As expected from any new silicon release, Qualcomm is promising performance improvements across the board.
Qualcomm just unveiled the new leader of its mid-tier, 600-series system on a chip - the Snapdragon 670. This means that with the Snapdragon 670, Qualcomm will allow smartphone manufacturers to give their clients some higher-end features on more affordable devices.
Phones with this chip will also be able to shoot slow motion footage in better quality while using less battery than they would with the Snapdragon 660.More news: Xiaomi Mi A2 Price in India Leaked ahead of Today’s Launch
Qualcomm says the 670 processors have been "engineered to deliver cutting-edge technologies to mainstream smartphone buyers who want to make the most of what their Snapdragon-powered device has to offer".
The Snapdragon X12 LTE modem is included here (first seen on the Snapdragon 820 chipset) as well as the Hexagon 685 DSP and the Spectra 250 ISP that can handle a 25-megapixel main camera or 16-megapixel dual cameras.
Two performance cores clocking in at up to 2.0GHz and six efficiency cores up to 1.7GHz make for 15% higher performance than the SD 660.More news: Thomas Bjorn withdraws from PGA Championship with back injury
According to the firm, the particular focus of the processors is to target AI-driven applications such as smart camera focus and settings.
Caffe, Caffe2, TensorFlow, TensorFlowLite, and Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) are supported by the engine. The SD 670 mobile platform is already available to OEMs, so we can expect to see upper mid-range phones shipping with it later in the year.More news: China defends Iran business ties after Trump threat