Image
EXPAND

Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 VS Snapdragon 710 – What’s different?

Main Image
  • Like
  • Comment
  • Share

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 launched last year was a very powerful SoC that dragged down quite a few flagship 800-series features to mid-range phones. The chipset didn’t gain much traction in the better part of this year, but is now available on several competent mid-range options.

Quite recently, Qualcomm also introduced its new Snapdragon 700 tier which has been designed to be a branding that does better justice to ‘Sub-premium’ phones than 600-series.

Fresh-out-of-foundry Snapdragon 670, is meant to bridge the gap between Snapdragon 660 and the Snapdragon 710. However, considering the state of the current market, both of these chipsets will eventually be competing in the near same budget.

Let’s compare the two to know how they are different.

Note: We have updated list of phones with Snapdragon 670 mobile platform below:

Also Read: DynamIQ vs big.LITTLE Architecture: What has changed

Snapdragon 670 vs Snapdragon 710 Specifications

Mobile platform Snapdragon 670 Snapdragon 710
Core configuration 2.0 GHz Kryo 360 (Cortex- A75 based) x 2

1.7GHz Kryo 360 (Cortex-A55 based) x 6

2.2 GHz Kryo 360 (Cortex- A75 based) x 2

1.7GHz Kryo 360 (Cortex-A55 based) x 6

Process 10nm LPP 10nm LPP
GPU Adreno 615 Adreno 616
Memory support 2x 16-bit LPDDR4X

14.9GB/s

2x 16-bit LPDDR4X

14.9GB/s

Modem Snapdragon X12 LTE

Download speed: 600Mbps

Snapdragon X15 LTE Download speed: 800Mbps
DSP Hexagon 685 Hexagon 685
ISP/Camera Spectra 250 ISP

25MP single / 16MP dual

Spectra 250 ISP

32MP single / 20MP dual

Encode/Decode 2160p30, 1080p120

H.264 & H.265

2160p30, 1080p120

H.264 & H.265

10-bit Display pipeline for HDR Capture

Snapdragon 670 VS Snapdragon 710: 6 Things that are different

As you can see, both of these chipsets are based on power-efficient 10nm process node (same as Snapdragon 845) and have a lot in common, including the same basic Core configuration (2+6, most probably DynamIQ architecture).

In fact, both the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 710 are pin and software compatible, which is to say that OEMs can choose or switch between them without much effort.

They still have a few notable differences.

  1. The maximum clock frequency of performance Kryo 360 cores (Cortex-A75 based) is slightly lower on SD 670. Since power cores have the same frequency (1.7GHz) for both chipsets, there shouldn’t be an appreciable difference in real-world performance.
  2. These are the only two mid-range mobile platforms as of now that have Adreno 600-series GPUs. The GPU on SD 670 is numerically inferior to Adreno 616 on SD 710. How much of a difference that will make? According to Qualcomm, Snapdragon 710 offers 35% graphics performance improvement over 660 and the Snapdragon 670 offers 25% performance improvement over Snapdragon 660.
  3. The Display controller on Snapdragon 670 can only drive FHD+ resolution and the Snapdragon 710 can support up to QHD+ displays.
  4. Unlike the Snapdragon 670, Snapdragon 710 has 10-bit display pipelines and supports HDR Capture.
  5. The DSP and ISP are same on both Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 710, but they are run at a lower clock frequency on the former, thus support lower maximum camera resolution.
  6. The modem used on two SoCs are different. The Snapdragon 670 supports up to 600Mbps download speeds, which is lower compared to 800Mbps on Snapdragon 710.

List of Phones with Snapdragon 670:

In spite of all those differences, both of these mobile platforms are remarkably close in terms of positioning and feature set. Qualcomm could have probably marked SD 670 as a 700-series chip as well.

The Snapdragon 670 is available for purchase now and could make it to real-world devices very soon.

