Qualcomm Intros Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series
Qualcomm has introduced a new mobile platform designed to allow global OEMs to deliver premium features, such as On-Device Artificial Intelligence, in high-tier smartphones – the Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform.
The Snapdragon 700 series will include on-device AI supported by the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, improvements to the camera, device performance and power, as well as Qualcomm Spectra ISP, Qualcomm Kryo CPU, Qualcomm Hexagon Vector Processor and Qualcomm Adreno Visual Processing subsystem.
When it comes to AI, the Snapdragon 700 Series will come with the multi-core Qualcomm AI Engine delivering up to 2x improvements for on-device AI applications compared to the Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform.
For the camera department, the new chipset takes advantage of the Qualcomm Spectra ISP and offers improved image and video quality, including slow-motion and AI.
The Snapdragon 700 series also promises better performance and battery life compared to the Snapdragon 660 and will use Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology which is capable of giving devices up to 50% charge in only 15 minutes.
Connectivity-wise, the Snapdragon 700 tier supports ultra-fast LTE, carrier Wi-Fi features, as well as enhanced Bluetooth 5.
Qualcomm is sending commercial samples of the first Snapdragon 700 Series Mobile Platforms in the first half of 2018. We hope to see new devices sporting this new chipset by the end of 2018 or early 2019.