Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 720G, 662, and 460 for mid-range and entry-level phones
In India, Qualcomm announced its new mobile platforms to address the “ongoing demand for 4G smartphones”. The latest Snapdragon 720G, SD 662, and SD 460 deliver improved mobile connectivity for gaming, huge performance gains, and select gaming features.
The mid-range gaming chipset brings select Elite Gaming features that are originally found on the Snapdragon 765G. This means the 720G features HDR gameplay, dynamic color range, and Qualcomm aptX Adaptive for high-quality, synchronize sound. Due to the addition of Spectra 350L ISP, phones sporting the new chipset enables HDR viewing and streaming. On top of that is the support for up to 192MP photos or up to 4K video capture. Expect stronger and more reliable internet connection, too, as the FastConnect 6200 subsystem virtually doubles both the Wi-Fi speed and range delivering up to 800Mbps download speed.
Threading the budget mid-range category is the Snapdragon 662. The improvement dwells more on the camera and AI capabilities of a device. The Spectra 340T paves the way for triple-camera setups while the Qualcomm AI Engine with Hexagon Vector Extensions enables AI features, such as night photography, face and voice authentication, and avatars.
Perhaps the most exciting thing Qualcomm has announced is the “gigantic leap in performance across the board” for the Snapdragon 460. The entry-level chipset, for the first time, is now using performance CPU cores and updated GPU architecture that offers up to 70% and 60% increased in performance, respectively. Camera-wise, the Spectra 340 ISP allows up to triple-camera setups while the Hexagon™ Vector eXtensions (HVX) allows for AI-based photo and voice assistance.
Global Vice President of Xiaomi India, Manu Jain, shared that it will be “one of the first brands” to globally launch a smartphone with the new SD 720G. Among those brands is Realme, also expecting to launch a new device with the said gaming chipset.