While mobile manufacturers continue to have the Snapdragon 625 as one of their favorite processors to nurture mid-range smartphones by pulling up, and that has already been more than a year and a half and have undergone two developments, Qualcomm does not stop at its commitment to give way to a processor. After trying with the Snapdragon 626 and Snapdragon 630, the Americans have released the Snapdragon 636 today.
We are really facing another small step forward, although from the brand try to convey the advantages of its new creation to try to reap a better reception than its predecessors. In addition to better overall performance and a more powerful GPU, the Snapdragon 636 is specially designed for those FullHD + screens that are proliferating with new formats that come with frame reduction.
The Snapdragon 636 is not meant to be a revolution, it is an intermediate step between its predecessors and the superior Snapdragon 660 . Both share the 14 nanometers in which they are built and use the Kryo 260 CPU, although in the case of the 636 the frequency of the cores is limited to a maximum of 1.8 GHz, by the up to 2.2 GHz it can reach the 660.
Not surprisingly, the Snapdragon 636 is a modest chip. According to Qualcomm itself, its performance is 40% higher than the Snapdragon 630 and in the graphics section is 10% higher, thanks to the Adreno 509 GPU. And approaching the next higher range, it has the X12 modem (up to 600 Mbps through 4G) and supports dual cameras with sensors up to 24 megapixels.
The key point that Qualcomm wants to use for manufacturers to buy for their next creations is the support for FullHD + screens. The screens that stretch the usual 1920×1080 pixels of the classic FullHD are becoming more common given the lengthening of the screen by goodbye to the frames, and in addition to supporting that resolution, the Snapdragon 636 promises to improve the visibility of the screens in any light condition.
With this, the new Snapdragon 636 will be available to smartphone manufacturers starting in November, so we expect it in the mid-range “premium” at the beginning of 2018.