A new leak has now confirmed that the first two products in the lineup are going to be the Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 730. With a focus on artificial intelligence, the company announced the new 700-series of processors back in February. The biggest feature the leak revealed is that the Snapdragon 730 will be built on the 8nm LPP process. Compared to the previously commercialized 10nm LPP solution, the 8nm one enables up to ten-percent lower power consumption and can accommodate more transistors over any given surface area.
Sitting between the 600 series and the flagship 800 series, the 7xx will feature octa-core CPU where six of the cores are for efficiency and two of them for performance.
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As per reports, Snapdragon 710 is based on Samsung's 10nm LPE process, which is said to be 27 per cent faster than its 14nm predecessor. The two cores made for performance could be based on Cortex-A75 (running at 2.2GHz) while the efficient ones will be based on Cortex-A55 and run at a speed of 1.7GHz. It has Kryo 4xx cores that has performing cores running at 2.3GHz and efficiency cores running at 1.8GHz. Both chips will supposedly have the same Adreno 615 GPU running at 750 MHz, though Qualcomm's AI-specific circuitry may be exclusive to the higher-numbered chip. The GPU is an Adreno 615, with a dual-band Wi-Fi, BT 5.0 and SDR660 RF transceiver (this is the same as the one the Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660 use). The chipset gets a better Spectra 350 ISP for imaging and a dedicated NPU (Neural Processing Unit) for machine learning, which is also found on some high-end chipsets from Apple and Huawei. The Snapdragon 710 can also support displays with WQHD (3040 x 1440) resolution, which measures up to an aspect ratio of 19:9.
Qualcomm has not defined a proper release date for both of these chipsets but it should be assumed that the Snapdragon 710 will arrive first in smartphones, and later manufacturers will adopt the Snapdragon 730.