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Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 mobile platform is now official

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 mobile platform is now official
With Qualcomm stating a while ago that it is now using the term mobile platform to replace the term processor, the company announced this morning the Snapdragon 636 mobile platform. Built using the 14nm FinFET process, the mobile platform offers a 40% increase in performance compared to the Snapdragon 630. With the Qualcomm Kryo 260 CPU on board, Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 636 will bring "significant" improvements in gaming, with the display, and with overall performance.

The new mobile platform is pin and software compatible with the Snapdragon 630 and 660 mobile platforms. This will allow manufacturers to more easily add a Snapdragon 636 powered handset to their current smartphone lineup. The Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660 were originally launched in May, and the Snapdragon 636 is expected to start shipping next month. With the Snapdragon X12 4G LTE modem, the new mobile platform will offer peak download speeds of 600Mbps.

The Snapdragon 636 mobile platform features the Adreno 509 GPU, which provides a 10% improvement in gaming and browsing. The display is improved thanks to Qualcomm's TruPalette and EcoPix features which are part of the Adreno Visual Processing Subsystem. The Assertive Display feature means you will be able to see the screen better in less than optimal lighting, and FHD+ resolution (1080 x 2160) is supported. The octa-core CPU maxes out at a clock speed of 1.8GHz, and the chip can carry up to 8GB of RAM. Quick Charge 4.0 is also included.

The 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP will work with sensors up to 24MP, providing zero shutter lag, smooth zoom, zippy auto focus and true-to-life colors. The Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec supports Hi-Fi audio. Distortion is low and dynamic range is high.

source: Qualcomm

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