Snapdragon 675: mid range designed for gaming and photography

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What's particularly cool with the upcoming Snapdragon 675 is that it would possess triple-camera support, a feature that is more and more common on mid-range smartphones, besides high-end devices. With this, Xioami has become the first company to announce a device powered by SD675 chipset and could also be the first to launch it. Qualcomm also supports popular tools and APIs, including Vulkan, OpenGL 3.2, OpenCL, and Snapdragon profiler. We're already seeing phones like the Nokia 7.1 sport smarter chops while not using an 800-series Snapdragon. This time round, the Snapdragon 675 is using AI to also enable more secure yet faster face unlock - apparently up to three times faster than the Snapdragon 670, with a one-to-a-million false acceptance rate. The 675 brings support for triple cameras to the mid-range, packing telephoto, wide, and ultra-wide lenses, and Qualcomm even says that in "some cases" it would be possible to run a fourth lens, something we've so far only seen in the Samsung Galaxy A9.

This is the Qualcomm reference design but it shows the readiness of 5G antennas as well as 7nm chipset - yet to be announced - and the Snapdragon X50 modem.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), has introduced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 675 Mobile Platform.

What's more, the Snapdragon 675 can power 3D front sensors as well for enabling a more secure facial recognition system and better depth-of-field effects.

In addition, the Snapdragon 675 received excellent camera support. Two cores present on the chipset are dedicated to performance and are based on the Cortex-A76.

The multi-core AI engine in the Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform improves AI applications by up to 50%. Manufacturers can include a single 25MP shooter, 16MP dual rear cameras and up to 48MP snapshot. IN audio, Qualcomm has enriched it with Aqstic audio and aptX audio. It also means support for 480FPS slow-motion recording.

The new Snapdragon 675 is available to the manufacturers but the devices with Snapdragon 675 SoC are expected to launch in the first half of the year 2019.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 carriers 4th generation Kryo CPU with new Cortex-A76 cores with the speed of upto 2GHz while the others are based on Cortex A55.