Qualcomm announces new 700-tier Snapdragon processors

Qualcomm today announced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Mobile processor, the first processor in the new 700-tier portfolio which will bring some flagship features to mid-range smartphones. The new Snapdragon 710 processor will offer significant performance improvements over the previous mid-tier Snapdragon 600 series processors.

Key features:

  • AI: The new platform transforms the smartphone into a customized experience for users across camera and voice, powered by a multi-core AI Engine, delivering up to 2X overall performance improvements in AI applications, as compared to Snapdragon 660.
  • Capture: The new Qualcomm Spectra 250 ISP supports enhancements in capturing photos and videos with superior low light photography, noise reduction, fast autofocus, image stabilization, smooth zoom and real-time bokeh effects. It will support resolutions with up to 32MP single ISP and 20MP dual ISP. Additionally, the AI Engine in the Snapdragon 710 supports smooth, speedy video style transfer, deep portrait modes and Face ID / Unlock with active depth sensing.
  • Display: The Snapdragon 710 features 4K HDR playback for viewing HDR videos and apps.
  • Connectivity: The Snapdragon 710 features the new Snapdragon X15 LTE modem, a Category 15 LTE modem that supports up to 800 Mbps download speeds. It also features Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus to support wire-free listening experiences without wires between the left and right earbuds.
  • Performance and Battery: Due to enhancements to the Adreno 616 Visual Processing Subsystem architecture, Snapdragon 710-based devices can expect to see up to 40% reduction in power consumption for both gaming and 4K HDR video playback, as well as a 20% reduction in power consumption when streaming video, when compared to Snapdragon 660. Additionally, the new Kryo 360 architecture will support up to a 20% overall uplift in performance, 25% faster web browsing and 15% faster app launch times, compared to the Snapdragon 660.

The Snapdragon 710 processor is available for OEMs today and is expected to be found in smartphones in the second quarter of 2018.

Source: Qualcomm

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