Qualcomm has recently announced a completely brand new Mobile chipset, called Snapdragon 700-series. The Snapdragon 710 SoC is a Qualcomm’s attempt at some of the most in-demand premium features from high-end chipsets like the Snapdragon 845 into new flagships.
Let’s break it down a little:
Snapdragon 710 chipset is equipped with a dedicated multi-core AI engine. According to Qualcomm, the new SoC delivers up to 2x performance enhancements in AI-based apps comparing to the Snapdragon 660 SoC. The Mobile Platform takes advantage of heterogeneous computing with its big.LITTLE. It is utilized by 2 powerful Cortex-A75 cores, and 6 low-powered Cortex-A55 cores for running AI applications quickly and more efficiently.
Spectra 250 ISP
The Snapdragon 710 is the first Snapdragon chipset (except for Snapdragon 800-series) to come with 2nd-gen Spectra ISP. The Spectra 250 ISP on the Snapdragon 710 will be able to make use of single 32MP sensors, or dual 20MP sensors. Additionally, the ISP enhances low-light images. The new ISP takes better photos in smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC.
Adreno 616 GPU
The new Adreno 616 GPU of Snapdragon 710 can do a lot of things, even including 4K HDR playback. The Adreno 616 GPU will not just support playing back 4K HDR content, but will also reduce up to with 40% in power consumption, as compared to the last -year Snapdragon 660 processor.
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With the new X15 LTE modem integrated into the Snapdragon 710, it allows faster downlink and uplink speeds than the X12 modem inside the Snapdragon 660 SoC. The X15 LTE modem will allow getting downlink speeds up to 800Mbps and uplink speeds up to 300Mbps. In comparison, the X12 LTE modem in Snapdragon 660 SoC can only achieve downlink speeds of 600Mbps and uplink speeds of 150Mbps.
Although it’s not as fast as the X20 LTE on Snapdragon 845, as it can achieve Gigabit downlink speeds, Android phones equipped the Snapdragon 710 will not just benefit from the X15 modem but also the fact that the processor comes with 4×4 MIMO up to 70% faster download speeds in weak connection condition.
The Snapdragon 710 also supports Bluetooth 5.0 technology and especially Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus, which lets users use wireless earphones, which don’t have a wire between the earbuds.
The Snap 710 is built on a smaller 10nm process (the only chipset outside the Snapdragon 800-series built on a 10nm process), and it also offers a higher power efficiency than its predecessor Snapdragon 660, which was built on the older 14nm process.
The chipset will come with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 technology, that allows users to get a 50% battery just in 15 minutes.
The Snapdragon 710 processor is now available for OEMs, and it will need a time before it is integrated into Android smartphones. According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 710 chipset will be found in devices released in the second quarter of 2018.