However, OEMs might prefer to side with the Snapdragon 710 that it entails an additional branding advantage. If that happens, SD 670 could hit an adoption snag, same as SD 660 did in its early life cycle.

Here’s a list of phones that have Snapdragon 670 chipset

1. Oppo R17

Just a week after the official announcement of Snapdragon 670, Oppo has announced a phone that employs its services.

The Oppo R17, that also has a ‘waterdrop’ notch has SD 670 coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The handset also has an in-display fingerprint sensor, 16MP rear camera, and 25MP selfie camera. A 3500mAh battery with VOOC fast charging fuels all hardware.

2. Vivo X23

Vivo X23 is quite similar to the Snapdragon 660-powered V11 Pro that Vivo launched in India. The phone has the same dual rear cameras (12MP+5MP), is powered by a Snapdragon 670 octa-core processor, and has a lower 12MP resolution selfie sensor at the front.

The Vivo X23 comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Other features include in-display fingerprint sensor, IR based face unlock, 3400mAh battery, and Dual 4G VoLTE.

3. Vivo Z3 V1813BA

Vivo might be confusing people with their naming conventions, but they are quite clear about using competent chipsets moving forward. This year, Vivo has been amongst the first few OEMs to pounce on the new Snapdragon 600-Series and 700-Series chipsets. 

The Vivo Z3 V1813BA became the second phone based on Snapdragon 670 platform. The SoC is assisted by 4GB RAM and is coupled with 64 GB internal storage. Vivo ships it with 6.3-inch full HD+ IPS screen, 12MP selfie camera and 16 MP + 2 MP dear rear cameras.

And that’s it. We will add more SD 670 phones to the list as they surface.

Deepak SinghDeepak Singh
Deepak has more than 8 years of experience in covering technology for several eminent publications in India. He currently leads an enthusiastic team of young writers at Smartprix and tries to uphold the highest quality standards.

Related Articles

ImageRealme C55 Review: Stylish device loaded with features

Realme C55 Review Summary: Editor’s rating: 3.5/5 Design Display Performance Battery Camera Pros Cons Realme has launched its next in the C-Series smartphone called Realme C55 in the Indian market. The next in C-Series claims to be different from all its predecessors. It comes with a 64MP flagship-grade camera, MediaTek Helio chipset, and a 5000mAh …

Image8 Best Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Phones To Buy In 2020

Qualcomm earlier refreshed its mid-range 600-series lineup with the launch of Snapdragon 675, which is interesting for a number of reasons. Since the recently launched Snapdragon 670 already bridged the narrow gap between the 600-series and Snapdragon 710, we weren’t expecting another mid-range chip anytime soon. (हिंदी में पढ़िए) But the Snapdragon 675 is a …

ImageQualcomm comes up with 4 new Snapdragon chipsets for mid-level & entry-level smartphones

The leading chipset maker Qualcomm has unveiled 4 new Snapdragon processors which are meant for mid-level and entry-level devices. The new chips are Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G, Snapdragon 695 5G, Snapdragon 480Plus 5G, and Snapdragon 680 4G and as you see, 3 out of these 4 support 5G connectivity. Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G As …

ImageQualcomm Snapdragon 782G vs Snapdragon 778G Plus: Is that really an upgrade?

Without any party, Snapdragon has announced their new SoC in the 7 series, the new 782G. The Snapdragon 782G is here to succeed last year’s 778G Plus. Bringing minor improvements to the table, the new chip still doesn’t outgrow the premium 7 Gen 1. 5% Increased Processing Power Keeping similar architecture as 778G+, the Snapdragon …

ImageQualcomm Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 SoC launched: Will power devices by March end

Qualcomm on Friday has launched the next in the Snapdragon 7 Chipset series. The chipmaker has announced Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 as the chipset for mid-range smartphones. This is the 2nd chipset in the Snapdragon 7 Series after the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 last year. The newly launched SoC claims to come with 50% improved …

Discuss

Be the first to leave a comment.

Related Products