American semiconductor company Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform and Snapdragon 855 mobile platform last month. Today, the company has unveiled the Snapdragon 712 chipset for smartphones as an upgrade to the Snapdragon 710 mobile platform which was announced back in May 2018.
Similar to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 712 is also built on a 10-nm process and houses eight Qualcomm Kryo 360 CPUs with a clockspeed of 2.3GHz alongside an Adreno 616 GPU and a Hexagon 685 DSP. The latest chipset will offer an improvement over the Snapdragon 710 by providing up to a 10 percent increase in performance.
The Snapdragon 712 comes with Quick Charge 4+ replacing the Quick Charge 4 technology on the Snapdragon 710. With Quick Charge 4+, smartphones can be charged from 0 to 50 percent in just 15 minutes. Snapdragon 712 also offers better audio through Bluetooth with the help of TrueWireless Stereo Plus and Broadcast Audio technology. The chipset also integrates the Qualcomm Aqstic audio technology which was also present on the Snapdragon 710.
The Qualcomm Spectra 250 ISP is designed to deliver super resolutions with up to 32MP single ISP and 20MP dual ISP. The processor thus renders support for recording 4K videos and 10 bits of colour depth. With Snapdragon X15 LTE modem the new processor can support up to 800 Mbps download speeds and up to 70% faster download speeds in weak signal conditions.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 712 will power the next line of mid-range Android smartphones of 2019.