A little under a month after unveiling the 7nm-based Snapdragon X55 modem with up to 7Gbps speeds, Qualcomm has silently upgraded the specifications of some of its recent Snapdragon chipsets with support for capturing 192MP photos.
The list of chipsets to now support 192MP picture captures are Snapdragon 670, Snapdragon 675, Snapdragon 710, Snapdragon 845 and Snapdragon 855. In order to offer photo quality of that high parameters, Qualcomm is incorporating zero shutter lag and eliminating multi-frame noise reduction. This means lesser image processing to better the resolution of an image.
The updating of support for 192MP pictures for the aforementioned chipsets only means that an upcoming smartphone will be able to capture a 192-megapixel image through its camera. In order to capture a 192MP image, it needs to be noted that the smartphone will need its own 192MP camera sensor, which is unavailable as of now.
Qualcomm has also updated the specifications of its mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset and has now rolled out support for 48MP images to be clicked from a camera. This comes just days after Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in India with a 48MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor and yes, the device runs on a Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC. This means that the two-year-old Snapdragon 660 has always had support for 48MP photography who Qualcomm only added it to the spec list a while ago.
Earlier last month, Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 712 Mobile Platform with Quick Charge 4+ technology. 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.
In similar news, Qualcomm is facing off with Apple in court after it allegedly claimed that the Cupertino company infringed three of its patents that lead to the iPhone’s market success. While these two companies have been on each other’s throats for a while now, this is the first time a US jury gets a say in an eight-day trial kicks off at the Diego federal court.