Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 678 with Minor Boost Over SD 675

Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 675 back in 2018 and it has been very popular with devices such as Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A70s, and many more. The company has now announced the successor of the SD 675 which is Snapdragon 678. Its main area of focus is on camera and connectivity while not giving up on battery consumption.

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The Snapdragon 678 is built on 11nm chipset which has an octa-core CPU with LLP process. The official press release states that the chipset brings performance upgrades over the Snapdragon 675. It has Kyro 460 CPU which is clocked at 2.2 GHz unlike Snapdragon 675 which is clocked at 2.0 GHz. The GPU on the SD 678 is 612 GPU which is same as that we have seen before but Qualcomm states that it has increased the performance on the chipset.

Specifications of Snapdragon 678

The chipset supports up to FHD+ display with a max resolution of 2520 x 1080 pixels and 10-bit colour depth. It has Qualcomm Spectra 250 ISP for cameras which supports single camera up to 192 MP and single/double camera with MFNR (Multiple Frame Noise Reduction) up to 25/16 MP respectively. It will be incorporating 3rd Generation AI engine that supports camera features like portrait mode, low-light mode, 4K videos at 30 fps, 5x Optical zoom, slow-motion videos at 1080p at 30 fps, and many more. It has accelerated EIS support and supports HEVC that is High-efficiency Video Coding.

Snapdragon 678 comes with the same modem that we have seen in SD 675 which is X12 LTE Modem. This suggests that the chipset will not be coming with 5G technology. Though, it is said that it will support peak download and upload speed at 600,150 respectively and it will support dual sim.

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For connectivity, the chipset supports Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, SBAS for navigation. YOu get USB Type-C with USB 3.1 support and Quick Charge 4+ technology.