Introducing four new Qualcomm chipsets: from Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G to SD695, SD480 Plus 5G and SD680 4G
The chipsets introduced this time should be considered an update on the previous examples of these three families and In almost all four cases, we face mild and not significant changes. Snapdragon 778G Plus is the most advanced model in this group, which according to the name is expected to change slightly compared to SD778G. Snapdragon 695 5G compared to SD662 have been improved in some cases, and the most important news about it is the change in lithography to 6nm. The latest and lowest-ranking chipset is called Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, which is an important change compared to Snapdragon 480 5G belongs to the support of the fifth generation mmWave network.
Next with We will learn more about each of these mobile processors.
Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G
In introducing this processor, Qualcomm called it a continuation of Snapdragon 778G introduces with enhanced GPU and CPU performance, which for It is designed to provide an advanced level of mobile gaming, artificial intelligence acceleration and a stunning photo and video experience. In practice, however, passing these exaggerated definitions, the Snapdragon 778G Plus is still an advanced mid-range processor with 6nm lithography, consisting of 4 Kryo 670 cores (corresponding to Arm Cortex-A78) and 4 cores Cortex-A55 architectures, the maximum frequency of its more powerful cores has increased from 2.4 to 2.5 GHz
The Adreno 642L graphic of this processor does not show any change compared to before, but according to the manufacturer, with a 20% increase in performance Wormness has faced more than before. Other specifications of this processor remain the same compared to SD778G, including the Spectra 570 image signal processor with support for a single 192 megapixel camera (64 megapixels with zero shutter lag), internal fifth generation Snapdragon X53 5G modem, communication module Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 with Wi-Fi 6E support and the maximum screen resolution supported by Full HD+ with a refresh rate of 144 Hz.
Snapdragon 695 5G
Snapdragon 695 As you can guess from its name, a new version of Arm Cortex- A78, probably here Also, the newer A78 cores from Arm are used and compared to the Kryo 560 present in the Snapdragon 690 (according to the design Cortex-A77) we face a more advanced architecture on the side of more powerful cores. The frequency of these cores has now been changed from 2 GHz in SD690 to 2.2 GHz. With this change, Qualcomm claims a 15% improvement in CPU performance over the SD690; Something that is apparently related to the increase in the frequency of stronger cores.
The most important change in Snapdragon 695 is the graphics department It belongs to the upgrade from Adreno 619L to Adreno 619 and thus we get a 30% improvement in GPU performance. SD695 appears to be more successful than its previous generation in the field of energy consumption, because the lithography of its construction has reached 6 nm from the previous 8 nm. The video signal processor (ISP) in this chipset has also been changed from Spectra 355L to Spectra 346T, which is a 12-bit triple ISP. Phones equipped with this chipset support a 108-megapixel single camera (32-megapixel with zero shutter lag), a 16-megapixel dual camera and a 13-megapixel triple camera, and their maximum slow-motion resolution will be 720p/120fps. For comparison, it is not bad to know that the previous SD690 performed better in this field and supported slow motion 720p/240fps. Snapdragon 695 is out; The digital signal processor Hexagon 686 of this chipset is placed in a lower position compared to Hexagon 692 and we will probably face a lower quality in terms of artificial intelligence.
Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
In the near future 10 months since the introduction
Another important change in this series is to support the fifth generation communication network mmWave belongs to SD480 and now provides access to this high-speed network for cheap phones on the market. The Snapdragon X51 5G communication modem of this chipset has not changed, but we see changes in the maximum speeds supported by the presence of mmWave. Among these changes, we should mention the maximum upload speed of 5G network up to 1.5 Gbps, which was only 660 Mbps in SD480. Hexagon 686 digital signal processor, Spectra 345 video signal processor and FastConnect 6200 communication module have not changed in this chipset.
Snapdragon 680 4G
While almost all mobile chipset manufacturers including Qualcomm itself They have turned to manufacturing 5G processors at all levels from the low end of the market to the flagships, the introduction of a 4G chipset in the middle level seems a bit strange at first glance, but in practice, some of the fourth generation phones in the market are still based on good specifications and competitive prices. , they experience high sales and Qualcomm apparently has no intention of handing over this side of the market to its traditional competitors. The first trump card of Snapdragon 680 belongs to its 6 nm lithography, which compared to the previous generations of this class, i.e. Snapdragon 678 and Snapdragon 662 with 11 nm lithography, an interesting feature and completely in favor of optimal battery consumption will be. In the processing part of this chipset, however, we do not encounter a very promising point where the Kryo 265 cores (which are probably based on the old Arm Cortex-A73 architecture like the previous Kryo 260), although with a higher frequency of 2.4 GHz, do not promise much power.
The graphics of this chipset is Adreno 610, which is no different from Snapdragon 662, but with a newer DSP called Hexagon 686 and better triple ISP It is called Spectra 346. The Snapdragon 680 supports a single camera with a resolution of 64 megapixels (32 megapixels with zero shutter lag), which were 48 and 25 megapixels respectively in the Snapdragon 662. The maximum resolution of the dual cameras of this chipset is 16 megapixels and it supports a combination of 5+13+13 megapixels in triple mode. Phones equipped with this chipset can have a full HD+ screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. Among the other changes of this chipset, it should be mentioned that the memory speed has been increased to 2,133MHz, which was the maximum of 1,866MHz in Snapdragon 662.
Snapdragon 680 is equipped with the fourth generation Snapdragon X11 LTE modem and the FastConnect 6100 module is another part of It forms communication options.
Qualcomm has not mentioned the exact time of presence of these chipsets in the market, but from HMD Global (franchisee of the brand Nokia), Honor, Motorola, Oppo, vivo and Xiaomi was mentioned as a supporting brand of this series, and thus these companies can be considered the first manufacturers of devices with the aforementioned chipsets.