Qualcomm is not only known for its high end chips, as the company also offers chips for both mid and low end phones as well. This has also made Qualcomm gain a lot of traction with the 600 series. Where now the company just announced a new one. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 was recently announced, which is a combination of six efficient and 2 high end CPU cores.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 will be replacing its predecessor the Snapdragon 660. Which is based on a 14nm manufacturing process, while the new chip from Qualcomm is being manufactured on a smaller 10nm node. This new chip from Qualcomm is also taking a different approach by combining two high performance Cortex A75 cores with six efficient Cortex A66 cores. The two high performing cores are also known as Kryo 300 Gold while the rest comes in the Kryo 300 silver category.
In terms of speed the two high performing Cortex A75 based cores will be running at a frequency of 2.6 GHz, while the rest will be running at a slower 1.7 GHz. Here the slower performing cores will be delivering better performance than the two high performing cores combined, while using less power over all. The new mainstream Snapdragon 670 will also be competing against other high end Chinese manufacturers like MediaTek.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 also comes paired with the Adreno 615 GPU that runs at a max frequency of 700 MHz. Though most of the time the GPU will be running at 430 MHz – 650 MHz, depending on the task. Aside from that the chip will also have support for a max resolution of 2560 x 1440, 23 MP + 13 MP dual camera sensors for the primary camera and the X20 modem. Which can reach downloads speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps.
Do you expect to see the new Snapdragon 670 from Qualcomm arrive on most mainstream phones this year.