Qualcomm introduces new Snapdragon 630, Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platforms
Qualcomm has introduced its all new Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660 mobile platforms. The company claims that they are designed to support a leap in performance supporting advanced photography and enhanced gaming, in addition to long battery life and fast LTE speeds for top-tier smartphones and tablets. The Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform is now shipping and the Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform will begin shipping towards the end of May.
Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 660 offers up to 30 percent higher graphics performance and twice the LTE and Wi-Fi downlink speed compared to the prior generation. It is based on 14nm process and uses Kryo 260 cores. It supports displays up to QHD (2K) resolution as well along with an improved Adreno 512 GPU, which is a significant upgrade over the Adreno 510 on Snapdragon 653 SoC. Snapdragon 660 also includes the X12 LTE modem which is reportedly designed to support mobile industry leading connectivity with LTE download speeds up to 600 Mbps, integrated 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO, and RF front end technologies. Just as the Snapdragon 660, the Snapdragon 630 is also based on the 14nm process. It offers up to 30 percent increase in the GPU performance than …read more