Leading mobile chipmaker Qualcomm introduced its mid-range Snapdragon 675 SoC in October last year. Built on an 11nm manufacturing process, the Snapdragon 675 is expected to several upcoming mid-range Android smartphones. A device powered by the Snapdragon 675 has now made an appearance on the AnTuTu benchmark, giving us a better idea of what to expect from the chipset in terms of performance.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Outperforms the Snapdragon 710 on AnTuTu
The device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset managed to achieve a score of 1,74,402 on the AnTuTu benchmark. While the Snapdragon 670 manages to score around 1,50,000 points on AnTuTu, the Snapdragon 710-powered smartphones score around 1,70,000 points. Quite clearly, the AnTuTu benchmark result suggests the Snapdragon 675 will be a solid upgrade even when compared to the Snapdragon 670.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 utilizes Qualcomm’s upgraded Kryo 460 CPUs, which are claimed to provide a 20% boost in overall performance compared to the previous generation. It features two performance-oriented Kryo 460 cores clocked at up to 2.0 GHz and six efficiency-oriented Kryo 460 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. Graphics processing is handled by an Adreno 612 GPU. The chipset also features a Hexagon 685 DSP with Hexagon vector processor, Snapdragon X12 LTE modem, and a Spectra 250L image signal processor.
The first smartphone to be fueled by the Snapdragon 675 chipset was announced at CES earlier this week by Chinese manufacturer HiSense. Apart from the Snapdragon 675 processor, the HiSense U30 sports a dual-camera setup at the rear with a 48MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary depth sensor. Dominating the front is a 6.3-inch Full HD+ resolution display with a punch hole for the 20MP resolution selfie camera. Its other key specifications include up to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a large 4500mAh capacity battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 support. The smartphone will go on sale in China, Russia, and a few markets in Europe starting March this year. Pricing, however, remains a mystery currently. We can expect many more smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 675 chipset to go official in the coming weeks.