Friday, 16 November, 2018

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 675 with improved capabilities for mid-range smartphones

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 675, a mid-range chip designed for mobile gaming Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 rides the multi-camera and gaming trend
Troy Mann | 25 October, 2018, 15:07

The only area where the Snapdragon 675 may be considered as a lower-end chipset (seemingly justifying its mid-range credentials) is in the manufacturing process. Qualcomm also supports popular tools and APIs, including Vulkan, OpenGL 3.2, OpenCL, and Snapdragon profiler.

The midrange smartphone chip market is dominated by MediaTek that powers most of the phones we see on our shores from Infinix to Tecnos and Oppo devices. And with the new Snapdragon 675, its biggest chip supplier - Qualcomm - is gearing up for the next wave that will most likely involve those features arriving on more affordable phones. And now, at its 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, the company announced yet another chip under its mid-range Snapdragon 6xx series - the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675.

The Snapdragon 675 follows the announcement in August of the 10nm Snapdragon 670 processor. The more powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset utilizes Cortex A75 cores for its two Performance CPUs.

The new Snapdragon 675 SoC is claimed to perform 30% faster game launch time and 35% faster web browsing compared to the Snapdragon 670 SoC.

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Bundled into the package is the Adreno 612 GPU, which supports resolutions of up to 2,520x1,080, and support for up to 8MB of LPDDR4X memory. The new chipset allows smartphone users to shoot slow motion video and playback at 480fps. Furthermore, the Snapdragon 675 provides limitless slow-motion.

With a multi-core AI Engine, Snapdragon 675 is engineered to deliver up to 50 per cent overall improvements in AI applications, Qualcomm said. The chipset supports up to three cameras with 25MP single camera or 16MP dual camera support. And, as for the network, the Snapdragon 975 SoC will support Qualcomm X12 LTE modem. It supports features like telephoto, super wide angle or wide angle, 3D Face Unlock, Bokeh Mode etc.

Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine, Qualcomm Quick Charge, Qualcomm Aqstic, Qualcomm aptX and Qualcomm Spectra are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

All this should bring features now limited to smartphones costing £500 or more to cheaper devices, with the first Snapdragon 675-toting devices appearing in the first quarter of 2019.

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