Most of the flagship phones in 2017 were launched with Snapdragon 835 chipset onboard. Some of the upper mid-range phones that were launched this year were powered by Snapdragon 660. The Snapdragon 845 that was officially unveiled recently as its successor will be powering the flagship smartphones arriving in 2018. A report that was published few months ago revealed that Qualcomm is working on Snapdragon 670 chipset as the successor of SD 660. In the previous week, well-known tipster Roland Quant had revealed some of the key specs of the SD 670 to reaffirm the existence of the chipset.
Quandt claims that the U.S. based chip maker is currently testing the Snapdragon 670 chipset on a prototype device. His tweet reveals that the upcoming chipset supports WQHD resolution. In other words, the chipset is able to support a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It can support 64 GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, 6 GB of DDR4X RAM, a rear camera of 22.6-megapixel and a front-facing camera of 13-megapixel.
Previous leaks have revealed that the Snapdragon 670 chipset will be built with 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) manufacturing technology by Samsung. It is speculated to feature two high-performing Kryo 360 cores along with six low-power Kryo cores and it also rumored to house a new 600 series Adreno graphics. The mass production of the Snapdragon 670 chipset is rumored to start in the first quarter of 2018.
The Snapdragon 660 is also a very potent chipset after the Snapdragon 835. However, only few smartphones featuring the SD660 chipset were launched this year such as OPPO R11/R11s, R11/R11s Plus, Xiaomi Mi Note 3, Vivo X20, ASUS ZenFone 4, Smartisan Nuts Pro 2, Sharp Aquos S2, 360 N6 Pro and Elephone S9. The market may see few more Snapdragon 660 chipset phones in the coming months before the arrival of Snapdragon 670 driven phones in the latter half of 2018.
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