Qualcomm announced a new line of mobile processors

28 February 2018
At MWC 2018 in Barcelona, many curious devices were announced. Qualcomm was not left out, which presented to the world a new line of mobile processors for mid-level gadgets. Their main feature is the improved support for artificial intelligence.Despite the fact that the chipmaker has not yet announced either the exact models or their characteristics, some information about the new Snapdragon still became known. So, the new chips from Qualcomm will use computing cores Kryo, a graphics gas pedal Adreno, as well as image processor Spectra ISP. A nice addition will be support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology, which will take only about 15 minutes to charge the mobile device by 50%. But more importantly, the Snapdragon 700 will get the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, which will help achieve significant speed up operations based on the functions of artificial intelligence. The manufacturer expects a two-fold increase in the speed of processing tasks that use voice recognition and machine vision, compared with the processors of the previous generation. It is worth adding that the new processors from Qualcomm will get support for LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5, and will boast of 30% lower power consumption, compared with the Snapdragon 660. It is expected that the commercial samples Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 will be available to smartphone manufacturers in the current half-year.