A New Snapdragon Is Born

Qualcomm Technologies Inc. has introduced a new mobile platform processor the Snapdragon 636, which is designed to enhance device performance in gaming and display technology, two factors relevant for the mid segment mobile market currently.

Snugged inside the Snapdragon 636 is the Qualcomm Kryo 260 CPU, which delivers a 40% increase in device performance over the Snapdragon 630 and now supports ultra-wide FHD+ displays which means larger screen with assertive display. To boost gaming experience on mobile devices, an Adreno 509 GPU is incorporated increasing the performance by 10% compared to the previous generation supporting an unprecedented gaming experience with lifelike visuals and efficient rendering of advanced 3D graphics.

“The introduction of the Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform allows OEMs to enjoy a smooth transition from the Snapdragon 660 and 630 Mobile Platforms while supporting the deployment of superior functionality and performance to end users,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management.  Qualcomm Technologies is the main manufacturer of mid range processors for many brands but is facing stiff competition from the likes of Samsung and Huawei.

The Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform is expected to ship to customers in November.

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