Qualcomm Announces New Snapdragon 678 Mobile Platform for Immersive Entertainment Experiences

Snapdragon 678 Meets High-Demand for Premium Mobile Experiences with Upgraded Performance, Dynamic Camera Features, and Enhanced Streaming Capabilities

Qualcomm Technologies, announced the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 678 Mobile Platform, a follow-on to the Snapdragon 675, to deliver overall performance upgrades, high-speed connections for sophisticated photo and video capture, and immersive entertainment experiences.

snapdragon 678

Snapdragon 678 offers the following performance enhancements over Snapdragon 675:

  • Qualcomm® Kryo™ 460 CPU core clock speed up to 2.2GHz
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 612 GPU performance increase

In addition to these performance upgrades, Snapdragon 678 supports dynamic photography and videography abilities, and immersive entertainment experiences with long battery life over fast, reliable connectivity.

  • Dynamic Photography and Videography: Qualcomm Spectra™ 250L ISP powers the vibrant camera features on the Snapdragon 678. Users can capture every moment in share-worthy detail and true-to-life color through triple camera photos with up to 48 megapixels (MP) and zero shutter lag. The 3rd generation Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine and features like Portrait Mode (Bokeh), Low-Light Capture, and Laser Autofocus create smarter photography experiences, allowing users to enhance their photographs. Users can capture limitless HD 4K video with recording features, such as slo-mo recording, 5x optical zoom, and portrait mode, with dual-camera support up to 16 MP.
  • Immersive Entertainment: Snapdragon 678 brings streaming videos, games, and music to life in incredible clarity and gorgeous graphics. The Kryo 460 CPU and Adreno 612 GPU drive faster graphics rendering, allowing for sharp, life-like visuals at high framerates with fewer frame drops. Mobile gamers will find incredible customizability in their experiences, as the Snapdragon 678 is optimized for Unity, Messiah, NeoX, and Unreal Engine 4, among other top games, and provides quick access to popular apps and content.
  • Quality Connections: The Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem pushes super-fast upload and download speeds, plus rapid response times. It supports advanced carrier aggregation with downloads up to 600 Mbps and uploads up to 150 Mbps. It also supports all major cellular modes plus Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) for increased capacity. The Snapdragon 678 is engineered to provide users fast connections, even in congested areas, so they can stream videos, download music, and enjoy accurate navigation and location in real-time.

Read also about Snapdragon 888 that was announched earlier this month

Specifications

Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine

AIE GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 612 GPU

AIE CPU: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 460 CPU

Hexagon Processor: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP

Cellular Modem

Modem Name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE modem

Peak Download Speed: 600 Mbps

Peak Upload Speed: 150 Mbps

Downlink Carrier Aggregation: 3×20 MHz carrier aggregation

Uplink Carrier Aggregation: 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation

Downlink LTE Category: LTE Category 12

Uplink LTE Category: LTE Category 13

Multi SIM: Dual SIM Dual VoLTE (DSDV)

Downlink QAM: Up to 256-QAM

Uplink QAM: Up to 64-QAM

Calling Services: VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G, Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) with LTE call continuity, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS)

Cellular Technology: LTE TDD, LTE FDD, LTE Broadcast, WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Standards: 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4GHz, 5GHz

Peak Speed: 867 Mbps

Channel Utilization: 20/40/80/160 MHz

MIMO Configuration: 1×1 (1-stream)

Peak QAM: 256 QAM

Wi-Fi Features: MU-MIMO, LTE/Wi-Fi antenna sharing, Integrated baseband

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth Speed: 2 Mbps

NFC

Near Field Communications: Supported

Location

Satellite Systems Support: Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, SBAS

RF

RFFE: High-power transmit (HPUE), Qualcomm® Adaptive Antenna Tuning

USB

USB Version: USB 3.1, USB-C

CPU

CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.2 GHz

CPU Cores: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 460 CPU, Octa-core CPU

CPU Architecture: 64-bit

Process

Process Technology: 11 nm

DSP

DSP Technology: Sensor low-power island (LPI), Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector Processor, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector eXtensions (HVX)

Camera

Image Signal Processor: Qualcomm Spectra™ 250L image signal processor, 14-bit, 2x Image Signal Processor (ISP)

Dual Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 16 MP

Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 25 MP

Single Camera, MFNR: Up to 48 MP

Single Camera: Up to 192 MP

Camera Features: Accelerated Electronic Image Stabilization

Video Capture (30 FPS): 4K Ultra HD video capture

Slow Motion Video Capture: 1080p @ 120 FPS, 720p @ 240 FPS

Video Capture Formats: HEVC

Video

Video Playback: Up to 4K Ultra HD video playback

Codec Support: H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9

Video Software: Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering (MCTF)

Display

Max On-Device Display: FHD+

Max External Display: 4K Ultra HD

Display Pixels: 2520×1080

Color Depth: Up to 10-bit

General Audio

Audio Technology: Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Stereo Plus technology, Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology, Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology

Qualcomm Aqstic™ technology: Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec, Qualcomm Aqstic™ speaker amplifier with Speaker Protection

Qualcomm® aptX™ audio playback support: Qualcomm® aptX™, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive

Audio Playback

Playback Dynamic Range: 130dB

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Playback: -109dB

Sampling, Playback: 44.1kHz

PCM, Playback: Up to 192kHz/24bit

Amplifier output power: Up to 4W

Speaker protection: Speaker protection

Audio Recording

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Record: -103dB

Sampling, Record: Up to 192kHz/24bit

Recording Dynamic range: 109dB

GPU

GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 612 GPU

Power Consumption

Audio playback: 26mW for high performance mode

Low power voice activation: 0.65mA

Charging

Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology Support: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ technology

Security Support

Security Features: Qualcomm® Content Protection, Qualcomm® Mobile Security, Qualcomm® Processor Security

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G.  When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G, and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

Source Qualcomm Press Release

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