Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Launches With 40% Performance Boost And Quick Charge 4

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Launches With 40% Performance Boost And Quick Charge 4

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Launches With 40% Performance Boost And Quick Charge 4

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced a new mobile platform, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636, created to provide improvements to device performance, enhanced gaming and display technology support in comparison to the Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform.

Last year, Qualcomm said that it was developing its first 5G-enabled modem, the X50. Looks like both the Snapdragon 636 and the X50 modem will be the future of upcoming smartphones. It has X12 LTE modem which will offer download speed of 600 Mbps. The chipset also has a Spectra 160 image signal processor and supports high-quality shots with a zero latency of up to 24MP resolution. Qualcomm says it provides up to 40% higher performance than the Snapdragon 630s processor.

At the summit, Qualcomm also showed off the very first 5G modem (the X50) installed on a mobile device.

The results of the 28GHz millimetre-wave frequency band were in the Gigabit range but will, the company claims, be capable of 5Gbps when 5G is in common use.

Qualcomm followed the same design approach as several manufacturers releasing their mobile offerings in 2017; 9mm thick and rocking an edge-to-edge display. At present, the LG V30 is the only publicly available device that supports 600MHz.


The Snapdragon 636 is expected to start shipping in November. With the Snapdragon 636, this changes as Qualcomm has moved to the Kryo 260 CPU core, which is the same one used in the upper mid-range Snapdragon 660.

Cristiano Amon, executive vice president at Qualcomm Technologies said: "This major milestone and our 5G smartphone reference design showcase how Qualcomm Technologies is driving 5G NR in mobile devices to enhance mobile broadband experiences for consumers around the world".

The demonstration indicates that the first 5G smartphones could be appearing as soon as 2019 - although whether there will be many networks that can make the a lot of them is another matter. It also features an edge-to-edge display that we are all familiar with.

Recently, Qualcomm Technologies has revealed its new Snapdragon 636 mobile platform which will supposedly bring many improvements, especially regarding gaming, performance and display.

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