Qualcomm just announced the Snapdragon 675, which is a mid range SoC, but packs in some real flagship features. Its new Kryo 460 architecture is built around ARM’s Cortex-A76 cores, which are designed for flagship devices.
The Snapdragon 675 is a performance focused chipset at 2.0 GHz, along with six 1.78 GHz cores for power efficiency. The chipset is built on the 11nm process. However, it is unusual to have Qualcomm launch a mid range chipset, which out-performs the almost new Snapdragon 710.
Qualcomm believes that the flagship features of a smartphone are no longer exclusive to the flagship phones. The new image signal processor has been built with triple-camera setups in mind. There are some gaming enhancements too which are similar to Huawei’s GPU Turbo.
It seems like we are going to see a lot of phone with three cameras next year as Qualcomm expects the Snapdragon 675 to make its way into consumer phones in the first quarter of 2019.