Qualcomm has announced a successor to the Snapdragon 675 SoC released in 2018, Snapdragon 678 succeeds it and comes with upgraded performance, high-speed connections for sophisticated photo and video capture, and immersive entertainment experiences.
The new chipset is built on an 11nm LLP process with Cortex A76 cores clocking at 2.2Ghz speed compared to the maximum speed of 2.0Ghz on its predecessor. It comes with the same Adreno 612 GPU found in the Snapdragon 675 but Qualcomm claims it performs better. The Snapdragon 678 is able to deliver all this without sacrificing battery performance.
“We are uniquely positioned to support OEMs in delivering the next generation of devices with in-demand features and performance,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc in a press release. “Snapdragon 678 brings advanced mobile capabilities for daily entertainment at lightning-fast speeds over reliable connections and long-lasting battery life for consumers worldwide.”
The remainder of the specifications is similar to the of the Snapdragon 675 featuring Qualcomm’s Spectra 250L ISP, Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem and Hexagon 685 DSP. The chipset supports smartphones with up to 2520×1080 pixel resolution displays and 10-bit colour. It is capable of triple camera setup of up to 48MP main shooter, 4K video recording at 30fps on the HEVC codec, 5x zoom and 16MP selfie dual camera sensors.