Between Snapdragon 845 and Snapdragon 660, the latest Qualcomm chipset family comes, the Snapdragon 700 series. The introduction of this smartphone hardware will mean that it will showcase all the things that make the Snapdragon 800 and 600 superb series and incorporate them into single silicon for inclusion in smartphones future. If you want to know more about the Snapdragon 700 series, here are the full details of what has been mentioned by Qualcomm and other leaks so far related to the specifications and features.
Snapdragon 700 - Fabrication Process, Custom Cores, Performance, and More Details
Qualcomm has not released the details of the current 710 Snapdragon fabrication but our instinct is that it will be made on a 14nm FinFET LPP process similar to Snapdragon 660 (detailed list of specifications given below). After all, Qualcomm intends this series to attract companies that will release more affordable devices in the future as it will cost them less to buy them.
Producing SoCs on a 10nm FinFET node is a very complicated and expensive process and companies like Qualcomm are designing their own chips but need to get silicon from TSMC and Samsung, cost management will be crucial for future growth.
However, the fabless chip manufacturer does say that compared to Snapdragon 660, the Snapdragon 700 series will be able to achieve twice the AI performance and 30 percent better power efficiency. Unfortunately, Qualcomm has not provided specific numbers or numbers to justify the '30 percent difference 'and we do not know if it will only belong to Snapdragon 710 or other SoCs in the same family.
Specification Snapdragon 660
- Processor: Four Kryo 2.20GHz 260 cores + Four 1.8GHz Kryo 260 cores
- GPU: Adreno 512 runs at 850MHz
- Memory: Dual-channel LPDDR4 at 1866MHz (bandwidth bandwidth 29.9GB / s)
- LTE Modem: Snapdragon X12 LTE (Cat 12 with downlink 600Mbps and 150Mbps uplink)
- Wi-Fi adapter: 802.11ac Wave 2 (maximum throughput of 867Mbps)
- ISP: 14-bit Spectra 160, single 24MP camera support, dual-16MP support, zero shutter lag, with hybrid autofocus, and optical zoom
- Bluetooth support: Bluetooth 5.0
- Qualcomm Quick Charge Support: Quick Charge 4.0
- Fabrication Process: 14nm LPP (Low Power Plus)
Snapdragon 660 approached Snapdragon 821 in AnTuTu but a knock was beaten at Geekbench. Although this is just a benchmark and should not be a driver for real-world performance, this comparison can provide a decent amount of a sign that the Snapdragon 710 might be in line with Snapdragon 835 performance, possibly beating the flagship SoC last year in some benchmarks while being defeated in some.
If you look at the detailed hardware specifications of Snapdragon 660, it is essentially a stripped down version of Snapdragon 835. Perhaps the Snapdragon 710 is probably a stripped down variant of Snapdragon 845 and it will also feature Kryo's custom cores.
However, a new leak suggests that Snapdragon 710 will be shipped with a 2 + 6 CPU combo. Surprisingly, there are only 2 'Performance' Kryo cores while the number of 'Efficient' cores has been upgraded to 6. Maybe we can expect higher clock speeds on core performance while reducing the number of cores this adds to extended battery life.
It is also important to note that not many manufacturers are choosing to use Snapdragon 660 on their device and only a handful of models ie Nokia 7 Plus have it. Either, the makers of this phone are aware that Qualcomm will eventually bridge the performance gap and efficiency of the Snapdragon 800 and 600 series by introducing a newer family or simply because Snapdragon 660 is seen by them as an expensive purchase compared to say, Snapdragon 630.
As for GPU, Snapdragon 710 will feature Adreno 615 with frequency between 430MHz-700MHz. Quick Charge 4+ support will also be provided, where the device being charged using certified electrical bricks will be charged up to 50 percent of the total battery capacity in just 15 minutes (based on internal tests that charge 2750mAh battery and use maximum power for the 40C thermal limit for all charging applications).
Snapdragon 710 and its Future Competitors
Snapdragon 710 may be a direct reply to Helix PT MediaTek and Samsung Exynos 9610. Both of these SoC competitors have AI capabilities and will be available at a cheaper price to force mobile manufacturers to use future offers.
The Helio P60 is MediaTek's answer to capture the mid-range chipset market because it claims that the SoC can deliver performance up to 70 percent higher than Helio P23 while showing 25 percent better energy savings in heavy-weight situations and power savings of up to 12 percent overall. Chinese phone manufacturers like Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, and others are pleased with MediaTek's efforts, and that of course has given Qualcomm a big shock in the head to bring in worthy competitors.
The chipmakers have realized that all revenue is not present in the high-end SoC range, so it's important to have something that will present companies with less compromise and more benefits when they market their phones. Since most of you are aware, Snapdragon 855 will be the first 7nm product introduced by Qualcomm but the price will surely be a surprising experience for many manufacturers thanks to an expensive manufacturing process.
Please note that there is currently no information in the fragment, but we will keep you up to date as soon as possible with the Snapdragon 700 series. In conclusion, tell us what other features you would expect from Qualcomm's latest chipset family.
Let's start a healthy discussion on the comments soon.
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