The recently announced Snapdragon 710 is no doubt a stellar SoC for midranger. We tested it on the Mi8SE and got some really nice benchmark results and even better real-life performance. It wasn’t, however, a replacement or a successor to the Snapdragon 660. This is now confirmed with the launch of new Qualcomm Snapdragon 670. Compared to 660, this one comes with improved performance, even better graphical capabilities and a much much better AI integration.
With SD 670, Qualcomm has also focused on AI just like on the SD710, which Qualcomm claims “The multi-core Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine offers twice the performance of the Snapdragon 660 mobile platform”. The processor will support camera sizes of up to 25MP single or 16MP dual. Video recording and playback also caps out at 4K@30fps and 1080p@120fps with H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP9 and VP8 compression standards. The SoC comes with NFC, 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with peak speeds of up to 867Mbps, and Bluetooth 5.0 with up to 2Mbps peak speeds.
Then there are the usual Qualcomm Processor Security, Qualcomm Mobile Security and Qualcomm Content Protection in place. The Snapdragon X12 LTE modem is in place for cellular services with peak download speeds of 600Mbps and upload speeds of 150Mbps. It also comes with Qualcomm Signal boost adaptive antenna tuning, HPUE and Envelope tracking technology.
Coming to the actual processor, the SoC comes with eight Kryo 360 CPUs, with 2 cores (up to 2.0Ghz) for performance and 6 cores for efficiency. The CPU boasts a 15% increase in performance over its predecessor (SD660). There is also a 25% boost in graphics performance thanks to the Adreno 615 GPU. The multicore AI engine also helps with better on-device experiences for smarter, more intuitive interactions with a 1.8x improvement over the previous generation.
Specifications of Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
- CPU: 8x Qualcomm Kryo 360, up to 2.0GHz
- Clock Speed: Up to 2.0 GHz
- Process technology: 10nm
- Memory: LPDDR4x, up to 1866MHz and 8GB
- Visual Processing System: Qualcomm Adreno 615
- DSP: Qualcomm Hexagon 685
- Display: FHD+, up to 4k external display support
- Charging: Qualcomm Quickcharge 4+ technology
- Camera: Qualcomm Spectra 250
- Modem: Snapdragon X12 LTE modem
The new QuickCharge 4+ is also pretty impressive as it can charge a battery from 0 to 50% in just 15mins. It also comes with enhanced battery life and a few safety technologies as well, such as dual charge and intelligent thermal balancing. The SoC should also help a lot with battery life as it’s based on a power-efficient 10nm process, a 30% better battery life compared to its last generation.
So in conclusion, compared to its predecessor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 offers
- 15% better processing power
- 25% better graphical processing power
- 1.8x better AI enhancement and
- 30% better battery life
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