Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 678

Qualcomm Snapdragon 678

The majorly popular Snapdragon 675 which was announced back in 2018 now has a successor. The largest chipmaker Qualcomm has announced its Snapdragon 678 which aims to bring better photography and connectivity capabilities in the midrange market without sacrificing battery endurance.

The SD 678 is built on the 11nm LLP process and is quite similar to its predecessor with the only change being the overclocked Cortex A76 cores working at up to 2.2GHz compared to 2.0Ghz on the SD 675. Users get the same Adreno 612 GPU though Qualcomm promises increased performance.

The rest of the specs match those of the SD 675 including Qualcomm’s Spectra 250L ISP, Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem and Hexagon 685 DSP. The SD 678 supports phones with up to 2520×1080 pixel resolution displays and 10-bit color as well as up to 48MP main and 16MP selfie camera sensors with 4K video recording at 30fps on the HEVC codec.

Just earlier this month, Qualcomm had also introduced its new flagship chipset called Snapdragon 888. While we expected an upper-midrange platform to take the stage as well, but the company had nothing more to share about a new 700 series top dog.

According to some leaks, the new 7-series chipset by Qualcomm is also expected to be the main competitor to the 5nm Exynos 1080 with integrated 5G modem and the MT6893 platform by Mediatek. The new chipset will be introduced in Q1 2021 and will start shipping almost immediately