It seems that Xiaomi and Realme are getting into a war of words with the latest series of Tweet from their respective Twitter handle. Addifng fuel to the fire, the top brass of both the companies are also trying to project their upcoming/latest smartphones to be superior.
So, who took the first step? Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India, first took a dig on Realme’s upcoming smartphone, the Realme 3 Pro. The tweet says, Recently a brand has started talking about Qualcomm SD 710. Here’s the truth: it’s a one year old processor! We launched a phone with SD 710 (globally) in Q2 2018.” Manu is targetting Realme as its upcoming smartphone is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor.
Recently a brand has started talking about Qualcomm SD 710.
Here’s the thruth: it’s a one year old processor! We launched a phone with SD 710 (globally) in Q2 2018.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) April 15, 2019
He further says that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset offers 16 per cent faster performance as compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. To this, Madhav Seth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India, tweeted that someone (aka Xiaomi) is afraid of its upcoming smartphone. The tweet reads, “Someone is afraid of #Speedawakens?It’s gonna be true for them on 22nd April anyways.”
— Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1) April 16, 2019
Both the companies are in competing against each other in budget segment of the Indian smartphone industry. Xiaomi has banked heavily on the Redmi Note 7 Pro, which is powered by the Snapdragon 675 chipset, while the Realme is getting ready to take on the market leader with its upcoming offering, the Realme 3 Pro.
However, what the fuss all about the chipset? To give you a brief, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor was introduced in May last year, while the Snapdragon 675 chipset was introduced in October. The main reason why Manu Jain is claiming about better performance of the Snapdragon 675 processor is the fact that it features two high-performance cores of Kryo 460, while the Snapdragon 710 features Kryo 360 high-performance cores. Furthermore, the Snapdragon 675 chipset outlasts the Snapdragon 710 SoC in the imaging department. The Snapdragon 675 features two 14-bit Spectra 250L ISP with support up to 48-megapixel cameras, while the Snapdragon 710 comes with 14-bit Spectra 250 ISP.
However, the Snapdragon 710 offers better clocked speeds of up to 2.2GHz as compared to 2.0GHz of Snapdragon 675. Furthermore, the Snapdragon 710 offers a slightly better GPU with Adreno 616 GPU and it is more power efficient as it is manufactured on a 10nm LPP process as compared to the 11mm LPP process used in Snapdragon 675 processor. However, it is important to note that the chipset performance is one part of the smartphone and other factors like operating system and more come into play to improve to decrease the performance of the chipset.