Details of the upcoming Snapdragon 670, 640, and 460 leaked
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Qualcomm announced the launch of its premium Snapdragon 845 SoC earlier in the month, and details of the company's forerunner chipsets across other price segments have also leaked.
The first of those, the Snapdragon 670, will be the natural successor to the Snapdragon 660. The 660 was a peculiar one, as it bridged the gap between the flagship segment and the mid-range class. The 670 will build on that—perhaps even taking it up a notch—by offering performance values on par with the now last-gen Snapdragon 835. The 670, built on a 10nm manufacturing process, will feature four Kryo 360 Gold cores clocked at 2.0 GHz and four Kryo 385 Silver cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. On the graphics end of things, it will be powered by the Adreno 620.
The Snapdragon 640, successor to the Snapdragon 630, will feature two Kryo 360 Gold cores clocked at 2.15 GHz and six Kryo 385 Silver cores clocked at 1.55 GHz. It shares the same dual 14-bit Spectra 260 ISP (supports two 13 MP sensors or one 26 MP sensor) as the 670, and the same 10nm manufacturing process, but features a slightly weaker GPU in the Adreno 610.
The Snapdragon 460, built on a 14nm manufacturing process, succeeds the Snapdragon 450 that was announced midway through 2017. It features four Kryo 360 silver cores clocked at 1.80 GHz and four more at 1.4 GHz. It utilizes a 14-bit Spectra 240 ISP that supports a 21 MP camera, and sports an Adreno 605 GPU for graphical oomph.
Kryo Gold cores are ARM Cortex-A75 derivates, while the Kryo Silver cores are ARM Cortex-A55-based.
New SoCs are all good and fine but we're not quite sure how much utility these chipsets will see. 2017 SoCs like the Snapdragon 660, 630, and 450 were only used on a handful of devices, with most of those devices coming with exorbitant price tags—the Snapdragon 660, in particular, being notorious for that. We wouldn't be at all surprised to seen OEMs move mid-range devices to the Snapdragon 630 instead of the new 640.
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