Qualcomm has announced the prior successor to its successful Snapdragon 710 chipset i.e. the new Snapdragon 712. This new mobile processor has slight improvement in performance than its predecessor and brings lots of new features as well.

Like the SD 710, this one too is built on the 10nm FinFET process and the sophisticated, multicore Qualcomm AI Engine. Qualcomm claims this new 64-bit processor will deliver 10 per cent better performance than its predecessor.

Specifications & Improvements

The Snapdragon 712 comes equipped with eight Kryo 360 cores paired with Adreno 616 GPU and Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP. Though it may feature the same 8 x Kryo 360 cores as SD 710, this time clocked at 2.3GHz.

Qualcomm even claims that the Snapdragon 712 has been designed to deliver console-level gaming experience with more immersive multimedia consumption experience because of the improved colour rendering and audio output.

Snapdragon 712Snapdragon 710
Process10 nm FinFET10 nm FinFET
CPU8x Qualcomm Kryo 360 CPU @ 2.3GHz8x Qualcomm Kryo 360 CPU @ 2.2GHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 616Qualcomm Adreno 616
PhotoUp to 20 MP dual camera 
Up to 32 MP single camera
Up to 20 MP dual camera 
Up to 32 MP single camera
ModemSnapdragon X15 LTE Cat.15 / Cat.13 
800 Mbps DL / 150 Mbps UL
Snapdragon X15 LTE Cat.15 / Cat.13 
800 Mbps DL / 150 Mbps UL
Fast chargingQuick Charge 4+Quick Charge 4

The Adreno 616 GPU has been specifically designed to allow you to enjoy console-like gaming and cinematic movie experiences on your smartphone, rendering over one billion shades of colors. 

Another improvement comes in the form of fast charging standard, as the Snapdragon 712 supports the new Quick Charge 4+ that claims to juice up the battery from 0 to 50 per cent in as little as 15 minutes.

The new Snapdragon 712 offers 10% increase in performance over SD710 and new features

The Snapdragon 712 still has the same Cat. 15 LTE as the Snapdragon 710 and has support tri-band Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity : 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 60GHz WiFi bands.

On the camera front, the Snapdragon 712 SoC comes with the Spectra 250 ISP that supports for up to 20-megapixel dual cameras or a single 32-megapixel single camera. You can also capture 4K video at 30fps and full-HD video recording at 120fps.

The platform supports 4K Ultra HD video playback on an HDR 10-supported display with a maximum resolution of QHD+ (1440×3360 pixels) so that you can enjoy rich, deep graphics.

The new Snapdragon 712 offers 10% increase in performance over SD710 and new features

There is support for Bluetooth 5.0 and the Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP handles the on-device automation processes for better efficient power management as well as usage optimisation.

New Features

Qualcomm Aqstic audio technology handles the audio department and has been further backed up by the Qualcomm aptX audio technology for more refined music playback over wireless headphones. 

Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Stereo Plus technology will also help you enhance your overall audio experience. The Qualcomm® Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning is said to help on your mobile connectivity front.

The new Snapdragon 712 offers 10% increase in performance over SD710 and new features

The Snapdragon 712 also gets its own benefits from the Qualcomm AI engine which is claimed to automatically adjust your UI preferences based on the usage pattern to help in scenarios like clicking images or shooting videos or even when you are playing your intensive games.

Overall, with all the premium features of the Snapdragon 710 and new performance enhancements, the newest Snapdragon 712 mobile platform packs virtually everything needed to deliver an elevated mobile experience.

Whether you are a gamer or a photographer, or just someone who wants an incredible mobile experience, the Snapdragon 712-powered smartphones will definitely prove beneficial.

Though Qualcomm has not yet revealed when smartphones powered by this new Snapdragon 712 SoC will hit the market. Just like its predecessor, it is surely intended for mid-range as well as premium smartphones. 

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