Qualcomm ones again 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.

But the Snapdragon 675 is a major upgrade and it perhaps already surpasses the Snapdragon 710 in terms of performance. This is the first time Qualcomm has debuted new customized cores (Kyro-460) on a mid-range chipset, but then again the 11nm process its based upon isn’t befitting an 800-tier mobile platform (allegedly, the Snapdragon 855 based on the 7nm process).

Before we talk more about the new Snapdragon chip, let’s enlist Snapdragon 675 specs and features and how they compare against the Snapdragon 710

Also Read: Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 VS Snapdragon 710 – What’s different?

Snapdragon 675 vs Snapdragon 710 Specifications: What’s different?

Mobile platform Snapdragon 675 Snapdragon 670 Snapdragon 710
Core configuration 2.0 GHz Kryo 460 (Cortex- A76 based) x 2

1.7GHz Kryo 460 (Cortex-A55 based) x 6

64KB L2 cache

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 11nm LPP 10nm LPP 10nm LPP
GPU Not specified Adreno 615 Adreno 616
Memory support 2x 16-bit LPDDR4X

14.9GB/s

2x 16-bit LPDDR4X

14.9GB/s

2x 16-bit LPDDR4X

14.9GB/s

Modem Snapdragon X12 LTE

Download speed: 600Mbps

Snapdragon X12 LTE

Download speed: 600Mbps

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

triple-camera support

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

2160p30, 1080p120

H.264 & H.265

10-bit Display pipeline for HDR Capture

What’s Interesting about Snapdragon 675?

The biggest upgrade in Snapdragon 675 over the SD 670 or SD 710 is the use of new Cortex-A76 CPUs as the base architecture for the two performance cores. According to Qualcomm, the new cores result in up to 15% faster app launches and 35% gains in web browsing. This could very well mean that the SD 675 will be faster than SD 710 that belongs to a higher series.

Also Read: Best Phones With Snapdragon 710

Another highlight is the support for triple cameras. The Snapdragon 675 has an upgraded version of Spectra 250 ISP with an extra camera serial interface port (total 3) and will be able to handle feeds from up to three cameras simultaneously. Qualcomm also mentions that Snapdragon 675 phones will have the ability to combine HDR mode and Portrait mode for more vibrant background-blur shots.

Qualcomm hasn’t detailed the GPU being used, but the only likely options are Adreno 616 and 615.

Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 That You Can Buy

Snapdragon 675 phones will start shipping in Q1 2019. Xiaomi has already confirmed that it will launch a Snapdragon 675 phone soon. Perhaps a lower ‘Lite’ or ‘SE’ variant of upcoming Mi 9. Or maybe the Redmi Note 6 Pro meant for India?

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