Qualcomm Announced The Upgraded Snapdragon 712 Mobile Chip
Today, Qualcomm officially announced the Snapdragon 712 mobile processor platform, which is the improved version of the Snapdragon 710 platform. In fact, it has inherited many features of the latter, but it is expected to have more performance segmentation.
According to the official introduction, the Snapdragon 712 uses the same 10nm FinFET process as the Snapdragon 710. Also, it adopts the same octa-core Kryo 360 CPU architecture and the Adreno 616 GPU. The difference between the two is that the Snapdragon 712 has a clock speed of 2.3GHz, which is slightly higher than the 2.2GHz of the Snapdragon 710. Thus, it is 10% higher.
Another upgrade of the Snapdragon 712 is the support for Quick Charge 4+ fast charging technology, which fills the battery from 0% to 50% in 15 minutes only. The Snapdragon 712 platform also supports Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Stereo Plus and Broadcast Audio technology to bring Bluetooth audio enhancements. The Snapdragon 712 integrates the Hexagon 685 DSP (the Snapdragon 710 sports the Hexagon 680) and the Spectra 250 ISP.
In terms of connectivity options, the Snapdragon 712 integrates the Snapdragon X15 LTE Modem, supports up to 800Mbps download speed, 3CA carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO, and LAA. At present, Qualcomm has not yet announced when the new smartphones equipped with this platform will arrive.
Currently, there are over 30 smartphones sporting the Snapdragon 710. Among them, we can mention the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, VIVO NEX A, Meizu 16, Meizu X8, Lenovo Z5 Pro, and others. As you see, this chip appeared on all pseudo-flagship models. So there is every reason to think successor of all these models will be packed with the Snapdragon 712.