Qualcomm presented in May last year the Snapdragon 660 , a processor to the most premium mid-range , which took a few months to become one of the preferred chips for all those who decide to bet on the mid Range segment of Android phones. Today, this popular processor has successor: the all new Qualcomm Snapdragon 670.
Snapdragon 710 , one of the most powerful chips of the company only surpassed by the Snapdragon 845, was in charge of taking the position of the 660. However, Qualcomm has shown that the 600 series still has much to say in the medium range destined to the most demanding , presenting this new 670 at the same time that all its technical characteristics were unveiled.
The Snapdragon 670 stands out for being manufactured in a process of 10 nanometers, thus being the first of the 600 series to join this technology – the Snapdragon 660 was manufactured in 14 nm. This, therefore, implies that we are facing a processor even more efficient and suitable for energy consumption. This, in addition, makes it a more than worthy alternative to Snapdragon 710, designed to give life to something more expensive phones than those that will mount this SD670.
In addition, it is the first chip in the series to have Kryo 360 cores, tuned by Qualcomm itself to offer better performance. Specifically, the Snapdragon 670 has two Kryo 360 A75 high-performance cores with a maximum speed of 2 GHz , accompanied by six other A55 cores at 1.7 GHz, dedicated to saving energy. The SoC also has 64 and 23 KB of L1 cache memory for each group of cores, along with 256 KB and 128 KB of L2 cache, without forgetting of course 1 MB of shared cache.
This architecture, according to Qualcomm, is capable of generating a performance 15% higher than the Snapdragon 660 . It also represents an important leap in terms of graphics power, thanks to the Adreno 615 GPU that exceeds by up to 25% the rendering speed of the Adreno 512 mounted by the Snapdragon 660. This also implies that the chip supports screens with resolution up to Full HD +, and there is compatibility with Open GL ES 3.2, Open CL 2.0 and Vulkan.
Another feature that could not be missing in a processor dedicated to the premium mid-range of 2018 is that of artificial intelligence. To perform high computational load tasks, the Snapdragon 670 includes the Hexagon 685 DSP, which includes the Snapdragon 710 and 845.
Finally, it is worth noting that those phone that include the Snapdragon 670 as a processor, may have a main camera of up to 25 megapixels, or two sensors of 16 each , in both cases with support for 4K recording up to 30 fps. There is also no lack of compatibility with Quick Charge 4+ fast charging technology
Best of all, the Snapdragon 670 is now available for manufacturers to start creating their phones based on this platform . Therefore, it is likely that in the coming months we will see the first smartphones powered by this small but powerful chip.