Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 778G+, Snapdragon 695, Snapdragon 480+, and Snapdragon 680

Qualcomm has announced four new mobile platforms – Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G, 695 5G, 480 Plus 5G, and 680 4G across high-, mid-, and entry-tiers. The company says that these mobile platforms will offer increased performance and capabilities to provide OEMs with additional options to help meet the existing demand.

Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G Mobile Platform

The Snapdragon 778G Plus 6nm SoC, is an enhanced version of Snapdragon 778G with boosted GPU and CPU performance. This has Qualcomm Kryo 670 CPU that brings higher performance up to 2.5 GHz compared to 2.4 GHz in the 778G. There is Adreno 642L GPU, which will deliver up to 20% faster graphics rendering compared to the previous generation, says the company. Other specifications remain the same.

Snapdragon 695 5G Mobile Platform

The Snapdragon 695 8nm SoC is the successor to last year’s Snapdragon 690 Mobile Platform that uses Qualcomm Kryo 660 CPU with up to 2.2 GHz clock speeds compared to 2 GHz Kryo 560 cores in the predecessor that promises up to 15% improvement from previous generation.

It also has Qualcomm Adreno 619 GPU that promises up to 30% GPU performance increase compared to the predecessor. Unlike the Snapdragon 690 which only has sub-6 5G support, this also brings mmWave 5G support to the 6 Series.

Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G Mobile Platform

The Snapdragon 480G Plus 8nm SoC, is an enhanced version of Snapdragon 480 with boosted GPU and CPU performance. This has Qualcomm Kryo 480 CPU that brings higher performance up to 2.2 GHz compared to 2 GHz in the 480. There is Adreno 619 GPU, which is the fastest in the 4-series, says the company. Other specifications remain the same.

Snapdragon 680 4G Mobile Platform

The new Snapdragon 680 6nm SoC uses Qualcomm Kryo 265 CPU with up to 2.4 GHz clock speeds, Qualcomm Adreno 610 GPU, Qualcomm Spectra 346 Triple ISP, and Snapdragon X11 LTE Modem. Qualcomm says that the 6nm SoC will offer 20% improvement to overall battery performance since the predecessor. It also has Quick Charge 3.0 support.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Mobile Platform specifications

  • Octa-Core – 2.4GHz Kryo 265 (performance) (CA73) + Kryo 265 (efficiency) (CA53) CPUs
  • 6nm LPP process technology
  • Up to 8GB memory, 2×16 bit LPDDR4x 2133MHz, eMMC, UFS 2.2
  • Qualcomm Adreno 610 GPU
  • Qualcomm Spectra 346 (Triple 12-bit) ISP– Up to 32 MP single camera, Up to 16+16 MP dual camera, Up to 13+13+5 MP triple camera  @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag and Multi-Frame Noise Reduction
  • Supports up to FHD+ (2520×1080 pixel) 90Hz displays
  • Snapdragon X11 LTE Modem, Cat 13/13 speeds of up to 390 Mbps down/150 Mbps up via 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation, up to 256-QAM downlink, 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation, up to 64-QAM uplink
  • Qualcomm Hexagon 686 DSP, Hexagon Vector eXtensions, Hexagon Scalar Accelerator,  Qualcomm Sensing Hub, Ultra low power hub for audio, voice and sensors, Supports multiple hardware accelerated always-on voice assistants, Multi-mic far-field detection and echo
  • Up to Up to 1080p video playback @ 60 fps, 1080p @ 60 FPS capture, Slow-motion video capture at 720p @ 30 FPS, H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP8, VP9
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wave 2 with MU-MIMO 1×1, Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, NavIC, GPS (L1/L5), QZSS, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C, NFC
  • Supported Cellular Technologies: LTE FDD, LTE, TDD, WCDMA (DC-HSDPA, HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, EVDO, DMA 1x, GSM/EDGE, LTE Dual SIM Dual Standby, VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS), CSFB to 3G and 2G, Wi-Fi calling with call continuity between LTE and Wi-Fi, Qualcomm® Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning, High-power transmit (HPUE)
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology

OEMs that will use the new Qualcomm SoCs

  • After using Snapdragon 480 SoC in Nokia X10, X20 and XR20 phones, HMD Global has confirmed that it will use Snapdragon 480 Plus in its phones
  • HONOR said that it is looking forward to launching new devices based on the new Snapdragon mobile platforms
  • OPPO confirmed that it will launch a device based on the Snapdragon 695 in the coming months
  • vivo said that it will launch newly announced Snapdragon Mobile Platforms in its coming devices
  • Xiaomi will use 778G Plus 5G and Snapdragon 695 5G Mobile Platforms in its devices
  • Motorola will use new Snapdragon mobile platforms into its upcoming 5G and 4G device portfolio

Surprisingly, realme didn’t reveal any details about its plans to use these chips in its phones.

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