Earlier this year at MWC 2018, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 700 mobile platform, and today, chipmaker has launched its first chipset in the Snapdragon 710 series. With the new chipset, Qualcomm aims to bring premium features and artificial intelligence to the device. to a mid-range smartphone. Built on a 10nm process, the Snapdragon 710 mobile platform brings a nice improvement over the 600-series Snapdragon, with Snapdragon 660 in context.
"The Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform is the first in the newly defined and highly defined 700-tier, offering technologies and features previously available only on our premium-tier cellular platform. Combining AI's key capabilities and performance improvements, Snapdragon 710 is designed to transform our customer's products into key personal assistants, improving the everyday consumer experience that matters, such as advanced camera features that will benefit from high-speed AI processing on the device. , without sacrificing battery life, "said Kedar Kondap, vice president,product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Performance: Strength at its core
As mentioned above, the chipset is built on a 10nm process, and comes with a third generation Kryo 360 CPU made with ARM Cortex technology. From eight cores, two core performance with clock speed up to 2.2GHz, and six is core efficiency with clock speed 1.7GHz. Qualcomm says that the new chipset offers a 20 percent performance improvement, 15 percent faster application launch time, and 25 percent web browsing faster than the Snapdragon 660 SoC.
For graphics, you get an Adreno 616 GPU that offers 35 percent faster graphics rendering, while reducing power consumption by 40 percent while playing games and watching 4K HDR video over Snapdragon 660. Qualcomm also promises a 20 percent reduction in power consumption while streaming video.
Overall, the Snapdragon 710 SoC is designed to offer superior performance and long battery life. The chipset also supports Quick Charge 4+ technology that can quickly charge the battery from up to 50 percent in just 15 minutes.
Let's face it, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are the more familiar terms you hear every day, and be it smartphone makers, software makers or chip makers, everyone wants to take advantage of the technology. Snapdragon 710 is equipped with Multi-core AI Engine which claimed by Qualcomm to provide twice the performance improvement in AI applications compared to Snapdragon 660.
Utilizing AI capabilities, chipsets can run AI applications on the device quickly and efficiently. With the AI engine in the heart, Snapdragon 710 can perform faster facial opening, assist with biometrics, classify foods, detect objects in photos, and add bokeh effects by separating the foreground from the background.
It also allows Smart Albums where AI can detect and categorize photos based on place, face, pet, landscape, sky, sea, greenery, and more. It can also speed up the video style transfer and add Augmented Reality (AR) effects to your photos.
Connectivity is faster
The Snapdragon 710 SoC comes with a modem X15 LTE that Qualcomm says is 2.5 times faster than the Cat 7 LTE on a competing chipset. With 4X4 MIMO technology for better signal quality and faster download speeds, you can get download speeds up to 800Mbps. Whether it's a 4K video stream, downloading movies or music albums, Qualcomm promises faster speeds, even when the signal is weak.
Cameras have become an important aspect of today's smartphones, and the new Spectra 250 engine is designed to allow you to capture good quality photos and record high quality photos. It also includes noise reduction and image stabilization for low light photography. With AI at heart, Snapdragon 710 also enables real-time bokeh effects, thanks to the depth of active sensing and deep portrait mode.
The chipset supports one camera with a resolution of up to 32 megapixels, and a dual camera with up to 20 megapixels. It also enables super slow motion video capture, 40 percent lower power consumption with 4K UHD video capture, fast video style transfer, and more.
Lastly, Snapdragon 710 chipset is the first outside Snapdragon 800-series to support 4K HDR playback, which means you can enjoy playback of high definition content from Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. It also supports display resolution up to QHD + (2K). The first line of smartphones running on the new Snapdragon 710 mobile platform is expected in the second quarter of 2018.