Before the Snapdragon 700 series was announced, the Snapdragon 670 was the chipset we looked forward to. However, there were reports Qualcomm decided to launch it as the Snapdragon 710. It turns out those reports were wrong as Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 670 chipset.
The Snapdragon 670 is closer to the Snapdragon 710 in terms of specs which explains why there were reports it was relaunched as the SDM710. Like the Snapdragon 710, the Snapdragon 670 is a 10nm chipset. It even has the same Kryo 360 cores (eight) as the 710 but is clocked at 2.0GHz.
The Snapdragon 670 has an Adreno 615 GPU which should be less powerful than the SD710’s Adreno 616 GPU. It also supports FHD+ max resolution unlike the 710 which supports QHD+ maximum resolution. However, it has the same Hexagon 685 DSP and Spectra 250 ISP as the SD710. The SD670 supports up to a 25MP single camera and 16MP dual cameras.
Qualcomm has also swapped the X15 LTE modem of the SD710 for a slower X12 LTE modem. So maximum download speed is 600Mbps and maximum upload speed is 150Mbps. The Snapdragon 670 also supports Dual SIM Dual VoLTE (DSDV) and Quick Charge 4+ and comes with a multi-core AI engine that is said to be 1.8x better than that of the previous generation.
To sum it up, the Snapdragon 670 is just a slightly less-powerful Snapdragon 710. It has a lower clocked CPU, a slightly less-powerful GPU, and a slower modem.
The Snapdragon 670 is expected to power OPPO’s upcoming R17 smartphone. There will definitely be more phones with the new chipset before the year runs out.