Qualcomm’s mid-range chipsets have gotten really good over the past couple of years. The Snapdragon 650 processor, for one, proved to be quite a performer despite being a mid-range offering, and it appears Qualcomm is preparing to unveil its successor – the Snapdragon 660 – next week.
Recently, Qualcomm has sent out invitations to Chinese media to the launch event of the Snapdragon 660. Set to happen on the 9th of May, the Snapdragon 660 is said to be an octa-core processor; rumours are indicating it will have four Cortex-A73 cores and four power-efficient Cortex-A53 cores too.
Aside from that, the Snapdragon 660 is expected to be built on the 14nm process. While it’s not quite as impressive as the Snapdragon 835’s 10nm process, it’s still better than, say, the 16nm HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor. In theory, the Snapdragon 660’s power consumption should improve compared to its predecessor thanks to its smaller size.
Other rumoured specifications of the Snapdragon 660 include an Adreno 512 GPU, Quick Charge 4.0, as well as support for UFS 2.1 storage.
However, these information will remain as rumours until Qualcomm officially confirm these details next week on the 9th of May. Hopefully, Qualcomm will also showcase devices that will be powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset at the launch event.