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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 processor will move ultra-wide 18:9 displays to mid-tier devices

QUALCOMM HAS ANNOUNCED a Snapdragon 636 mobile, er, platform, that looks to move ultra-wide displays to mid-range devices.

Improving on a Snapdragon 630 before it, Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 636 processor supports ultra-wide 18:9 FHD+ (2,160×1080) displays, that means high-end screens could shortly be on their approach to mid-tier smartphones. Support for Assertive Display is enclosed too, that should make for improved prominence in dodgy lighting. 

Elsewhere, the new 14nm SoC utilises a Qualcomm Kryo 260 CPU with a 40 per cent device opening boost compared to a prior Snapdragon 630, while a Adreno 509 CPU boosts gaming and browsing opening by 10 per cent. 

The Snapdragon 836 also facilities a Snapdragon X12 4G LTE modem, enabling rise download speeds of 600Mbps, and Qualcomm’s Spectra 160 ISP that supports capture of adult to 24 megapixels with 0 shiver loiter while ancillary well-spoken zoom, quick autofocus and true-to-life colours. 

4K video recording is also supported, with a Snapdragon 836 able of sharpened Ultra HD footage at 30fps and 1080p during adult to 120fps

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“The introduction of a Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform allows OEMs to suffer a well-spoken transition from a Snapdragon 660 and 630 Mobile Platforms while ancillary a deployment of higher functionality and opening to finish users,” pronounced Kedar Kondap, clamp boss of product government during Qualcomm.

“Manufacturers can use a same modem and camera design to capacitate quick and fit contrast and calibration, slicing down on poignant resources or time routinely compulsory when building products on code new platforms.”

Qualcomm isn’t fixing names though pronounced it expects a Snapdragon 836 processor to start shipping to OEMs in November, so design it to start display adult in inclination from early-2018. µ



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