As promised, Qualcomm has officially took off the wraps from its next-generation mid-range chipsets for mobile devices. Although we expected to see three new chips, the company announced only two, successors of last year’s Snapdragon 653 and Snapdragon 626. The chipsets offer more power, more features, faster connectivity and better battery life.

The Snapdragon 660 and 630 support up to 8 GB of RAM and feature the X12 LTE modem, Bluetooth 5, new Quick Charge 4, specialized chips for machine learning, improved camera processing, and were built with a 14nm process.

The Snapdragon 660 has an eight-core Kryo 260 CPU and an Adreno 512 GPU, while the Snapdragon 630 has eight Cortex A53 cores and an Adreno 508 GPU. The former offers 20% better CPU and 30% better GPU performance. There is no word on when the devices powered by these chipsets will be out.

Highlights of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform

Octa-Core – Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs
14nm FinFET process technology
Up to 8GB memory, 2×16 LPDDR4x 1866MHz, eMMC, UFS, USB 3.1
Integrated X12 LTE, Qualcomm All Mode with support for all seven cellular modes, and support for: VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS), CSFB to 3G and 2G, Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) with LTE
call continuity
Cat 12/13 speeds of up to 600 Mbps down/150 Mbps up via 3x20MHz downlink, 2X20MHz uplink
Support for LTE Broadcast, LTE Dual SIM, VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling with LTE call continuity, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS)
Qualcomm Adreno 512 GPU
Hexagon 680 DSP with Hexagon vector extensions
Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP – Up to 24 MP single camera, Up to 16 MP dual camera
Qualcomm Clear Sight camera features, Hybrid Autofocus, Optical
Zoom, Zero Shutter Lag
Supports up to Quad High Definition (2560×1600) displays
4K capture at 30fps, Hardware HEVC (H.265) encode and decode
Dual-band 802.11ac with MU-MIMO 2×2, GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, and SBAS and Bluetooth 5
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4technology

Highlights of Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform

Octa-Core – Quad 2.2GHz Cortex A53 + Quad 1.8GHz Cortex A53 CPUs
14nm process technology
Up to 8GB memory, 2×16 LPDDR4x 1333 MHz, eMMC, UFS, USB 3.1
Integrated X12 LTE, Qualcomm All Mode with support for all seven cellular modes, and support for: VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS), CSFB to 3G and 2G, Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) with LTE
call continuity
Cat 12/13 speeds of up to 600 Mbps down/150 Mbps up via 3x20MHz downlink, 2X20MHz uplink
Qualcomm Adreno 508 GPU
Hexagon 680 DSP with Always aware technology
Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP – Up to 24 MP single camera, Up to 13 MP dual camera
Qualcomm Clear Sight camera features, Hybrid Autofocus, Optical
Zoom, Zero Shutter Lag
Supports up to QXGA (1920 x 1200) displays
4K capture at 30fps, Hardware HEVC (H.265) encode and decode
Dual-band 802.11ac with MU-MIMO 1×1, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, and SBAS and Bluetooth 5
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4technology

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