/Qualcomm Launches new Snapdragon 665 Processor for mid-Segment

Qualcomm Launches new Snapdragon 665 Processor for mid-Segment

After the Launch of Snapdragon 730 and 730G SoC later Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 665, the successor of 2017’s 660 though the more recent launch of the 675 in phones like the Vivo V15 Pro makes the newer chip’s differentiation a little less obvious. Like the 675, the 665 is an 8-core chip built on an 11nm process but uses slower Kryo 260 cores and an Adreno 610 GPU. It also enables support for triple cameras and 48-megapixel sensors.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 6665 is made on a smaller 11nm LPP process, which means it should bring some battery life improvements to the table as well as some cost reduction.Snapdragon 675

On the CPU side, not much has changed in comparison to the Snapdragon 660: There’s still 4x Kryo 260’s based on Cortex A73’s plus 4x Cortex A53 based cores. In fact the new chipset’s clock is actually lower, featuring only 2GHz big cores versus the 2.2GHz predecessor. The small cores are still clocked in at 1.8GHz.

A big improvement should arrive in the graphics department, with the new Adreno 610 GPU, and Hexagon 686 DSP. The Snapdragon 665 employs the Spectra 165 ISP, which supports up to a 48 MP single main camera, or 16 MP dual snappers, or even triple setups (whereas the 660 topped out at 24 MP single). Those are all the differences.Snapdragon 675

Memory controller, media capabilities as well as the modem remain the same. What is to be noted however is that the new chipset is upgraded to an 11LPP manufacturing process which should bring power savings and cost reduction compared to its predecessor.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Upper Mid-Range Chipset Side by Side Comparison
ProcessorSnapdragon 660Snapdragon 665Snapdragon 670Snapdragon 675Snapdragon 710Snapdragon 730
CPU4x Kryo 260 (CA73)
@ 2.2GHz4x Kryo 260 (CA53)
@ 1.8GHz
4x Kryo 260 (CA73)
@ 2.0GHz4x Kryo 260 (CA53)
@ 1.8GHz
2x Kryo 360 (CA75)
@ 2.0GHz6x Kryo 360 (CA55)
@ 1.7GHz
2x Kryo 460 (CA76)
@ 2.0GHz6x Kryo 460 (CA55)
@ 1.7GHz
2x Kryo 360 (CA75)
@ 2.2GHz6x Kryo 360 (CA55)
@ 1.7GHz
2x Kryo 470 (CA76)
@ 2.2GHz6x Kryo 470 (CA55)
@ 1.8GHz
GPUAdreno 512Adreno 610Adreno 615Adreno 612Adreno 616Adreno 618
DSPHexagon 680Hexagon 686Hexagon 685Hexagon 688
ISP/
Camera
Spectra 160
24MP
Spectra 165
25MP single / 16MP dual
Spectra 250
25MP single / 16MP dual
Spectra 250
25MP single / 16MP dual
Spectra 250
32MP single / 20MP dual
Spectra 350
36MP single / 22MP dual
Memory2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4
14.9GB/s
2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4X
14.9GB/s1MB system cache
Integrated ModemSnapdragon X12 LTE
(Category 12/13)
DL = 600Mbps
3x20MHz CA, 256-QAMUL = 150Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 64-QAM
Snapdragon X15 LTE
(Category 15/13)
DL = 800Mbps
3x20MHz CA, 256-QAMUL = 150Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 64-QAM
Encode/
Decode
2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & H.265
2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & H.26510-bit HDR pipelines
Mfc. Process14nm LPP11nm LPP10nm LPP11nm LPP10nm LPP8nm LPP