Gaming smartphones are experiencing a huge popularity in the market today. Unsurprisingly, these devices come with a premium price, making it a hard reach for those mobile gamers who are on a budget. A problem that Qualcomm wants to address with their new mobile chipset.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 will bring a slew of improvements to the still fairly new Snapdragon 670 processor. This chipset is formed to handle some of the most demanding tasks that users are currently doing on their smartphones. That includes gaming, taking pictures, and other AI-related workloads.
It sports the new Kyro 460 octa-core processor, which has two Cortex-A76 performance cores that can go up to 2GHz of clock speeds. There are also six Cortex-A55 efficiency cores that handle lighter tasks for better battery consumption.
While the Adreno 612 GPU remains unchanged, Qualcomm claims that they have teamed up with top game developers to help the Snapdragon 675 processor deliver smooth frame-rates on a number of games.
It also uses the same Qualcomm Spectra 200 series ISP. The same image processor found on the new Vivo Z3 and the OPPO R17. This ISP supports up to triple camera set up in front and back, and can handle features like the portrait mode, 3D face unlock, longer slow-motion videos, and other AI-related photo effects.
Speaking of AI, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor has a new AI Engine that’s supposed to provide 50% improvements in handling AI-powered tasks. Besides being useful in the camera department, AI is also used to improve the device’s security features, voice translations, and more.
The Snapdragon 675 also brags Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X12 modem, Quick Charge 4+, and Aqstic and aptX audio technologies.
As per Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 675 is already available for OEMs to use on their devices. We can then expect smartphones with this processor to come in Q1 of 2019.