Qualcomm has unveiled a new SoC the Snapdragon 636. This is using a 14nm FinFet process and as per Qualcomm it is 40% more powerful compared with its predecessors. SD 636 supports wide displays and Quick Charge 4.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 is octa core clocked at 1.8GHz using Kryo 260 CPU coupled with Adreno 509 GPU. As mentioned this SoC is using a 14nm FinFet Process. This chipset supports up to 24MP single camera and up to 16MP dual camera, also supports optical zoom, zero shutter lag and hybrid autofocus. This SoC supports 4K recording at 30 fps.

Another unique thing about the Snapdragon 636 is the support / optimized for wide screen displays specially the ones with 18:9 aspect ratio, since almost every manufacturers are launching new smartphones with wide screen. So this chipset supports max 2160 x 1080 (FHD+) resolution with 18:9 aspect ratio.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 announced

Other features are dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS (Glonass), Aqstic audio Hi-Fi audio, integrated X12 LTE, VoLTE, VoWiFi (voice over Wi-Fi), NFC, max 8GB RAM and more. Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 supports Quick Charge 4 technology.

We probably could see new handsets using the SD 636 mobile platform somewhere by end of 2017 or early 2018.

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  1. handset makes will need about 6 months to implement this chipset and develop coustom ROM.
    we should see this chip in mid 2018 onwards.

  2. handset makes will need about 6 months to implement this chipset and develop coustom ROM.
    we should see this chip in mid 2018 onwards.

  3. We didn’t even seen a single decent phone on 630, now came 636. Hope redmi note 5 is based on 636 or 660. Then it’ll be a huge hit.

    1. sd636 is just recently launched & rn5 is almost in the last stage of manufacturing. So rn5 has no chance to have this chipset.

  4. Snapdragon 625 still seems to be the most reliable and power efficient processor right now.

  5. We didn’t even seen a single decent phone on 630, now came 636. Hope redmi note 5 is based on 636 or 660. Then it’ll be a huge hit.

    1. sd636 is just recently launched & rn5 is almost in the last stage of manufacturing. So rn5 has no chance to have this chipset.