Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 675 again in 2018 as a mid-range chipset centered on offering a terrific expertise for cellular gaming (with out costing an arm and a leg). Lots has occurred within the final two years, however Qualcomm is not altering up the method an excessive amount of for this new successor aside from some dynamic digital camera upgrades and minor efficiency tweaks.

The identify of Qualcomm’s new processor might have jumped from 675 to 678, however there’s not an entire lot of leaping occurring contained in the chip itself. It sticks with the identical Kryo 460 CPU and Adreno 612 GPU that the Snapdragon 675 utilized in 2018. Regardless of the reliance on older {hardware}, the corporate has tweaked and optimized the chipset to ship an elevated clock pace within the CPU (from 2.0GHz to 2.2GHz) and an unspecified efficiency enhance from the GPU.

Qualcomm did throw in some brand-new digital camera options, not less than. The Spectra 250L ISP that powers imaging {hardware} helps nonetheless seize at as much as 48MP with “zero” shutter lag. It additionally contains Qualcomm’s Third-gen AI engine that purports to supply improved portrait mode and low-light captures. And whereas the 675 may solely file limitless slo-motion in HD, the 678 bumps that decision as much as 4K.

Whereas the Snapdragon 678 will not win any awards for the flashiest mid-range chipset of 2020 (no 5G right here child), it does appear to be a slight improve that, on the very least, ought to deliver a bump in on a regular basis efficiency and picture capturing to telephones that includes it.