When it comes to video games, Qualcomm says that the 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 frame rates with fewer frame drops.” One thing that the Snapdragon 678 Mobile Platform does not support is 5G. The chipset features the Snapdragon X12 LTE modem with downloads as fast as 600Mbps and uploads up to 150Mbps. Even in areas with congested mobile traffic, the chip is designed to deliver speed to users.
Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon 678 Mobile Platform
The Snapdragon 678 will be manufactured using the 11nm process node. So no, this is not even close to being a chipset that you’ll find in a 2020-2021 flagship phone. And without a 5G modem, this component is not designed to power 5G handsets. But what it will do is provide a low-to-mid-range handset with the ability to take decent photos, navigate through most video games and allow users to enjoy streaming video and audio.
Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management at Qualcomm says, “We are uniquely positioned to support OEMs in delivering the next generation of devices with in-demand features and performance. Snapdragon 678 brings advanced mobile capabilities for daily entertainment at lightning-fast speeds over reliable connections and long-lasting battery life for consumers worldwide.”