Chip maker Qualcomm has kept its word on the release of a new 700 series CPU that can lift the performance of the mid-segment phones. With the new flagships of the top phone makers like Samsung and Xiaomi opting for the Snapdragon 845 SoC, the gap between this new high-end chip system and the Snapdragon 660 would have been very wide. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 would precisely fill that void.
There are several levels at which Qualcomm has tried to address the needs of the mobile phone users in this new processor. These include better power management. The users who play games on their mobiles or watch streaming videos will find their phones running out of charge. Qualcomm claims with its Snapdragon 710 SoC, the power consumption can be brought down by as much as 40% when compared to the performance of the Snapdragon 660 chipset. While this figure is for gaming and playing back 4K videos, it will be 20% for using for watching video streaming. This is being made possible due to the improvements brought about in the GPU; that is in the Adreno 616 Visual Processing Sub-System.
The company promises an all-round improvement in the performance of the new processor by anywhere between 15% to 25% over the previous iterations or the 600 series CPUs. In some areas, this could be even as high as two-times the earlier versions.
There are many firsts with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, that were earlier only reserved for the high-end 800 series processors. The use and application of AI has been complete and it will come handy while users put the cameras in their smartphones to use. The complete architecture around which the new chipset will be built will include Qualcomm Hexagon DSP, Adreno Visual Processing subsystem, and Kryo CPU.
Apart from a new LTE modem that will enable faster download speeds, new Wi-Fi features, Bluetooth 5, Qualcomm Broadcast Audio and Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus are all features the ultimate users of smartphones fitted with the new 710 CPUs can get to enjoy.
And lastly, the introduction of the Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology, you may be able to have your mobile phones charged up to 50% of battery power in less than 15 minutes.
Xiaomi might be the first manufacturer to be out with their devices fitted with this new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 CPUs.