On Tuesday morning, in Hong Kong, during the 4G/5G summit, the VP of Qualcomm Technologies ‘ product management, KedarKondapannounced a new mobile platform. It utilises the CPU of Qualcomm Kryo 260 with a device performance up to 40%, an increase in compassion to the earlier Snapdragon 630,
This new Snapdragon 636 mobile platform braces the peak downloading speed of 600 Mbps, and 4o percent device performance along with 10 percent increase in gaming performance. This level of performance in the platform is showcasing significant improvements.
In the summit Qualcomm said; “The Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform uses a 14nm FinFet process, and is pin and software compatible with the Snapdragon 660 and 630 mobile platforms, allowing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) already using these platforms to quickly and efficiently add Snapdragon 636 to their device line-ups”.
“It features … the 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP, which supports capture of up to 24 megapixels with zero shutter lag while supporting smooth zoom, fast autofocus, and true-to-life colours for outstanding image quality; and the Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec supports Hi-Fi audio on the go, with up to 192kHz/24bit support and the ability to play back lossless audio files with low distortion and high dynamic range.”
The Qualcomm’s Adreno GPU 509 enhances browsing and gaming performance by 10%, and in integration into the Adreno “Visual Processing” Subs-system, are EcoPix and TruePalette features of Qualcomm for improving the display. It features the X12 4GLTE SnapDragon modem that enables the 600 mbps high download speed.
The shipment of Snapdragon 636 is expected to be in the next month, following the introduction of the Snapdragon 630 and 660 mobile platforms around May.
Qualcomm even added; “the word [processor] is an inadequate representation of what the technology actually is, and the solutions that tens of thousands of Qualcomm Technologies innovators have worked on. Snapdragon is more than a single component, a piece of silicon, or what many would misinterpret as the CPU; it’s an anthology of technology, comprising hardware, software, and services.”
This chip giant had altered its branding of Snapdragon back in March, adding that it would only be applying to premium based processors.