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Introducing Snapdragon 665 for highly intelligent mobile experiences across camera, gaming, and AI

Apr 9, 2019

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Our Snapdragon 6 Series is all about bringing the most asked for mobile experiences to a new level of smartphone, and our newest platform is no different.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Mobile Platform delivers highly intelligent experiences that level-up what you can do with your smartphone. With dazzling photography capabilities, optimized gaming, and on-device artificial intelligence (AI), you’ll be able to interact with your device (and the world around you) in brand new ways. Our technologies — such as our Qualcomm Hexagon 686 DSP, Qualcomm Spectra 165 ISP, and third generation Qualcomm AI Engine — work together to deliver smarter, more engaging experiences across your devices.

Here’s a closer look at the Snapdragon 665.

Leading on-device AI

Snapdragon 665 is loaded with advanced AI capabilities to enhance your daily life. Powered by our third generation Qualcomm AI Engine, Hexagon 686 DSP, and Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX) for advanced on-device imaging and computing, you can enjoy features like AR Translate that instantly translates words in multiple languages. This latest platform also performs smart biometrics for enhanced security with features like 3D Face Unlock. Overall, these leading on-device AI features are 2X faster than the previous generation mobile platform, the Snapdragon 660.

Some of the Snapdragon 665’s most exciting AI features are related to the camera, opening up the possibilities for brilliant new capture capabilities. Take better shots thanks to object detection, auto scene detect, and smart cropping. Additionally, portrait mode, low-light night mode, and super resolution are designed to ensure you can capture the detail you want up close, at night, and in a multitude of different settings.

Stunning pictures at every angle

Beyond the AI-enabled camera capabilities mentioned so far, the Snapdragon 665 delivers amazing features to help you take photos like a pro. The dual 14-bit ISPs — including the AI-reinforced Qualcomm Spectra 165 ISP — provide intuitive scene recognition and auto adjustments like HDR for still photography, so you can effortlessly take stunning high-quality shots in any setting. We’re talking hybrid autofocus, optical zoom, and Triple Camera that allows you to get up close or go wide. You can even capture the same moment from multiple depths with different lenses: telephoto, wide, and ultra-wide. With the 48MP Snapshot feature, you can truly capture every detail and even a hi-res photo that could be blown up to the size of a billboard.

Optimized gaming experiences

According to the Newzoo 2018 Global Games Market Report, mobile is now the leading platform for gaming, accounting for 51 percent of gaming revenue generated in 2018. For gaming enthusiasts, Snapdragon 665 will empower your boldest moves, allowing you to play in optimal game-world conditions with fast frame rates, smooth interactions, surround-sound audio, and realistic graphics. Powered by Qualcomm Adreno 610 GPU and coupled with super smooth 3D graphics made possible by Vulkan 1.1, you’ll feel truly immersed while playing on mobile. Surround sound powered by Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio and Qualcomm Aqstic Audio Technology adds even more to this feeling with crystal-clear audio. All of this adds up to more intelligent and enjoyable gaming experiences.

Strong signals and super-fast, security-rich performance

We know that when it comes to mobile, staying connected is key. The Snapdragon 665 is designed to deliver reliable connections at incredible speeds, leaning on the Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem for quick response on the go and download speeds up to 600 Mbps. Additionally, improved Wi-Fi coverage enables a strong signal at home. So virtually no matter where you are, you can download music, stream movies, or share videos quickly and with less lag.

This new platform also delivers robust performance technologies, such as the Qualcomm Kryo 260 CPU, which disperses tasks between four performance and four high-efficiency cores. This helps your smartphone last throughout the day and beyond.

From camera to gaming, the Snapdragon 665 offers highly intelligent mobile experiences driven by AI. With a multitude of Qualcomm Technologies’ breakthrough technologies, this new mobile platform brings next-level mobile gaming, brilliant camera capabilities, and ultra-reliable performance to more consumers.

Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm AI Engine, Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Aqstic, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Kryo, and Qualcomm Spectra are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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Ken Mok

Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies