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Purported Snapdragon 670 benchmark scores show it trading blows with the Snapdragon 835

The Snapdragon 670 could be seen on 2018 flagships. (Source: Qualcomm)
The Snapdragon 670 could be seen on 2018 flagships. (Source: Qualcomm)
The Snapdragon 670 will be Qualcomm's next sub-premium SoC. A Geekbench listing has shown the SoC delivering performance scores that actually compete with last year's Snapdragon 835.
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Details of the upcoming Snapdragon 670 were revealed last week. The SoC is yet to be officially announced by Qualcomm but we may already have performance data on it, as a Geekbench listing of the chipset has apparently surfaced, giving some idea of what to expect from the mid-range top-dog.

The Snapdragon 660 was famous for its incredible performance that effectively bridged the gap between the mid-range segment and the flagship one. It made use of custom Kyro cores and delivered benchmark figures on par with last-gen SoCs like the Snapdragon 820. It's no surprise, then, that the 670 trades blows with last year's Snapdragon 835.

According to the listing, the SoC, running on a device with 6 GB of RAM and Android 8.1 Oreo, recorded an impressive single-core score of 1863, and a multi-core score of 5256. The Snapdragon 835, for example, averages about 1915 on single core tests, and 6485 on multi-core. On the Samsung Galaxy S8, even, the Snapdragon 835 only manages a single core score of 1809. That's proof enough that the Snapdragon 670 just about matches the older SoC.

While single-core performance is close, the 670 still has a distinct disadvantage in multi-core. It fully surpasses the Snapdragon 821 in that department but falls just short when compared to the Snapdragon 835.

Of course, these benchmarks aren't confirmed but the scores look to be in the performance ballpark we expect from the Snapdragon 670. We'll be sure to keep you updated.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-01- 5 (Update: 2018-01- 5)