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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 636 makes Kryo more affordable

These days, Qualcomm has unveiled its newest mid-range cell platform – the Snapdragon 636. The primary billing with this product is the advent of Qualcomm’s Kirin 260 CPU cores into the Snapdragon 63X differ, bringing further CPU power to a cheaper price chipset.

The corporate states that the Kryo 260 CPU setup within the Snapdragon 636 will ship a 40 p.c efficiency growth over the Snapdragon 630’s 2.2 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU association. Prior to now, for those who sought after Kryo 260 CPU efficiency, OEMs needed to stump up for the dearer Snapdragon 660 platform. This alteration signifies that the 636 may also give customers somewhat extra CPU grunt than the 653 too, all at a cheaper price level. This shouldn’t be perplexed with the higher-end Kryo 280 although, which stays reserved for the highest of the road Snapdragon 835.

 Snapdragon 660Snapdragon 636Snapdragon 630
CPU4x Kryo 260 @ 2.2 GHz
4x Kryo 260 @ 1.eight GHz
4x Kryo 260 @ 2.2 GHz
4x Kryo 260 @ 1.eight GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.2 GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.eight GHz
GPUAdreno 512 (Vulkan API)Adreno 509Adreno 508 (Vulkan API)
Co-processorsHexagon 642 + HVX, All-Tactics Conscious, Spectra 160Hexagon, All-Tactics Conscious, Spectra 160Hexagon, All-Tactics Conscious, Spectra 160
LTEX12 LTE
600 Mbps down,
150 Mbps up,
3x20MHz CA, as much as 256-QAM
X12 LTE
600 Mbps down,
150 Mbps up,
3x20MHz CA, as much as 256-QAM
X12 LTE
600 Mbps down,
150 Mbps up,
3x20MHz CA, as much as 256-QAM
Procedure14 nm14 nm14 nm

Along with the CPU adjustments, Qualcomm has additionally bumped up the GPU efficiency a tad with the advent of an Adreno 509, up from the 508. This GPU supplies a couple of 10 p.c efficiency spice up, then again the Snapdragon 660 keeps a efficiency merit that players is also after.

As for the extras, you’ll discover a Snapdragon X12 LTE modem for 600 Mbps down and 150 Mbps add speeds. There’s the similar 14-bit Spectra 160 ISP with beef up for as much as 24 megapixel cameras, easy zoom, and speedy auto-focusing. The platform additionally comes with Qualcomm’s Aqustic audio codec, which helps 24-bit, 192 kHz audio playback.

The Snapdragon 636 is pin suitable with the 660 and 630, which means fast incoporation for OEMs having a look to use Qualcomm’s newest mid-range cell platform when it turns into to be had in November 2017.

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