Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 and 660 will bring premium features to mid-range phones


  • Chris Tyler

    Good summary — but QHD is quad HD (720p x 4), not quarter HD.

    • Rey

      LOL! I saw that as well and thought “Really, only a quarter of 1080p??!” Not muc of an upgrade in that dept, haha.

    • Arman


    • Rose

      Oops! Appreciate the correction.

  • Smanny

    In reality this new SD 660 is pretty close to the speed of last year’s SD 820. In a number of areas this SD 660 is better than the SD 820. For instance the SD 660 supports Bluetooth 5.0, and USB 3.1, where as the SD 820 supports Bluetooth 4.1, and USB 3.0. The SD 660 higher end cores are based on Cortex-A73 core, where as the SD 820 is based on Cortex-A57 cores. An A73 cores are much more efficient and faster than A57 cores. Even the SD 660 supports a 4k display at 30fps, or a 1080p display at 120fps. The SD 660 even supports​ Vulkan graphics, and uses dual channel DDR4 1866 MHz ram.

    I can’t wait to see what devices come out using this SoC.

    Btw Rose this SD 660 can support all the way up to 4k displays at 30 fps, or QHD displays at 60 fps, or 1080p at 120 fps.