Yesterday, Qualcomm unveiled it’s yet another mid-range mobile platform on its website: Snapdragon 678. It has lots of similarities to Snapdragon 675, yet it excels in some major departments. So let’s have a quick look at the CPU along with major specifications.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 Overview
The processor is built on the same 11nm process ensuring low heat dissipation. It is an octa-core CPU with 2 high-performance Kryo 460 (Cortex A-76) based cores clocked at 2.2GHz, as compared to 2.0GHz on the previous generation (675).
Snapdragon 678 is still a 4G processor and not a 5G. It has a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE modem for better cellular reception. It also supports dual-sim dual VoLTE. The peak download/upload speed can hit up to 600Mbps/150Mbps. As for GPU, it has got the same Adreno 612 GPU, but with better optimizations as the company claimed. Machine learning and AI is facilitated by its Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP.
The platform can support up to FHD+(2520×1080 pixels) resolution display and up to 10-bit color depth. External display support maxes out at 4K Ultra-HD.
On the camera side, it has Qualcomm Spectra™ 250L image signal processor (14-bit) that supports single camera up to 192MP. As for videos, it supports H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9 video codecs with 1080P @120FPS support as well.
2.2 GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ 460 CPU
|GPU||Qualcomm® Adreno™ 612 GPU|
4K External Display
|DSP||Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP|
|Cellular Modem||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE modem|
|Image Processing Unit||Qualcomm Spectra™ 250L image signal processor, 14-bit|
|Camera||Single up to 192MP|
Single with MFNR(multi-frame noise reduction) up to 48MP
|Video||4K @ 30FPS, 1080p @ 120 FPS, 720p @ 240 FPS|
|Codec Support||H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9|
|Peak Download Speed||600 Mbps|
|Peak Upload Speed||150 Mbps|
867Mbps peak speed
|Charging Support||Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology|