Qualcomm is introducing a new chipset for the mid-range smartphones in 2019, and it is called the Snapdragon 675.
The Snapdragon 675 is an upgrade of the Snapdragon 670 that was launched in August this year. It comes with the 4th generation Kryo 460 CPU and the 6th generation Adreno 612 GPU which are said to result in 30% faster game launch, 35% faster web browsing and 20% faster music launch and 15% faster social media launch. The chipset is designed with the purpose of enhancing three aspects; gaming, photography and artificial intelligence (AI).
With better components, the Snapdragon 675 can lead to smoother gaming experience and stronger connectivity when it comes to online games. The chipset is said to be able to provide faster frame rates and better audio quality as it uses the Qualcomm Aqstic that has advanced noise reduction and aptX audio that offers CD-like quality wireless audio.
Apart from that, the Snapdragon 675 has the 2nd generation Qualcomm Spectra 250L ISP which can produce high-resolution images, 4K video recording at 30fps and also supports 48-megapixel snapshots. Smartphones with the Snapdragon 675 will be also be able to have up to three cameras with 5x optical zoom thanks to the Spectra 250L ISP. The upgraded chipset will also be the first in the 600 series to offer 720p slow-motion video, in addition to having built-in enhancements to support portrait mode and HDR.
The Snapdragon 675 also comes with an upgraded AI engine which is used for face unlock and it’s faster and more accurate compared to the Snapdragon 670, in addition to having better voice recognition. Lastly, the chipset is integrated with the Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology that can charge smartphone batteries from 0 to 50% in 15 minutes.
Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 675 is expected to appear in smartphones at the first quarter of 2019, and Xiaomi has already announced that they will be launching a new smartphone running on the new chipset.