Qualcomm Introduces New Smartphone Chips Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665

Qualcomm Introduces New Smartphone Chips Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665


In early December, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 855, the new system-on-a-chip (SoC) for the latest high-end smartphones with an optional 5G modem. The chip is about the first available 5G smartphone Samsung Galaxy S10 5G installed. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665 have now also expanded its upper and middle-class chip families.

Snapdragon 730: AI, camera and gaming optimized
The mobile platforms will bring features such as advanced AI, exceptional gaming and advanced camera features to a wider range of smartphones, said Qualcomm Product Management Vice President KedarKondap. Especially the Snapdragon 730 should bring so far only known from top smartphones functions in the cheaper upper class.

So the KI-Power is said to have doubled in the 730 compared to its predecessor. The installed in the SoC Hexagon 688 processor is dedicated to specifically AI tasks. For the first time in Qualcomm’s 7 Series, the Snapdragon 730 includes the Spectra 350, which is designed to improve camera capabilities dramatically. This will make it possible to record 4K HDR videos in portrait mode with bokeh. In addition, triple cameras will be supported in the future.

In the gaming area, the 730er SoC should provide better graphics and at the same time save energy. The Snapdragon 730 runs on the Octacore CPU Kryo 470, which allows up to 2.2 gigahertz. So should the SoC be one third faster than its predecessor? The 730G is an even more gaming-oriented version of the SoC with Adreno 618 GPU on board. According to Qualcomm, 15 percent more graphics power should be available here.

Also, the Snapdragon 665 should bring better performance in the areas of gaming, AI, and camera compared to its predecessors. With the eight-core CPU Kryo 460, the SoC clocks up to two gigahertz. First devices with the three new Snapdragon SoC are expected in the middle of this year.