Qualcomm already has a bunch of mobile platforms for the mid-range category. The chipset company from San Diego announced its flagship chipset in the beginning of December at the Snapdragon Technology Summit. Some of them have actually not even appeared in any phone yet, like the Snapdragon 636 but the American company seems to care less and is planning to announce more soon. Full details of their three new chipsets – the Snapdragon 670, Snapdragon 640, and Snapdragon 460 specifications, billed for 2018 have just surfaced online.
Leaked Specifications Of Snapdragon 670, 640, And 460
The Snapdragon 670 is not really new as we first heard about it four months ago. The processor will succeed the Snapdragon 660 and will power upper mid-range phones. The biggest change is the process it is built on – it will be 10nm so it will be more power-efficient. The CPU will have eight cores – 4x Kryo 360 at 2 GHz and 4x Kryo 385, clocked at 1.6 GHz. The GPU will be Adreno 620 and dual 14-bit Spectra 260 ISP. It will support smartphones with one camera up to 26 MP or a dual setup of 13 MP + 13 MP.
The SDM670 will be a 10nm chip made up of4x Kryo 360 Gold cores based on the Cortex-A75 and clocked at 2.0GHZ and another 4x Kryo 385 Silver cores based on the A55 and clocked at 1.60GHz.
The GPU has also been upgraded from the Adreno 512 to the Adreno 620. For imaging, the Snapdragon 670 will come with the Spectra 260 ISP with support for one 26MP sensor or two 13MP sensors.
LTE speeds will also see an improvement with the new X16 modem that replaces the X12 modem on the Snapdragon 660. Maximum download speed is 1000Mbps and max. upload speed is 150Mbps.
The Snapdragon 640 on the other hand will also feature an octa-core configuration and be built on a 10nm node. It will contain 2x Kryo 360 Gold cores and 6x Kryo 360 Silver cores. They will be clocked at 2.15GHz and 1.55GHz respectively.
The GPU for the SDM640 is the Adreno 610which replaces the Adreno 510 in the SDM630 and Adreno 509 in the SDM636 mobile platform. It has the same image processor as the Snapdragon 670 but keeps the X12 modem of the Snapdragon 636.
The Snapdragon 460 will succeed the Snapdragon 450 which at the moment is only available in a few devices like the Vivo V7/ V7+and Xiaomi Redmi 5.
The 14nm SDM460 is also an 8-core processor but with 4x Kryo 360 Silver cores at 1.8GHz and another 4x Kryo 360 Silver cores at 1.4GHz. It comes with an Adreno 605 GPU and a Spectra 240 ISP.
Snapdragon 460 is sharing the same modem as the 640. Most likely aimed to power the most affordable smartphones, the CPU of the 460 has eight Kryo 360 cores – four at 1.8 GHz and four at 1.4 GHz. The memory has no system cache and the camera could be up to 21 MP with a Spectra 240 ISP. Unlike the other two, this chipset will be built on the 14 nm process technology.
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