Qualcomm at the MWC 2018 announced Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series with on-device Artificial Intelligence with multi-core Qualcomm AI Engine offering 2x improvements compared to Snapdragon 600 Series. This will bring features and performance previously only available in the premium Snapdragon 800 Mobile Platform Series, says Qualcomm.
In addition to AI, this also brings improved camera, device performance and power, supported by the heterogeneous compute power of premium features including the Qualcomm Spectra ISP, Qualcomm Kryo CPU, Qualcomm Hexagon Vector Processor and Qualcomm Adreno Visual Processing subsystem to offer up to 30% improvements in power efficiency, and better performance and battery life compared to Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform.
It will also offer ultra-fast LTE, carrier Wi-Fi features, as well as enhanced Bluetooth 5. The Snapdragon 700 Series Mobile Platforms is expected to be available for OEMs in the first half of 2018, so we can expected new 700 Series SoCs sometime in Q2 2018.
Commenting on the new Snapdragon 700 series, Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, said:
The Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series will bring premium tier technologies and features into more affordable devices, something our global OEM customers and consumers are demanding. From our cutting-edge Qualcomm AI Engine to superior camera, device performance and power, the Snapdragon 700 Series is optimized to support the experiences consumers have come to expect from the most advanced mobile devices at a lower price point.