New Snapdragon 670 focuses on AI tech

Avatar By Le Williams | 2 years ago

Qualcomm’s new announcement of the Snapdragon 700 chip demonstrated an AI solution for lower cost phones, with a more recent reveal within their mid-tier series.

The new Snapdragon 670 also centers on faster AI performance, leveraging computer vision, approximately 1.8-times faster than the previous generation Snapdragon 660.

Notably, the Hexagon 685 DSP delivering all of that speed first appeared on the high-end Snapdragon 845 last December.

Additionally, it exists as a part of the technology powering the HDR+ algorithm on Google’s Pixel 2, suggesting a good chance exists towards more attractive photos on less expensive phones.

According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 670’s Adreno 615 GPU is 25 percent faster than before, making it even better suited for games, which will also see a benefit from the faster AI performance.

The new Kryo 360 CPU is 15 percent faster than the last chip. That’s not a huge jump, but any gains are welcome in mainstream phones. Qualcomm claims it will be better at handling several high-intensity tasks without eating up as much battery life, as well. It’s assisted by the Spectra 250 image processor, which can shoot 4K video while using 30 percent less power than before.

In conclusion, the Snapdragon 670 features highly integrated architectures, including the Qualcomm Kryo CPU, Qualcomm Spectra ISP, Qualcomm AI Engine, and Snapdragon X12 LTE modem, for high-quality mobile user experiences.

This new mobile platform gives OEMs freedom to add more features and experiment with different mobile device sizes than with our previous generations.

Additionally, for consumers, this means more options to choose from, depending on what suits their needs.