After announcing the almighty Snapdragon 835, its high end chipset, Qualcomm switched the focus to the mid-range market a bit, in an attempt to maintain its domination, and it’s now rumored to be working at some new chipsets, currently known as Snapdragon 630, 635 and 660.
It seems that both the 630 and 635 models will be upgraded variants of the already efficient Snapdragon 625, recently used by Xiaomi in its Redmi Note 4X. To be more specific, this chip is known for its increased power management and heat reduction capabilities, resulting in extended battery life. Therefore, the 630 and 635 will take these features to a whole new level!
Both of them will use eight Cortex-A53 chips, but this is not yet officials, since a few sources are claiming that Qualcomm will actually use the superior Cortex-A73 chips.
Otherwise, there’s nothing else available about these two chips, but we’re looking forward to seeing support for LPDDR3 memory, Cat.7 LTE and a frequency of around 2.0-2.2 GHz. An Adreno 506 GPU (or higher) will also be present.
Moving on to the Snapdragon 660, it could be manufactured using Samsung’s 14nm LPP process and rely on four Cortex-A73 and four Cortex-A53 cores. It’s also expected to come with an Adreno 512 GPU and support for dual-channel LPDDR4X-1866 memory, UFS 2.1 and be able to deal with a camera up to 24 MP, as well as Cat.10 LTE.
This chip should make its debut somewhere in September and manufacturers like Xiaomi, OPPO or Vivo have already expressed their intent of using it in their smartphones.