Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 678: Minor Improvements over 675

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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).

Qualcomm Snapdragon 678_Photo

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.

Process11nm
CoresOcta-core
2.2 GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ 460 CPU
GPUQualcomm® Adreno™ 612 GPU
DisplayFHD+(2520×1080) On-Device
4K External Display
DSPQualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP
Cellular ModemQualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE modem
Image Processing UnitQualcomm Spectra™ 250L image signal processor, 14-bit
CameraSingle up to 192MP
Single with MFNR(multi-frame noise reduction) up to 48MP
Video4K @ 30FPS, 1080p @ 120 FPS, 720p @ 240 FPS
Codec SupportH.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9
Peak Download Speed600 Mbps
Peak Upload Speed150 Mbps
4G/5G
WiFi802.11a/b/g/n/ac
2.4GHz, 5GHz
867Mbps peak speed
Charging SupportQualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology
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