During the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm Technologies introduced the new Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform, optimised to run some of the most popular games faster and smoother, with over 90% fewer janks.
The successor to the Snapdragon 670, the chip is built with Kryo 460 CPUs, built on an ARMCortex technology to offer 20 percent overall performance improvement, optimised across 2 performance and 6 efficiency cores. There’s an Adreno 612 GPU which supports stunning graphics, enhances gaming performance and, through heterogeneous computing, isolates graphic-intensive content for improved processing and efficiency.
The chipset also boasts of the new Qualcomm Spectra 250L ISP, engineered to capture amazing detail at up to 25 megapixels in vivid, true-to-life colour and snapshots at 48 megapixels. The image processor will also relay support for bokeh portrait shots, 5X optical zoom and slow-mo video recording at 480 fps.
Snapdragon 675 with its Hexagon DSP and a multi-core AI Engine will be able to deliver up to 50 percent overall improvements in AI applications. The AI Engine will then have the ability to acquire information for being a personal assistant by capturing photos and videos, learning and adapting to a user’s voice, and optimising battery life.
Additionally, the Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem will offer downlink speeds up to 600Mbps and 3x carrier aggregation. The chipset also offers support for Quick Charge 4+ technology, Qualcomm aptX audio playback, GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS. The company has also revealed that its Quick Charge technology is now at the core of more than 1000 mobile devices, accessories and controllers, making it the most prevalent fast charging solution.
Qualcomm has also announced an end-to-end Bluetooth Smart Headset reference design featuring push-button activation support for Alexa for users of Android phones with the Alexa app, Qualcomm cVc noise reduction technology and aptX HD high-resolution wireless audio. The design includes virtually all the key hardware and software required for manufacturers to help them develop advanced Bluetooth headsets more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Furthermore, the chipset manufacturer has partnered with Samsung to develop 5G small cells as a means to expand 5G network speed, capacity, coverage and ultra-low latency. Besides that, Qualcomm and Ericsson have jointly announced the successful completion of a 3GPP Rel-15 spec compliant 5G NR over-the-air (OTA) call over sub-6 GHz bands on a smartphone form factor mobile test device.
Qualcomm has also revealed that the two new camera from GoPro – the HERO7 Silver and HERO7 White, are using the Qualcomm Vision Intelligence 200 and Vision Intelligence 100 Platforms respectively. Based on the Qualcomm APQ8053 system-on-chip, the platforms deliver high compute capability and outstanding power efficiency with integrated location and connectivity.