Qualcomm adds another chip to its 600 series - the Snapdragon 670

Qualcomm boosts mid-range smartphone AI with Snapdragon 670 mobile platform

Qualcomm will reveal its new smartwatch platform on 10 September

From the poster shared by some Twitter users, it is clear that Qualcomm is teasing something related to smartwatches, and the product that is highly likely to be announced is a new processor. As expected from any new silicon release, Qualcomm is promising performance improvements across the board. Plus, the 670 is equipped with many toolkits for artificial intelligence and neural processing.

Phones with this chip will also be able to shoot slow motion footage in better quality while using less battery than they would with the Snapdragon 660. To power smartphone cameras, the Snapdragon 670 will have the Qualcomm Spectra 250 image signal processor that can support a single camera with up to a 25MP sensor or up to a 16MP dual camera. "Set your watches." It will not be a surprising move by the chipmaker, as Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC that now powers most of the Wear OS devices is getting quite old.

Making use of the Kryo 360 CPU, the Snapdragon 670 has 15 per cent more performance than its predecessor, according to Qualcomm. While the sensor support is no different from the 660's, the new ISP will provide improved digital image stabilization and other nifty features.

"Our AI Engine offers an extensive array of frameworks giving developers a variety of choices to create better apps and immersive multimedia", Qualcomm added. With the Snapdragon 2100 platform sitting at over two years old, it's hard to get excited about any of the new smartwatches we see hitting the market. He had said that the next platform will be the first with "purpose-built chips".

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