Qualcomm has launched numerous chipsets starting from basic, medium-ranged SoCs all the way to the flagship Snapdragon 888. Qualcomm recently announced a new chipset in their 600-series. The last time they launched a 600-series chipset was two years back which was the Snapdragon 675. The successor SoC is known as the Snapdragon 678. Though the core management is identical to the previous one there is a slight difference in the clock speeds of the CPU. Furthermore, it has some additional features which we have discussed below. Several manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Realme, Nokia will bring Snapdragon 678 powered phones by Q2 2021. Without further ado, let’s hop into the article.
Here is the list of Snapdragon 678 powered phones
January 8: Moto G Stylus 2021 goes official with a 6.8-inch FHD IPS LCD screen, a Snapdragon 678 SoC, Quad rear cameras (48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP) and a 4,000mAh battery. The phone is priced at $299. It is available for sale in the US.
March 4: Xiaomi has unveiled its Note 10 lineup in India. Its vanilla Redmi Note 10 comes with a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Snapdragon 678 chipset, and 48MP quad rear cameras. It runs Android 11 with MIUI 12 skin on top of it. It is available in Frost White, Aqua Green and Shadow Black colours. The device is priced at Rs 11,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 Processor Features
The chipset is 11nm in size and is manufactured with LPP process technology which is alike to the Snapdragon 675.
The CPU is a 64-bit architecture Octa-core processor with two units of Kryo 460 (CA76) performance cores followed by six units of Kryo 460 (CA55) efficiency cores. The dual cores have a clock speed of 2.2Ghz which is a little high than the 2.0Ghz dual-core of Snapdragon 675. The clock speed of Hexa cores is 1.7Ghz.
The Snapdragon 678 has the Adreno GPU 612 for gaming which is the same as the GPU from Snapdragon 675 but more enhanced offering faster speeds with great efficiency.
Snapdragon 678 has support for LPDDR4X memory at up to 1866MHz and up to 8GB of RAM.
It supports only a 60Hz refresh rate panel with up to FHD+ support. Further, it supports 4K external display support. Also, you can play 4K videos at 30fps.
For video capture, you can record 4K UltraHD @ 30 FPS, 1080p @ 120 FPS, 720p @ 240 FPS.
For internet connectivity, it has the Snapdragon X12 LTE modem which has a download speed of up to 600 Mbps and an upload speed up to 150 Mbps. Also, it has Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) with LTE call continuity.
Other support includes Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz with MU-MIMO 1×1, GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, and SBAS and Bluetooth 5, USB 3.1, USB-C, NFC.
The Snapdragon 678 features a Hexagon 685 DSP which adds smarter, more robust computing while prolonging power even further. Also, it has Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology with 3rd gen AI support for better low light photography. On top of it, it has the Qualcomm All-Ways Aware technology.