With the exception of Huawei and Apple, smartphones from most other Android manufacturers are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon range of mobile processors. A new report suggests that Qualcomm is readying up refreshed models in its mobile processor offerings for 2018 - the Snapdragon 670, Snapdragon 640, and the Snapdragon 460.
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The leaked Snapdragon 670 will succeed this year's Snapdragon 660 SoC. According to the image on Weibo (spotted by Dealntech), the Snapdragon 670 SoC will feature 4 x Kryo 360 Gold cores clocked at 2.00GHz and 4 x Kryo 385 Silver cores clocked at 1.6GHz. The processor is paired with an Adreno 620 GPU. With dual 14-bit Spectra 260 ISP, the Snapdragon 670 will support smartphone camera setups with a single sensor up to 26-megapixel or dual sensors up to 13-megapixels each. It is expected to have the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem with a maximum download speed of 1Gbps and a maximum upload speed of 150Mbps. Twitter user @rquandt pointed out that the Snapdragon 670 SoC might have support for 64GB eMMC 5.1 flash storage and up to a WQHD screen.
The Snapdragon 640 SoC will succeed the Snapdragon 630, and is said to include 2 x Kryo 360 Gold cores clocked at 2.15GHz and 6 x Kryo 360 Silver cores clocked at 1.55GHz. The SoC might be paired with an Adreno 610 GPU and sport the same dual 14-bit Spectra 260 ISP camera module as on the Snapdragon 670. It is expected to have the Snapdragon X12 LTE modem with a download speed limit of 600Mbps and upload speed limit of 150Mbps.
And, lastly, the Snapdragon 460, successor to the Snapdragon 450, is yet another SoC leaked in the image. With 4 x Kryo 360 Silver cores clocked at 1.8GHz and 4 x Kryo 360 Silver cores clocked at 1.4GHz, the Snapdragon 460 might be powering affordable smartphones in 2018. The chipset is expected to be paired with an Adreno 605 graphics processor. The image suggests that the Snapdragon 460 might borrow the X12 LTE modem from the Snapdragon 640, and feature a 14-bit Spectra 240 ISP that supports a single camera sensor up to 21-megapixels.
The Snapdragon 670 supports 3 x 16-bit memory channel clocked at 1866Mhz, while both the Snapdragon 640 and Snapdragon 460 support 2 channels each.
The leaked image also shows specifications for the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. You can read all about the Snapdragon 845 chipset here.
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