Qualcomm has announced a new series of Snapdragon processors at the Mobile World Congress 2018, the Snapdragon 700 line. As the name suggests, the new chip series is designed to be among the Snapdragon 600 series, which is usually found in mid-range devices , and the company's best 800 series chips (which includes the current Snapdragon 845 processor found in devices such as the Galaxy S9.)
The 700 series is designed as a compromise between the two, and offers more premium features in cheaper devices that are not necessarily as expensive as the main Android flagship products today. "Snapdragon's 700 mobile platforms series will offer higher-level technologies and features in more affordable devices," says Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm.
More premium features in cheaper devices
Specifically, Qualcomm is announcing the advances in the AI in the device and the improvements in the camera, the performance of the device and the power as advantages that the 700 series will have over the 600 series. Although details are still scarce in terms of specifications For any 700 series, Qualcomm says the new line will offer up to two times better AI calculations compared to the Snapdragon 660, and up to 30 percent improvements in energy efficiency, along with faster performance and better battery life. battery.
Qualcomm plans to deliver the first Snapdragon 700 chips to commercial customers in the first half of 2018, which means we may be able to see devices with the new processors by the end of this year or early 2019.