No doubt, Galaxy S8 and Google’s Pixel are great, in the same vein cost effective phones would be out of the Android family either.
The introduction of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 660 and 630 systems on a chip are just upgrades to last year mid-range Snapdragon 652 and 625. The upgrade extends to features like faster connectivity, more battery life.
Both Snapdragon 660 and 630 systems have Qualcomm Quick Charge 4, these are dedicated chips for machine learning, and improved camera processing. The 660 has a 20 percent CPU speed over its predecessor, while the 630 CPU is 10 percent faster.
As in Snapdragon 820, Verizon and Sprint iPhones, the same 600 Mbps modem will feature in the chipsets as X12 LTE modem. Bluetooth 5 is now default, and the 660 has 2 x 2 MIMO Wi-Fi as well.
Other features include support of 8GB of RAM in both the 660 and 630 chips, and built with a 14nm process. The 660 has an eight-core Kryo 260 CPU and an Adreno 512 GPU, while the 630 has eight Cortex A53 cores and an Adreno 508 GPU.
The biggest of the pack is the battery improvement. The low power consumption for some location could be between 50 – 75 percent while download power consumption over Wi-Fi is reduced to 60 percent on the 660.
The 660 is now shipping, while 630 will ship later this month.