Snapdragon 700 from Qualcomm to Bring AI to Less Costly Phones
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series for sub-flagship handsets. This new processor tier is meant to outperform the 600 series while bringing the best tools of the 800 series down to a more affordable price point. Specifically, the Snapdragon 700 will rely in the core Qualcomm AI Engine with the Hexagon Vector Processor, Adreno Visual Processing subsystem, and Kryo CPU to improve camera and video results, speech recognition, and multitasking. The Snapdragon 700 will work hand in hand with the Qualcomm Spectra ISP to boost night-time and slow-motion photography, and bring more advanced camera features to reasonably priced devices. The processor also targets performance. Qualcomm says the chip delivers 30% improvements in power efficiency and battery life when compared to the Snapdragon 660 chip. It supports Quick Charge 4+ and can charge a battery by 50% in 15 minutes. Last, the Snapdragon 700 will be paired with Qualcomm's newer LTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth radios. Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series will be available in samples before the end of June.
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