Qualcomm announced three new processors for midrange and entry-level smartphones. All three of them are not going to support 5G since their sole purpose is to be powering the phones for those markets that are planning to rely on 4G for another few years. Snapdragon 720G, Snapdragon 662, and Snapdragon 460 are the new Qualcomm’s players and all are bringing support for WiFi6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
Snapdragon 720G could show up in some smartphones already on MWC2020. This processor is bringing some gaming features of 765G. The chipset is built in 8 nm process, and it’s eight Kryo 465 cores will be working on 2.3 GHz. Adreno 618 will offer great graphics, while Spectra 350L will be supporting cameras up to 192 MP and will record 4K video at 30 fps. Snapdragon 720G supports Quick Charge 4.0 which is nice.
Process: 11 nm
CPU: Octa-core up to 2.3 GHz
GPU: Adreno 618
Photo: Spectra 350LUp to 192 MP; 4K @ 30 fps
Video: Snapdragon X15 LTE
DL: 800 Mbps, UL: 300 Mbps
Additional: Dual VoLTE; Wi-Fi 6Bluetooth 5.1
Charging: Quick Charge 4.0
Snapdragon 662 is built in the 11 nm process and brings support for triple-camera systems, which is the first of its kind for the series. We know that Nokia Mobile was working closely with Qualcomm to enable 660 to support the triple camera system, and 662 is probably the child of that effort. Adreno 610 is a nice increase in the GPU, and chipset also brings support for Qualcomm’s Quick charge 3.0.
The first phones with Snapdragon 662 and 460 are expected in the last quarter of 2020. It would be cool to see other new Nokia phones coming with updated processors, not just Nokia 8.2 which is coming with the brand new Snapdragon 765 processor with an integrated 5G modem.