The Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 mobile chipset has been launched and comes as a slightly improved version of the 2018 Snapdragon 675. The new chip will power mid-range smartphones in 2021, and Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 678 is equipped with pimproved performance, dynamic camera functionality and streaming capabilities compared to its predecessor. Furthermore, the chipset “Delivers advanced mobile features for lightning-fast everyday entertainment over reliable connections and long battery life for consumers around the world,” according to Kedar Kondap Vice President Product Management Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
Snapdragon 678 specifications
The Snapdragon 678 is a hexagonal mobile processor with Kyro 460 AIE CPU core clocked at 2.2GHz. The chipset is based on an 11nm process and is equipped with the Adreno 612 GPU for a “smooth and flawless” in-app graphics experience. The chipset is optimized for Unity, Messiah, NeoX and Unreal Engine 4, among other top games, and provides quick access to popular apps and content. There is also Qualcomm Aqstic Audio technology for audiophiles.
The Snapdragon 678 SoC also supports Qualcomm Spectra 250L ISP with its proprietary 3rd generation AI engine and features like support for 4K video recording, 5x optical zoom, portrait mode, low light capture and laser autofocus they create, among other things, that are rated to offer dynamic photography and videography. “Users can capture every moment in share-worthy detail and true-to-life color through triple camera photos with up to 48MP and zero shutter lag.” the company said in its press release.
On the connectivity front, the Snapdragon 678 SoC highlights the Snapdragon X12 LTE modem offering maximum download speeds of up to 600 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 150 Mbps, supporting all major cellular modes plus Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) for increased capacity. Other features include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, Type-C, and Beidou / Galileo / GLONASS / GPS / QZSS / SBAS.