Qualcomm has unveiled a new mid-range processor Snapdragon 636 at 4G/5G Summit which is held in Hong Kong. The chipset giant introduced a new 14nm FinFET process-based Snapdragon 636 chipset. It is an upgrade from the Snapdragon 630 and comes with Quick Charge 4 support for long displays with resolution up to FHD+ or 2160×1080 pixels.
The processor has Kryo 260 with eight cores, and running at clock speed of 1.8 GHz. Qualcomm says it provides up to 40% higher performance than the Snapdragon 630’s processor. The GPU is Adreno 509, adding 10% extra performance, compared with the Adreno 508.
As for the optics, the Snapdragon 636 can support either one 24 MP camera or two cameras with up to 16 MP sensors with the Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP. Video recording is available in 1080p at 120 fps or 4K at 30 fps. 4K video playback is also supported.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Soc has X12 LTE modem which will support download speeds up to 600 Mbps. Both SIM cards can support LTE with next-Gen Calling Service. The chipset will come with Quick Charge 4 capabilities and is expected to start shipping the chipset in November 2017.