Today, Qualcomm unveiled three new mobile platforms for the mid-range category . The latest chipsets are the Snapdragon 720G, the Snapdragon 662, and the Snapdragon 460. Based on the names, we are already aware of which processors they are succeeding.
With the announcement of the Snapdragon 720G, Qualcomm has expanded its gaming chipset lineup today, and this promises enhanced gaming and connectivity features to the masses – especially in a market like India.
Snapdragon 720G (SM7125)
The Snapdragon 720G is the successor to the Snapdragon 710 and the Snapdragon 712 SoCs. The new 8nm chipset has eight cores arranged in the 2 + 6 format. There are 2x Kryo 465 performance cores that are based on the Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.3GHz and 6x Kryo 260 efficiency cores (based on the Cortex-A55) clocked at 1.8GHz.
By now, you should already know G is for gaming when it comes to Qualcomm processors. The G in the name means the processor features Qualcomm’s Elite Gaming features such as HDR gaming, Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio, and smoother graphics.
The Snapdragon 720G has the same Adreno 618 GPU present in the Snapdragon 730 with support for OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan 1.1. It has a new Hexagon 692 DSP and a new Spectra 350L image signal processor. For connectivity, there is a Snapdragon X15 LTE modem with peak download speeds of up to 800Mbps. It also has Bluetooth 5.1 (aptX Adaptive Audio), WiFi 6, and support for USB 3.1. Qualcomm has also added support for Dual Frequency GNSS (L1 + L5) and support for India’s NavIC
The Snapdragon 720G supports UFS 2.1 storage and a maximum of 8GB of RAM. It has a maximum display support of 2520 x 1080 at 90Hz or 120Hz with HDR10. It also supports Quick Charge 4.