Are you wondering how the Snapdragon 710 Vs 730 differs from each other? This article is all about the difference between the two new SOCs from the mobile market leader Qualcomm.
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To bridge the gap between the Snapdragon 600 series and 800 series processors, Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 700 series. This series processor will be more powerful and power efficient than the 600 series but a bit lesser than 800 series processor.
The 700 series processor is aimed to target the mid-range devices. The first two processors that will be launched are the Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 730. So in this post, we are going to compare the specifications of 710 Vs 730.
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The Snapdragon 710 is just a rebranded version of the Snapdragon 670. So we can say that there is no such thing as Snapdragon 670 as of now. The Snapdragon 710 is expected to bring a significant level of performance increment.
Snapdragon 710 will be built using the Samsung designed 10 nm Low Power Early (LPE) node. This SoC will support 2 x 2 MU-MIMO dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0. Breaking down the cores, the Snapdragon 710 consists of 2 big cores and 6 little cores to have a right blend of performance and power consumption. The 2 Kryo 3xx cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and 6 x Kryo 3xx cores clocked at 1.7 GHz. The Snapdragon 710 will be coupled with Adreno 615 GPU that can be clocked as high as 750 MHz.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 730 will be built using Samsung’s 8 nm LPP. Samsung had already told last year that its 8 nm LPP was ready for production. The 8 nm LPP uses 10% less power than the 10 nm LPP. Moreover, the former one has 10% less surface area. Connectivity features are the same on both Snapdragon 710 and SD 730, but the later one will feature Bluetooth 5.1 instead of Bluetooth 5.0.
But the main difference between the two SoC lies in the CPU configuration. The Snapdragon 730 has 2 x kryo 4xx cores clocked at 2.3 GHz and 6 x kryo 4xx cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. Both SoC will share the same GPU Adreno 615.
Moving ahead, the Snapdragon 710 will support 60+ fps UI for QHD displays and will also be HDR10 compliant. It has a Spectra of 250 ISP to support up to 32 MP camera with three concurrent sensors. This SoC will work with UFS 2.1, eMMC storage types and USB 3.1 and USB 2.0 ports. There won’t be any NPU unit so all the machine learning tasks will be performed by the GPU and Hexagon digital processor Vector eXtensions (HVX).
The Snapdragon 730 has the same support for displays like SD 710. The Snapdragon 730 feature spectra 350 which supports up to 32 MP camera with three concurrent sensors along with FS2 sensor support. Both SD 730 and SD 710 have the same video encoding support and storage type supports. But they do differ in the AI features. The Snapdragon 730 has a dedicated NPU to handle machine learning tasks.
802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz – Dual-Band Support
Peak speed: 867 Mbps
Channel Utilization: 20/40/80/160 MHz
MIMO Configuration: 2×2 (Dual-stream)
Peak QAM: 256 QAM
Wi-Fi Features: MU-MIMO, Dual-band simultaneous (DBS),
LTE & Wi-Fi antenna sharing, Integrated baseband
802.11a/b/g, & 802.11n
Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Channel Utilization: 20/40/80 MHz
MIMO Configuration: 2×2 (2-stream)
Wi-Fi Features: Dual-band simultaneous (DBS)
2 Gbps (Theoretical Peak)
Qualcomm® Kryo 360 CPU, Octa-core CPU
64-bit CPU Architecture
Quad HD+, HDR10+
Quad HD+, and HDR10
Dual Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 16 MP
Single-Camera – MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 25 MP
Single-Camera – MFNR: Up to 48 MP
Single-Camera – Up to 192 MP
Image Signal Processor: Qualcomm Spectra™ 250 image signal processor, 2x Image Signal Processor (ISP), 14-bit
Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 25 MP
Single Camera, MFNR: Up to 48 MP
Single Camera: Up to 192 MP
Camera Features: Zero Shutter Lag, Hybrid Autofocus, Ultra HD 4K video capture at 30fps, High-quality video capture with Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering, Accelerated Electronic Image Stabilization
1080o @ 120 FPS
Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture
Up to 10-bits per color video capture
AIE GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno 616 GPU
AIE DSP: Qualcomm® Hexagon 685 Vector Processor
AIE GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 616 GPU
AIE DSP: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 Vector Processor
LTE Category 13 (uplink)
3×20 MHz carrier aggregation
Up to 4×4 MIMO on two carriers
LTE Peak Download Speed: 800 Mbps
LTE Peak Upload Speed: 150 Mbps
Up to 256-QAM
Both the chipsets are likely to be unveiled by the end of this year. We are not likely to see any smartphone powered by Snapdragon 710 and 730 SoC by the end of this year. It is rumored that Xiaomi is working on two handsets with the codename ‘Comet’ and ‘Sirius’ to feature Snapdragon 710. This time we might see a notched display on a Xiaomi device.
