Qualcomm recently announced three new processors for entry level to mid-range smartphones — the Snapdragon 460, the Snapdragon 460, and the Snapdragon 720G. The new chipsets offer fast 4G connectivity, key Wi-Fi 6 features and Bluetooth 5.1 with advanced audio.
With the announcement, the gap between mid-range and flagship smartphones, performance wise, becomes closer than ever before. Especially with 720G, which I find the most interesting.
The 8nm Snapdragon 720G features Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming capabilities with support for HDR game play, dynamic color range and contrast, plus high-quality, synchronized sound with Qualcomm aptX Adaptive. It has key Wi-Fi 6 features such as 8×8 MIMO with better power efficiency and security measures.
The Snapdragon 662 features triple camera support, a first in the 6-series. It also features good image quality at half the file size, better night photography, and improved performance of face and voice authentication. The on-board Snapdragon X11 LTE modem offers peak download speeds of up to 390Mbps with peak uploads of 150Mbps.
And lastly, the Snapdragon 460 offers a “gigantic leap in performance across the board” compared to past 4-series processors. It has up to 70% CPU and up to 60% GPU performance. The 460 also comes with Snapdragon X11 LTE modem