Qualcomm announced new Snapdragon 678 SoC for mid range smartphones. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 SoC is successor of midrange 6 series 675 SoC. Snapdragon 675 soc launched in October, 2018. The new Snapdragon 678 SoC comes with some performance improvement over the previous generation. Snapdragon 678 is a Octa-Core soc based on 11nm. architecture. It’s a 4G processor comes with Qualcomm X-12 LTE modem thats can provide up to 600 MBPS download speed and up to 150 MBPS upload speed. It’s also support 4K video recording, dual band Wi-Fi, NFC etc. Qualcomm official is said that the Snapdragon 678 “meets high-demand for premium mobile experiences with upgraded performance, dynamic camera features, and enhanced streaming capabilities”.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 SoC Full Specification
The Snapdragon 678 packed with the Qualcomm Kryo 460 octa-core CPU with clock speed of up to 2.2GHz, which is slightly faster than the up to 2GHz clock speed of the Snapdragon 675. The Snapdragon 678’s CPU is inclued by the Qualcomm Adreno 612 GPU, which, the company says, will “drive faster graphics rendering, allowing for sharp, life-like visuals at high frame-rates with lesser frame drops”.
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In connectivity font, Snapdragon 678 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X-12 LTE modem that can deliver peak download and upload speeds of 600Mbps and 150Mbps, acordingly. It supports dual-SIM Dual Vo-LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, and SBAS. also get USB 3.1 support with USB Type-C interface and support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+ technology.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 SoC support FHD plus display and support 4K resolution video recording. In audio front it support Qualcomm Truewireless stereo + technology and apTx audio Technology for better audio experience.
In terms of camera the strap Dragon 678 SoC supports dual 16 megapixel camera or single 48 megapixel camera sensor and its supports 4K video recording at upto 30fps or 1080p video recording at upto 120fps or 720p video recording at upto 240 fps. Snapdragon 678 supports Qualcomm spectra 250L Image Processing technology.
As of now it’s unclear that which smartphone comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 processor. The processor may comes with under 15k smartphones in future.