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.

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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 newly 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).

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 Adreno 612 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.

Aforementioned features make this SoC an interesting catch for the smartphone OEMs. Recently in an informal one on one conversation, Qualcomm representative told us that response for Snapdragon 675 chipset has been really heartwarming. OEMs have been really impressed with its performance.

In fact, Snapdragon 675 powered phone is now available in India. Here’s a list of best Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 phones for your consideration:

Best Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 That You Can Buy

1. Vivo V15 Pro

The Vivo V15 Pro (review) is technically the first phone to boast of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 system-on-chip in India. The mid-range phone has quite a few noticeable things including an almost bezel-less AMOLED display and elevating 32MP selfie camera. The rear panel flaunts a trio of the 48MP main sensor along with 8MP wide angle & 5MP depth sensor.

The phone also includes a fifth-generation optical in-display fingerprint scanner, Vivo’s Dual-Engine Fast Charging, and dedicated microSD card slot. In India, it retails in 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version only.

Display: 6.39-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED; 2.5D Glass| Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core SoC | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 48MP+8MP+5MP | Front Camera: 32MP | Weight: 185g | Dimensions:157.25×74.71×8.21mm | Battery: 3700mAh

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro helms the power of Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC. It has a 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor along with 5MP depth sensor.

Other interesting specs include Gorilla Glass 5 on front and rear, 4000mAh battery, fast charging support (Quick Charge 4.0), and an LTPS display with a ‘dot’ notch.

Display: 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD; Corning Gorilla Glass 5| Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core SoC | RAM: up to 6GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Software: MIUI 10 | Rear Camera: 48MP+5MP | Front Camera: 13MP | Weight: 186g | Dimensions:159.2×75.2×8.1mm | Battery: 4000mAh

 3. Motorola Moto P40

Lenovo backed Motorola hasn’t had best of time of late, but it would be working really aggressive in 2019. Well, the rumored Moto P40 could bring a turnaround.

The Motorola P40 will be allegedly powered by Snapdragon 675 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD up to 256GB). However, another report suggests the possibility of the Moto P40 to feature Samsung’s 10nm Exynos 9610 octa-core chipset. The phone is said to come with 6.2-inch HD+ IPS display, dual rear optics (48MP+5MP), and 4100mAh battery.

Display: 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD; Corning Gorilla Glass | Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core SoC or Samsung Exynos 9619 octa-core SoC | RAM: up to 6GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Software: Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 48MP+5MP | Front Camera: 12MP | Weight: -| Dimensions:160.1×71.2×8.7mm | Battery: 4100mAh

4. Meizu Note 9

Meizu Note 9 will embrace Snapdragon 675 chipset as well. Recently, the phone was spotted at TENAA, a Chinese certification site, and as per the listing there, the Meizu Note 9 will come with a 6.2-inch full HD+ display, and rear camera setup of 48MP main sensor paired with a 5MP depth sensor. The phone is said to feature a 20MP selfie camera and is likely to run on Android 9.0 Oreo.

Meizu is hosting a launch event in China on February 14 where it is expected to unveil the Note 9. Will it bring the Meizu Note 9 to India? Chances are slim.

Display: 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD | Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core SoC  | RAM: up to 6GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Software: Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 48MP+5MP | Front Camera: 20MP | Weight: 169.7g| Dimensions:153.11×74.34×8.65mm | Battery: 4000mAh

5. HiSense U30

Hisense hasn’t really stepped in the Indian market yet, still, it is worth pointing out that their upcoming U30 phone was recently in the news when it was showcased at CES 2019. It is reportedly one of the few smartphones to come with a punch display hole. Apart from the display, other key highlights of HiSense U30 includes are Samsung’s 48MP camera sensor and the Snapdragon 675 SoC. 

The phone was showcased in 6GB and 8GB RAM options with non-expandable 128GB storage. It comes with a 4500mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 4.0 out-of-the-box.

Display: 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD | Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core SoC  | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 48MP+5MP | Front Camera: 20MP | Weight: -| Dimensions:–  | Battery: 4500mAh

6) Samsung Galaxy A70

Samsung Galaxy A70 runs on Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. This is further expandable via dedicated microSD card slot up to 512GB. You also get a beefier 4,500mAh battery that supports 25W Super-Fast Charging technology.

Samsung Galaxy A70

Upfront you get a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ Infinity-U display with an optical under-display fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone. The phone runs on Samsung’s latest OneUI based on Android 9.0 Pie, out of the box. The cameras include 32MP+8MP+5MP at the back and a 32MP front snapper in the Infinity-U cutout.

Display: 6.7-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ Infinity-U cutout | Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core SoC  | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: One UI based on Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 32MP+8MP+5MP | Front Camera: 32MP | Weight: -| Dimensions:– 164.2 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm| Battery: 4500mAh with 25W fast charging

Top 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Phones

These are a few Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset phones that are currently written or spoken of. It looks like the SD675 will be the next popular chipset that we will keep experiencing on midrange phones for the entire year. Also, with every new Qualcomm SD 675 phones entry, we will update this article to keep this list relevant.

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