Samsung To Launch Snapdragon 710 Mid-Range Smartphone
Qualcomm recently unveiled the Snapdragon 675 as manufacturers start to focus on mid range smartphones. Samsung, according to a tweet by an industry insider, will reportedly unveil a mid-range phone which will feature a Snapdragon 710 chipset. The company has used the 660 chipset before but never a 710. If they do end up using it, this phone will be Samsung’s most expensive mid-range smartphone yet. Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 675 features an Adreno 612 GPU while the 710 has an Adreno 616 GPU. There are a lot of similarities in the two chipsets. This includes support for Quick Charge 4+, Bluetooth 5.0 and a Hexagon 685 Digital Signal Processor.
Samsung has been trying to focus on the mid-range segment in India and recently launched the A9. The upcoming smartphone might be a great competitor to Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, Huawei and Honor brands that are doing well in the market. Rivals including the Oppo R17 Pro, Vivo Z3, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and many others use this chipset in their phones already. The phone may see it’s launch in India first. It might then see it’s introduction to other markets. Speculations also suggest that the phone might bear the name A10 following the Galaxy A9 which saw it’s launch in October this year.
The phone will probably cost more than Samsung’s A9 but cheaper than it’s flagship phones. There is no information regarding the features of the phone in terms of RAM or display. The phone will run on Android 9 Pie straight out of the box and might have a 3,000 mAh battery. It is also speculated that the new phone will have a 19.5:9 aspect ratio display. Samsung currently uses a 18.5:9 aspect ratio. If the launch date is set for January, there might be an announcement for the phone in December.