As we approach the end of the year, manufactures are not only gearing up for a new round of smartphones, but components like processors as well. Qualcomm recently announced the flagship processor that will power 2018’s biggest smartphones — the Snapdragon 845 — a follow up to the Snapdragon 835 found in everything from this year’s Galaxy S8, HTC U11, OnePlus 5T, and Google Pixel 2.
But Qualcomm’s mid-range processor line, found in more affordable devices than we can count, is almost just as popular. Details surrounding Qualcomm’s 2018 mid-range processors were disclosed at their Snapdragon Technology Summit where they announced the 845, but the specs appear to have leaked out.
According to a leaked document on Weibo, the Snapdragon 670 will replace this year’s 660 and will built on 10nm architecture for more power efficiency. The 670 will also feature 8 cores: four 2GHz Kryo 360 cores and four 1.6GHz Kryo 385 cores. The GPU is an Adreno 620 and the dual 14-bit Spectra 260 ISP will support devices up to 26MP with a single camera, or 13MP + 13MP dual cameras. Modem is an X16 LTE Cat.16 (1Gbps down/150Mbps up), with should be plenty fast on our advanced networks.
Then there’s the mid-range of the mid-range processors, the Snapdragon 640 with two 2.15GHz Kryo 360 cores and six clocked at 1.55 GHz with an Adreno 610 GPU. The spec sheet shows a X12 LTE modem (600 down/150 up), while the ISP is the same as the one found on the Snapdragon 670 listed above.
The more budget friendly Snapdragon 460 — built on older 14nm architecture — takes things further with eight Kryo 360 cores (four clocked at 1.8 GHz, the other four at 1.4 GHz) although the memory has no system cache. It also features the same modem as the 640, but a lesser Spectra 240 ISP that supports cameras up to 21 MP.