The SoC signed by the North American company, Snapdragon 636, arrives on the market. A new eight-core microprocessor up to 1.7 GHz, the Adreno 509 GPU, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE X12 modem that will allow speeds of up to 600 Mbps, and support for new screens without frames in 18:9 formats. This is the new processor.
The competition in the world of smartphones is brutal. Specifically, the brain that gives life to these products are the processors that have integrated. The thinking head that has prepared Snapdragon for the mid-range confirms the jump in this segment. To be sure, an average range two years ago did not imagine being at the level of the current mid-range.
By comparison, a best seller like the Moto G4 of June 2016 carried a Snapdragon 615, i.e. a clock speed of up to 1.7 GHz composed of eight 64-bit and 28-nanometer cores. Currently, the midrange will generally wear their devices with the 636, halving the number of total transistors used by the chip with only 14 nanometers. It is interesting because this allows greater energy efficiency and, therefore, better performance. In addition, a month ago we had the arrival of a new processor of 10 nanometers, the Snapdragon 670.
Therefore, the main improvements of this new processor are in type of screen that supports, Full HD+, focused to the so common, lately, reduction of frames, supporting the format 18:9. Improved performance efficiency since it is up to 40% higher in that aspect than the Snapdragon 630; in the type of RAM it would support, DDR4 up to 8GB and finally in the download speeds, expected up to 600Mbps. It also enhances the high-quality audio format, Hi-Fi.
The manufacturers will decide how they power their devices thanks to this microprocessor, but of course they have all the ballots to be the heart that pumps the new phones in the mid-high range from late 2017 or early 2018, as the American firm has confirmed which will start manufacturing in November.