Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 845 is being given all the attention but what about the lower spectrum of the company’s mobile chipsets? The Snapdragon 670 appears to be somewhat of an efficient and powerful SoC that will be present in future mid-range products of 2018, and the Kernal source reveals that it will have a total of eight processing cores. That is a lot of cores for something that is going to be present in affordable smartphones and possibly tablets but the configuration is going to be a little different than you’re what used to seeing.
Snapdragon 670: octa-core (2+6) CPU, Adreno 615 GPU
The latest reporting of the Snapdragon 670 brings us toward its processor. Like the Snapdragon 845, the Snapdragon 670 will feature a processor family that will tackle the more demanding tasks such as gaming, while six low-power cores will be strong enough to handle the remaining operations. The low-end cores are Qualcomm’s adapted version the ARM’s Cortex-A55 called Kryo 300 Silver. The performance cores are a different version of the ARM Cortex-A75 and are called Kryo 300 Gold. The CPU cores have a 32KB L1 cache and there is a 128KB L2 cache per cluster, plus a 1024KB of L3 cache for the entire SoC.
The Snapdragon 670’s low-end efficiency cores can go up to 1.70GHz when needed, while the higher-end ones can hit 2.60GHz during demanding situations. This is a relatively high clock speed for a chipset that is going to be present in mid-range phones. Coming to the graphics processor, Snapdragon 670 will have an Adreno 615 GPU, which is not surprising at all. The GPU is going to operate at a standard clock speed of 430MHz – 650MHz and ramp up to 700MHz when needed. The chipset also supports both UFS 2.1 and eMMC 5.1 storage types. The chip is paired with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X2x modem, which is theoretically capable of delivering downstream speeds of 1Gbps, though this will depend on the carrier’s maximum bandwidth.
Qualcomm has not unveiled the Snapdragon 670 officially, but this information might be half of the company’s announcement.