As for the chip configuration, the Snapdragon 636 will use a 14nm process node and 8 Kryo 260 cores architecture. It will be paired with an Adreno 509 GPU as well. According to the official data, the Snapdragon 636 will provide 40% improved CPU performance in comparison to the previous model. At the same time, the GPU performance has been improved by 10% in comparison to Adreno 508. However, it still uses an X12 baseband with a download speed of 600Mbps. The Image processing unit (ISP) for the 14bit Spectra 160 supports up to a 24MP camera. But what’s interesting, it supports full-screen. Thus many manufacturers will join the race with this chip onboard. But which of them will be the first? It seems Xiaomi will come with a Redmi handset sporting Snapdragon 636 chip first.
Qualcomm has announced the shipping will start in November this year, but the first devices will appear only in Q2, 2018. So it turns out the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus won’t sport this chip, as it’s been planned to launch this year.
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