Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 678 – a slightly improved SD 675

The widespread Snapdragon 675, which was announced back in 2018, has a successor. Today Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 678, which aims to bring better photography and connectivity capabilities to the mid-range market without sacrificing battery life.

The SD 678 is based on the 11 nm LLP process and is quite similar to its predecessor. The only change is the overclocked Cortex A76 cores that work at up to 2.2 GHz compared to 2.0 GHz on the SD 675. You do get the same Adreno 612 GPU, however, Qualcomm promises to improve performance.

The rest of the specifications are the same as the SD 675, including the Qualcomm Spectra 250L ISP, the Snapdragon X12 LTE modem, and the Hexagon 685 DSP. The SD 678 supports telephones with displays with a resolution of up to 2520 × 1080 pixels and 10-bit colors as well as up to 48 MP main and 16 MP selfie camera sensors with 4K video recording at 30 frames per second in the HEVC codec.