20 February 2019
Qualcomm has added a new processor to its SoC lineup and its name is the Snapdragon 712. Looking at the specifics of the new processor, you would know it’s a modest upgrade over the Snapdragon 710. According to Qualcomm’s announcement, the all-new Snapdragon 712 adds the performance boosts that make it a powerhouse for gaming and beyond.
Announcing the specifics of the Snapdragon 712, Qualcomm says, it’s built on the 10nm process just like the Snapdragon 710 and it also includes its Kryo 360 CPU, Adreno 616 GPU and the Hexagon 685 DSP. The key difference between the Snapdragon 712 SoC and the Snapdragon 710 SoC is the clock speed; the latest one is a little ahead with 2.3GHz compared to the predecessor’s 2.2GHz. And, going by the company’s verdict, Snapdragon 712 provides up to a 10 percent increase in performance over Snapdragon 710, providing elevated multimedia and other mobile experiences that are as technologically advanced as they are efficient and affordable.
It seems like a slight change seems to be making a big change. Furthermore, one more key difference is the Quick Charge 4+ instead of Quick Charge 4 which is present in the Snapdragon 710 processor. The Quick Charge 4+ is claimed to bring the battery from 0 to 50 percent in just 15 minutes.
The new Snapdragon 712 also possesses better Bluetooth audio, thanks to the TrueWireless Stereo Plus and Broadcast Audio technologies.
In fact, the modem remains the Snapdragon X15 that supports the LTE Cat.15 downlink and Cat.13 uplink, reaching peak speeds of 800 Mbps and 150 Mbps. Another common characteristic is the support for the cameras which stay at up to 20MP dual camera or 32MP single shooter with the same Spectra 250 ISP.
Also, the Snapdragon 712 supports 10 bits of color depth and can capture and display vibrant, high-quality photos and 4K videos. Packing some AI smart features like its predecessor, the Snapdragon 712 is claimed to offer a performance boost to the gamer, photographers or someone who wants the best from their mobiles.