Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon 660 Soc back in 2017. It is a mid range segment processor which packs with 8 Kryo 260 cores (custom design, 64-Bit capable) that are divided in two clusters. The Snapdragon 660 Soc is also packed with a new Adreno 512 GPU, Snapdragon X12 LTE modem with download speeds of 600Mbps and 3x carrier aggregation. Qualcomm is touting a 20% increase in performance when compared to the Snapdragon 653 from the new Kryo 260 cores, and a 30% uptick for the GPU. Today we here with the list of some best Android Phones with Snapdragon 660 Soc.
Snapdragon 660 Soc Features
- The Kryo 260 CPU has up to 20% higher performance than the prior generation
- Especially the Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 great for the fast charging support.
- Qualcomm adds X12 modem in SD 660 Soc which provides Download Speed upto 600 Mbps and Upload Speed upto 150 Mbps.
- The Improved battery life and lower heating compared to Snapdragon 653.
- Moreover Spectra of 160 ISP which supports up to 25 megapixels with zero shutter lag, and offer smooth zoom, fast autofocus and true-to-life colors in photo.
- Qualcomm AI Engine hardware includes a Hexagon Vector Processor. It supports AI experiences possible in camera, audio, security, gaming, and more.
Best Android Phones with Snapdragon 660 Soc
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) which was launched in October 2018 is one of the best Android Phone with Snapdragon 660 Soc. It features a 6.30-inches Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2220 pixels. The phone pairs with 6 GB / 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal storage which can be expandable up to 512 GB via microSD card.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) packs a 24-megapixel (f/1.7) + 10-megapixel (f/2.4) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4) + 5-megapixel (f/2.0) primary camera on the rear and a 24-megapixel front shooter for selfies. It runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) Out of the box. However, the price of Galaxy A9 (2018) is still not disclosed yet in India.
Nokia 7 Plus
Nokia 7 Plus has a display size of 6 inches and is Full HD+. It powers with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and pairs with 4GB RAM and internal storage of 64GB. The device runs on latest Android 8.0 Oreo and is also part of Android One program.
It is backed up by the 3,800 mAh and despite such a powerful hardware. The battery will last for about 14 hrs. Nokia 7 Plus packs with a Dual rear camera of 12MP + 13MP and front 16MP makes it ideal for shooting some high-quality pictures. The device will be available buy at a price of (€399, $490 approx) ₹25999.
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Vivo X21 and Vivo X21 UD
Both the devices Vivo X21 and X21 UD share similar specifications except for the under display fingerprint sensor which is only present in X21 UD. These two new devices are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with a 6 GB of RAM. The regular X21 will be available in 64 GB as well as 128 GB storage variants. Whereas the X21 UD will be available only in 128 GB variant. Both Phones supports microSD which further expands the storage capacity to 256 GB.
Both Cico X21 and X21 UD features a 6.28 inches FHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The notch houses dual 12MP cameras and IR light for the face unlock as well as normal selfies and video calls. There’s also dual camera setup on the back which consists of 12MP and 5MP sensors. The Vivo X21 will retail for 2899 Yuan and 3198 Yuan for the 64GB and 128GB variants respectively. On the other hand, the X21 UD will available at a little higher price of 3598 Yuan. In India Vivo X21 UD is available and its pricing starts from ₹35,990.
Xiaomi Mi A2
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is nothing but the Android One certified global variant of the Mi 6X launched in China in April. The Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It powers with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and paired with 4GB of RAM. It packs with a dual rear camera setup that includes a 12MP primary sensor and a 20 MP secondary sensor – both featuring a f/1.75 aperture, along with an LED flash module. On the front, it could have a 20 MP sensor with artificial intelligence (AI) backed features, including an AI Portrait mode.
Xiaomi Mi A2 may also have 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the connectivity front and a 3010mAh battery. It is likely to be launched in Spain on 24th July 2018.
Oppo R11 and Oppo R11 Plus
Both Oppo R11 and R11 Plus packs with Snapdragon 660 processor with Adreno 512 GPU. They are packed with 20MP+16MP HD rear camera and 20MP front camera. Both the phones are also packed with the Front fingerprint sensor,3.5mm headphone jack, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS. Both the devices runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with ColorOS 3.1 out of the box.
There only a few differences in Oppo R11 and Oppo R11 Plus. Which includes the display size i.e. Oppo R11 features 5.5-inch display and Oppo R11 Plus features 6-inch Display. Moreover, Oppo R11 PLus packs with 6 GB of RAM whereas Oppo R11 only packs with 4 GB of RAM. In the Battery Section, Oppo R11 packs with 2900 mAh battery and Oppo R11 PLus packs with 4000 mAH battery.
Xiaomi MI Note 3
The was launched back in 2017 and features a 5.5 inches IPS LCD display. It powers with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset and pairs with 6GB of RAM and 64 GB/ 128 GB of internal storage. It packs with Dual 12 MP primary camera and 16 MP of front camera for selfies and video calls/ chats.
The Phone has a powerhouse of Li-Ion 3500 mAh capacity with the Non-removable battery. It has a feature of Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0).
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Blackberry KEY2 comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core processor coupled with 6 GB of RAM and for gaming, it uses an Adreno 512 GPU. The brand makes this device available in two variants: 64 GB and 128 GB. Luckily both the versions support expandable storage up to 2 TB.
The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and has a Hybrid SIM slot. In the front, there is a 4.5(inch) Display with a resolution of 1620 x 1080 pixels, 3:2 aspect ratio and the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The starting price for the device is $649(43,000 INR)
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star is the upcoming Android Phone with Snapdragon 660 SOc . It will be launched very soon right now we don’t have much details about it.
We will update this Best Android Phones with Snapdragon 660 Soc guide time to time. Stay Tuned.