May 03, 2017 06:08 PM EDT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor will hit the tech market officially on May 9 in China. The most awaited and rumored chipset from the American tech giant is confirmed after it was seen that the company has started to send press invites.
According to GizmoChina, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, SD 630 and SD 635 chipsets have been the rumors that the company is working early this year and the press invitations now confirm that the Snapdragon 660 SoCwill be the real processor for the flagships in te mid-range segment.
It is reported that the Snapdragon 660 chipset will be an alternative processor over the Snapdragon 835 for the manufacturer who is willing to keep their smartphones affordable, but with great performance. It is also reported that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 comes with the best level of optimization in performance, battery usage, and others.
According to Gadgets NDTV, the Qualcomm Snapdragon will be manufactured by using Samsung's 14nm FinFet process and is designed to be powerful and efficient. It is reportedly speculated to feature 8 cores in total, with a combination of Cortex-A73 and A53 cores or might feature kryo cores similar to Snapdragon 820 processor.
It is also speculated that Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC will have support for UFS 2.1 storage, LTE Cat.10, camera up to 24MP resolution and have two LPDDR4 RAMs clocked at 1866MHz. As far as the graphics is concerned, the chipset is speculated to arrive with Adreno 512 GPU and would include support for dual-channel LPDDR4X-1866 memory.
Qualcomm has already released its best chipset Snapdragon 835 and currently, it is loaded in the best smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ, Xiaomi Mi 6 and it is soon expected in the currently rumored flagship HTC U11.
The upcoming Snapdragon 660 processor after official arrival is reported to come with the mid-range smartphones from Oppo and Vivo soon. It is reported that the Snapdragon 660 SoC will enter the mass production in second quarter of 2017. Stay tuned for more updates.
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