Qualcomm recently launched the Snapdragon 675 processor. The chip is for midrange phones with a focus on gaming, artificial intelligence (AI), and advanced cameras.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
In case you haven’t noticed, most of the midrange smartphones released in the past months have focused on gaming capabilities, multi-camera performance, and AI features.
Qualcomm was well aware of what’s happening and just recently announced the Snapdragon 675 processor — a midrange chip for the times adept at just that.
The chip features a Kryo CPU with two 2GHz performance cores and six 1.7GHz efficiency cores. Paired with an Adreno 612 GPU, it comes with optimizations designed to deliver high frame rates and a smoother gaming experience.
Aside from that, the company is working with game developers and game engines such as Unreal, Unity, Messiah, and NeoX to further improve the gaming capabilities of the chip.
In imaging, the Snapdragon 675 mobile platform uses a Spectra 200 image signal processor designed to deliver improved images and videos. It supports up to a triple camera setup in the front or back with support for features like telephoto, wide-angle, super wide-angle, an enhanced Bokeh mode, 3D face unlock, and HD slo-mo videos.
On the AI side, the mobile platform multi-core AI engine is said to improve performance of AI applications up to 50%. Through heterogenous computing, the Hexagon DSP, Adreno GPU, and Kryo CPU are engineered to work cooperatively to run AI applications faster and more efficiently.
Apart from the enhancements for gaming, camera, and AI, the Snapdragon 675 also comes with a better DSP security later for face recognition, a faster modem, support for Quick Charge 4+, and support for Qualcomm Aqstic and Qualcomm aptX.
The Snapdragon 675 is already available to smartphone manufacturers. So expect to see devices powered by the chip on the first quarter of 2019.