Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 & 630

New Snapdragon 660 & 630 Mobile Platforms – Faster Connectivity & Better Camera

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon processors with Kryo CPU cores for mid-range smartphones

Qualcomm has just announced its new mobile platforms for mid-range devices and they actually could deliver performances like in high-end. New Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platforms (or more System-on-Chips as you have known previously) carries high performance proprietary Kryo and ARM’s Cortex-A53 cores.

The new Snapdragon 660 and 630 are supposed to provide faster connectivity and better performance on mid-range and upper mid-range smartphones. For instance, low-cost devices could get enhanced LTE connectivity, improved camera and imaging, machine learning features, and faster charging.

Successors to last year’s Snapdragon 652/653 and 625/626, the new 660 and 630 both feature Spandragon X12 LTE modem. It’s worth mentioning that it’s the same modem as equipped in 2015’s high-end Snapdragon 820. Both octa-core Snapdragon 660 and 630 were built on 14nm process. SD 660 has eight Kryo 260 CPU cores while the SD 630 has eight Cortex-A53 cores, respectively with Adreno 512 and Adreno 508 GPUs. Both mobile platforms support up to 8GB of RAM.

For better camera and imaging, both the platforms have Dual 14-bit Spectra 160 ISP to support up to 24 megapixel image sensors. The duo of mobile platforms supports Quick Charge 4 for faster charging while both the platforms have Bluetooth 5 and 2×2 MIMO WiFi support.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 in Detail

Qualcomm Snapdragon Upper Mid-Range
SoC Snapdragon 652/653 Snapdragon 660
CPU 4x Cortex-A72 1.8GHz
4x Cortex-A53 1.44GHz
Snapdragon 626

4x Cortex-A72 1.95GHz
4x Cortex-A53 1.44GHz

4x Kryo 260 2.2GHz Performance
4x Kryo 260 1.8GHz Efficiency
GPU Adreno 510 Adreno 512
DSP Hexagon DSP
All-Ways Aware Hub
Hexagon 680 DSP
All-Ways Aware Hub
ISP/
Camera
Dual ISP
24MP
up to UHD/4K (2160p30)
up to FHD (1080p120)
Dual (2x)14-bit Spectra 160 ISP
up to 16MP/24MP
up to UHD/4K (2160p30)
up to FHD (1080p120)
Memory LPDDR3
Single Channel 933MHz
8GB LPDDR4
Dual-Channel 1333MHz
Storage eMMC 5.1 eMMC / UFS
Modem Snapdragon X8 LTE
Downlink (LTE Cat 7) 300Mbps 2x20MHz
Uplink (LTE Cat 7) 100Mbps 2x20MHz
Snapdragon X9 LTE
Downlink (LTE Cat 7) 300Mbps 2x20MHz
Uplink (LTE Cat 13) 150Mbps 2x20MHz
Snapdragon X12 LTE
Downlink (LTE Cat 12) 600Mbps
3x20MHz
Uplink (LTE Cat 13) 150Mbps
2x20MHz

Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 in Detail

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625/626/630 Mid-Range
SoC Snapdragon 625/626 Snapdragon 630
CPU 4x Cortex-A53 2.00GHz
4x Cortex-A53 2.00GHz
Snapdragon 6264x Cortex-A53 2.00GHz
4x Cortex-A53 2.00GHz
4x Cortex-A53 2.2GHz
4x Cortex-A53 1.8GHz
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 508
DSP Hexagon DSP
All-Ways Aware Hub
Hexagon 642 DSP
All-Ways Aware Hub
ISP/
Camera
Dual ISP
24MP
up to UHD/4K (2160p30)
Dual (2x)14-bit Spectra 160 ISP
up to 16MP/24MP
up to UHD/4K (2160p30)
up to FHD (1080p120)
Memory LPDDR3
Single Channel 933MHz
8GB LPDDR4
Dual-Channel 1333MHz
Storage eMMC 5.1 eMMC / UFS
Modem Snapdragon X9 LTE
Downlink (LTE Cat 7) 300Mbps 2x20MHz
Uplink (LTE Cat 13) 150Mbps 2x20MHz
Snapdragon X12 LTE
Downlink (LTE Cat 12) 600Mbps
3x20MHz
Uplink (LTE Cat 13) 150Mbps
2x20MHz

Snapdragon 660 is now shipping, Qualcomm states, while the Snapdragon 630 will ship later this month. The chip maker has not announced any partner OEM and there’s no word as which manufacturers are going to equip their devices with these chips.