Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 launched with better performance

Qualcomm Snapdragon 712

Qualcomm’s latest processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 is an iterative update over its predecessor from 2018, the Snapdragon 710. The company claims that the new processor should run with an overall performance bump of 10 percent. It also promises a better battery life with its better energy efficiency tweaks.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 712

Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Specs & Features

Despite performance scores sitting at the top with Qualcomm’s higher-end 845 processors, the 710 processor shipped with a handful of devices. The pricing and performance segment of this processor made it a secondary option for most companies.

Snapdragon 712 isn’t very different from 710 in this regard. The processor is also built with a 10nm process, so there are no significant manufacturing improvements for a remarkable difference. It runs at a clock speed of 2.3 GHz which is a modest improvement over the 2.2 GHz clock speed of the 710.

The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 712 Mobile Platform is engineered for key experiences on mobile devices: AI, gaming, performance, and power.

A few new features incorporated with the processor doesn’t hover about the performance. The processor features Quick Charge 4+ technology that should charge a phone from 0 to 50 percent in 15 minutes, according to Qualcomm. Snapdragon 712 also delivers a 35 percent improvement in graphics power and power efficiency. However, it is difficult to gauge the actual impact it has on smartphone gaming performance. Running games like PUBG shouldn’t be difficult with this processor, but it’s hard to tell, how these ‘improvements’ will translate to real-world usage.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 712

Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Pricing

Previously, Snapdragon 710 processors came packed with brands like Xiaomi, Vivo, Nokia, Oppo etc. A short list of the phones and their respective prices are as follows:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Phones  Price (INR)
Xiaomi Mi 8 SERs. 18,990*
Vivo Nex ARs. 42,111*
Nokia X7Rs. 26,500*
Oppo R17 ProRs. 45,990*

The price fluctuations based on these phones should give a general idea about the pricing for phones with 712 processors. Therefore, phones with Snapdragon 712 processors is expected to cost around INR. 30,000 based on the brand.

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