Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 678 – a slightly improved SD 675

The popular Snapdragon 675, which was announced in 2018, has a successor. Today, Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 678, which aims to offer better photos and connectivity capabilities in the mid-market, without sacrificing battery life.

The SD 678 is built on the 11nm LLP process and is quite similar to its predecessor, the only change being the overclocked Cortex A76 cores running at up to 2.2 GHz compared to 2.0 Ghz on the SD 675. Although you have the same Adreno 612 GPU Qualcomm promises increased performance.

The rest of the specifications match those of the SD 675, including Qualcomm’s Spectra 250L ISP, Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem and Hexagon 685 DSP. SD 678 supports phones with displays with resolutions up to 2520 × 1080 pixels and 10-bit colors, as well as camera sensors up to 48MP and 16MP for the selfie camera with 4K video recording at 30 fps on the HEVC codec.

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