Snapdragon 670: 10 nanometers, 8 cores and a lot of AI for the super-mid-range

Last year, Qualcomm released a processor that was not meant to receive the name it finally had. The Snapdragon 660 was destined to higher levels, but a reduction, or increase, of its nanometers, caused that it was stuck in line 600 of the manufacturer, and its renovation was glimpsed a few months ago in a filtration.

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Now it seems that the renewal has given the face, and it is not finally the Snapdragon 710 that we saw arrive a few months ago. The Snapdragon 670 is among us and is committed to a continued line compared to other models already presented this year, but taking a leap forward on line 600, which receives a processor for premium middle ranges in 10 nanometers.

This is the new Snapdragon 670

As we have said, Qualcomm has finally bet on 10 nanometers for the successor of its Snapdragon 660. This Snapdragon 670 comes in 10 nanometers LPP and bets on a configuration of semi-personalized eight-core. That’s why we have two Kryo 360 high-power cores, based on the Cortex A75, and another six cores for moderate performance Cortex A55.

The two high-performance cores run at a maximum of 2GHz while the other six reach 1.7GHz. We also have an L1 cache of 64KB and 32KB, each for a cluster, and an L2 cache of 256KB and 128KB, with the same configuration. The L3 cache is shared and has a capacity of 1MB, thus equating to the most powerful in the catalog.

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If we talk about the GPU, we find an old acquaintance, the Adreno 615, but there are other chips inserted in this SoC that sound like other editions. Like the Hexagon 685 DSP for processing all, or almost all, artificial intelligence codes. In addition, it is compatible with the Snapdragon neural processing SDK, as well as with the Hexagon NN and the Android NN, in addition to other frameworks such as Caffe2 or TensorFlow.

As for the ISP, we have a Spectra 250 that will allow us to operate with a single camera of 25 megapixels capacity, or with a dual configuration of 16 and 16 megapixels. In both, optical and electronic stabilization will be supported, as well as native depth defocus, or bokeh, and multi-wave compositions with noise reduction. In the video section, we will have a maximum of 4K at 30 frames per second.

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This Snapdragon 670 will be able to support up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and will have the ability to navigate in 4G to 600Mbps thanks to its Snapdragon X12 modem, which can upload data at 150Mbps. By the way, it will also feature Aqstic and aptX audio, as well as Quick Charge 4+ quick loading capability.

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Vaibhav Mishra

Fan of new technologies and player since small, I do not move without at least one smartphone in the pocket to always stay connected ... and keep some games at hand.