Some days ago, Qualcomm held a 4G/5G summit where it reiterated the major OEMs to use its 5G chip next year. At the summit, Qualcomm announced its new chip, Snapdragon 675, for mid-range devices. Apparently, Qualcomm invited Xiaomi’s VP, Manu Jain, to the conference and he has some info for us. After the summit, Mr. Jain in a tweet said that the company will release a smartphone with this chip. However, he did not say when the phone will arrive.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) October 23, 2018
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 uses Kryo 460 architecture with eight core design (2 large core + 6 small core) clocking 2.0GHz. The GPU is Adreno 612. According to the official introduction, the Snapdragon 675 is equipped with Qualcomm’s third-generation multi-core artificial intelligence AI Engine. With respect to the SD670, this chip achieves 50% overall performance improvement in AI application.
More importantly, Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 supports common tools and APIs. These tools include Vulkan, OpenGL 3.2, OpenCL, and Snapdragon Profiler. In addition, this chip promises a 30% increase in game startup speed and 35% increase in web browsing speed. Furthermore, it also promises a 20% increase in music playback fluency and a 15% increase in social media browsing speed. The Snapdragon 675 is already getting to manufacturers. Smartphones with this chip will hit the market in the first quarter of 2019.