Along with the Snapdragon 460 SoC, Qualcomm has launched the Snapdragon 662 processor which will be housed in affordable 4G smartphones. The Snapdragon 662 processor in first among the 600-series of Qualcomm to come with HEIF support. This will allow users to store high-quality photos at half the size. Packed with Qualcomm Kyro 260 CPU and Qualcomm Adreno 610 GPU, the processor delivers high performance and smooth experience to the users. The 3rd generation Qualcomm AI engine together with the Qualcomm Sensing Hub makes the device more responsive and easy to control and navigate through apps. Here we will discuss the specifications of the Snapdragon 662 processor along with the 4G phones that will house the 662 SoC.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Processor Features
The Snapdragon 662 chip is built with 11nm Process Technology and has an octa-core CPU unit. It is built with Qualcomm Kyro 260 CPU which shows a clock speed upto 2GHz. Whereas the GPU unit of the processor is built with Qualcomm Adreno 610 GPU unit. The GPU unit will have higher graphics rendering speed in comparison to the 400-series of Qualcomm processor.
Talking about the camera unit, the processor has Qualcomm Spectra 340T image signal processor with upto three-camera setup. The primary camera sensor can capture photos upto 48MP while the other two cameras can capture photos upto 25MP. The sensor can capture slow-motion video upto 1080p at 60 fps. Additional features of the camera unit are HEIF photo capture, HEIC photo capture, HEVC video capture format. The processor is built with Qualcomm Snapdragon X11 LTE modem which supports LTE dual sim dual standby. The peak LTE download speed is upto 390 Mbps and LTE peak Upload Speed upto 150 Mbps.
Some of the additional features of the Snapdragon 662 SoC are Bluetooth 5.1, NavIC satellite support system, Wi-Fi calling with call continuity between LTE and Wi-Fi, WPA3 security.
Here is the list of Snapdragon 662 powered phones
- Nokia 5.4
- Lenovo K12 Pro
- Poco M3
- Moto G9 Power
- iQOO U1x
- Redmi Note 9 4G
- Realme 7i
- Moto G9
- Oppo F17
- Oppo A73
- Redmi 9 Power (Coming Soon)
Now, let’s discuss the best features of select devices.
Poco M3 is the company’s latest budget smartphone that packs a 6.53-inch Full HD+ LCD Dotdrop panel. Under the hood, it features Snapdragon 662 SoC chipset. As far as cameras are concerned, we get a 48MP primary rear camera coupled with a 2MP 4cm macro sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. There is an 8MP selfie camera on the front. It features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The device is backed by a 6000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The POCO M3 is available in Power Black, Cool Blue and POCO Yellow colours.
The Moto G9 is one of the first smartphones to get the latest Snapdragon 662 processor. The device has a 6.5 inch Max Vision HD+ display with 1600 X 720 pixels. It has 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which is expandable upto 512 GB through microSD card. The smartphone has a triple camera setup with 48 MP primary camera, 2MP Macro Vision Camera and 2MP Depth Vision Camera. The front panel has a waterdrop notch display housing an 8MP front camera. The Moto G9 is packed with a 5000mAh battery with 20W Turbopower charging. The handset comes in Forest Green and Sapphire Blue colour variant and priced at Rs 11,499. The device has arrived in the European market as Moto G9 Play with an exclusive Spring Pink finish.
The Oppo F17 smartphone houses the Snapdragon 662 processor. The smartphone comes with a 6.44 inch Super AMOLED display and a dimension of 159.8×72.8×7.45 mm. It packs 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The rear side features a quad-camera setup with a 16MP main camera sensor and an 8MP secondary camera. The other two camera units are of 2MP. The front camera is of 16MP which is housed on the waterdrop notch of the device. It is backed by a 4015mAh battery with a 30W VOOC Flash charge. The device arrives in three colour variants- Dynamic Orange, Navy Blue, Classic Silver. The Oppo F17 price in India starts at Rs 17,990.
The next smartphone on the line-up is the Oppo A73. It has scored 1,484 in the single-core test and 5,054 in the multi-core test. The smartphone has 6GB of RAM and runs on Android 10 out of the box. Rear camera units are 16MP f/2.2 wide, 8MP f/2.2 120˚ ultrawide, 2MP f/2.4 depth, and 2MP f/2.4 depth. This is all about the Snapdragon 662 powered Oppo A73 smartphone.