Qualcomm has just released three new chipsets for its entry-level line-up. What we have here are the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, 730, and 730G.
Let’s start with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. Just like its predecessor, the Snapdragon 660, this new chipset consists of four Kyro 260 (ARM Cortex-A73) performance cores and another four Kyro 269 (ARM Cortex-A53) efficiency cores. However, it’s worth noting that the Kyro 260s only maxes out at 2GHz instead of 2.2GHz.
The key improvements here is seen on the actual build. The Snapdragon 665 is made from an 11nm LPP process, which can provide better battery efficiency and lower cost.
It also has a more powerful Adreno 610 GPU, Hexagon 686 DSP, and a Spectra 165 ISP that can support new camera specs such as a single 48-megapixel sensors, or triple rear camera configurations.
Next stop, we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730. This one is built on an 8nm LPP process, which is close to their flagship 7nm Snapdragon 855 chipset. It consists of two Kyro 470 (ARM Cortex-A76) performance and six ARM Cortex-A55 efficiency cores. The former have speeds of up to 2.2GHz, while the latter is at 1.8GHz.
Much like the Snapdragon 665, the 730 will have improved graphics performance as it now comes with an Adreno 618 GPU. There’s also the Hexagon 688 DSP and a Spectra 350 ISP that can handle a single 36-megapixel camera, [email protected] slow-mo and 4K HDR video recording.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G is pretty much identical to the standard 730. But with this one, you’re getting 15% better graphics performance thanks to the higher clock speeds.
As per Qualcomm, we’ll start to see devices that have these latest chipsets to arrive in the next couple of months.