHz). The Adreno 642L GPU has been given a boost getting 20% higher performance. The rest is as before, meaning an X53 5G modem, a triple IPS (Spectra 570L) etc.
So, what do you guys think about the new mid-range Snapdragon Chipsets? Share your thoughts in the comments below.