Qualcomm launches its range of mid-range microprocessors with the Snapdragon 665, a new chip with mid-range capabilities and support for three subsequent cameras.
The Qualcomm family of microprocessors welcomes the Snapdragon 665, that transports some of the most interesting features of the moment, such as triple cameras or artificial intelligence algorithms.
“With the introduction of the Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665 Mobile Platforms, we are bringing features such as sophisticated AI, exceptional gaming and advanced camera capabilities to a broad spectrum of devices at exceptional performance,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
The Snapdragon 730 is manufactured in an 8 nm process and brings some novelties never before seen in the Snapdragon 7xx series as a 4th Generation AI Engine, adaptive aptX, WiFi 6, CV-ISP, Qualcomm Spectra 3xx ISP, Kryo 4xx cores.
If focus on the photographic section, it is the first SoC of the 7xx series to incorporate a CV-ISP. This chip offers 4K HDR with Portrait mode, high resolution depth measurement, 4K video recording, 3D facial unlocking, multiple camera support and image capture up to 192MP (48MP with MFNR).
In terms of AI, it has the Hexagon 688 with throttle accelerator and offers performance that is twice that of the Snapdragon 710.
This SoC offers voice assistant capabilities as it can be continuously listening with very low power consumption. It supports multiple activation words and the recognition has been improved, so that it is able to understand the activation word at a certain distance even in noisy environments.
Perhaps the most interesting innovation of all presented today is this SoC designed specifically for fans of games on mobile devices, offering around 15% more graphics performance than the Snapdragon 730. Compared to the Snapdragon 710, it offers 25% more graphics performance and 25% more performance.
This chip includes some features present in the Snapdragon 8xx series as a higher GPU performance, lower WiFi latency and supports anti-cheat extensions.
This new component will be available by mid-2019, so the first commercial devices with this new SoC will not reach stores until the second half of the year. It is expected that, progressively, the Snapdragon 665 will occupy the same place in the market as the Snapdragon 660.