Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Chipset Unveiled – Specifications and Features

Months after announcing Snapdragon 660 and the 630 mobile platforms, Qualcomm has unveiled yet another chipset. The much-awaited Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 is being touted as the most powerful chipset by the company. It is said to bring improvements in multiple areas including performance, gaming, camera, display, and connectivity. Read more to find about Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Chipset Availability, Specifications, and Features

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636

Availability

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 was unveiled during the 4G/5G summit in Hong Kong. Shipping is expected to start from November this year.

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Specifications and Features

  • 40 percent faster performance
  • Boosts gaming and browsing speed.
  • Download speed of 600mbps
  • Support for assertive display and ultra-wide FHD+
  • 14bit Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP
  • Support for aptX, Aqstic audio
  • QuickCharge 4
  • Integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chip is designed with the 14nm FinFet technology. It features 1.8 GHz Octa Core Kryo 260 CPUs (optimized across 4 performance and 4 efficiency cores). Qualcomm claims that the new processor delivers around 40 percent faster performance than the Snapdragon 630 chip.

The gaming and browsing speed is boosted by Adreno 509 GPU and an integrated Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem. While the gaming speed is enhanced by 10 percent, users will get to experience up to 600 Mbps LTE download speed. The Snapdragon X12 LTE modem features integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO.

The new chipset comes with support for assertive display and ultra-wide FHD+. It allows you to adjust the visibility in different lighting conditions. Users will be able to capture high-quality images, thanks to Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP. The Dual 14-bit ISPs support up to 24MP (single or dual 16MP cameras). Other features include Zero shutter lag, autofocus, smooth Zoom etc.

Additionally, the new Snapdragon 636 comes with support for aptX, Aqstic audio, and QuickCharge 4 (20 percent faster, 30 percent more efficient than the previous generation, charge from zero to 50 percent in 15 minutes). The Qualcomm Hexagon 680 DSP is designed to provide battery-efficient enhancements to audio, video, and other heavy tasks.

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Conclusion

Qualcomm claims that the new Snapdragon 636 is designed to support advanced photography and enhanced gaming. It will also offer long battery life and fast LTE speeds for smartphones and tablets. While multiple recent flagships were rumored to feature the new chipset, we will have to wait for a while to see the new processor in action.

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