Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 678 Chipset; Successor to the Snapdragon 675

Qualcomm updates its mid-range lineup with the announcement of the Snapdragon 678 chipset today. It is a successor to the Snapdragon 675 SoC, launched more than two years ago. Snapdragon 678 features some minor upgrades to supply higher camera and connectivity capabilities to customers.

Snapdragon 678: Specifications

First up, the Snapdragon 678 chipset is still built on the 11nm node process. It continues to be backed by the Qualcomm Kryo 460 CPU and Adreno 612 GPU. In comparison to the Snapdragon 675, the Cortex-A76 cores aboard the Snapdragon 678 are overclocked. They operate at as much as 2.2GHz as opposed to 2.0GHz on its predecessor.

The Adreno 612 GPU is similar however Qualcomm guarantees a performance increase within the official blog post. It has not shared any figures (including clock speed or % gains) that again these claims. The chipset additionally contains the Hexagon 685 DSP, Spectra 250L ISP, and the 4G LTE-enabled Snapdragon X12 modem. You even have the newest Third-Gen Qualcomm AI Engine onboard, which appears to be the one main improvement over the Snapdragon 675.

In addition to performance upgrades, Snapdragon 678 SoC will “support dynamic photography and videography abilities, and immersive entertainment experiences with long battery life over fast, reliable connectivity,” as per the blog publish.

Most of the specs of the new chipset stay identical to its predecessor.

Snapdragon 678 vs Snapdragon 675

Snapdragon 678 Snapdragon 675
Process Tech 11nm 11nm
CPU Kryo 460, clocked as much as 2.2GHz Kryo 460, clocked as much as 2.0GHz
GPU Adreno 612 (sooner) Adreno 612
DSP Hexagon 685 Hexagon 685
ISP Spectra 250L Spectra 250L
AI Third-Gen AI Engine 1st-Gen AI Engine
Display functionality as much as Full-HD+ @ 60Hz
2520 x 1080-pixel
as much as Full-HD+ @ 60Hz
2520 x 1080-pixel
Camera functionality as much as 48MP single digital camera and as much as 16MP dual-camera as much as 48MP single digital camera and as much as 16MP dual-camera
Video functionality as much as 4K @ 30fps, 1080p slo-mo @120fps as much as 4K @ 30fps, 1080p slo-mo @120fps
Charging Quick Charge 4+ Quick Charge 4+
Modem Snapdragon X12 LTE Snapdragon X12 LTE
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5 Bluetooth 5
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi 802.11ac

Snapdragon 678 only supports up to Full-HD+ (2520×1080 pixel) displays with as much as a 60Hz refresh rate. This is a bit disappointing when you think about the fact that phone makers like Realme are offering 90Hz displays at sub-Rs. 12,000 price brackets. Further, the chipset supports as much as 48MP rear and 16MP selfie cameras which might be able to capture as much as 4K video at 30fps.

The Snapdragon X12 modem helps obtain speeds as much as 600 Mbps and add speeds as much as 150 Mbps. Qualcomm boasts that it doesn’t sacrifice battery life to give you minor upgrades by way of the Snapdragon 678. You can expect many sub-Rs. 15,000 phones to reach with this mid-range chipset in tow next year.

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