Qualcomm Launches Three New Snapdragon Mobile Platforms
Qualcomm announced the launch of three new mobile platforms, Snapdragon 720G, 662 and 460. New platforms will enable 4G connectivity speeds, deliver key Wi-Fi 6 features and integrate Bluetooth 5.1 with advanced audio. Designed to deliver new and improved AI user experiences across photography, voice assistants, and virtually always-on scenarios for increased contextual awareness, these new platforms also feature the Qualcomm AI Engine and Sensing Hub.
“While we see a fast adoption of 5G across geographies globally, we do recognize the phenomenal boost that 4G has given towards enabling broadband connectivity for Indian consumers. 4G will continue to remain a focus area for Qualcomm Technologies for regions like India, where it will stay a key technology for connectivity,” said Rajen Vagadia, vice president and president, Qualcomm India. “Our goal is to enable our partners to continue creating solutions that offer seamless connectivity access and exceptional mobile experiences, that consumers can count on.”
“Today’s smartphone users want fast, seamless connectivity, advanced features and long-lasting battery life,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm. “This expansion of our 4G lineup enables our partners to offer sophisticated solutions that meet global demand and enable a remarkable gaming experience across multiple tiers and price segments.”
For the first time supported on mobile, the Qualcomm Location Suite now supports up to seven satellite constellations concurrently, including the use of all of NavIC’s operating satellites for more accurate location performance, faster time-to-first-fix (TTFF) position acquisition, and improved robustness of location-based services.
Snapdragon 720G comes with select Elite Gaming features. The integrated X15 LTE modem supports 3-carrier aggregation, 4x4 MIMO on two carriers and 256-QAM modulation for fast download speeds up to 800 Mbps. In addition, Snapdragon 720G, with the FastConnect 6200 subsystem, virtually doubles Wi-Fi speed and range, compared to single antenna devices. The platform is based on 8nm process technology with upgraded CPU architecture.
Snapdragon 662 brings camera and AI capabilities to the 6-series for the first time. It will feature the new Spectra 340T, which supports triple camera configurations and smooth switching between them. Snapdragon 460 boasts a gigantic leap in performance across the board in the 4-series, as well as significant boosts in connectivity, AI and camera improvements . For the first time in the 4-series, 460 features performance CPU cores and an updated GPU architecture that translates into up to 70% and 60% increase in performance.