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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 660 & 630 offering high-end features

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One of the biggest tech company and the smartphone chipmakers in the world, Qualcomm today announced a couple of new midrange, high-end processors.

Qualcomm has categorized its chipsets in 4 major series: The 8xx series, reserved for high-end or flagship smartphones, while the 6xx series is aimed at the mid-range and high-end smartphones, 4xx for the low end and 2xx for entry level phones.

CPU & GPU Improvements

The new Snapdragon 630 and 660 promise noticeable upgrades compared to their predecessors. Snapdragon 630 supersedes the 626 while Snapdragon 660 follows up on the 653. Though the improvements are fairly marginal. The 660 improves upon the 653’s CPU by 20% and its GPU by 30%.

Snapdragon 630.

While the other chipset of the series, the Snapdragon 630 is 10% better than the 625 in terms of CPU performance and 30% better in GPU performance. This wouldn’t feel like a big difference but you could see a slightly better FPS count.

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Improved Camera Performance

Both Snapdragon 630 and 660 are fabricated on a 14nm process and support 4K video playback. They also use Spectra ISP camera. The 660, in particular, will see better visual and audio processing thanks to the Hexagon 680 DSP.

Snapdragon 660.

The company says the upgrades in chipsets will also help the phones communicate better and you can bet on better signal quality in basements with these chipsets.

Expect to see plenty of new midranger phones with these chipsets in the coming months because the both chips support the same chip slots as their predecessors, which will make it easier for smartphone makers to upgrade their newer phone models.

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