Qualcomm announced new Snapdragon 660 and 630 SOC

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630
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Qualcomm, a major name for bringing chipset for mobile platforms has introduced two new chipsets. The new chipsets brought by Qualcomm are Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630. Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630 are ought to provide a premium experience in the devices in the mid-range section. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630 are the successor of Snapdragon 653 and 626 respectively. These newbies are brought to provide faster charging, enhanced connectivity, enriched imaging, improved security and machine learning, upgraded CPU and GPU, and more.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630: What’s Inside?

For the connectivity, both the chipset inherit X12 LTE, which was found in last year’s flagship Qualcomm 820/821. This gives a glimpse of Qualcomm’s concern on the advancements of LTE modems. Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630 also embraces Bluetooth 5.0, the latest version of the Bluetooth technology. In addition, the devices with these chipsets will be privileged with ultra-fast charging with Quick charge 4. With this latest quick charge technology, a mere company of five minutes of your device with the wall charger provides five hours of talk time. In Quick Charge 4, the device gets juiced up to 50% for the charge time of 15 minutes. Qualcomm first brought Quick Charge 4 in its flagship SoC Snapdragon 835.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630

The new chipsets include Qualcomm Spectra 160, which provides improved image quality and focuses on more natural skin tones and superior image quality even on the low lights. In addition, it also assists in smooth optical zoom, dual pixel autofocus, and upgraded video stabilization.

There is quite an improvement in the GPU and CPU section too. Snapdragon 660 features 20% increase in CPU performance and 30% increase in the GPU performance than its predecessor, Snapdragon 653. Similarly, Snapdragon 630 provides 30% superior performance on the GPU and 10% superior performance on the CPU as compared to its predecessor (Snapdragon 626).

Others features and potential of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630.

Snapdragon 660

Snapdragon 630

CPU 4x Kryo 260 @ 2.2GHz
4x Kryo 260 @ 1.8GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.2GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.8GHz
GPU Adreno 512 (Vulkan API) Adreno 508 (Vulkan API)
Co-processors Hexagon 680 + HVX, All-Ways Aware, Spectra 160 Hexagon 642, All-Ways Aware, Spectra 160
600Mbps downlink,
150 Mbps uplink,
3x20MHz CA, up to 256-QAM
600Mbps downlink,
150 Mbps uplink,
3x20MHz CA, up to 256-QAM
ISP/Camera Dual 14-bit Spectra

160 ISP


Dual 14-bit Spectra

160 ISP


Memory 2x 32-bit @ 1866MHz LPDDR4

29.9 GB/s

2x 16-bit @ 1333MHz LPDDR4


Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Quick Charge 4 4
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 14 nm


Devices with SD 630 start shipping next quarter and Devices with SD 660 will start shipping by the end of this quarter. Read more about them here.