Today, Qualcomm has introduced the new Snapdragon 700-series chipset platform by launching the Snapdragon 710 SoC. The SD710 is the director successor of the Snapdragon 660 that some of the upper mid-range smartphones that are available in the market. The newly launched Snapdragon 710 mobile platform is a 10nm chipset that offers twofold better AI performance than the Snapdragon 660 and borrows some features from Snapdragon 845 flagship chipset.
The Snapdragon 710 chipset includes two cores of Kryo 360 Cortex A75 that clocks at 2.2 GHz and six cores of Kryo 360 Cortex A55 that offers a processing speed of 1.7 GHz. The octa-core processor is coupled with Adreno 616 graphics that promises 35 percent better rendering of graphics.
The SD710 borrows Hexagon Digital Signal Processor (DSP) 685 from Snapdragon 845 that powers flagship phones of this year. With Spectra 250 ISP onboard, smartphone featuring it can support it can single cameras of up to 32-megapixel and up to 20-megapixel dual ISP. The Spectra 250 ISP will offer features like better photography in low-light conditions, faster autofocus, image stabilization, better depth sensing and artificial bokeh. Shooting slow-motion videos and 4K videos on SD710 phones will consume less power. Also, phones featuring the new SoC will offer accurate and faster facial recognition.
The Snapdragon 710 powered phones will support playback of 4K HDR content. It also includes X15 LTE modem that offers maximum download speeds of up to 800 Mbps. It is equipped with 4×4 MIMO that will make it possible to experience 70 percent faster download speeds in areas with weaker signal. Also, License-Assisted Access (LAA) promises faster download times in crowded locations. Some of the other features of the Snapdragon 710 mobile platform include support for Qualcom’s Aqstic Audio, Bluetooth 5.0 and Quick Charge 4+ technology that allows the battery to gain 50 percent of power by charging it only for 15 minutes.
Compared to Snapdragon 660, the SD710 offers 25 percent faster performance. Also, it has been designed to consume less while enjoying videos and games. The app launch times has been improved by 15 percent compared to its predecessor model.
Now that the Snapdragon 710 mobile platform has been officially announced, smartphone OEMs will begin new phones featuring it starting from the second quarter of this year. Two of the upcoming Mi series of smartphones by Xiaomi are reportedly codenamed as Comet and Sirius fueled by the Snapdragon 710. SD710 phones could be priced between $300 and $550.