Firstly, it uses Adreno 616 GPU, which can yield 40% reduction in power consumption for both gaming and 4K HDR playback as well as 20% reduction in power consumption while streaming videos as compared to Snapdragon 660.
Snapdragon 710-powered phones will get 4K HDR playback support, as well as displays that support wider color gamut and color depth.
The new Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform is built on a 10nm process and features a multi-core AI Engine and neural network processing capabilities.
The Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform is all about bringing AI to masses.
Overall, the Snapdragon 710 SoC is created to offer superior performance and a long-lasting battery life.
Moving to connectivity, the 710 comes with the X15 LTE modem supporting up to 800Mbps of download speeds as well as 300Mbps Upload speeds as compared to the X12 modem on the 660 supporting download and upload speeds of up to 600 and 150Mbps respectively. The Snapdragon 710 allows more affordable handsets to offer features that up to now, were seen only on pricey flagship phones. The Snapdragon 660 already powers one Android phone you may have heard of, the Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition (Galaxy S8 Lite), so you can expect the 710 to do an even better job on all-screen devices. The Qualcomm Spectra 250 ISP is created to deliver super resolutions with up to 32MP single ISP and 20MP dual ISP.
In addition to faster cores compared to what you get in the processors like the Snapdragon 660 and the Snapdragon 625, the Snapdragon 710 also comes with a few additional features.
When combined with Quick ChargeTM 4+ technology, Qualcomm says users can charge their batteries up to 50 percent within 15 minutes. The new chipset also brings some of the most advanced 4G LTE technologies to the 700-tier, including 4×4 MIMO technology (on up to 2 aggregated carriers) for up to 70% faster download speeds in weak signal conditions, and License-Assisted Access (LAA) for faster speeds in crowded places, compared to phones that don't support these features.
The new Qualcomm Spectra 250 ISP supports enhancements in capturing photos and videos with superior low light photography, noise reduction, fast autofocus, image stabilization, smooth zoom and real-time bokeh effects. Qualcomm states that the new SoC will come with "cutting edge Wi-Fi features and enhanced Bluetooth 5 multicast audio with support for ultra-low power wireless earbuds".
In February, Qualcomm revealed the latest in the tech giant's high-speed modem line, the Snapdragon X24 LTE modem.