Snapdragon 730, 730G & 665 Mobile Platforms Target High and Mid Tier Devices

Qualcomm has announced three new processor / mobile platforms for high and mid-tier mobile devices. Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665 Mobile Platforms are designed to improve experiences in artificial intelligence (AI), gaming, camera, as well as general performance.

Snapdragon 730 & 730G

Snapdragon 730G

Both processors share many of the same features:

  • Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine
    • AIE CPU – Octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 470 CPU @ up to 2.2 GHz
    • AIE GPU – Qualcomm Adreno 618 GPU with support for OpenCL 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, DX12
    • AIE DSP – Qualcomm Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX), Qualcomm Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, Qualcomm Hexagon 688 Processor, Qualcomm Hexagon Voice Assistant, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware technology
    • Neural Processing: Qualcomm® Neural Processing SDK
  • Display
    • On-Device Display
      • Snapdragon 730 – up to FHD+ (18:9), 2520×1080 resolution
      • Snapdragon 730G – up to Quad HD+, HDR10, 3360×1440
    • External Display up to 4K resolution
  • Camera
    • Qualcomm Spectra 350 image signal processor, 2x Image Signal Processor (ISP), 14-bit
    • Dual Camera, MFNR (Multi Frame Noise Reduction), ZSL, 30fps: Up to 22 MP
    • Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 36 MP
    • Single Camera, MFNR: Up to 48 MP
    • Single Camera: Up to 192 MP
    • Video Capture – Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture, Up to 10-bit color depth video capture, Slow motion video capture up to 720p at 240fps, HEVC Video Capture
  • Video
    • Capture – Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS, up to 1080p video capture @ 120 FPS
    • Playback – Up to 4K Ultra HD Premium video playback with H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9
  • Audio
    • Technology – Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus technology, Qualcomm Aqstic audio technology, Qualcomm aptX audio technology
    • Qualcomm aptX Adaptive audio playback
    • PCM playback up to 384kHz/32bit
  • Cellular Modem
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon X15 LTE modem
    • Multi-SIM: LTE Dual SIM
    • Calling Services – VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G, Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) with LTE call continuity, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS), CSFB to 3G and 2G
    • LTE Category
      • LTE Category 15 (downlink) with 3×20 MHz carrier aggregation, up to 4×4 MIMO on two carriers, up to 256-QAM; up to 800 Mbps
      • LTE Category 13 (uplink) with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+ technology, 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation, Up to 64-QAM; up to 150 Mbps
    • Cellular Technology – LTE FDD, LTE TDD, LTE Broadcast, WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
    • RFF -: Qualcomm Envelope Tracking, Qualcomm Adaptive Antenna Tuning, Qualcomm  Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning, High-power transmit (HPUE)
  • Wireless Connectivity
    • WiFi – 802.11ax-ready, 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n; 2×2 MIMO; Dual-band simultaneous (DBS)
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • Location – GPS, QZSS, GLONASS, SBAS, Beidou, Galileo
    • NFC
  • USB – USB 3.1, USB-C
  • Charging – Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology
  • Security
    • Biometric Authentication (Fingerprint, Iris, Voice, Face)
    • Qualcomm Mobile Security, Key Provisioning Security, Qualcomm Processor Security, Qualcomm Content Protection, Qualcomm Trusted Execution Environment, Application Security, Camera Security, Crypto Engine, Malware Protection, Secure Boot, Secure Token
  • Process – 8 nm

The “G” in Snapdragon 730G stands for “Gaming” and 730G is said to be up to 15% faster for graphics rendering over the Snapdragon 730 thanks to an enhanced GPU, games have been optimized especially for the processor with the collaboration of game-makers, “janks” have been reduced by up to 90%  in games running at 30fps thanks to the Jank Reducer feature, anti-cheating extensions have been implemented, and the Wi-Fi latency manager optimizes network settings and Wi-Fi configurations to provide smooth, fast online gameplay.

Snapdragon 665

Snapdragon 665Snapdragon 665 (SM6125) specifications:

  • Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine
    • AIE CPU – Octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 260 CPU @ up to 2.0 GHz
    • AIE GPU – Qualcomm Adreno 610 GPU with support for OpenCL 2.0 Full, Vulkan 1.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, DX12
    • AIE DSP – Qualcomm Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX), Qualcomm Hexagon 686 Processor, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware technology
    • Neural Processing – Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK
  • Display
    • On-Device display up to FHD+, 2520×1080
    • External display Up to 1080p
  • Audio
    • Audio Technology – Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus technology, Qualcomm Aqstic audio technology, Qualcomm aptX audio technology
    • Qualcomm aptX Classic, Qualcomm aptX HD Audio Playback
    • PCM playback up to 384kHz/32bit
  • Camera
    • Qualcomm Spectra 165 image signal processor, 2x Image Signal Processor (ISP), 14-bit, Qualcomm Clear Sight camera features
    • Dual Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 16 MP
    • Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 25 MP
    • Single Camera: Up to 48 MP
    • Video Capture: Slow motion video capture up to 720p at 240fps, Slow motion video capture up to 1080p at 120fps
    • Camera Features: Zero Shutter Lag, Hybrid Autofocus, Optical Zoom
  • Video
    • Capture – Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS, up to 1080p video capture @ 120 FPS
    • Playback – Up to 4K Ultra HD video playback with H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9
  • Cellular Connectivity
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 LTE modem
    • LTE Dual SIM
    • Calling Services – VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G, Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) with LTE call continuity, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS), CSFB to 3G and 2G
    • LTE Category
      • LTE Category 12 (downlink) with 3×20 MHz carrier aggregation, up to 256-QAM; up to 600 Mbps
      • LTE Category 13 (uplink) with Qualcomm Snapdragon Upload+, 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation, up to 64-QAM; up to 150 Mbps
    • Cellular Technology – LTE FDD, LTE TDD, LTE Broadcast, WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
    • RF – Qualcomm Envelope Tracking, Qualcomm Adaptive Antenna Tuning, High-power transmit (HPUE)
  • Wireless Connectivity
    • WiFi 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n; 2×2 MIMO
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • Location – GPS, QZSS, GLONASS, SBAS, Beidou, Galileo
  • USB – USB 3.1 interface
  • Charging – Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology
  • Security Support – Qualcomm Mobile Security, Qualcomm Processor Security, Qualcomm Content Protection
  • Process Technology – 11nm

Commercial devices based on Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665 are expected to be available in mid-2019. You’ll find out more about the three new processors on their respective product pages.

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Why is “anti-cheating” an advertised feature? People who cheat don’t want that feature, and people who don’t cheat don’t care about that feature (except to the extent that it may impact performance). I understand why it might be nice from an overall community perspective, but not why you would bother to advertise it.

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I wonder how Xiaomi is looking at these chipsets. I would jump to order a Mi Pad 5 with SD 730G, since I did not order Mi Pad 4 and I am expecting Mi Pad 5 to really be THE tablet for gaming at a decent price.