Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 615 GPU announced


Qualcomm has officially announced Snapdragon 660 SoC successor called Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform. It is based on 10nm process technology and supports up to QHD+ (2560 x 1600 pixels resolution) displays o r4K external displays

The Snapdragon 670 SoC consists of octa-cores (2GHz Kryo 360 Performance x 2 + 1.7GHz Kryo 360 Efficiency x 6) CPU’s. For graphics it is paired with Qualcomm Adreno 615 GPU.

The SoC makes use of 3rd generation AI Engine that promises 1.8 times AI performance improvements in AI apps. The CPU performance gets a boost of up to 15% while the graphics performance has been increased by 25% when compared with Snapdragon 660.

The chipset supports up to 16GB memory / 2 x 16GB LPDDR4x 1866MHz, eMMC, UFS 2.1 (3 1-lane), SD 3.0, USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C. It has Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DPS with Qualcomm All-ways aware technology.

It comes with Qualcomm Spectra 250 ISP and supports up to single 25MP  / 16MP dual cameras.  This new 14-bit SPectra 2250 ISP offers improved low light photography, faster Auto Focus, noise reduction, Image stabilization, Zero Shutter lag, High quality video capture, Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering (MCTF), Accelerated EIS etc.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 features in Snapdragon X12 LTE modem which offers Cat 12/13 speeds (600Mbps DL / 150Mbps UL) via 3 x 20 MHz downlink / 2 x 20 MHz uplink.

The Chipset can handle 4K ultra HD playback at 30fps,  up to 4K UHD capture at 30fps, 1080p video at 120fps and supports H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP9 and VP8.  The SoC supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ fast charging  which is also seen in recently launch Mi A2 (India variant).

Connectivity features include Dual-band 802.11ac with MU-MIMO 2×2, GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, and SBAS and Bluetooth 5

The Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform is currently available for OEMs. Devices powered by SD670 SoC are expected in Q3 2018.

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