Qualcomm admits: the Snapdragon 6s Gen 3 is just an "enhanced version" of the Snapdragon 695

15 June 2024
Relaunching a chip that wasn't great even upon its initial introduction three years ago.

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Tech Guy, 15 Jun 2024Well If 6s Gen 3 had 4K Video Recording + TSMC 4nm + Adreno... moreSpot on. I had the Redmi Note 10 Pro before and the processor (732G) while not being very strong, it had everything I could need for general usage and multimedia playback/recording.
You can't say the same about 695 or its rebrands.

And we haven't touched the Snapdragon 680/685 subject which is even worse.

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    • Lean.N07
    • raQ
    • 15 Jun 2024

    Suckers.

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      • Zack1
      • nCf
      • 15 Jun 2024

      Qualcomm and mediatek is playing with people.same processor 99.9% but newer Generation names

        JakoDel, 15 Jun 2024these things shouldn't exist anymore, full stop. low p... moreThe pandemic and shortages killed the momentum this industry had. Midranges prior to 2021 were amazing, full of features and you really didn't miss anything major compared to flagships, which just improved things. Nowadays it is a mixed bag, and makes a lot more sense to just get a 2022-2023 flagship rather than a "modern" midrange.

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          • Anonymous
          • mFd
          • 15 Jun 2024

          People here get more offended when qualcomm rebrands SoC based on A78/A55 than when mediatek rebrands A76/55.

            Anonymous, 15 Jun 2024First people were crying about too many phones creating e-w... morethese things shouldn't exist anymore, full stop. low power SoCs should use modern architectures like the Dimensity 7200 (which is well over an year old already) does, and it's no wonder that all phones that have it share a superb battery life (aside xiaomi with their bottom tier optimization).

            these socs are slow and unefficient and this horrible practice of using super old architectures started only with the shortage.

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              • Kaka
              • R5h
              • 15 Jun 2024

              I already going to see this will be power the next Xperia 10 😅.

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                • 15 Jun 2024

                Anonymous, 15 Jun 2024First people were crying about too many phones creating e-w... morePeople Expected 6 Gen 2 or 6 Gen 3 or even this Processor with improvements like 4K Video Recording+Adreno 650+TSMC 4nm but this isn't happening so complains are valid. Since you are not interested in new things, why bother ??

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                  • 15 Jun 2024

                  Anonymous, 15 Jun 2024First people were crying about too many phones creating e-w... moreIs not that they're weak, is the removal of quality of life features like a good ISP that had better photo processing and supported recording and decoding of 4K video, for example. How do you justify that processors from years ago dedicated to the same target had better and stronger features. Talking about the legendary snapdragon 625, or the 720g the 732g, the 690... All of those had 4K video among other stuff, that is the main criticism with this processor. It is inexcusable.

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                    • Anonymous
                    • 6xA
                    • 15 Jun 2024

                    First people were crying about too many phones creating e-waste, now that Qualcomm is recycling to produce less e-waste you people still cry about it? So the joke I'm not getting here is that you must cry regardless of whatever they do? It seems pointless. This chip is fine for entry to low mid-range phones, why are you complaining that the weak chipsets for weak phones are... weak? Just buy a better spec phone then, this is clearly not marketed towards you, the reason is to complain for the sake of complaining.

                      Anonymous, 15 Jun 20247sg2 and 778 do not share gpu and modem. The Adreno 710 and 642L, while they aren't the same, perform similarly.

                      and the modem on the 7s Gen 2 is somehow worse than the one on 778G, with 800mbps trimmed off of the X62 modem.

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                        • Anonymous
                        • mFd
                        • 15 Jun 2024

                        LosEstupido, 15 Jun 2024oh wow! just like how the 7s Gen 2 is a 4nm 778G, the 6s Ge... more7sg2 and 778 do not share gpu and modem.

                          Boris Blagojevic, 15 Jun 2024If it has Cortex A700 i A500 Processors than yes instead of... moresome SoCs still use AX3 Cortex cores, a decade old architecture.

                            oh wow! just like how the 7s Gen 2 is a 4nm 778G, the 6s Gen 3 is a 695 but overclocked!! can you believe this?!?!

                            a part of me just wonders if the S suffix is gonna be useful in the 6 (or even 7) series CPUs, cause this is a 4 series CPU disguised as a 6 series CPU, they do this kind of stuff just to trick customers into thinking they'll buy something that performs good.

                            that doesn't really mean it's bad, it's just that it's inferior, way too inferior to be in this tier.
                            this 6s Gen 3 should've been a Snapdragon 4+ Gen 3.

                              Boris Blagojevic, 15 Jun 2024If it has Cortex A700 i A500 Processors than yes instead of... moreIts not that bad. And they arent that old. Phoines 10-20-50 years ago had ancient procesors and graphic cards this one is okay.

                                OSasmatteroffact, 15 Jun 2024Why should I bother looking at china prices? What I told is... moreWhere are you from? I wish the V30 sold for $300 here but it doesn't. Xiaomi and Realme are fine. The Poco X6 Pro is $280... Like I said, the V30 is more expensive than the S23 FE where I live. A quick search and you'll see the phone is too expensive in many American and European markets.

                                Moto Edge 50 Pro just released but it is currently too expensive as well compared to its competitors in the market.

                                It basically confirms my point that 7 Gen 3 phones with competitive pricings aren't mainstream yet in the west like phones with 778G were, specially if people have to rely on asian imports to get them for cheap. Hope it improves but my expectations are low.

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                                  • michel
                                  • JPe
                                  • 15 Jun 2024

                                  It's impressive how Qualcomm managed to gradually lose its hegemony, apart from the top of the line Qualcomm is still the best in Android, in the intermediaries MediaTek and Samsung have already managed to surpass it.

                                    OSasmatteroffact, 15 Jun 2024Why should I bother looking at china prices? What I told is... moreIt's not government scamming,it's vendors pricing.

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                                      • Anonymous
                                      • mFd
                                      • 15 Jun 2024

                                      YUKI93, 15 Jun 2024Because TSMC made the Snapdragon 695, while Samsung made th... moreDimensity 7030 inside edge 40 neo also dual A78 + hexa A55 made at tsmc.
                                      It has lower endurance compared to 50 fusion ( 7sg2 aka 6+g1 made at samsung).

                                        Hemedans, 15 Jun 20247 gen 3 is mainstream plenty of devices started to Adopt it... moreTrue, the 7G3 market range is on the 300$, 450$ is the market for 8G2 like the iQoo Neo9 and the Zenfone 10