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New Snapdragon 636 Chipset Unveiled By Qualcomm

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New Snapdragon 636 Chipset Unveiled By Qualcomm

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Qualcomm has unveiled a new mid-range chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. The standout point with this chipset is the introduction of Qualcomm’s Kirin 260 CPU cores into the Snapdragon 63X range, bringing additional CPU power to a lower cost chipset.

Qualcomm says that the Kyro 260 arrangement in the Snapdragon 636 chipset will deliver a 40 percent performance improvement over the Snapdragon 630’s 2.2 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU arrangement. This change means that the 636 will also give users a little more CPU push than the 653 too, all at a lower price. In addition to the CPU changes, Qualcomm has also bumped up the GPU performance a tad with the introduction of an Adreno 509, up from the 508. This GPU provides about a 10 percent performance boost, however the Snapdragon 660 retains a performance advantage that gamers may be after.

There’s a 14-bit Spectra 160 ISP with support for up to 24MP cameras, smooth zoom, and fast auto-focusing. The platform also comes with Qualcomm’s Aqustic audio codec, which supports 24-bit, 192 kHz audio playback.

The chipset will be available in November of 2017.

Specs Snapdragon 636
CPU 4x Kryo 260 @ 2.2 GHz
4x Kryo 260 @ 1.8 GHz
GPU Adreno 509
Co-Processors Hexagon, All-Ways Aware, Spectra 160
LTE X12 LTE
600 Mbps down,
150 Mbps up,
3x20MHz CA, up to 256-QAM
Process  14 nm
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