Qualcomm is expected to launch Snapdragon 670, an updated to existing Snapdragon 660 SoC later this year. While Snapdragon 845 will serve as the flagship mobile platform in the 800 series, the Snapdragon 670 is expected to be the most powerful chipset in Qualcomm’s 600-series chipsets.
The Snapdragon 670 first appeared on Geekbench listing suggesting an impressive graphics performance. Now more details about the upcoming the smartphone chipset have emerged courtesy of WinFuture. The report states that the Snapdragon 670 will be based on 10nm fabrication process similar to the flagship Snapdragon 845 or Samsung’s Exynos 9810.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 is said to be based on modified Cortex A55 and Cortex A75 cores designed by ARM Limited. It is likely to include six high-efficiency cores dubbed Kryo 300 Silver and two high-performance cores called Kryo 300 Gold. The power-efficient Kryo 300 Silver cores will be clocked at 1.7GHz while the high-performance Kryo 300 Gold cores will have a maximum clock frequency of 2.6GHz. As expected, the performance will be better than that of Snapdragon 660 and will fall short of matching the Snapdragon 845.
The report adds that each cluster will have 32Kb of L1 cache, 128Kb of L2 Cache and 1024Kb of L3 cache altogether. The CPU will be aided by Adreno 615 GPU operating between 430MHz and 650MHz with turbo boost up to 700MHz. The GPU will also acts as an image signal processor to support dual camera setup but there is no clarity on maximum resolution of sensors.
The Snapdragon 670 will also bring updated Qualcomm modem with support for theoretical download speeds up to 1Gbps. The chip should also bring support for UFS memory and older eMMC 5.1 flash standard. Qualcomm is also said to be working on Snapdragon 640 as a replacement for the Snapdragon 630, and the Snapdragon 460 SoC to replace Snapdragon 450 in the budget segment.
Qualcomm has not detailed its plans for updated chipsets in the Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 600 series just yet but it might introduce new chipsets for upcoming mid-range devices at MWC 2018 this month. It is evident that the chipset will bring major improvements to graphics performance and camera capabilities of budget and mid-range smartphones.