Published: Thu, October 25, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 675 SoC to boost gaming, camera experience

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 675 SoC to boost gaming, camera experience

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), has introduced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 675 Mobile Platform. Even then, given the wide variety of platforms on the 600 series and the new 700 series, there's also a chance some vendors might opt for the still cheaper 660 or 625 processors. In terms of Artificial Intelligence, the Adreno GPU, Kyro CPU and Hexagon DSP work in tandem to deliver face unlock security with 3x faster face recognition and unlock. Still, Qualcomm assures that the Snapdragon 675 performs considerably better in real-world scenarios. Comparing it to the current Snapdragon 845 chipset which has four 2.8 GHz performances based cores based on ARM's Cortex-A75, so this new chipset will definitely be faster.

Soon after the announcement of the SD675 SoC, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi said that it'll launch a new mid-range smartphone powered by the Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 675 processor, which is manufactured using the 11nm process.

Qualcomm says that the 675 is available to manufacturers now, and the first phones to ship with the chipset are expected to reach consumers some time in early 2019. There's an Adreno 612 GPU which supports stunning graphics, enhances gaming performance and, through heterogeneous computing, isolates graphic-intensive content for improved processing and efficiency. Support for popular computational photography features like portrait mode is also built into the chip. It also comes with Qualcomm Multi-core AI Engine that is engineered to deliver up to 50% improvements in AI applications.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 carriers 4th generation Kryo CPU with new Cortex-A76 cores with the speed of upto 2GHz while the others are based on Cortex A55. Snapdragon 675 also supports face unlock features. The Snapdragon 675 will support triple cameras with 5x telephoto, 2.5x wide-angle and super wide-angle lenses. Supports screens up to Full HD resolution+ technology for quick charging. Mid-range Android smartphones like the Galaxy A7, Honor Magic 2, and Oppo R17 Pro, are just some of the devices that already sport triple-camera setup on the back. It also has Qualcomm's Aqstic Voice UI which allows users to summon multiple voice assistants without drawing much power.

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