Alongside the Snapdragon 845 that is the Flagship SOC of 2018, the new Snapdragon 670, Snapdragon 640 & Snapdragon 460 SOCs are coming for the Mid-range to Budget segment smartphones.
The Highlighting specification sheet for all these SOCs has been recently leaked out on Weibo that show that all of these devices are coming with the newer Kryo 300 series CPUs & Adreno 600 series GPUs.
The Snapdragon 670 & 640 are based on the new 10 nm Process Technology. The Snapdragon 460 is however based on 14 nm.
The new Kryo 300 series CPUs now come with two versions & those are called the Gold & Silver. Now, these are actually new names for the Performance (High-power) Cores & Power Efficient (Low-power) respectively. The Kryo 385 & 360 Gold are based on the new Cortex A75 High Performance cores & the 385 & 360 Silver are based on the Cortex A55 Power Efficiency Cores.
The Snapdragon 670 is bringing four Kryo 360 Gold Cores clocked at 2.00 GHz & four Kryo 385 Silver Cores at 1.6 GHz, the Adreno 620 GPU, 1866 MHz LPDDR4X RAM support (22.4 GBPS), the X16 LTE Modem & Dual 14-bit Spectra 260 ISP supporting upto two 13 MP sensors or a single 26MP sensor.
The Snapdragon 640 is pretty close & it spots, four Kryo 360 Gold Cores clocked at 2.15 GHz & four Kryo 360 Silver Cores at 1.55 GHz, the Adreno 605 GPU, 1866 MHz LPDDR4X RAM support (14.9 GBPS), the X12 LTE Modem & Dual 14-bit Spectra 260 ISP supporting upto two 13 MP sensors or a single 26MP sensor.
The Snapdragon 460 is like the lower-tier in all of these new CPUs & it spots, four Kryo 360 Gold Cores clocked at 1.80 GHz & four Kryo 360 Silver Cores at 1.40 GHz, the Adreno 610 GPU, 1866 MHz LPDDR4X RAM support (14.9 GBPS), the X12 LTE Modem & 14-bit Spectra 240 ISP supporting upto a single 21MP sensor.
So, these are the direct upgrades to the Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 630 & the Snapdragon 450 but, so much better in hardware, that we can’t wait for manufacturers to use these SOCs in their Budget & Mid-range devices. These SOCs will probably come out in early 2018 so, we expect to see devices equipped with the Snapdragon 670, 640 & 460 somewhere in mid 2018.