Qualcomm revealed in late February that it is developing a completely new line of SoCs called the Snapdragon 700 series. Its aim was to offer high-end features such as custom DSPs and Kryo architecture at a more affordable price, giving cheaper devices specifications similar to those of a flagship. Today a new member of the family (not officially announced) appears, the Snapdragon 720.
Snapdragon 720 would be a new Qualcomm option for mid-range phones
The first chip of the series, the Snapdragon 710, was revealed in May, and according to this filtration, the Snapdragon 720 is the name of the next chip and will be present to reduce the gap between the Snapdragon 710 and the Snapdragon 730.
The source is a Chinese user from his Twitter account (MMDDJ), which has published the name of the model SDM720 in the form of a tweet, which points to a possible future announcement of the Snapdragon 720. As mentioned above, the technical details of the chip they have not been revealed in this filtration, but it is logical to think that it would be placed with specifications between SD710 and SD 730.
The Snapdragon 710 was manufactured using Samsung’s 10 nm LPE process and has a total of six Silver Kryo 360 Silver cores running at 1.70 GHz and two Kryo 360 Gold cores running at 2.20 GHz. The chip also has an Adreno 616 GPU, Qualcomm’s X15 LTE chipset and support for AR and AI. The Snapdragon 720 could be manufactured with the same 10 nm FinFET LPE architecture, but it could be shipped at higher clock speeds to provide a performance gain over the Snapdragon 710.
In addition, Snapdragon 720 can have an NPU, just like Snapdragon 730, while Snapdragon 710 depends on its GPU and digital signal processor for deep learning. However, it is also possible that the official name of the Snapdragon 730 turns out to be a Snapdragon 720, but since they are mere speculations at this time, we want to take this information with tweezers for the time being.