Qualcomm is all set to introduce this year’s premium mid-range chipset, Snapdragon 660, on May 9. The company has started sending out media invites for the event which will take place in Beijing.
However, there is no official word about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, but multiple reports suggest that the device will feature an eight-core architecture, which might come with a combination of two Kyro cores with quad cores of Cortex Aa73 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz and the quad cores of Cortex A53 processor running at 1.9 GHz.
Further, Qualcomm might ditch 10nm design, which we have seen in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, but instead will stick with a 14nm design for the chipset. Further, SoC is rumoured come loaded with Adreno 512 graphics and could offer two channels for LPDDR4X 1866 MHz RAM along with UFS 2.1 flash memory.
The chipset is rumoured to enter into mass production in Q2 of 2017 and there are many smartphones that are rumoured to employ the Snapdragon 660 processor including Sony Xperia X Ultra, Vivo X9s, Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Nokia 7/8, and Oppo R11.
Currently, the flagship chipset from Qualcomm is none other than Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The chipset is based on the 10nm processor and the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the first smartphones that are available in the market with the latest processor. Sony Xperia XZ Premium is another device, which comes loaded with the latest processor, though it is yet to make hit the stores. Other than this, HTC 11 and OnePlus 5 are reported to feature the flagship processor.
Previously, the company unveiled Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform which is designed especially for 4G LTE connectivity for entry-level feature phones. The new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform enclose various baseband functionalities along with several hardware components such as RF front end, discrete WiFi, amplifier, power management, software, audio codec and various other software components which will help feature phones operate better.