Today Qualcomm launched three new chipsets with a Snapdragon 460 catering for the entry-level market, while the Snapdragon 720G and  Snapdragon 662 will be for mid-range phones

The Snapdragon 720G  promises to bring many of the Elite Gaming features of the Snapdragon 765G with support for HDR, dynamic colour range and high-quality synchronised sound with Qualcomm aptX Adaptive.

The press release is a bit thin on the ground with the specification so we will have to wait for confirmation about everything. However, one thing I noticed is that the two new chipsets don’t bring much new to the table, in fact, they look like clones of the chipsets that sit above them.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 662

Based on current information can mark this down as one of the pointless releases of the year being almost identical to the Snapdragon 665 released last year and offering no improvement in the CPU specification since the Snapdragon 660 which launched in 2017 – in fact it is clocked 0.2Ghz lower.

While they have no released the exact specification of the CPU, the Kryo 260 is the same Cortex A73 based CPU that is used in the SD660, SD665 and SD675.

It is probably safe to assume the layout will be the same as the chipsets that straddle it either side so it will be 4×4 with four of the Kryo 260 (CA73) cores then four small efficient 4x Kryo 260 (CA53) likely running at 1.8GHz.

The GPU matches the Snapdragon 665 though how this is clocked has not been disclosed.

The Spectra camera processor has technically changed with this being the Spectra 340T but the camera spec appears to be the same as the SD665.

The one difference is the Hexagon 683 Processor whereas the SD665 has a Hexagon 686 and the older SD660 has a Hexagon 680.

Overall, this is nothing to be excited about, but it depends on pricing, with this being a lower number it could be that the same specification is being shifted to more affordable phones.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G

Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 vs 665 vs 710 vs 720G vs 730G Compared – Qualcomm launch SD662 & SD720G which look identical to the SD665 & SD730G 1
Promises of elite gaming features

The more exciting option is the Snapdragon 720G which will sit above the Snapdragon 710/712 and likely be classed as their successor. The Snapdragon 710 and 712 were technically the same but the SD712 was clocked slightly higher.

However, it appears to be following the same trend the  SD662 set. Based on the current details, which are vague, there is very little to differentiate it from the chipset that sits above it, the Snapdragon 730 & Snapdragon 730G. From the current information, the Snapdragon 720G is actually better than the SD730.

They have not revealed the CPU spec exactly, but the Kryo 465 is likely an Arm Coretec A76 and this will be clocked at 2.3GHz vs 2.2GHz of the Snapdragon 730.

The Adreno 618 GPU is identical but what differentiated the SD730 and SD730G was how it was clocked. We don’t know what frequencies are used here so it could still sit under the Snapdragon 730.

Similarly, the camera spec is a Spectra 350L vs the Spectra 350 – the Spectra can handle dual 22MP cameras with Multi-Frame Noise Reduction (MFNR) and Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL) so they are a little different.

The Snapdragon 720G gets a Hexagon 692 Processor vs Hexagon 688 of the SD730, but again, what this means is unknown until benchmarks/reviews come out.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 vs 665 vs 710 vs 720G vs 730G Comparison Table

 SD662 SD665SD670SD675 SD710/712SD720GSD730
Introduced20202019201820182018/201920202019
Process11 nm11nm LPP 10nm LPP11nm LPP 10 nm8 nm8nm LPP
CPU Cores Octa-Core, 64-bit Octa-Core, 64-bit Octa-Core, 64-bit Octa-Core, 64-bit Octa-Core, 64-bit Octa-Core, 64-bit Octa-Core, 64-bit
CPU4x Kryo 260 (CA73)
@ 2.0GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.7 GHz
4x Kryo 260 (CA73)
@ 2.0GHz

4x Kryo 260 (CA53)
@ 1.8GHz
4x Kryo 260 (CA73)
@ 2.2GHz
4x Kryo 260 (CA53)
@ 1.8GHz
2x Kryo 460 (CA76)
@ 2.0GHz
256KB L2
6x Kryo 460 (CA55)
@ 1.8GHz
64KB L2
2x Kryo 360 Gold @ 2.3 GHz (CA75)
6x Kryo 470 (CA55)
@ 1.8GHz
Octa-core up to 2.3 GHz Kryo 465
2x Kryo 465 probably (CA76)
@ 2.3GHz

6x Kryo 470 (CA55)
@ 1.8GHz
2x Kryo 470 (CA76)
@ 2.2GHz

6x Kryo 470 (CA55)
@ 1.8GHz
GPUAdreno 610
Adreno 610 Adreno 615Adreno 612Adreno 616 Adreno 618
Adreno 618
RAM2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4
14.9GB/s
2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4
14.9GB/s
2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4
14.9GB/s
2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4
14.9GB/s
2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4
14.9GB/s
2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4
14.9GB/s
2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4
14.9GB/s
CameraSpectra 340T
Dual: 16 MP, MFNR, ZSL,30 fps
Single:25 MP, MFNR, ZSL,30 fps
Single: 48 MP, MFNR
Single: 48MP
Spectra 165
Dual 16 MP, MFNR, ZSL, 30 fps
Single25 MP, MFNR, ZSL, 30 fps
Single 48 MP
Spectra 250 ISP
Dual:16 MP, MFNR, ZSL, 30 fps
Single:25 MP, MFNR, ZSL, 30 fps
Single:48 MP, MFNR
Single:192 MP
Spectra 250 ISP
Dual:16 MP, MFNR, ZSL, 30 fps
Single:25 MP, MFNR, ZSL, 30 fps
Single:48 MP, MFNR
Single:192 MP
Qualcomm Spectra 250
Dual:16 MP, MFNR, ZSL, 30 fps
Single:25 MP, MFNR, ZSL, 30 fps
Single:48 MP, MFNR
Single:192 MP
Spectra 350L
Dual: 16 MP, MFNR, ZSL,30 fps
Single:32 MP, MFNR, ZSL,30 fps
Single: 48 MP, MFNR
Single: 192MP
Spectra 350
Dual: 22 MP, MFNR, ZSL,30 fps
Single:36 MP, MFNR, ZSL,30 fps
Single: 48 MP, MFNR
Single: 92 MP
AIHexagon 683 ProcessorHexagon 686Hexagon 685Hexagon 685 DSP Hexagon 692 Processor
Video Encode/Decode1080p Video Capture @ 60 FPS
HEVC video capture
H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC) VP8 and
VP9 playback
2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & H.265
2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & H.265
2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & H.265
Capture @ 4K at 30 fps
4K HDR video playback (10-bit color
depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut)
H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC) and
VP9 playback
4K Video Capture @ 30 FPS
HEVC video capture
HDR10 and HLG Video Playback (10-bit
color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut)
H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC) VP8 and
VP9 playback
4K HDR Video Capture with Portrait Mode
(Bokeh, 4K at 30 fps)
4K HDR10 PQ and HLG Video Playback
(10 bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut)
H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC) VP8 and
VP9 playback

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