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 major upgrade and it perhaps already surpasses the Snapdragon 710 in terms of CPU performance (not with GPU performance, though). This was the first time Qualcomm debuted newly customized cores (Kyro-460) on a mid-range chipset, but then again the 11nm process it is based upon isn’t befitting the top of the line 800-tier.

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 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.

The 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 U20

Vivo U20 (review) brings Snapdragon 675 in a sub-12k budget ticket. You could pick between 4 or 6GB of RAM and a solo 64GB storage option. It bears a 5000mAH battery bolstered by 18W rapid charging support.

Vivo U20 nests a triple camera setup at the back, which includes a 16MP main sensor, an 8MP super wide and a 2MP macro unit. The selfies come from a 16MP sensor. This is a dual SIM device, dedicated SD card upto 256GB and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Display: 6.53-inch IPS LCD FHD+ Infinity-O | Processor: Snapdragon 675 octa-core SoC  | RAM: upto 6GB | Storage: 64GB | Software: FunTouch OS based on Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 16MP+8MP+2MP | Front Camera: 16MP| Battery: 5000mAh with 18W fast charging

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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 a Sony IMX586 sensor along with a 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

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3. Samsung Galaxy M40

Among Samsung phones new and old, the Galaxy M40 (Review) has the best price to performance ratio. It offers Snapdragon 675 octa-core chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage – all for a sub 20K price!

The Galaxy M40 also benefits from Samsung’s craftsmanship and the revamped One UI software. It is, unfortunately, missing the 3.5mm audio jack.

Display: 6.3-inch TFT LCD FHD+ Infinity-O | Processor: Snapdragon 675 octa-core SoC  | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: One UI based on Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 32MP+8MP+5MP | Front Camera: 16MP| Battery: 3500mAh with 25W fast charging

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4. Samsung Galaxy A70s

Samsung Galaxy A70s (review) runs on Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with upto 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. This is further expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot up to 512GB. You also get a beefier 4,500mAh battery that supports 25W Super-Fast Charging technology.

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 64MP+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: 64MP+8MP+5MP | Front Camera: 32MP | Weight:187g | Dimensions:– 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm | Battery: 4500mAh with 25W fast charging

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You may also consider – Samsung Galaxy A70 (review)

5. Vivo V17 Pro

While Vivo V15 Pro (review) was technically the first phone to boast Snapdragon 675 SoC in India, Vivo V17 Pro also carries forward the same chip. The mid-ranger has quite a few noticeable things including an almost bezel-less AMOLED display and elevating dual selfie cameras. This includes a 32MP primary and an 8MP ultrawide sensor. The rear panel flaunts a quartet of 48MP plus an 8MP wide-angle plus 13MP 2x Optical zoom plus a 2MP depth sensor.

Amongst other specs, you get a 4100mAH power unit backed by 18W fast charging. In India, it retails in a single 8GB RAM and 128GB storage version.

Display: 6.44-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED| Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core SoC | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 48MP+8MP+13MP+2MP | Front Camera: 32MP+8MP | Weight: 201.8g | Dimensions: 159 x 74.7 x 9.8 mm | Battery: 4100mAh with 18W fast charging support

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You may also check out the Vivo V15 Pro.

6. Moto Z4

Motor Z4 belongs to Lenovo’s modular-series of phones and it’s also compatible with Moto 5G mod, making it effectively the first mid-range 5G phone.

The handset has an OLED display and is powered by Snapdragon 675 paired with 128GB of storage. For photography, the Moto Z4 has a 48MP rear camera and 25MP selfie camera on offer, and users have the option to clip the camera mod. In fact, the Z4 is compatible with all Moto Mods from the last 3 years.

Display: 6.4-inch Full HD+ OLED; Corning Gorilla Glass | Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core | RAM: up to 4GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 48MP | Front Camera: 25MP | Weight: – 165 grams| Dimensions: 158×75×7.4mm | Battery: 3600mAh

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7. 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

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8. 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 include 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

Top 8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Phones in 2020

These are a few Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset phones that are currently written or spoken of. The SD675 has been one of the most popular chipsets in 2019 offering a good experience to midrange buyers. We hope Qualcomm will build on Snapdragon 675 legacy in 2020 with another excellent mid-range offering in Snapdragon 600-series.

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