New leaks detail Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 635, and 660 mid-range SoCs
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We first heard about the Snapdragon 660 alongside the Snapdragon 835 when both were unconfirmed reports at the time. Now that the Snapdragon 835 is official, its mainstream variants should be coming soon as well. Leaks from Chinese microblogging site Weibo show these to be the Snapdragon 630, 635, and the aforementioned 660.
The Snapdragon 630 and 635 are expected to directly supplant the 14 nm Snapdragon 625 and 626, respectively. The source claims that Qualcomm will continue to utilize octa-core Cortex-A53 chipsets but with minor improvements to power consumption and heat output.
Meanwhile, the upper mid-range Snapdragon 660 should supplant the existing Snapdragon 653 and is expected to implement Cortex-A73 cores to better compete against the Huawei Kirin 960 SoC. Unconfirmed specifications include a 14 nm LPP manufacturing process with integrated Adreno 512 graphics, UFS 2.1 for faster storage transfer rates, and native support for LPDDR4X. The Snapdragon 660 could launch as late as September of this year after the supposed launches of the 630 and 635.
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