Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 660: What’s new?

Qualcomm recently launched the Snapdragon 665 as the successor to Snapdragon 660. The SDM660, as many of you might be aware, is one of the most preferred chipsets in the sub-20K INR price bracket. While there is the Snapdragon 675 SoC as well, that is pretty much found in slightly expensive devices. So, what does the latest Snapdragon 665 bring to the table? Is it a major improvement over the existing budget king that is Snapdragon 660? Let’s find out as we put the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 660.

Also read: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 730, and Snapdragon 730G launched

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 660: Quick Comparison

  Snapdragon 665 Snapdragon 660
Architecture 11nm 14nm
CPU Octa-core Kryo 260, up to 2.0GHz Octa-core Kryo 260, up to 2.2GHz
GPU Adreno 610 Adreno 512
AI Hexagon 686 DSP Hexagon 680 DSP
Camera support (single lens) 48MP 25MP
Camera support (dual lens) 16MP 16MP
Smartphones TBD Mi A2, Realme 2 Pro, and more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 660: Which one’s more powerful?

As you can see from the table above, the Snapdragon 665 clearly improves upon the Snapdragon 660. However, that is not by a massive margin. Based on the 11nm architecture, the Snapdragon 665 certainly uses lesser power than the Snapdragon 660. That said, it does come at slightly slower clock speed. The newer chipset does add on to the camera capabilities though, with support for up to 48MP and 16MP single and dual lens respectively. However, the major improvement with the newer chipsets is in the graphics department as well as the AI department. Qualcomm is betting big on the improvements in AI with the Snapdragon 665, which should improve the camera as well as the overall performance of the device.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 660: Availability

It goes without saying that the Snapdragon 660 is the budget king. The SoC is already found in a majority of mid-range as well as budget flagship devices. With the introduction of the latest Snapdragon 665, Qualcomm hopes to improve upon its success. At the time of this writing, there are no confirmed devices with the Snapdragon 665. However, we expect them to start rolling out soon. Stay tuned to Mr. Phone to stay up to date with all the buzz in the smartphone world.

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