Qualcomm announced on Tuesday its latest Snapdragon 678 processor for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
The American chip giant said in a statement that the new processor comes as a complement to the Snapdragon 675 processor, and it provides general improvements in performance, in addition to improving image capture and video recording capabilities.
“We are uniquely positioned to support OEMs by offering the next generation of devices that deliver the desired features and performance,” said Kedar Kondab – Qualcomm’s Vice President of Product Management. He added: “The Snapdragon 678 provides advanced mobile capabilities in the field of daily entertainment, through ultra-fast speeds through reliable connections, and through long-term battery life to consumers around the world.”
Qualcomm said: The Snapdragon 678 offers – compared to the Snapdragon 675 processor – several improvements, including the arrival of the Kryo 460 processor speed to 2.2 GHz, in addition to an increase in the performance of the Adreno 612 GPU.
In addition to these performance upgrades, the Snapdragon 678 supports the dynamic capabilities of photography and video recording. With a Qualcomm Spectra 250L ISP module that supports triple camera images up to 48 megapixels, and features such as: Portrait Mode, Low Light Capture, and Laser Autofocus.
Users can record video in 4K with recording features, such as: slow motion recording, 5x optical zoom, portrait mode, in addition to support for the dual front camera up to 16 megapixels.
To enhance entertainment experiences, the new processor from Qualcomm is optimized for game engines such as Unity, Messiah, NeoX and Unreal Engine 4.
The Snapdragon 678 processor comes with the Snapdragon X12 LTE modem, which provides ultra-fast download and upload speeds, in addition to fast response times. The modem supports 600 Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload.