Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 and 730 Announced with Improved Camera and Performance

Qualcomm announced three new chipsets dubbed Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G to upgrade their older generation chipset. The newer version not only improves performance and the company is also boosting camera compatibility of the new chipset.

Comparison: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 730

Snapdragon 665Snapdragon 730
CPU4x Kryo 260 (Cortex-A73) @2.0GHz
4x Kryo 260 (Cortex-A53) @1.8GHz
2x Kryo 470 (Cortex-A76) @2.2GHz
6x Kryo 470 (Cortex-A55) @1.8GHz
GPUAdreno 610
Adreno 618
DSPHexagon 686Hexagon 688 with Tensor Accelerator
CameraSpectra 165
25MP single/16MP dual
48MP snapshot
Spectra 350
48MP single/22MP dual
192MP snapshot
ModemSnapdragon X12
(600Mbps down, 150Mbps up)
Snapdragon X15
(800Mbps down, 150Mbps up)
Fast charging Quick Charge 3.0Quick Charge 4+
Manufacturing process 11nm8nm
Memory2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
1MB system cache
Encode/ Decode2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & H.265
2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & H.265

10-bit HDR pipelines

Snapdragon 665: Better Gaming Performance

Snapdragon 665 is the upgrade of the Snapdragon 660 processor. Qualcomm claims to have 2 times better AI performance compared to the Snapdragon 660. The Snapdragon 665 now supports 48MP snapshot so we may see a smartphone with a 48MP camera running on Snapdragon 665.

The Snapdragon 665 is fabricated on the 11nm process which saves 20% more power compared to previous gen SoC.

Snapdragon 730: Better Gaming Performance with AI Boost

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 is a significant improvement over the Snapdragon 710/ 712. It is utilizing the Kryo 470 cores which have 2x A76 cores which run @2.2GHz and 6x A55 cores which run @1.8GHz. It also improves the GPU performance of the processor with new upgraded Adreno 618.

The new ISP now supports 48MP single camera and up to 192MP snapshot. Qualcomm earlier reported that there are a bunch of devices which will launch with more than 100MP camera. So, We can expect a device running Snapdragon 730 and more than 100MP camera by the end of this year.

The Snapdragon 730 is fabricated on 8nm LPP process which helps to deliver better performance and consumes less amount of battery.