From the Geekbench and the 2+4 configuration, I anticipate that this SD680 will be new, next-gen "Snapdragon 625", highly successful mid-range AP for the mass market. The coming SD710 is rather expensive and overkill for truly en mass. The SD680 strikes the right balance of performance, feature and the chip cost.
We will see long trains of new phone models released with SD 680 AP from next year. Especially, Xiaomi will introduce few 10's of new phone models with this chip over next 2 or 3 years until you are fed up with the chip, just like they did same with the SD 625 AP.
It will be really, really successful product for Qualcomm and Chinese phone vendors.
Geric.770, 13 Jun 2018Companies must ditch the 400 series and start using 625 as the low end SoC. Otherwise, okay. A... moreYou know there also is 200 series? 50-150$
400 is for middle range phones 200-500$
600 upper middle range 300-600$
700 highend 500-700$
800 upper highend 700-1500$
Companies must ditch the 400 series and start using 625 as the low end SoC. Otherwise, okay. Average people don't mind chipsets anyway.
They should leave S6XX lines and Focus on S7XX lines waste of resources.
Anyway many competitors always use old 625 or 630 chipsets.
[deleted post]dude, the one who push customer to bought new products are oems. if qualcomm didn't want anyone to stay with older product, they wouldn't release updated BSP that capable for android P already for sd636, 660, and 835.
Lack of variety even if they keep releasing new chipsets like this. I dont know why but any phone using SD660 and above is pretty much having an almost flagship-like pricing instead of the midrange pricing it intended to be. Affordability is the real question if they want to sell this. Manufacturer keep releasing cheap sd450 devices or sd625 devices only.
ZolaIII, 13 Jun 2018Not really... For instance the S650 had 99% common things with S652 and S654 only difference w... moreAgreed zolla ,my point is not to blame Qualcomm but the undue advantages the mobile vendors specifically xaiomi and some other chineese brands will take of this fast growth
TheBigPotato, 13 Jun 20182/3 months? Really? Is Xiaomi so bad? Yes,look at the mess they have of rn5pro ,almost same model and identical naming topology,racism is a fact with xaiomi ,and they don't update android versions for sure very easily ,look st mia1 stcuk at 8.0
I thought 680 will compete Exynos 7885's 2+6 structure?Welp, let's see...
ZolaIII, 13 Jun 2018Not really... For instance the S650 had 99% common things with S652 and S654 only difference w... moreSo correct. However I believe Integer preformance jump won't be that high as you describe. I assume it'll be closer to 60~70% rather than 70~80.
and I'll expalin why:
Assuming the node is EXACTLY 7.000 Nanometer wide. The pulse sent to the ALU would be around 66.2% quicker and better accuracy (of unknown value, I haven't calculated that yet) compared to a 10nm node..
which is more in the 60~70% than 70~80
AnonD-743514, 13 Jun 2018Example I have bought a 7plus just 3 weeks back and already it is in danger of getting outdate... moreeveryday we get new tech. if you don't want to get outdated i suggest you to stop using tech altogether becaue you will always get outdated, or maybe fix that attitude of yours which blame Qualcomm for releasing new products
2+4 works much better in real world use, the 8 core chips always throttle massively.
AnonD-743514, 13 Jun 2018If Qualcomm is going to release so near to specifications chipsets so fast then the existing a... moreNot really... For instance the S650 had 99% common things with S652 and S654 only difference whose core typology init script while kernel & all libs ware the same. I guess it will be the same for the S710 - S680. The 2+4 CPU setup is still most ideal as the 97% software never got to more than SMP 2. Guess we need new OoO two instructions per cycle (alike A73) design to replace in order A55's on 7nm so that a base working horse cores see the 70~80% integer jump in performance. Big one's ware & will always stay burst one's.
Example I have bought a 7plus just 3 weeks back and already it is in danger of getting outdated because of sd710 & 730 or whatever the numerics are
If Qualcomm is going to release so near to specifications chipsets so fast then the existing almost new chipsets are going to depriciate sooner and faster ,this would actually be a pressure on consumers because the mobile vendors like xaiomi just will stop giving updates and move to the newer chipsets ignoring earlier not so old phones,this needs to be checked ,unnecessary pressure on consumers to keep on buying every 2/3 months just to stay updated and receive support from the mobile vendors ,its not going to affect Qualcomm but users will be exploited by mobile companies