Qualcomm might be launching a new smartwatch chip on September 10th

Ceria Alfonso
Agosto 8, 2018

It's not yet known which upcoming phones will use the Snapdragon 670, but we'd expect it will start turning up in upper mid-range handsets soon.

Qualcomm just unveiled the new leader of its mid-tier, 600-series system on a chip - the Snapdragon 670.

"Over the last two years we've been working with many of our customers and looked at what consumers like and don't like about products in the market", said Kedia at the time. Basically, it's another Qualcomm chip built around ARM's big.LITTLE architecture, slated for launch later this year.

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But AI performance sounds like it has been given even more of a boost, with Qualcomm claiming that it's up to 1.8 times better.

Making use of the Kryo 360 CPU, the Snapdragon 670 has 15 per cent more performance than its predecessor, according to Qualcomm.

Qualcomm has also thrown its AI Engine into the mix, so the Snapdragon 670 has the tech to support neural networks, the TensorFlow machine learning framework, Caffe and Caffe2 and other artificial intelligence development tools. As we also expect a process size smaller than 28nm, this should (hopefully) allow for smaller watches. On paper, the specs and features of the Snapdragon 670 are very similar to the higher-tiered Snapdragon 710. It's a win for everyone - from OEMs to users - and it opens the doors for further innovation that benefits the mobile industry.

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