Following the announcement of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 700 series last month, a report has claimed that one of the processors in the lineup – the Snapdragon 710 – is essentially a rebrand of an unannounced chip previously rumored as the Snapdragon 670.
According to the report made by XDA Developers, the changes was first discovered through firmware files that are related to two upcoming Xiaomi devices codenamed “Sirius” and “Comet”. Originally, both devices were supposed to carry Snapdragon 670 but a newer set of firmware files showed that they are equipped with Snapdragon 710 instead.
Initially thought to be an upgrade, a reliable source to XDA Developers soon gave confirmation that the change was made to reflect the rebranding. The site has also posted a screenshot to further strengthen its claim regarding Qualcomm’s decision:
Specs-wise, the new Snapdragon 710 is still an octa-core processor, but those cores will be divided into two die segments that include a dual-core high-end CPU cluster and a hexa-core low-end CPU cluster. The graphics department of the chip will be an Adreno 615 GPU with a frequency range between 430MHz and 700MHz.
In the same report, XDA Developers also stated that both Sirius and Comet will also feature OLED panel with Always on Display feature. Interestingly, Comet will come with a notch on its display unlike the Sirius.
However, there is no substantial proof at the moment if these two devices will be making their way to the market . In fact, we don’t think we are going to see any official Snapdragon 700-based devices anytime soon since the SoC series is still in sampling process which is expected to last until middle of this year.
(Source: XDA Developers)