The OPPO R11 and R11 Plus smartphones that were introduced in June last year are the first smartphones to be driven by Snapdragon 660. Rumors are rife that Qualcomm will soon announce the Snapdragon 670 as the successor edition of Snapdragon 660. Since two new OPPO phones rumored as OPPO R13 and R13 Plus have received 3C certification in China, it is speculated that the OPPO R13 duo could be the first Snapdragon 670 chipset driven smartphones.
OPPO phones with model numbers PAAT00 and PAAM00 have recently appeared on China’s 3C certification website. Apart from support for 20W fast charging, nothing else have been disclosed about these OPPO phones through their 3C listing.
VOOC is a fast charging technology by OPPO that offers 20W fast charging. Currently, only the R-series of smartphones from OPPO are available with 20W VOOC charging feature. Hence, it is speculated that the PAAT00 and PAAM00 could be the upcoming OPPO R13 and OPPO R13 Plus smartphones. Since the Snapdragon 660 chipset had powered the OPPO R11 duo, the Snapdragon 670 may fuel the upcoming OPPO R13 and R13 Plus smartphones.
Plenty of information of the unannounced Snapdragon 670 chipset have already surfaced. Rumors have revealed that the SD670 is a chipset that is designed to power upper mid-range smartphones. It is built with 10nm FinFET process like the Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810 SoCs that are designed to power flagship phones.
The Snapdragon 670 includes six cores of Kryo 300 Silver and two cores of Kryo 300 Gold along with Adreno 615 graphics. It has been spotted on Geekbench 1863 single-core and 5256 multi-core benchmark scores.
Previous leaks have revealed that the OPPO R13 and OPPO R13 phones will be sporting a notch design like the iPhone X. The R13 and R13 Plus are expected to come with advanced facial recognition feature. Like the iPhone X, the R13 duo are rumored to feature gesture-enabled virtual home bar and vertically stacked dual rear cameras. The OPPO R13 and R13 are expected to come preloaded with Color OS 4.0 flavored Android 8.1 Oreo. The OPPO R13 may arrive with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage whereas the R13 Plus may feature 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of storage.