Qualcomm- Snapdragon 636

Qualcomm Technologies has introduced the Snapdragon 636 mobile platform, supporting “Significant” developments across performance, gaming, and display. The new mobile platform announced during the 4G/5G metting in HongKong by Qualcomm Technologies VP of Product Management Kedar Kondap. It utilizes the Qualcomm Kryo 260 CPU with a 40 percent device performance increase in contrast to the previous Snapdragon 630.

“It features … the 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP, which supports capture of up to 24 megapixels with zero shutter lag while supporting smooth zoom, fast auto-focus, and true-to-life colours for outstanding image quality; and the Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec supports Hi-Fi audio on the go, with up to 192kHz/24bit support and the ability to play back lossless audio files with low distortion and high dynamic range.”

The Qualcomm’s new 14nm FinFET process-based Snapdragon 636 chipset. It is an upgrade from the Snapdragon 630 and comes with Quick Charge 4 support for long displays with resolution up to FHD+ or 2160 X 1080 pixels.

“Snapdragon is more than a single component, a piece of silicon, or what many would misinterpret as the CPU; it’s an anthology of technology, comprising hardware, software, and services.”

The CPU is Kryo 260 with eight cores, clocked up to 1.8 GHz. Qualcomm says it provides up to 40% higher performance than the Snapdragon 630’s processor. The GPU is Adreno 509, adding 10% extra performance, compared with the Adreno 508.

The Snapdragon 636 can support either one 24 MP camera or two cameras with up to 16 MP sensors with the Qualcomm Spectra160 ISP. Video recording is accessible in 1080p at 120 fps or 4k at 30 fps. 4k video playback is also supported.

Qualcomm declared Quick charge of 4 in the starting of 2017 and while they are yet to see any compatible chargers it found its way to the Snapdragon 636.

The Snapdragon 636 has X12 LTE modem with download speed up to 600 Mbps. Both SIM cards can support LTE with next-gen Calling Service. Qualcomm is suppose to start shipping the chipset in November 2017.