Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 660 and 630 chipsets
Qualcomm announces its latest mid-range chipsets for future mobile devices — the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630.
The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the Snapdragon 653 while the Snapdragon 630 replaces the Snapdragon 626. Qualcomm’s main goal for its 600-tier processor is to bring high-end features found on it flagship chipsets to the mid-range market and that’s what they did with the new silicon.
Qualcomm brings its Spectra camera ISP, Kryo CPU, and Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX) to these new chipsets. These features were previously exclusive to the Snapdragon 800-series processors.
Other new features include support for Bluetooth 5.0, Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 LTE modem (up to 600Mbps down), 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi, iris scanning, and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.
As for its graphics processing unit (GPU), The Snapdragon 660 gets a 30 percent improvement over its predecessor with the Adreno 512, while the Snapdragon 630 has the Adreno 508.
The Snapdragon 660 platform is available now while the Snapdragon 630 platform is expected to ship towards the end of this month.