Qualcomm, the popular smartphone chipset maker has announced four new SoCs across its Snapdragon 7, 6, and 4 series. The company has revealed Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G, Snapdragon 695 5G, Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, and Snapdragon 680 4G SoCs for mid-range and budget devices. As one can guess by the naming, three out of the four chipsets support 5G. Here is everything you need to know about the new Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G, 695 5G, 480 Plus 5G, and 680 4G Features
The Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G is an upgrade over the existing Snapdragon 778G which powers devices like iQoo Z5, Motorola Edge 20, Realme GT Master Edition, Samsung Galaxy M52, etc. The Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G offers boosted GPU and CPU performance, but the company hasn’t revealed much. However, the official page suggests the CPU clock speed of up to 2.5 GHz, marginally better than the Snapdragon 778G 5G(2.4 GHz).
The Snapdragon 695 5G is the successor to the Snapdragon 690 which powers devices like OnePlus Nord N10. This chipset supports global 5G with support for both mmWave and sub-6 GHz. Compared to the last-gen SoC, the Snapdragon 690 5G features up to 30% faster GPU and 15% improvement in CPU performance. Oppo will be one of the first brands to launch a phone with this new chipset.
Further, the Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G is an incremental upgrade over the existing Snapdragon 480. Currently, more than 80 smartphones are powered by the Snapdragon 480 SoC making it the popular budget chipset. These include phones from brands like OnePlus, Nokia, Oppo, Vivo, etc. The new Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G will continue offering global 5G connectivity and boost performance. Nokia phone with Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G SoC will be one of the first devices.
Lastly, the Snapdragon 680 4G is the sole 4G chipset announced today as the successor to the Snapdragon 675. The new SoC is built on a 6nm process and is designed to offer all-day experiences which include optimized gaming performance, support for triple ISP with AI-enhanced low light capture technology.
Companies like Xiaomi, Vivo, Motorola, and Honor will be amongst the first set of brands to launch phones with the newly launched chipsets.