Not far from the truth! Lets make welcome to the new Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips that is especially launched for middle ranged phones. These will be succeeding the Snapdragon 653 and the Snapdragon 626.
Snapdragon 660, which is based on the Kryo architecture, boasts a 20 percent CPU performance increase and a 30 percent GPU boost. It supports resolutions up to 2560 x 1440.
The Snapdragon 630, based on ARM Cortex-A53 designs, improves on the 625 with a 10 percent faster CPU and a 30 percent faster GPU. Its maximum resolution is 1080p.
Both new platforms are manufactured using Qualcomm’s 14-nanometer process and support 4K playback/recording, up to 8GB of RAM, Bluetooth 5, and sport low-level graphics API Vulkan. Thanks to support for the company’s Quick Charge 4, they can be juiced up from flat to 50 percent in just 15 minutes.
Some of the smartphones that are rumored to be powered by Snapdragon 660 include OPPO R11, Samsung Galaxy C10, Sony Xperia X Ultra, Vivo X9s Plus, Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2, Xiaomi Mi Max 2, and Nokia 7/8.
For Cameras and Photography
The chips use Qualcomm’s Spectra 160 image signal processor (ISP) to increase the quality of photos through more natural skin tones and better low-light images. The 660 is a slightly better in this department, with support for two 16 megapixel cameras – the 630 can only support two 13MP sensors – and improved processing power from the Hexagon 680 DSP.
The 630 and 660 include a Qualcomm X12 modem combined with a new RF transceiver that allows downlink data rates of up to 600Mbps. The 660 also comes with 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
The Snapdragon 660 is already shipping while the 630 will ship towards the end of May. Mid-range smartphones featuring the chips are expected to arrive later this year.