Rumored Snapdragon 635 to use Kryo cores on a 14nm process

The Snapdragon 660 is used in several high-end phones while the 630 isn’t getting much love. Both are mid-range (so affordable) 14nm chips (so power-efficient), but only one of them uses the faster Kryo cores. A new chip may be coming to bridge the gap between these two. The Snapdragon 635 will also be built on a 14nm LPP process and will use an octa-core Kryo processor – 4 big cores, 4 small. The rumor does not mention clockspeeds, though (the two clusters of the S660 run at up to 2.2GHz / 1.8GHz). The GPU promises to be 20% faster than the Snapdragon 625 GPU. If true, that’s not much…

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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 450: a 14nm process makes it faster and more efficient

Entry-level phones are about to get 25% better with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 450 chipset, give or take. Despite its 4-series branding, this one is more of a reworked Snapdragon 625 and comes to replace the Snapdragon 435. The new chipset features eight Cortex-A53 cores and promises a 25% boost in processing speed over the incumbent S435 chip. It also moves to the Adreno 506 GPU, which will offer a 25% boost in gaming performance. Of course, the highlight of this new chip is that it’s built on a 14nm process – the first among the 4-series (as expected). Power draw when gaming will be…

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