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Qualcomm’s new chip brings triple camera features to mid-range smartphones

Qualcomm has announced the new chipset, which will bring triple cameras in mid-range smartphones from several manufacturers in 2019.

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Qualcomm has announced the new chipset, which will bring triple cameras in mid-range smartphones from several manufacturers in 2019. Architecturally, the Snapdragon 675 represents a major rebuild of the supposedly similar Snapdragon 670. Much of the computing power is used for artificial intelligence, which enables the popular camera features of triple optics. These include the epic selfies known from expensive top devices like Pixel 3 or iPhone XS.

Triple cameras could become completely common in the 2019 mobile phones from 2019. At least Qualcomm has just specified a chipset, which provides the appropriate basis. The Snapdragon 675 represents the new top model of the 600 mid-range family. It has been architecturally redesigned compared to its predecessor and has been significantly tailored for use with triple cameras.

The corresponding press release states:

The Snapdragon 675 supports a front or back triple camera that enables telephoto, wide-angle and super-wide image capture, as well as enhanced portrait mode (bokeh), 3D face recognition, and epic selfies. In addition, the Snapdragon 675 offers unlimited HD slow motion, which is no longer limited to just second or short bursts.

Qualcomm has rebuilt the chipset for it. For the first time, the specification table mentions an AI engine that includes the CPU components (CPU, Cryo 460), DSP (Signal Processor, Hex 685) and GPU (Graphics Processor, Adreno 608). Interestingly enough, another, second Adreno 612 GPU will be listed separately. This seems to be a downgrade compared to the Snapdragon 670’s Adreno 615 GPU. We have contacted Qualcomm about this contradiction and will keep you up to date.

To what extent the new chipset will, therefore, beat in everyday life, must benchmarks of the equipped smartphones show. These should reach the store shelves in the spring of 2019. Qualcomm also advertises on YouTube for the new chipset.

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