Qualcomm releases new processors as part of the Snapdragon Mobile Platform every year. Late last year, we reported that Qualcomm released its flagship chipset in the Snapdragon Mobile Platform which was Snapdragon 855. Now, the company has announced some new processors in its upper mid-range lineup. This new processors from Qualcomm are the Snapdragon 665, 730 and 730G. Obviously, these chipsets are launched in the Snapdragon 600 and 700 series processors respectively.
As far as Snapdragon 665 is concerned, it is the successor to Snapdragon 660 SoC. We know that Snapdragon’s 660 SoC has been hugely popular and can be seen in most of the midrangers from last year. Qualcomm says that its new Snapdragon 665 will bring improvements to AI, camera and gaming performance of these smartphones. Also, we should expect to see at least a few midrange smartphones with this chipset later this year.
On the other hand, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 and 730G are focused more on higher end devices in the market. We will likely see this chipset on smartphones in the upper midrange category under the sub-Rs. 30,000 category. Qualcomm claims that smartphones with these chips should be available by mid-2019. Snapdragon 665 is built on 11nm FinFET node while the Snapdragon 730 and 730G are based on 8nm node from Samsung.
On the Snapdragon 665, you get 4 cores clocked at 2.0GHz whereas other 4 cores are clocked at 1.8GHz. This chip supports displays upto Full HD+ resolutions so don’t expect to see a Snapdragon 665 powered smartphone with a Quad HD display. However, the Snapdragon 730G processor does support Quad HD+ resolution. Also, Snapdragon 730G supports HDR-10 display too.
We have seen the HDR-10 displays already on Nokia’s upper mid-range devices. As far as Snapdragon 730 and 730G, the later is said to be 20% more powerful. However, both the processors have 2 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and 6 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. Also, all these chipsets announced by Qualcomm support Bluetooth 5.0 as well.