At 4G/5G Summit 2017, Qualcomm has announced a new mobile platform, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. The latest processor is the successor of Snapdragon 630 and is expected to come with upcoming midrange devices.
The Snapdragon 636 features eight Kryo 260 CPUs instead of A53 CPUs, which is claiming to deliver deliver 40 percent increase in device performance over Snapdragon 630. The processor uses a 14nm FinFet process and it comes with support for ultra-wide FHD+ (1080×2160 pixels) displays. The company has also integrated Qualcomm TruPalette and Qualcomm EcoPix features in the Adreno Visual Processing Subsystem, which would support superior viewing experience. The chipset comes loaded with Adreno 509 GPU is designed to boost gaming and browsing performance by 10 percent as compared to the previous generation.
The Snapdragon 636 comes loaded with Snapdragon X12 LTE modem, which comes with a peak download speeds of 600Mbps and peak upload speed of 150 Mbps. Then there is Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP, which supports up to a 24MP camera with zero shutter lag along with fast autofocus and smooth zoom. The chipset also features Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec that supports Hi-Fi audio with up to 192kHz/24bit support and the ability to playback lossless audio files with low distortion and high dynamic range.
The chipset supports up to 8GB of RAM and it comes loaded with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0. On the connectivity front, the processor supports WiFi 802.11ac, 802.11n, 802.11a/b/g with MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS and USB 3.1.
The introduction of the Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform allows OEMs to enjoy a smooth transition from the Snapdragon 660 and 630 Mobile Platforms while supporting the deployment of superior functionality and performance to end users,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc during the launch. “Manufacturers can use the same modem and camera architecture to enable fast and efficient testing and calibration, cutting down on significant resources or time normally required when developing products on brand new platforms.