Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 678 processor for mid-range smartphones with advanced cameras

Back in 2018, Qualcomm released the Snapdragon 675 chip, which is the basis for such popular devices as the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Vivo U20 and Samsung Galaxy A70s. Today, the chipmaker announced its successor, which was named Snapdragon 678. During its development, the company paid special attention to camera capabilities and communications, while maintaining high energy efficiency.

The new chipset is built according to the 11nm process technology. According to the official press release, the Snapdragon 678 delivers a slight performance boost over its predecessor. It is based on the Kryo 460 cores, based on the Cortex-A76, with a clock frequency of 2.2 GHz, which is 200 MHz more than its predecessor. There are two such cores in the processor. Six more cores are based on the energy efficient Cortex-A55 architecture. The same Adreno 612 is used as the graphics chip, but Qualcomm says its performance has been improved.

According to the specifications, the Snapdragon 678 supports screens with resolutions up to 2520 x 1080 pixels and 10-bit color depth. The 14-bit ISP Qualcomm Spectra 250L is responsible for working with cameras. It supports sensors up to 192MP resolution and 4K video recording at 30fps.

The chipset includes the X12 LTE modem. Accordingly, the processor does not support 5G. Connectivity includes support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. USB 3.1 is supported. The chipset supports DDR4 memory up to 8 GB.

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