The first smartphone with Snapdragon 675 spotted on Geekbench

Qualcomm came out with a surprising announcement last month and unveiled yet another mid-range SoC – the Snapdragon 675. It’s a close sibling to the Snapdragon 670 and 710, but it’s built on the 11nm node (as opposed to 10nm) and features Qualcomm’s 4th generation Kryo core design. Today, the first smartphone running that chip surfaced on Geekbench and we have no clue which phone that is. But it still gives a glimpse of what the chipset CPU should be capable of.

According to the score sheet, the new generation CPU cores from Qualcomm make all the difference and the Snapdragon 710 falls short in both tests.

To refresh your memory, the Snapdragon 675 uses the same 2+6 core design, but instead of 2x Cortex-A75 like in the Snapdragon 710 and 670, the 675 adopts ARM’s new Cortex-A76 cores. Moreover, the SD675 uses a less powerful Adreno 612 GPU than its siblings although, Qualcomm says it’s been optimized for better gaming performance.

Not much else we could gather from the score sheet – only that the device runs Android 9.0 Pie and has 4GB of RAM. We will have to wait a little bit more for some OEM to step out and take responsibility.