Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 700 series:
Qualcomm’s new SoC Snapdragon 700 series bridges the gap between the mid-range 600 series and the high-end 800 processor line. The new chips focus on AI and increase efficiency without compromising performance.
Qualcomm has announced a new 700 series of processors for mobile phones at the MWC 2018. This series is designed to stand between the high-end chips of the 800 series and the mid-range phones of the 600 series. This allows some of the high-end features to be transferred to premium mid-range phones.
AI features in Snapdragon 700 series:
The high-end features include AI, more energy management efficiency, as well as performance improvements.
According to the Qualcomm:
“The Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series will bring premium tier technologies and features into more affordable devices”
While the 600 series smartphones (like the new ZenFone 5 duo) come with their own AI enhancements, the Snapdragon 700 series will double AI processing speeds compared to the contemporary Snapdragon 660. In addition, you will use 30 percent less consumption of power to give the same result.
Better GPU, improved camera performance in SD700 series:
Users can also expect to see improved connectivity through Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi features of the operator, fast charging (courtesy of Quick Charge 4.0) which allows you to charge 0-50% in only 15 minutes. You can expect better power delivery through Kryo cores, instead of the conventional Cortex cores, along with improved graphics thanks to the newer Adreno GPUs.
The camera’s improvements, which are often under the spotlight when talking about artificial intelligence, should be further enhanced when combined with Qualcomm’s ISP Spectra Module ISP depth detection and more professional grade camera features.
SD 700 series availability:
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 series chips will be delivered in the first half of this year, which should bring the first batch of devices to market for the second half of this year. We should expect benchmarks, as well as cluster types, once the processor’s launch will approach.
The chips could be Qualcomm’s way of maintaining its first place in the market, where it faces growing competition from Samsung’s Exynos and Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin SoC line.