Snapdragon 660 and 630 is now official with Bluetooth 5 support and more

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 660 and 630. The new processors will replace the 653 and 626 respectively. Both are built on the company’s latest 14nm FinFET process. Both chipsets will include new features like Bluetooth 5 support. The chipsets will also include the All-Ways Aware hub, which is a collection of low-power sensors that provides things like step counting, location tracking, and other background activities without killing battery life.

The chipset also includes USB-C 3.1 support, a Quick Charge 4, and the X12 LTE Modem with 600Mbps, as well as some new video chops via the Spectra 160 ISPs (this processes the raw data from the camera).

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Specs

The Snapdragon 660 will replace the reference A72/A53 cores from the 653 with Qualcomm’s Kryo 260 in-house design. According to the Qualcomm, it sees 20% gains over the 650 and 30% increase in GPU performance. It also has Dual Band Simultaneous 2×2 MIMO WiFi (read: fast). The Adreno 512 is now included.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Specs

The Snapdragon 630 comes with eight ARM reference A53s with LPDDR4x support. Four of those are at 2.2GHz and four at 1.8GHz, with an advertised 10% bump in overall performance. It features the Adreno 508 GPU which has the same supposed 30% gains over the previous model, and the max resolution is also a bit higher than the 626 it is replacing, as it now supports up to QXGA (2048 x 1536).

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 supported devices will arrive as soon as this quarter, while the 630 is going to be available at the end of May.