Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC, which has been rumoured since last year, will be finally launched this month. The company has sent out invitations for the launch event scheduled for May 9 in China, as per a report by Anzhuo website.
It has been reported that the Snapdragon 660 will be an octa-core processor having four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. Like other processors in the same Snapdragon 6xx series, the upcoming SoC (with Adreno 512 GPU) will likely be targeted at mid-range smartphones. THe report further mentions that the chipset could support UFS 2.1 storage, the same as the flagship Snapdragon 835 chipset supports. It is also said to come with 2xLPDDR4 RAM support and a clock speed of 1866MHz.
Although the company will be announcing the SoC on May 9, it is expected to go into mass production in the second quarter of this year and may show up in smartphones from Chinese brands.
Back in March this year, Qualcomm unveiled 205 chipset for 4G feature phones. At the time of the launch, the company said it has partnered with OEMs like Reliance Jio, Micromax, Borqs, Megaphone, Flextronics and more to sell Qualcomm 205-powered 4G handsets in India.
The processors will let feature phones support 4G and let them download content at speeds of up to 150mbps.
In a recent report it was suggested that Samsung, the manufacturer of Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 835 processor, has already started working on the Snapdragon 845. The upcoming 845 is likely to be based on 7nm process. Recent reports have even suggested that TSMC has started prototyping the 7nm-based processors.