Qualcomm is allegedly working on a new chip for mid-range phones in 2018, the Snapdragon 670, that will high-resolution Quad HD displays and dual cameras on phones that do not cost a fortune. The information comes from German blogger Roland Quandt, who has been able to source some very accurate information in the past.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 that is under development is said to come to replace the current Snapdragon 660. The Snapdragon 660 was what powers a lot of very popular devices in Asia - the Oppo R11
and R11s series, a few Vivo phones and the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 - but it is not a very popular solution for devices in the West.
The model name for the new Snapdragon 670 platform is SDM670 and the list of highlights includes support for:
- 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 64 GB eMMC 5.1 flash storage
- WQHD screen
- 22,6 + 13 MP camera
While earlier Snapdragon 6xx series chips features octa-core designs, this new one is rumored to have a hexa-core design, with two big, Kryo 360 cores and four more power-efficient cores. It could also end up being built on Samsung's new 10nm manufacturing process. Keep in mind that this is all preliminary information, so do take it with the proverbial grain of salt until we hear something more substantial in terms of a proof.