The Snapdragon 660 is a processor that attracts attention. It delivers high power, still below its siblings like the Snapdragon 835, but has good energy efficiency. Devices like Zenfone 4, Vivo X21 and Mi Note 3 have it shipped. His successor, the Snapdragon 670, expected to be manufactured in a 10-nm process with the Adreno 615 GPU, is scheduled for this year, and Xiaomi may already be working on two new smartphones with it.
XDA Developers Chief Editor Mishaal Rahman says the Chinese company is working on the “comet” and “Sirius” models, which are expected to have the new Qualcomm chipset shipped. Among the possibilities are Mi Note 4, the successor of the model that already has the 660, and the new generation of Mi Max, Mi Max 3.
Still, the two new handsets may take several months to get their first official appearance, especially considering Mi Note 3 was announced in September last year, for example. That way, there is still time for Qualcomm to officially announce the new chipset, and also for Xiaomi to work more on its new products.
The Snapdragon 670 will be six underperforming cores clocked at 1.7 GHz, with a focus on energy efficiency, and two high-performance cores with 2.6 GHz clock. It should also support qHD screen (2560 × 1440 pixels), and technologies UFS2.1 and eMMC 5.1 and LTE modem of the family Snapdragon X2x. As the Snapdragon 660 was announced in May of last year, it is possible that the 670 arrives with the Snapdragon 640 next month.