Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced three new mobile platforms – the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 720G, Snapdragon 662 and Snapdragon 460 Mobile Platforms – that provide consumers with enhanced connectivity, gaming and entertainment experiences.
It is reported that the above-mentioned new mobile platform supports high-speed 4G connectivity, and provides Wi-Fi 6 key features and integrated Bluetooth 5.1 with advanced audio through the Qualcomm? FastConnect? 6 series subsystem. In addition, by supporting dual-frequency (L1 and L5) global navigation satellite system GNSS, the new platform can provide more accurate and reliable positioning functions, and become the first SoC chip solution to support India’s NavIC satellite navigation system. At the same time, these new platforms also feature the Qualcomm? Artificial Intelligence Engine AI Engine and Qualcomm? Sensor Hub (Sensing Hub), designed to provide a new level of AI experience for shooting, voice assistant and almost always-on enhanced situational awareness.
Rajen Vagadia, Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and President, Qualcomm India, said: “5G is rapidly being deployed around the world, but at the same time we still believe that 4G has played a significant role in providing broadband connectivity to Indian consumers. Many regions in China will remain critical connectivity technologies, so Qualcomm Technologies will continue to focus on 4G. Our goal is to support our partners in continuing to build trusted products that provide consumers with seamless connectivity and a superior mobile experience.”
“Today’s smartphone users expect fast and smooth connectivity, advanced features and long-lasting battery life,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Leading solutions for different needs, and can provide excellent gaming experience for different tiers and price ranges.”
As a feature supported for the first time in mobile terminals, Qualcomm® Location Suite currently supports up to seven satellite constellation systems at the same time, including all NavIC operating satellites, providing more accurate positioning performance and faster first time Location time location capture, and more reliable location-based services.
Dr K Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), said: “We applaud Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. for the work done to support NavIC in their products and hope that OEMs will take this opportunity to roll out more support for this feature in India. of smartphones. NavIC support on multiple Snapdragon mobile platforms will help enhance smartphone positioning capabilities in India, while improving the user experience for Indian consumers in their daily use.”
Snapdragon 720G Mobile Platform
The Snapdragon 720G redefines the extraordinary gaming and entertainment experience by supporting some of the features of Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming®, outstanding camera capabilities and other smart features. By leveraging some of the features of Snapdragon Elite Gaming from top mobile platforms, the Snapdragon 720G delivers smooth HDR gaming, dynamic color gamut and contrast, realistic immersive gaming scenarios, and high-quality audio and video synchronization with Qualcomm® aptX® Adaptive . Beyond gaming, with the Qualcomm Spectra® 350L ISP, users can not only enjoy home theater-like HDR browsing and ultra-smooth live video streaming on mobile devices, but also shoot 4K video or capture 192-megapixel photos.
At the same time, the Snapdragon 720G also supports the latest fifth-generation Qualcomm® AI Engine, which integrates an enhanced Qualcomm® Hexagon® tensor accelerator to support a range of new AI experiences, including gaming, photography, voice assistants and almost always-on situational awareness . The Snapdragon X15 LTE modem integrated in the Snapdragon 720G supports three-carrier aggregation, dual-carrier 4×4 MIMO and 256-QAM modulation, with a download rate of up to 800 Mbps, which can satisfy fast application downloads and smooth video transmission and sharing.
In addition, for the usage scenarios of online games and web browsing, the Snapdragon 720G integrated with the FastConnect 6200 subsystem is twice as fast as single-antenna terminals in terms of Wi-Fi speed and coverage; and also supports key features of Wi-Fi 6, such as 8×8 probing with multi-user MIMO support, doubling the performance of competing Wi-Fi 6 devices, including up to 67% energy efficiency improvement in target wake-up time, support for the full WPA3 security suite, and integrated Bluetooth 5.1 with advanced audio capabilities. In addition, the Snapdragon 720G provides users with lower power consumption and higher performance through an 8nm process and an upgraded CPU architecture.
Snapdragon 662 mobile platform
The Snapdragon 662 brings stunning photography and AI capabilities to the Snapdragon 6 series for the first time. Through the new Qualcomm Spectra 340T ISP, the platform supports triple cameras and smooth zoom for the first time in the Snapdragon 6 series. More powerful ISPs can support the HEIF photo format, storing high-quality images at half the file size. Together with the Qualcomm Spectra 340T ISP, the third-generation Qualcomm AI Engine supporting Hexagon Vector Extensions (HVX) will also enable a range of AI-based user experiences, such as virtual avatars, night shots, and facial and voice authentication.
In addition, the Snapdragon 662 is also equipped with the new Snapdragon X11 LTE modem, which utilizes dual carrier aggregation, 2×2 MIMO and 256-QAM modulation to achieve download rates of up to 390 Mbps and upload rates of 150 Mbps, supporting high-speed web browsing and social media experience.
Snapdragon 460 Mobile Platform
The Snapdragon 460 is a mobile platform for a new generation of mass-market smartphones, delivering a huge leap in performance over the Snapdragon 4 series, along with significant improvements in connectivity, AI, and photography. For the first time, the Snapdragon 460 introduced a CPU performance core and a new GPU architecture in the Snapdragon 4 series, achieving a performance improvement of 70% and 60% respectively. The overall system performance is twice that of the previous generation platform. The Snapdragon 460 also introduced a Hexagon processor that supports HVX for the first time in the Snapdragon 4 series, so through support for the third-generation Qualcomm AI Engine coupled with the Qualcomm sensor hub, it can bring a new AI experience for photography and voice assistants. . The Qualcomm Spectra 340 ISP is another new feature introduced by the Snapdragon 460 for the Snapdragon 4 series, allowing the platform to support high-quality photos and triple cameras. The integrated Snapdragon X11 LTE modem enables download speeds of up to 390 Mbps and upload speeds of 150 Mbps.
To date, global OEMs have released more than 85 commercial devices equipped with the Snapdragon 7 series mobile platform, more than 1,600 commercial devices equipped with the Snapdragon 6 series mobile platform, and more than 2,500 commercial devices equipped with the Snapdragon 4 series mobile platform. terminal. The total number of terminal designs based on the Snapdragon 7 series, 6 series and 4 series has exceeded 4,000, achieving impressive results.
It is reported that the terminal equipped with Snapdragon 720G is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2020, and the terminal equipped with Snapdragon 662 and Snapdragon 460 is expected to be available by the end of 2020.