Chinese media outlets have received invitations for a Qualcomm product launch event in Beijing on May 9. It’s believed that the company will officially debut a new mid-range SoC, the Snapdragon 660.
The octa-core chipset is said to use to either use the original Qualcomm Kyro architecture that debuted on the Snapdragon 820 or ARM-designed Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 cores. Either way, one quad-cluster should top out at 2.2GHz while the other maxes at 1.9GHz. The Snapdragon 660 won’t use Samsung’s 10nm fabrication, but its older 14nm fab.