Qualcomm Unveiled Snapdragon 480+, 680, 695, 778G+; New Range Will Be Focused On Mid-range & Budget Smartphones

Qualcomm Unveiled Snapdragon 480+, 680, 695, 778G+; New Range Will Be Focused On Mid-range & Budget Smartphones

Qualcomm Unveiled Snapdragon 480+, 680, 695, 778G+; New Range Will Be Focused On Mid-range & Budget Smartphones

by November 2, 2021

A total of four new chipsets dubbed as SD 778G+, SD 695, SD 680, and SD 778G+ are launched by the US-based semiconductor giant, Qualcomm. Among the whole lineup, the Snapdragon 680 is an all-new System-on-Chip whereas the other three are basically the updated versions of their existing variants.

Another announcement from Qualcomm is expected in December where it will unveil the top-notch Snapdragon 800 series chipsets. These SoCs will be seen powering the flagship phones from a number of brands in the year 2022. The SD 778G+ will be the mightest after the flagship 800-series. This new chipset is next in line with last year’s SD 778G and will be focused on the mid-range smartphones that are offering premium features whereas the Snapdragon 695 will be playing behind the scenes of upcoming 5G smartphones in the affordable segment. The other two, SD 480+ and SD 680 will be powering the entry-level 5G and 4G smartphones, respectively.

Snapdragon 778G+: Key specs

The all-new Qualcomm chipset is built on a 6nm structure paired with prime core Kryo 670. The SoC will be clocked at 2.5GHz. Last year’s variant, the Snapdragon 778G’s prime core was clocked at 2.4GHz. As per the claims by Qualcomm, the use of Adreno 642L will boost the graphics performance by up to 20%. There are also a few specs that are identical with the Snapdragon 778G where it was capable of wireless connectivity, AI features, and 5G connectivity. The upgraded Plus version will put its focus on better photography using AI along with enhancing the overall gaming experience.

Snapdragon 695: Key specs

This Snapdragon chipset is next in line with the SD690 and this updated variant will be based on the 6nm structure. The SD695 will also fully support mmWave 5G networks. As it’s a system-on-chip motherboard, the CPU here will be Kryo 660 and the Adreno 619 graphics card. This updated chipset promises to deliver a 30% boost in graphics-intended tasks and a 15% enhancement in the CPU performance.

Snapdragon 680: Key specs

This Qualcomm chipset is built specifically for the entry-level 4G smartphones and it is built on a 6nm structure. The CPU cores on this chipset is Kryo 265 and the onboard GPU is Adreno 610. The chipset also supports triple ISPs of Spectra 346 which will be significantly helpful in gathering and processing the data from a triple-camera module. Snapdragon 680 will also be capable of running FHD resolution up to 90Hz refresh rate. With QC3 support and Snapdragon X11 modem, the chip will also offer an enhanced gaming experience.

Snapdragon 480+: Key specs

In the Snapdragon 400 lineup, it will be the second one to offer 5G support. It will also be built on an 8nm structure with Adreno 619 and Kryo cores on the processor. The chipset will be clocked at 2.2GHz and also promises to offer enhanced GPU performance. This new chipset can smoothly run FHD+ panels up to a refresh rate of 120Hz. The onboard Snapdragon X51 will come with mmWave and sub-6 5G networks along with Quick Charge 4+ and Spectra 345 ISP.

The smartphone brands that will use these chipsets are Xiaomi, Nokia, Honor, OPPO, Moto, and Vivo. The chipsets will be seen coming in the smartphones in the Q4 of 2021.