Recently over on @krispitech‘s twitter page, AnTuTu benchmarks of Qualcomm’s next major mid-range SoC (System on Chip) package the Snapdragon 660 have appeared. This chip will succeed the current Snapdragon 650 series chips which can be found in a lot of Xiaomi handsets like the Redmi Note 3, Mi Max and the SONY Xperia X. The complete line-up of the mid-range refresh is said to include the Snapdragon 630 and 635 SoC as well.
Working Snapdragon 660 prototype device found on Weibo, looks pretty decent for a mid range SoC. (weibo/哔哩哔哩科技) pic.twitter.com/l9GEAfBato
— krispitech (@krispitech) March 14, 2017
This places the SoC squarely in the sights of multiple Chinese hardware manufacturers with rumours alleging that the chip will be used in an upcoming Redmi series smartphones. Apart from Xiaomi, other companies from mainland China that have shown interest in the chipset are OPPO and Vivo. The screenshots of the benchmark show that the processor scored a total of 105576 points as a whole, the CPU package scored a respectable 31982 points, the memory score posted was 7067 points, the GPU 3D performance came in at 30827 points and the UX score was 35700 points. Due to missing data on what clock frequency the SoC is pegged at and the amount, type of RAM used these scores might improve going forward in the future. Even so, the package in its current state scores over Huawei’s Kirin 955 and MediaTek’s Helio X20 chips. This makes it a potent performer for a mid-range chip.
The specifications of the Snapdragon 660 chipset are as follows, an octa-core CPU package which can be a combination of ARM Cortex-A73 and A53 cores in the Little.BIG format. The GPU side of things are being handled by an Adreno 512 and the SoC supports dual-channel LPDDR4X-1866MHz, UFS 2.1 for storage and up-to a 24-megapixel camera. The chipset will also support Category 10 LTE and three carrier aggregation. It is speculated that the chipset is going to be manufactured on Samsung’s 14nm LPP process which allows it to be more power efficient and dissipate lesser heat under high stress work loads.
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