Qualcomm has a messy selection of mid-range chips, they launched the Snapdragon 670 towards the end of 2018, then three months later announced its follow up the Snapdragon 675.
The new SD675 has a superior processor to the Snapdragon 710
Furthermore, the SD710 has been updated to the Snapdragon 712, however, this new chipset turned a very small improvement with the only change being a 0.1Ghz increase in the clock speeds.
So out of the four upper mid-range chips that Qualcomm have in
With this being so new, there are not a great deal of options for it at the moment, so we have compiled a list of current and upcoming phones that feature the new SD675.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
The Redmi Note 7 Pro is likely to be the first phone that is readily available to UK buyers, it was announced in February and it is expected to launch any time soon.
Flipkart have the phone listed for ₹13,999 which converts to £153, when the phone becomes available on sites like GearBest and BandGood you will likely have to pay a premium, so expect it to be closer to £200
This looks set to be one of the best affordable phones of the year, with its large screen and water drop notch it has premium looks that compete with phones three times its price. The 48MP+5MP camera set-up means that this should be an exceptional camera phone for the price.
Xiaomi have launched in the UK and Europe so the phone should become available from the likes of Amazon and others over the next few weeks.
Display: 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD; Corning Gorilla Glass 5| Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core SoC | RAM: up to 6GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Software: MIUI 10 | Rear Camera: 48MP+5MP | Front Camera: 13MP | Weight: 186g | Dimensions:159.2×75.2×8.1mm | Battery: 4000mAh
Vivo V15 Pro
Similar to the Xiaomi this was announced in February with an expected launch in March. On paper it looks like the better phone but price and availability will dictate how much better it is than the Remi.
Vivo use their signature pop up camera to keep the front screen notch free while retaining the impressive 85.9% screen-to-body ratio.
The camera specification is superior to the Xiaomi with a triple lens layout on the rear with 48MP, 8MP ultra wide and a 5MP depth sensor
Display: 6.39-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED; 2.5D Glass| Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core SoC | RAM: 6GB/8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 48MP+8MP+5MP | Front Camera: 32MP | Weight: 185g | Dimensions:157.25×74.71×8.21mm | Battery: 3700mAh
Meizu Note 9
Only announced in March, there is no official launch date but it is expected any time soon. This has a very similar specification and
The Meizu Note 9 will come with a 6.2-inch full HD+
Display: 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD | Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core SoC | RAM: up to 6GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Software: Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 48MP+5MP | Front Camera: 20MP | Weight: 169.7g| Dimensions:153.11×74.34×8.65mm | Battery: 4000mAh
Not a common name for UK buyers, the HiSense U30 made an appearance at CES back in January making it the first phone announced with the SD675.
The rear camera features a Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 48MP sensor. The 20MP selfie camera lives in a punch hole in the 6.3-inch 1080p+ display.
The phone also features a very impressive 4,500mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support.
Display: 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD | Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core SoC | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 48MP+5MP | Front Camera: 20MP | Weight: -| Dimensions:– | Battery: 4500mAh
Motorola Moto Z4 Play
Not official yet, with the images being leaked by OnLeaks. The Z4 Play will stick with the modular concept Motorola introduced a few years ago.
Display: 6.22-inch FHD+ IPS LCD | Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core SoC | RAM: 4GB/6GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB| Software: Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 48MP| Front Camera: 16MP| Weight: -| Dimensions:– | Battery: 3600mAh
Motorola Moto P40
The Motorola P40 is another rumoured/leaked phone and will be allegedly powered by Snapdragon 675 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD up to 256GB).
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Motorola P40 is rumoured to pack a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.75 aperture and a second 5-megapixel camera with an f/1.75 aperture. It is expected to sport a 12-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/1.8 aperture.
Display: 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD; Corning Gorilla Glass | Processor: Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core SoC or Samsung Exynos 9619 octa-core SoC | RAM: up to 6GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Software: Android 9.0 | Rear Camera: 48MP+5MP | Front Camera: 12MP | Weight: -| Dimensions:160.1×71.2×8.7mm | Battery: 4100mAh