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the mid-range version of the Xiaomi Mi 8. It features a 5.88 inches Super AMOLED display. The notch on top of the screen is relatively wide as compared to other phones to accommodate sensors, camera, and speaker. The phone looks beautiful and has a bar type design. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) and supports HDR10 display which is a technology to provide the 4K TV experience on your phone screen. It is among the first phone to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 710 processor with Adreno 616 GPU.
Mi 8 SE will come in two variants including 4/6 GB RAM with 64 GB internal. There is no card slot to expand the storage on the phone further. Also, there is no 3.5 mm headphone jack, but you will get a Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter. Mi 8 SE has Bluetooth 5.0 but no NFC which is kind of obsolete these days. It packs a dual 12 MP + 5 MP cameras on the rear panel and a 20 MP selfie centric camera on the front. It will be powered by a 3120 mAh battery with fast charging support.
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Vivo Nex A is a new concept phone that looks amazing and features a 6.59 inches full HD Super AMOLED display. Vivo Nex A has a screen to body ratio of 86%, but there is no notch to increase the screen ratio. Vivo has come up with a new design where the front camera pops out from the top whenever required and goes back after taking the photo. Due to this feature, there is more room for the screen on the top, and you get a large display in a relatively compact form factor.
It will on Android 8.1 (oreo) and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 processor. It will have 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. There won’t be any card slot to expand the storage further. On the rear side, it has the dual rear configuration, 12 MP primary camera with 4-axis OIS and 5 MP depth-sensing camera. For selfies, there is an 8 MP pop-up camera that comes out from the top. Also, there is a fingerprint scanner on the rear side, Bluetooth 5.0 for faster data transfer with more coverage area and a 4000 mAh battery. Despite havings such a large display and battery, it weighs 199 grams which are fantastic.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is all set to be launched anytime soon. There are a lot of leaks and reports through which we have already got to know pretty much about the phone. It will have a giant 6.9 inches full HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. There will be no notch, and it will weigh around 220 grams. For such a big screen there will be a 5500 mAh battery. It might have a Type-C port for fast charging and data transfer. There will be three variants of the phone, having 3 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB RAM coupled with 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB internal storage.
According to some reports, the 3GB and 4 GB model will be powered by Snapdragon 636 1.8 GHz processor, and Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor might power the top model. As far as the camera is concerned, it will have a dual rear camera configuration with 12 MP + 5 MP cameras. But in the Pro variant, you might see a 20 MP + 8 MP dual rear camera and a 16 MP front-facing camera. As per the leaks, the design of the Mi Max 3 looks like Redmi Note 5 Pro. The rear camera setup is on the top left corner just like the iPhone and fingerprint scanner is mounted on the upper center of the phone.
Nokia is reportedly working on a smartphone named ‘Phoenix.’ It will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 and expected to be launched at the end of 2018. This smartphone will bring the flagship capabilities to the mid-end devices. This smartphone is more likely to have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The camera might have the Carl Zeiss lens.
Google is reportedly working on a mid-range Pixel that will come by the end of this year or maybe in January next year. A Snapdragon 710 processor will also power it. It will run on Android 9 (P). As of now, we know only that much, but we will update you once something comes up.
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