Qualcomm introduces new mid-range chip

Qualcomm, a major player in the smartphone market that creates chips to enable smartphone processing, mostly for Android, has just announced their latest mid-range enabled chip aptly named the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636.

This comes form the easily recognized sequence based on their series of numbers that signify the year the chipset has been released. Case in point, the 630 was the go-to chipset for manufacturers looking to create a mid-ranged smartphone without having to pay too much for a flagship chip like that of the 800 series found in most Android flagship phones.

The latest innovation in chip technology takes on 40 percent increase in performance compared to last year’s version with Qualcomm’s Kyro 260 CPU.

Based on the Qualcomm product brief, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 features a 14nm FinFet process that allows the technology compatible with those that are enabled by Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platforms. The latest version of the 600 series allows support for displays that equip the modern, ultra-wide FHD+ display like those found on the LG Q6, and Assertive display, which puts more power and lighting to display to be viewable under direct sunlight more than previous versions. Included also are Qualcomm TruPalettem and Qualcomm EcoPix technologies that are embeded onto the Adreno Visual Processing Subsytem within the Snapdragon 636 that will allow for better color reproduction and heaightened viewing experience compared to previous mid-ranged devices.

The latest 600 chipset will be paired this time with Adreno 509 GPU and is tested by Qualcomm to have better gaming experience and increase in browsing by as much as 10 percent over the one from the previous generation. Connectivity is also increased to include Snapdragon X12 LTE modem that enables your future smartphone with download speeds of 600Mbps (if only our actual internet service providers could provide that as a standard, then we would really, truly be happy about it.) It will also come with 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP which will let manufacturers cram a 24 megapixel camera to your next smartphone that promises zero lag from the processing chip manufacturer paired with smooth zooming capabilities, better, and faster autofocus speeeds, as well as closer-to-life color reproduction compared to previous iterations. Audi-wise, everyne is being anabled to allow Hi=Fi audio into mid-range devices with Qualcomm Aqstic technolgy that boosts audio performance to 192kHz/24bit support.

The new mobile platform is expected to ship in November 2017. To view the entire spec of the Snapdragon 636, you may click here.

Source: Qualcomm