Smartphones from most Android manufacturers, with an exception of Huawei, are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon range of mobile processors. A fresh new report now suggests that Qualcomm’s refreshed models in its mobile processor offerings for 2018 are currently in the works – the Snapdragon 670, Snapdragon 640, and the Snapdragon 460.
The leaked Snapdragon 670 is set to succeed this year’s Snapdragon 660 SoC and will feature 4 x Kryo 360 Gold cores clocked at 2.00GHz and 4 x Kryo 385 Silver cores clocked at 1.6GHz. The processor will be paired alongside an Adreno 620 GPU. With dual 14-bit Spectra 260 ISP, the Snapdragon 670 will support smartphone camera setups with a single sensor up to 26-megapixel or dual sensors up to 13-megapixels each. It is expected to have the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem with a maximum download speed of 1Gbps and a maximum upload speed of 150Mbps.
The Snapdragon 640 SoC will succeed the Snapdragon 630, and is said to include 2 x Kryo 360 Gold cores clocked at 2.15GHz and 6 x Kryo 360 Silver cores clocked at 1.55GHz. The SoC could be paired with an Adreno 610 GPU and feature the same dual 14-bit Spectra 260 ISP camera module as on the Snapdragon 670. It is expected to have the Snapdragon X12 LTE modem with a download speed limit of 600Mbps and upload speed limit of 150Mbps.
Lastly, the Snapdragon 460, successor to the Snapdragon 450. With 4 x Kryo 360 Silver cores clocked at 1.8GHz and 4 x Kryo 360 Silver cores clocked at 1.4GHz, the Snapdragon 460 might be powering affordable smart devices in 2018. The chipset is expected to be paired alongside an Adreno 605 graphics processor.
Something important worth mentioning is that the Snapdragon 670 supports 3 x 16-bit memory channel clocked at 1866Mhz, while both the Snapdragon 640 and Snapdragon 460 support 2 channels each.