Qualcomm earlier at MWC 2018 announced that SD600 series will be replaced by SD700 series. Earlier we also had spotted some devices powered by SD710 SoC on benchmarks. Now Qualcomm has finally launched its first mid-range chipset under SD700 series with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC.
Qualcomm is trying to bring some of the premium features to the mid-range segment with the launch of new SD710 SoC. The SD710 SoC is built on a 10nm process with six cores clocked at 1.7 GHz whereas the remaining two performance cores clocked at 2.2 GHz. As per Qualcomm, the new SD710 SoC provides 20% more better performance than SD660 SoC. With new Adreno 616 GPU, it has 15% improved graphics when compared with SD660.
The Qualcomm SD710 SoC comes with new Qualcomm Spectra 250 ISP which can support up to 32MP single ISP and 20MP Dual ISP. With the help of AI engine smooth, speedy video style transfer, deep portrait modes and Face ID / Unlock with active depth sensing. The new Spectra 250 ISP can produce better low-light images and videos with support for OIS, faster AF, and better real-time bokeh effects.
The SD710 SoC is the first chipset to bring the capability to play 4K HDR videos on the mid-range segment. It comes with new Snapdragon X15 LTE modem which supports up to 800 Mbps download speeds with 4×4 MIMO technology. It also supports Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, Qualcomm Broadcast Audio and Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus for better audio via wireless headphones.
The SD710 SoC also comes with support for Quick Charge 4+ users can get a 50% battery charge within 15 minutes. The SD710 SoC consumes 40% lesser power during gaming and 20% lesser power during 4K video playback when compared with SD660 SoC.
The SD710 SoC also comes with dedicated AI engine which helps the device to receive a boost of 2x overall performance improvements in AI applications when compared with SD660 SoC. The SD710 SoC will be available from Q2 of 2018.