Qualcomm was rumored to debut the Snapdragon 670 (sdm670) as the successor of Snapdragon 660 (sdm660) at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 tech trade show, but it did not come true. A newer report had revealed that the Snapdragon 670 could be powering the upcoming Xiaomi devices that are codenamed as Comet and Sirius phones. Fresh information shared by XDA Developers reveals that Qualcomm is rebranding Snapdragon 670 as Snapdragon 710 (sdm710). Hence, the Comet and Sirius could feature the all new SD710 mobile platform. The publication has also revealed some important details on the features of these upcoming Xiaomi phones.
Leaked firmware files had revealed the existence of Comet and Sirius phones earlier in this week. The publication has today confirmed that the updated firmware files of these phones show that all the references of the Snapdragon 670 has been replaced by Snapdragon 710. A reliable source has also confirmed to XDA Developers that the Snapdragon 710 is the rebranded version of the unannounced SD670. Here is a snapshot of a commit found on Qualcomm’s CodeAurora forums that confirms the existence of Snapdragon 710:
Well-known tipster Roland Quandt had recently claimed that Snapdragon 710 will be the first Snapdragon 700 series chipset by Qualcomm. He has already revealed a lot of information on the configuration of the SD670 chipset. Since the Snapdragon 710 is its rebranded edition, it is pegged to include the same specs.
The Snapdragon 710 will be an octa-core processor and Adreno 615 graphics with a frequency range of 430MHaz and 700MHz. The SD710’s octa-core processor comprises of a dual-core Cortex A75 high-performance processor and a hexa-core Cortex A55 low-end processor. The configuration of the Snapdragon 710 can be also confirmed through the following screengrab taken from Xiaomi device firmware.
The publication has also shared some preliminary specs of Xiaomi Comet and Sirius through the update firmware files. According to the publication, the Comet handset will be Xiaomi Mi device that will feature an OLED display that will be supporting Always-on Display feature. It will come with other features like Android 8.1 Oreo, dual-SIM support, IR blaster and 3,100mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Sirius has an OLED screen that will be equipped with a notch and it will also support Always-on Display. The Xiaomi Mi device will include features like Android 8.1 Oreo, dual-SIM support, IR blaster, portrait mode in camera and 3,120mAh battery. The Comet and Sirius devices will be lacking NFC and microSD card slot.