Qualcomm has announced during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 that they will be launching the Snapdragon 700, their own mid-range chip which has AI capabilities.
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The company stated that the Snapdragon 700 will contain Kyro CPU cores, Adreno GPU, and an A.I. supported by the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine, Hexagon DSP. The chip will be able to learn voice and speech, provide fast LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 as well as improve battery life without having to change the device’s applications or settings. As for its charging, it will contain the Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ with up to 50% charge in 15 minutes. It can also enhance the device’s camera capabilities.
According to the Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President and general manager of Qualcomm Technologies,
“The Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series will bring premium tier technologies and features into more affordable devices, something our global OEM customers and consumers are demanding. From our cutting-edge Qualcomm AI Engine, to superior camera, device performance and power, the Snapdragon 700 Series is optimized to support the experiences consumers have come to expect from the most advanced mobile devices at a lower price point.”
The first Snapdragon chips is planned to be delivered to commercial customers in the first half of this year. The exact specifications of the Snapdragon 700 series has not been revealed for now but Qualcomm has promised that it has two times better AI computations compared to the Snapdragon 660 as well as an faster performance and battery life.