The chipsets are named Snapdragon 720G, Snapdragon 662 and Snapdragon 460 while the President of Qualcomm India - Rajen Vagadia said that the chipset maker is introducing these three platforms for the 4G markets where seamless connectivity is still unraveling. Over 30 Indian companies are making NavIC trackers for vehicles after Isro procured multichip module (MCM) developed by Taiwanese SkyTraQ Talking about the chipsets, all the three new Snapdragon chipsets - Snapdragon 720G, 662 and 460 - support 4G connectivity along with Wi-Fi 6, integrated Bluetooth 5.1 and Qualcomm FastConnect 6-series subsystems, support Dual-Frequency (L1 and L5) GNSS. While we expect to see these new mobile processors to feature in phones all over the world, it seems that a major area of focus will be India, where Qualcomm says it'll be supporting 4G well into the future. Xiaomi has already confirmed that the upcoming Mi 10 flagship phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC and it is tipped to debut in Q1 2020. It also has Bluetooth 5.1 (aptX Adaptive Audio), WiFi 6, and support for USB 3.1.
The Snapdragon 720G is the successor to the Snapdragon 710 and the Snapdragon 712 SoCs. Maybe most important, the chipsets X15 LTE modem provides for download speeds as fast as 800Mbps - you'll likely never see speeds that good, but that's far faster than what you'd see on many 5G networks right now.
Moving onto the Snapdragon 460 ( SM4250-AA ). There is support for smooth zooming, triple camera setup and HEIF capture too. There is a Snapdragon X11 LTE modem with downlink speeds of up to 390Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 150Mbps. The former two chips are par for the course, being variations of the Snapdragon 730G and Snapdragon 665 respectively. And with this being a gaming chipset for mid-range phones support for Snapdragon Elite Gaming is also present.
The new processor is built on the 11nm node.
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According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 460 offers up to a 70% increase in CPU core performance and up to a 60% increase in GPU performance.
There is support for displays with a maximum resolution of 2220 x 1080 and a 60Hz refresh rate. (You'll be able to store photos at half the file size as before.) You'll also get a 3rd generation AI engine and an X11 modem capable of 390 Mbps download speeds. Though this is the low-end processor of this trio, Qualcomm is positioning it as a big leap in capability for the 4-series.
The Snapdragon 460 supports QuickCharge 3.0 for fast charging. "The availability of NavIC across multiple mobile platforms will help enhance the geolocation capabilities of smartphones in the region and bring the benefits of this indigenous solution to Indian consumers for their day-to-day use", said Dr K Sivan, chairman, Isro.