Qualcomm is planning to announce a new SOC this month. According to a Chinese report, Qualcomm is preparing to introduce yet another new mobile SOC on 9th of May. The report also states that Qualcomm will be naming this new SOC the Snapdragon 660. Which will be made with a 14nm manufacturing process. That should put the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdraogn 660 SOC. Somewhere in smartphones with mid to high end specifications.
Being a mid-tier SOC the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 might be seen in a lot of upcoming smartphones. That should include smartphones like the upcoming Samsung Galaxy C, Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2, Nokia 7, Nokia 8 and the Oppo R11. The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 is also a octa core SOC. Meaning that the SOC will consist a total of eight cores. Among which the first four cores are of the Cortex A73. Which runs at a clock speed of 2.3GHz and will be used for heavy duty tasks. While the last four cores will be of the Cortex A53. Which will be clocked at a speed of 1.9GHz. That will be responsible for handling light tasks.
Aside from that the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon is also coupled with an Andreno 512 GPU and X10 LTE modem. Quick Charge 4 support is also there, while the SOC can support up to two channels of LPDDR4X RAM. Which can run at a speed of 1866MHz.
Currently Qualcomm is offering their Snapdragon 835 SOC. Which is also an octa core processor. But instead of 14nm the chip is based on a 10nm manufacturing process. Which makes it a more powerful and power efficient chip. Compared to the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SOC. If you want to check its performance. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SOC is currently present on the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone. While the upcoming HTC 11 is also in line for it.