Today, Qualcomm announced the official launch of the Snapdragon 712 mobile processor platform, continuing the many features of the Snapdragon 710 platform. This new chip is expected to offer more on performance.
According to the release notes, the Snapdragon 712 uses the same 10nm FinFET process as the Snapdragon 710, as well as the eight-core Kryo 360 CPU and the Adreno 616 GPU. The difference between the two is that the Snapdragon 712 has a clock speed of 2.3 GHz, which is slightly higher (specifically 10% higher) than the 2.2 GHz of the Snapdragon 710.
In addition, another upgrade to the Snapdragon 712 is its support for Quick Charge 4+ (QC4+). This means that the battery capacity can increase from 0% to 50% in 15 minutes. The Snapdragon 712 platform also supports Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Stereo Plus and Broadcast Audio technology to bring Bluetooth audio enhancements. In addition, the Snapdragon 712 integrates the Hexagon 685 DSP (the Snapdragon 710 is the Hexagon 680) and the Spectra 250 ISP. In terms of network, Snapdragon 712 integrates Snapdragon X15 LTE Modem, which supports up to 800Mbps download speed, 3CA carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO, and LAA. At present, Qualcomm has not yet announced which smartphone will come with this new chip.